Only a little over an hour (if there's no traffic) from the city on the North Shore of Long Island, this beautifully maintained park is ideal for peaceful outdoor exercise. Aside from woods and fields, there is a quiet seashore area, several cool old buildings (including a dairy farm), and plenty of woodland creatures.
We saw a bunny hopping across our path and a pair of rascally chipmunks. There are several paths you can take, we opted for a two mile hike from the farm to the ocean and back again. But there is so much more to explore on future visits. The surrounding area is also really cute and upscale, and peaking at all the fancy homes is just as fun as the hike.