The Friends of Connetquot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation and history of the 3,473-acre Connetquot River State Park Preserve. We work to help management protect a pristine environment and historic buildings and artifacts. We also support educational programs, fishing facilities and hiking and equestrian trails.
The Gentlemen of the South Side Sportsmens Club were some of the most powerful and influential persons of their time, as were their mothers, wives and daughters. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we highlight the lives of three amazing SSSC women.
The President's Letter for Spring 2023 has been released:
Spring has arrived! I hope you are like me and find joy in walking thru the Preserve taking notice of the daily changes as Spring takes hold. On my walks along the Red Trail, I look for the skunk cabbages pushing up thru the soft soil in their alien/mushroom shaped striped foliage. I strain my ears to hear the Peepers singing their Ode to Spring. The yellow bloom of the daffodils always brings a smile to my face, as I hope it does to yours.
Please visit the President's Letter page to read the full letter.
Did you know you can take a walking audio tour of Connetquot River State Park Preserve using your own cell phone? Thanks to STQRY and the Friends of Connetquot, you can learn about the history behind the landmarks of the park such as Mile Marker "50", the various bridges along the trails, the Ice House, Hatchery and more! Plus, you can find out what to look for as you walk the trails of the park. It's a whole new way to see Connetquot even if you've been here hundreds of times or you’re hundreds of miles away!
Simply download the map here or get one at the entrance booth as you come in to the park. Start your tour at the Welcome Kiosk in the parking lot. Scan the QR code with your smartphone for pictures and audio or call 631-703-3313 and enter number 1 to begin the tour. Look for more signs throughout the Preserve. Snap the QR or enter the number on the marker and you'll be treated to a short summary of what you're looking at and what to look for.