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Hempstead Lake State Park

Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
+1 516-766-1029
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Easy Access to Hempstead Lake State Park

This park is easy to get to, just off the Southern State Parkway especially for those weary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
65savvytravelers
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Hempstead, New York
Need not go far for scenic treat

One of my favorite jogging routes (2 mile loop around the giant pretty lake). Lots of fields... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Keith_Drayer
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Valley Stream, New York
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Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is easy to get to, just off the Southern State Parkway especially for those weary travelers who want to make a quick pit stop. Parking is ample. There are picnic areas, play ground for the kids and walking/jogging trails. Great park for family...More

Thank 65savvytravelers
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite jogging routes (2 mile loop around the giant pretty lake). Lots of fields, sports fields, picnic facilities, etc...). The running/walking trails are just marvelous.

Thank Keith_Drayer
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Had a great 3 mile run around the lake. The entire path is dirt/sand and shaded. $8.00 parking fee. Didn't run into any horses.

Thank Lews C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

$8 parking fee, cash only, no cards. $2 for carousel ride, and it's a seemingly longer ride than most carousels. Bathroom nearby, although I don't recall seeing changing table in men's room. Nice shaded, clean grassy areas for picnics, and playground has nice, soft, spongy...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This park is big, but it is so well maintained. I love the carousel and there is always plenty of parking. Really nice park.

Thank LeeAsi
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I have driven past this Park a billion times since I was a kid and have never come in for a walk. Took my dog there yesterday. BEAUTIFUL. Just a really nice park with many friendly people enjoying the nice weather. Cant wait to go...More

Thank muddyrts
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a spacious, safe state park with plenty of areas for picnicking, tennis, jogging, ball playing and many other things.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Today, my 13 yr old daughter and I walked around the lake. We parked by McDonald Pond, walk passed people picnicking and fishing and accessed the trail near where we drove into the park - off Peninsula Blvd. It's a nice walk in the woods....More

Thank timber_tee
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice lake and trails with horses, people and bikes. I know it as a clean, quiet, & safe green place to hang out, but upon reading some other reviews i realize that i have just scratched the surface. My mission now is to go find...More

Thank kswiss3978
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park, very clean. We would definitely go back for a day. We were under the pavilion so even with the passing showers we still had a good time. Park ranger came over to complement the music, he was very nice.

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johndjohn76
4 July 2017|
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Response from LeeAsi | Reviewed this property |
I think it is still $8 for parking for one vehicle and it is free to walk or bike in.
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