Events & Programs

Below are two lists of park programs and events for your enjoyment. Some events are sponsored by the Caumsett Foundation, others are run and paid for by the New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Presevation. Some programs are free while others charge a small fee. Please read each description, as some programs require advance registration. NYS vehicle parking fees are in effect. 

There is a State Parking fee of $8.00 per car or you can use an Empire Pass Card.  For information on cancellation due to weather, please check our website the day of the event, or contact the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve office at 631-423-1770.

FOUNDATION SPONSORED EVENTS

 All events are free to the public except member-only events and where noted.

For member-only activities, please present your membership card.

For hikes, Please wear comfortable walking shoes, long socks, and your choice of insect repellent. You can also bring water, snacks and a camera.

The Caumsett Foundation's 22nd Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1:30 AM

Members, please join us for our Annual Member's Meeting, and learn about the Foundation's accomplishment in 2019. We will be meeting in the classrooms and brunch will be served. A nature walk led by CF Board Member, Sue Fuestel will begin at 1 PM. No registration needed.

Caumsett Foundation's 23rd Annual Benefit

Summer Cottage Show House Opening Party

Saturday October 3, 2020

Join us for our Annual Benefit complete with dinner, cocktails and live music.

Please continue to check our website for our summer and fall events.

NYS SPONSORED EVENTS

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve offers the following series of summer interpretive programs.  Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are geared for the average adult.  An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age.  Admission is $4.00, payable at the entrance booth.  Because space is limited we cannot accommodate groups or organizations.  Advance reservations are required. 

To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770. 

Programs will take place outdoors rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.  In any weather we suggest long pants and comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. 

First Day Hike
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:00 AM

Join us for a first hike of this new year where we will observe and learn about Caumsett’s grasslands, woodlands, and some of its historical/main features! Expect cold weather, please dress appropriately. Bring water if desired, and if you have a set of binoculars, feel free to bring those as well! Meet at the Dry Stock Building for this 10am hike. Call 631-423-1770 for additional information.

Registration: Required

Maple Sugaring
Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

This hands-on-program, geared for the average adult, will teach you how to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home. You will also learn the cultural, historical, economical, and scientific background of this uniquely American craft. Very short-walk. Not recommended for children. Much sitting indoors.

Registration: Required

Just a Hike (On the Roads)
Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this four-mile, on road, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park's beauty.

Registration: Required

Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

This hands-on-program, geared for the average adult, will teach you how to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home. You will also learn the cultural, historical, economical, and scientific background of this uniquely American craft. Very short-walk. Not recommended for children. Much sitting indoors.

Registration: Required

Birding Basics for Beginners
Saturday, February 22, 2020 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and birding. It will provide information on where to go and what to get to learn more. Bring binoculars. Approximately one mile; much sitting indoors. Not recommended for children.

Registration: Required

History of Caumsett
Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

On this hilly, moderately long walk (approx. 2 miles), we will study the park's social, economic, architectural, and political history.

Registration: Required

Just a Hike (Center Section)
Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this moderately paced, five-mile walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park's beauty.

Registration: Required

Winter Water Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2020 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM

While our main goals are leisurely observation of winter waterfowl and exploration of the beach, we'll also learn about ponds. During our moderately paced 4 mile walk to and from the water, we'll relax and socialize. Bring binoculars.

Registration: Required

Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:45 AM - 01:00 PM

You can survive on your own at Caumsett. In this hands-on program, geared for the average adult, we'll teach you how to find food, start a fire, and build shelter. Approximately 1 mile. For reasons of safety, no children under 18 will be permitted. There will be some sitting on the grass.

Registration: Required

Nature on the Move (Western Section)
Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

We'll maintain a slow to moderate pace for 4 miles as we observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett.

Registration: Required

© 2019  The Caumsett Foundation

P O Box 1948

Huntington, NY 11743 

info@caumsettfoundation.org

park phone: 631-423-1770

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