River Road, Calverton/Manorville
Robert Cushman Murphy, the county's first natural park, offers, boating, and hiking
Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to exit 70; CR 111 south to Halsey Manor Road; left turn at Halsey Manor Road; follow north, across the Long Island Expressway and railroad tracks. Halsey Manor Road becomes Conneticut Avenue once railroad tracks have been crossed. Follow Conneticut Avenue north to River Road. Make left turn at River Road and make next left turn at Old River Road. Follow Old River Road to the first entrance on your right (north side of the road).
This park is a favorite for hiking and bird watching. Rare coastal plain pondshore habitat provides professional scientists with opportunities to conduct important biological experiments and inventories. Hunting, managed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, is permitted seasonally on portions of the property (For more information contact the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation).