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Hempstead Lake State Park

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Address: Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone Number: +1 516-766-1029
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Underrated Treasure in Western Long Island

Nice lake and trails with horses, people and bikes. I know it as a clean, quiet, & safe green place to hang out, but upon reading some other reviews i realize that i have just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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New York, NY
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spacious, safe state park with plenty of areas for picnicking, tennis, jogging, ball playing and many other things.

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lynbrook
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Today, my 13 yr old daughter and I walked around the lake. We parked by McDonald Pond, walk passed people picnicking and fishing and accessed the trail near where we drove into the park - off Peninsula Blvd. It's a nice walk in the woods. You can stay on the paved path or do as we did, walk on the... More 

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Thank timber_tee
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice lake and trails with horses, people and bikes. I know it as a clean, quiet, & safe green place to hang out, but upon reading some other reviews i realize that i have just scratched the surface. My mission now is to go find the tennis courts, the carousel, the pool, and the gym. Its a great park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park, very clean. We would definitely go back for a day. We were under the pavilion so even with the passing showers we still had a good time. Park ranger came over to complement the music, he was very nice.

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Hempstead, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice location, usually have summer bbqs there with family and friends. Pool and work out center is nice and less costly than a gym membership.

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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

My brother held a birthday party at the carousel house, for his 2 yr old son. I believe they paid about three hundred and fifty bucks for a 3hr use of the house area, and unlimted rides on the carousel for the adults and kids. Everybody brought a dish of food for the setup, which can hold about 40 -... More 

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Marsala, Italy
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The "newish" playground is a family favorite for us. It has a nice layout so that you can watch both your small kids and kids a little older.

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Wrightstown
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

this park has many area to visit. some are free, some charge depending on the season. worth a visit, but make sure to look around.

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West Hempstead, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Great park with plenty of places to sit and enjoy. Great for kids with a nice playground and plenty of room to run around.

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

My husband and I and a group of birders walked the grounds of this lovely park for the fall migration of birds and were not disappointed. We saw over 30 species of birds; Yellow Rumped Warblers were the predominant warbler this weekend, Grackles were in abundance as well as sparrows, white throat, song, chipping and tree. A Cooper's hawk was... More 

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