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“A forgotten state park”

Heckscher State Park
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East Hampton, New York
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152 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“A forgotten state park”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

This is a state park that NY state pays little or no attention to. They have a beautiful pool but they have not opened it in two yrs ? They also boast a wonderful campground that has also not opened in over two yrs , even though when it was open you needed make reservations months in advance . Go figure ? The beaches well let's say the sand is not sand at all it is gravel that from a distance looks like sand . This is the sand they put in to replace natures version . Parking lots are overgrown , what a shame so what is the 8.00 charge for ? Maybe for the views that's the only thing this forgotten beauty has left thanks to the ny state parks and recreation!!!!! No longer the jewel it used to be :(

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pa
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great State park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Great park for a picnic or a swim in the bay. Large park with trails open fields etc. Also a great boat ramp facility compared to the town boat ramps. If your are traveling from a distance without a town permit, this is the place to go. It is right at the end of Southern State Parkway.

Visited July 2012
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Patchogue, New York
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Summer Sights”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Wide open, well kept spaces. Love the free summer concerts. We last went to the LI Philharmonic concerts. There were literally hundreds of people there with blankets, food, candles and wine. Do as you like and enjoy the music under the stars!

Visited August 2012
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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559 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“What The Hecksher!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

I have been to many stae parks across the US and other nations. This one is just OK. Nothing special and not kept up all that well.

Visited July 2012
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Wyandanch, New York, United States
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3 reviews
“beach/park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

i love the fact that i can go swimming and have a cook out at the same darn time

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Thank Lakeem B
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