Hempstead Lake State Park


Hempstead Lake is the largest lake in Nassau County. The hike will take us through the picnic area, woods and around the lake area. Distance about 3 - 5 miles. If it is open we may even take a ride on the historic hand carved wooden carousel at the end of the hike.

Southern State Pkwy exit 18 toward Eagle Ave follow signs for Hempstead Lake State Park/Rockville Centre

Google Maps or GPS:
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Parking fee is waived during the Winter, not sure if they resume charges from April or May.  If not waived it is $8/ free with Empire Pass.

This meetup is Weather Dependent!!!

Please check this page before departing for the Hike For Weather or other general Updates!



We Relax - Chill - Talk - Mingle at local diner for some well deserved food ...  :-)



Liability Waiver:

Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.

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  • Len

    Great time!!!

    April 6, 2013

  • Janet

    Fun people, perfect weather!!

    April 6, 2013

  • Jessica

    Beautiful day with great conversations

    April 6, 2013

  • Lorrie

    Unfortunately, I have to change my plans :(
    Hope to catch the next one.

    April 6, 2013

  • Doug

    The first entrance on right from the parkway. Use Google Maps or GPS:[masked] [masked]

    April 2, 2013

  • John S.

    which parking lot are you meeting

    April 2, 2013

  • John S.

    which parking lot are you leaving from they have numbers

    April 2, 2013

  • March 31, 2013

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