Responses on Facebook were robust when Daily Voice asked for ideas of where to see fall foliage. Some of the suggestions are included in these five places to enjoy the autumn bouquet on Long Island.
The Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway connecting Merrick Road in Seaford with Route 27 in Syosset:
"The S.O.B. in Plainview provides optimum fall peak viewing. I've been gone for five years but the foliage along the S.O.B was beautiful," Claire Kobrin said.
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor: The park on Lloyd Neck, a peninsula extending into the Long Island Sound, in the Village of Lloyd Harbor is "a great spot," according to Beth Miller-Brown. "Caumsett park is a great spot."
It offers miles of bridle paths, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rocky shoreline and salt marsh.
Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Pkwy Exit 38, North Babylon is a good spot, according to Robert Hewitt. "Belmont reflecting in the water," noted Frank Ross.
Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Rd, Wading River: The park has 600 acres of forest, including a high bluff that overlooks Long Island Sound and is popular for picnics and hiking on its many trails.
Tackapausha Preserve, 2225 Washington Ave., Seaford: Smack in the middle of densely populated Seaford, the preserves is an 84-acre tract of glacial outwash plain that serves as a wildlife sanctuary. It consists of wet, deciduous woods, swamps, streams and ponds, and a small well-drained grassy. This green space is bordered by Merrick Road to the south and Jerusalem Avenue to the north.
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