Connetquot River State Park Preserve – A Brief History


Wednesday, January 19, 7:00 PM



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Connetquot River State Park Preserve has a unique past. It has had only a handful of owners, each one in turn understanding and appreciating its uniqueness, from its original inhabitants, the Secatogue Native Americans, to its present caretakers, New York State. It is a wonderful, natural place filled with beauty and tranquility, which has touched the hearts, souls, and imagination of many who have spent time here. In 1820, Eliphalet Snedecor leased a portion of the land along the mill pond and ran Snedecor’s Tavern, which became a gathering place for wealthy sportsmen from New York City. A group of Snedecor’s patrons pooled their resources and purchased the Tavern and the acres surrounding it. They named their group The South Side Sportsmen’s Club of Long Island. Come to this presentation to learn more about the history of the 3,473-acre preserve from the Friends of Connetquot board member and historian Keith Snedecor. Keith is a fifteenth generation Long Islander who is descended from Eliphalet Snedecor.



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