The east end of the park has salt marshes where snowy and common egrets, black-crowned night herons and great blue herons can be seen fishing in the waters of the marsh. Piping plovers, least and common terns and a variety of gulls nest or come to the area to feed. Diamond-back terrapins and snapping turtles can be seen in the creek, while the salt marsh is a good place to spot horseshoe crabs. Red foxes, eastern gray squirrels and deer are seen along woodland trails in the park.
This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include a beach, picnic pavilions and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Sunken Meadow State Park. (leaves DEC website)
Address: Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
Website: Sunken Meadow State Park (leaves DEC website)
Photo Credits: Sue Shafer, John Williams, Ariana Newell
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