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Lloyd Harbor, NY
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
This Stewardship Area is comprised of Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, a 1500-acre park which sits on Lloyd Neck, a peninsula that extends into Long Island Sound. The Preserve is made up of open meadows, beaches, hardwood forest, dunes, saltwater marsh, and a freshwater pond near the Sound. This variety of habitat makes the Stewardship Area a valuable environmental, scientific, and cultural resource. Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is home to native Long Island grasslands, one of the most rapidly disappearing habitats in the region. The preserve was once the Caumsett Farms Dairy, until the mid-1900s when the land was bought by Marshall Field III, heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune. Now, the passive use of the preserve and environmentally diverse habitat makes this site a treasure on the North Shore of Long Island.