PL1 @ Caumsett Park

25 Lloyd Harbor Road
Huntington, NY 11743

We walked equally but my phone recorded only 5.8 while my husband’s 6.7 miles (16,453 steps). This isn’t the first time I noticed the discrepancy.

Revisiting this park preserve brings back many memories … One of the reasons that I went there is due to the book I’m reading at the moment: Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright, published in 2013. The link was from her husband’s side:

In 1921 Marshall Field III purchased 1750 acres of Lloyd Neck to create one large estate. He named the land after its Matinecock Indian name, Caumsett, which means “place by a sharp rock.” Field created a self-sufficient English-style estate as a combination country club, hunting preserve, and home, complete with its own water and electrical supply. When the estate was finished, it had facilities for every sport except golf.

The barn at the main parking lot, perhaps, was crimson but painted white lately. Following Pedestrian Loop One (PL1) which is 2.7 miles, we passed the Winter Cottage, Polo Stables (Stallion, Boarding and Indoor Riding Rink). Dinham Cottage, Mster’s Garage (bathrooms!) and the Main House. On the way up, there was a Lloyd Harbor police car screaming by – hope all is well. We went to the beach from the Main House – PL2 passing by the Fresh Pond.

The white barn – the Farm Group – by the main parking lot. It has a small cafe and bathrooms.

Polo Stable, Stallion, Boarding and Indoor Riding Rink.

PL1 path (Dinham Cottage; Master’s Garage w/ bathrooms) to the Main House

The Main House

The frontal view from the main house. Sitting high, the yellow terrain feels a little Out of Africa.

PL2: the Fresh Pond and the beach

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