Having never actually been to Long Island, I thought I should spend some time exploring. While looking at a map, my host suggested we drive up to Caumsett State Park. Again, we didn't really think about the major storm that had just happened and that it may have negatively affected this beautiful park. Actually, the park had survived the storm rather well, but some of the water-side trails were closed.
The land was all privately owned before by Marshall Field III. He named the area Caumsett after the Matinecock Indian name, which means "place by a sharp rock." He immediately made it a sporting paradise and at some point had "facilities for every sport except golf." NY acquired the land in 1961.
My hosts (yes that is a metal detector, but we didn't find anything)