Heckscher State Park

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Heckscher State Park is located in Suffolk County, New York, United States.

This park has a 1,657-acre state park on the shore of the Great South Bay at East Islip.

In this park, you can do outdoor activities such as camping, swimming, hiking and more.

Great place for some peaceful rest from the busy world. Beaches are small, but there are not many people there.

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Overall, Heckscher State Park is a lovely park. There are excellent bike trails, brand new, well-designed cabins, beaches, footpaths, baseball fields, picnic areas, camping sites, boat launches, basketball courts, and disc golf. East Islip Marina Park is a magical spot on the island! It is an excellent spot for a family on a budget to be by the peaceful waters, but there are deer everywhere! They are very friendly deer, and some come right up to your car! Plenty of running space for the kids and exploration!

East Islip Marina Park

Interesting place for an evening walk and a beautiful sunset.

Plenty of running space for the kids and exploration to be done.

Deer roaming around, beautiful waterfront views.

Address : 333 Bayview Ave, East Islip, NY 11730, USA


Start your day with breakfast in Hometown Cafe. The atmosphere is quaint, beautiful big windows to watch the town go. Food is consistently good diner food, with delicious specials. Meals are freshly home-cooked, service is excellent, and pricing is decent. Recommend this place. Then, you can also go to the Heckscher Forest Disc Golf Course. The club that runs the course is some of the most beautiful, well-meaning individuals you'll ever meet. The course is long and challenging but playable for all levels. Also well maintained and reasonably well marked. The disc golf course is in the park for no extra cost, so when the park is free to enter, the disc golf is free too. To continue this journey, you can also do outdoor activities in Heckscher State Park. You can get six different places to rest. Beach and trees. Activity and cozy lounge. Quiet place. A lot of hiking and cycling lines.

Hometown Cafe heckscher state park

Absolutely wonderful restaurant for lovely brunch with your whole family.

Breakfast and lunch food taste good and its staff are cool.

They have a great grilled cheese with turkey and bacon.

Great homey atmosphere, good food for great prices.

Address : 104 E Main St, East Islip, NY 11730, USA

Heckscher Forest Disc Golf Course

What an amazing disc course.

Course has great signage, long holes, nice layout throughout the 21st holes.

The course is long and challenging but playable for all levels.

The tee pads are beautiful and the signs are informative.

Address : Great River, NY 11739, USA


During pandemic outbreaks, it is necessary to aware of your health by equipping yourself with healthcare. The authorities of the park also keep monitoring the activities in the park. So, it will be a bit tight regulated by the rules when you visit the park. Stay safe and clean!


The best times to visit Heckscher State Park for ideal weather are April to June and November and December based on average temperature and humidity.


Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport offers relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges, and coffeemakers. This hotel has 2 miles from Long Island MacArthur Airport; this friendly hotel is also 4 miles from hiking trails in Lakeland County Park. There's also a bright restaurant/bar, an indoor pool, a fitness room, and a coin-operated laundry.

On the shores of Sturgeon Bay, Bay Shore Inn featuring whirlpool tubs, and private decks with bay views, the casual 1- and 2-bedroom suites have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Blu-ray players, as well as kitchens, and living rooms with pull-out sofas. This laid-back resort is 2 miles from Cherry Hills Golf & Lodge, and 3 miles from the Door County Maritime Museum.

Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport

A very good hotel with complete and orderly facilities.

The hotel is clean, bright and beautifully decorated.

Providing clean and tidy rooms with complete facilities including a clean bathroom.

The food at breakfast is outstanding!

All staff are accommodating and helpful.

Address : 3485 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, USA

Bay Shore Inn

Great motel and suitable for backpackers or families on a budget.

Provides complete facilities and decent rooms.

All staff are very helpful and kind.

Address : 300 Bay Shore Rd, Bay Shore, NY 11706, USA


The Snapper Inn is an excellent restaurant to get dining vibes. Enjoyed our dining experience. The calamari is delicious. The greek salad had a fantastic light dressing on it, which made the salad taste soft for lack of a better word. There is lots of outdoor seating with tables for more than 6 feet apart. The food is delicious, and the view is one of the best anywhere. Every meal is a water view. They provide large portions and for economical rates. You can also consider visiting Vinnie's Mulberry Street, a beautiful family restaurant for family, and gathering lunch or dinner. Lovely dining room, excellent pizza room, and convenient parking. The food is always top-notch. The Dining Room is perfect for this establishment. It has a classy and refined feel. Everyone compliments the food. The cold pizza is the bomb.

The Snapper Inn

Excellent location of restaurant with a lawn to spread out on, boat slips, and panoramic views.

Their food is delicious and on par with their surroundings.

They provide large portions and for economical rates.

A Sunday brunch, fun appetizers, oysters, and some of the best clam chowder.

Address : 500 Shore Dr, Oakdale, NY 11769, USA

Vinnie's Mulberry Street heckscher state park

Lovely restaurant for dining experience in a warm, casual environment.

This place offers wonderful service as well as delightful food.

This restaurant offers a gluten free pasta option on many of their dishes.

The broccoli rabe and sausage pizza are fantastic.

The food served quickly and the prices are economical.

Address : 42 W Main St, East Islip, NY 11730, USA


If you're thinking of getting souvenirs near Heckscher State Park, you can visit Edible Arrangements. Extremely satisfied with services, fruit baskets arrangements, price, location. You should go and try it. Willy Nilly Trading Company is another souvenirs store. Unique items that one of a kind. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have everything from dragonfly earrings to beach themed decor. It's a must-stop; you will be happy you did.

Edible Arrangements

Absolutely amazing! Very creative fresh fruit arrangement, great variety, something for everyone! I welcomed surprise, much better than flowers!

Had one delivered to house The fruit was excellent tasting, but a real joy and treat to look at. Almost hated to mess it by eating.

Address : 8501 Astronaut Blvd Suite 1, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4340

Willy Nilly Trading Company

Absolutely wonderful store with interesting and unique gifts.

They have everything from dragonfly earrings to beach themed decor.

They also have jewelry to clothing, from home accessories to food, there is something for everyone as well.

The management really cares about their customers.

Store is big and items are beautifully displayed.

Address : 153 W Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706, USA