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LI HIKE #1 - Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Scott Langenbach

 

 

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

LI Hike Rating: Easy

Distance: 0.7 Miles

Cost: Free for hike and museum. The house guided tour is free for children and $12 per ticket for adults. Book in advance for house guided tour if this is something you’re interested in!

Description: In 1887, Theodore Roosevelt and his wife moved into a house in Oyster Bay and used it as a vacation home. The land around the house is walk-able and there is a museum on the property close to the trail entrance. The hike consists of a short 0.7 mile loop. Dogs can be leashes and no bikes are allowed. The hike borders a salt marsh called “Eel Creek” and beach on Cold Spring Harbor, part of the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Roosevelt Family used the land and family beach for recreation and wildlife observation. During Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency he created 150 national forests, 51 bird reservations, 3 game preserves, 5 national parks, and 18 national monuments. If you are looking for a short, non-rigorous hike, check out Sagamore Hill to take a stroll through history. Closed Monday’s and Tuesday’s.


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