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.
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.
About Algonquins: Adult Program
Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
In this hands-on program, geared for the average adult, we will explore the land, knowledge, and traditions of Long Island's indigenous people. Very little walking, with much sitting on the grass. Not recommended for children.
Caumsett Sampler: Adult Program
Saturday, November 9, 2019 09:30 AM - 01:15 PM
On this leisurely but hilly 5-mile saunter, you will learn about nature in the field, forest, seashore, and pond. Bring drinking water.
Intro to Wilderness Survival: Adult Program
Sunday, November 17, 2019 09:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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 16 will be permitted. There will be some sitting on the grass.
Nature on the Move (Eastern Section): Adult Program
Saturday, November 23, 2019 09:45 AM - 11:30 AM
We'll maintain a slow to moderate pace for 4 miles as we observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett.
Just a Hike: Adult Program
Saturday, November 30, 2019 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. Bring lunch and drinking water.
History of Caumsett: Adult Program
Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
On this hilly, moderately long walk (approx. 2 miles), we will study the park's social, economic, architectural and political history.
Tracks & Traces: Adult Program
Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Nature is less puzzling when you understand the clues her creatures give us. During this hands-on program, geared for the average adult, we will teach you how to improve your powers of observation so you can solve the mystery of the subtle signs animals leave behind. Approximately 1 mile walk (Not recommended for children).
Just a Hike (Serpentine): Adult Program
Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:30 AM - 01:45 PM
While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this, six-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk; thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. Bring lunch and drinking water.
Interpretive Photo-Op Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, December 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:15 PM
On this hilly, 1 ½ mile stroll, we'll pause briefly in areas of natural and/or historic interest. At each location, a guide will provide background information and allow a little time for quick snapshots. Bring your own camera and photo skills.