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A view from a lookout point at Hallock State Park Preserve. (Credit: Tara Smith)

We’re really enjoying the break from the heat and humidity and recently took advantage of a breezy morning to walk the trails at Hallock State Park Preserve in Riverhead.

The self-guided trail is just over a mile and winds through woods and dune past Hallock’s pond and down the bluffs to the Long Island Sound.

Along the way, listen and look for birds like red-railed hawks, yellow warblers and cedar waxwings and other wildlife, including red fox.

There are sweeping views of tall sandy hills and a mile long stretch of public beach.

Hallock State Park is located at 6062 Sound Ave. in Riverhead and open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of October and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November to March. Parking is $8 per car per day.

Spend a minute with us there: