Where to sit? A 35,000 acre park has no place to sit except the ground or a fallen tree trunk. But…ticks chiggers. Be safe. Keep standing. Bike riders have their seats, horseback riders saddles, atv and dirt bikers have seats. What about us hikers?
Manorville Hills is topographic paradise. I think it is not only one of the best open space areas in Suffolk County, but for all of Long Island. Two features created by the ice can be seen here. The name of this type of landscape is knob and kettle. As ice melted a river of water filled with till piles up in one spot – a knob. A large block of ice breaks off, falls and is partially buried. When it melts, it leave a hole – kettle.
Suffolk County has created a park called Manorville Hills County Park. It is a vast undeveloped forest of hills, hollows and kettles. They established an entrance road, parking lot, horse trails, walking trails and bicycle trails. This is part of the New York State Pine Barrens Forest Preserve called the core. There can be no new development here. The purpose is to preserve the pristine water that lies beneath.