|Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM|
Lucky, all smiles, on his way to Coindre Hall
Long Island's dog parks are a great place for both dog owners and their canine companions to do some socializing and get some exercise.
I try to put some myself in my dog's shoes, or paws I should say, as to where he might enjoy spending some time. When I do, I imagine a place without fences, with rolling hills of green, and perhaps some water. Now imagine a medieval french style chateau on the grounds of this already idyllic setting. Well such a place actually exists right here on Long Island - Coindre Hall of Huntington.
Entrance to Coindre Hall - after a snowfall
Just a little info about Coindre Hall, Coindre Hall Park is a 33 acre park and 80,000 square foot mansion overlooking Huntington Harbor. Built in 1912, this mansion represents the height of the Gold Coast era with its Medieval turrets and sweeping views of the harbor. No need to wait for the spring or summer to visit Coindre Hall. It's actually my favorite place on LI to do some sledding. The grounds boast a few rolling hills with a fairly steep incline so you can pick up some speed. However, although the grounds have many trees, they are off to the side so you can feel safe when flying down the hill.
Dogs and their owners enjoying the stunning views of Huntington Harbor from Coindre Hall
Of course spring and summer are also a great time to visit. Especially on a nice warm day, you can take a leisurely stroll down a pathway that leads to a small beach and let your dog go for a refreshing dip into the waters of Huntington Harbor.
So basically, every season is the best season to visit Coindre Hall. if you don't have a dog, don't let that stop you, but if you do, you must visit Coindre Hall. Your dog will love you even more for it.
Check out info below for address/phone #
West Neck Farm - Browns Road, Huntington
Park Phone: (631) 854-4410
Tour and Event Information: 424-8230