Cathedral Pines County Park
Yaphank-Middle Island Rd. South of RT. 25
Middle Island
320 acres


Directions:

From East: LIE (495) to exit 68 north (Wm. Floyd Pkwy). Turn left onto Longwood Rd. At end of Longwood Rd. turn left; entrance is immediately to your right. From West: LIE (495) to exit 66 north (Sills Rd); bear left at flashing light (Middle Island/Yaphank Rd). Park is on your left just before traffic light.

Adjacent to Cathedral Pines Park is Prosser Pines Nature Preserve, which features a majestic stand of white pines planted in 1812. Prosser Pines is a popular site for hikers and photographers and also provides a tranquil setting for outdoor weddings.


Geology:

This site is situated along the headwaters of the Carmans River.


History:

Plans are afoot for the restoration of the circa 1790 Dayton House and barn complex which are located within the park.


Facilities and Activities:

The activities available at Cathedral Pines include: hiking, camping, mountain biking, bridle paths, picnicking.

Facilities include campsites for youth group camping and club camping (10 or more units) and family camping, including 10 sites with water and electric hookups. A dog training area, picnic sites and an activity hall, the George Broome Memorial Activity Building are also available. The building was dedicated to honor the memory George Broome, founder of the Suffolk Committee for Camping.

Biking Information: Biker Paths, 6.5 to 8 miles. Beginner to Advanced Trail: Singletrack, elevation changes. Need a valid Suffolk County Parks Green Key, Helmet, Eye protection.