Hubbard County Park
Flanders, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
just east of Riverhead, Long Island
1,200 acres


From Sunrise Highway (NY 27) east take exit 64 north toward Riverhead; drive north on NY 24 for 2 miles; turn right on Red Creek Road; drive 1.1 miles (bearing right at the fork) to a small pull-off on the right by concrete pillars with a bar across them.


1815  -- Hubbard family buys the land.  The family later builds part of the Black Duck Lodge.

1937  -- E. F. Hutton purchased the area for a hunting lodge.


You can walk southeast and then southwest to Penny Pond, which is a large kettle hole pond. Here is a grove of Atlantic white cedars.

Source: Geffen and Berglie, 1996: Chapter 23.


Acer rubrum (red maple)
Chamaecyparis thyoides (Atlantic white cedar)
Juniprus virginiana (red cedar)
Pinus rigida (pitch pine)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)
Opuntia humifusa (prickly pear cactus)
Rhododendron viscosum (swamp azalea)
Vaccinium sp. (a lowbush blueberry)

Pontederia cordata (pickerelweed)
Nuphar sp. (yellow pond lily)
Nymphaea odorata (fragrant white water lily)

British soldiers
pyxie cup
reindeer moss

Eric Lamont found Plantago maritima juncoides at Hubbard Creek. LIBS Newsletter, Jan-March 2002.