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Rocky Point DEC

Near: Rocky Point, Long IslandNY (Weather)
Number of
20 Total
100 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Full day of riding through the Pine Barrens of Long Island. Flat but deep sand in areas. Ponds. Free to ride with a NY State DEC Land Use permit. No camping. Closed for hunting season, check NYS DEC web site for dates. There are also State & County parks close by with similar riding. Unfortunately there is NO horse camping on Long Island even though there are plenty of trails to allow for it. You may be able to rent a stall at one of the local barns. for help.
Best Time to Visit Spring, Summer, Fall
Times to Avoid Hunting season - check with NYS DEC web page for ACTUAL dates. Shotgun Season for deer is Jan., small game Nov, Feb, March. Bow Oct-Dec.
Campground No camping - but URGE NYS Parks to open some up, we have the space & people to ride :)
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
day day, ponds jeannean mercuri
po box 136
ridge, NY 11961
Directions Long Island Expressway {I-495} to exit 68North. Go North about 3 miles to Whiskey Rd. Make a Left {west} onto Whiskey Rd. Drive down about 3 miles to a traffic light. You can park trailer along the field at this light. There is a wooden kiosk at the trail entry. If coming from the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry take Rte 25A East to Rocky Point Rd South. Drive about 3 miles to traffic Light on Whiskey Rd. Make a right and park on field near kiosk & trail entry.
This information was provided by jeannean on 4/15/2008 5:50:44 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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