Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park

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Sunken Meadow State Park, also known as Governor Alfred E. Smith State Park, is a 1287acre state park located in the Town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York in the USA on the north shore of Long Island. The park, accessible via the Sunken Meadow State Parkway, contains the 27-hole Sunken Meadow State Park Golf Course.Park descriptionSunken Meadow State Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset. The park's features include 3mi of beaches on the Long Island Sound, a 3/4mi boardwalk, 6mi of hiking trails, and facilities for biking, horseback riding, watersports, and general recreation. Playgrounds, softball fields, and a soccer fields are also available at the park. A wedding and event facility known as "The Pavilion" is available during the summer.The Sunken Meadow State Park Golf Course features 27 holes that may be played as either nine or 18 holes, in addition to a driving range and putting green. The first two nine-hole courses, Red and Green, were built in 1962, followed by the Blue Course in 1964. All three courses were designed by Alfred Tull. A bar and snack food restaurant near the course is available and open to the public.The park's grounds are used as a venue for cross country running, and host competitions for cross country teams from local high schools and runners' clubs. The five-kilometer course, featuring the deliberately named "Cardiac Hill", is regarded as one of the most difficult cross country courses in the US.
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  • Love the boardwalk at this state park. It is 3/4 mile of wonderful scenery with the Long Island Sound on one side and lush brush on the other. Many people were taking advantage of the sunny weather on...  more »
  • Sunken Meadow State park is just the place to be on a weekday morning when the weather is inviting you to stroll on the mile and half boardwalk.!!. Looking out on the Long Island Sound brings peace an...  more »
  • The beach and boardwalk make for either a relaxing day or a lovely exercise experience. I usually walk a few miles up and down the boardwalk before settling down in my chair with a good book for a few...  more »
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  • Large multi-use park, full of hiking trails fishing holes, places to picnic, and my personal favorite, it's own beach. A lot less crowded than the south shore beaches, gives Suffolk County (and anyone else for that matter) residents a convenient and easy place to go every summer.
  • Different experience between the weekdays and weekends. First off great beach. They have a parking lot. Mon-friday it's free after 4pm. On the weekdays it's not that crowded, and is really lovely. They have small waves and life guards on duty. The weekends are packed with families and the bathrooms get really dirty. Sunday's are nice they place music and have a live dj on the boardwalk. Wednesday's they have crab night, which is really cheap. Overall great beach
  • For a public state run facility it's in pretty good shape, that's the reason for a extra star. Improvements have and is continually being made here. Facilities are updated and bunkers added to some holes. Can't wait to see the finished product.
  • I love coming to this beach . It is great North shore board walk bathrooms and large parking trails bar B Q areas ponds rivers hiking biking dog walking bird watching!
  • More than just a beach, the park has fantastic hiking trails, tidal marshes, playgrounds, and picnic areas (turn right before the bridge for the best spots). It can get pretty crowded on summer weekends. My favorite time to go is late spring and early fall.

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