Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park)

Park Overview:

On Long Island Sound with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Trail Uses:Hiking, X-C skiing
Dogs:See park description
Trail Miles:6 miles
Park Acreage:1200 acres
Kings Park
Park Description:

The park takes its name from the low meadowland which separates the beach from the uplands. A man made dam separates a brackish creek and marshes from the tidal flats, south of which are acres of undeveloped and heavily-wooded hills. The visitor can swim in Long Island Sound where three miles of beach meets tall, glacier formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. There is biking, horseback riding, picnicking, windsurfing, cross-country skiing, 27 holes of golf, a driving range, a putting range and a three quarter mile boardwalk.

In undeveloped areas of the park dogs only are permitted with a 6 foot leash. Not allowed in bathing or picnic areas, in buildings or on walkways. Pets cannot enter through the main entrance. Contact Park Office.

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Trails Overview:

The white-blazed Long Island Greenbelt Trail (Suffolk County Greenbelt Trail) has its northern terminus in the park.


At the northern terminus of Sunken Meadow/Sagtikus Parkway (Long Island Expressway exit 53).

Contact Information:Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park
Region:Long Island