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Cathedral Pines County Park is a 320 acre park with hiking, camping, mountain biking, bridle paths, and picnicking on Middle Island, on Long Island. The park is found on the Carmans River, about an hour and a half east of Manhattan with a cheap car rental.
Prosser Pines County Nature Preserve
This nature preserve is said to be ?one of the most impressive places on Long Island to experience an evergreen ?forest cathedral'? of white pines. Prosser Pines is one of the oldest surviving plantations in the eastern United States. They were planted in 1812 from seedlings that came from Quebec, Canada in 1759. Hurricanes have blown down many of the original pines, but some still stand and other pines have naturally replaced those. It is located just across the street from Cathedral Pines County Park, with the same manager overseeing both sites.
Middle Island where Cathedral Pines County Park is located in the Middle of Long Island. The area was settled by members of a Presbyterian church in the mid-18th century. Today, Middle Island is built up with homes, churches, co-op apartment complexes, condominiums, car dealerships, discount stores, and small businesses. Artist Lake is located nearby, named in hopes that artists would settle near the lake.
There are train and bus services throughout New York. However, renting cheap car rental allows you to customize your trip and make it memorable. Image Rent A Car offers a variety of cheap car rentals to suit your vacation. New York and the rest of Long Island are within driving distance, allowing you to expand your trip. Visit http://www.imagerentacar.com for more information about cheap car rentals.
The Gold Coast
The north shore of Long Island is sometimes called the Gold Coast because wealthy families would build their summer homes in Nassau and Suffolk counties. A tour of these estates is easy from the Middle County area. Some of these homes are American castles, mainly built between the Civil War and World War I, and they are very interesting to see.
When you are coming from the western area of Long Island or Manhattan with a cheap car rental, take the Long Island Expressway (495) to exit 68 north (Wm. Floyd Parkway). Turn left onto Longwood Rd. At end of Longwood Rd. turn left; the entrance is immediately to your right.
If you come from the west with a cheap car rental, take the Long Island Expressway (495) to exit 66 north (Sills Road); bear left at flashing light (Middle Island/Yaphank Road). The park is on your left just before traffic light.