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FOC Receives Grants!

The Friends are proud of the support from the foundations whose links appear below. The capacity building grants they have awarded us will greatly help in strengthening our organization for the benefit of Connetquot River State Park Preserve:

The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts

Parks & Trails New York

Upstate History Alliance

Click here to read the details of these grants

Path Through History

October 12th, 13th, & 14th 2019

Travel back in time at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
October 12th, 13th, & 14th 2019

Trout Hatchery Tour @ 11:00am

Hatcheries along the Connetquot River were established by the South Side Sportsmen's Club for the propagation of trout in the 1800s. Trout have been raised in the current hatchery location for over a century for stocking the Connetquot River for fly fishing. Learn about the fascinating life cycle of these native freshwater fish, from egg to fry to adult trout as they are prepared to be released into the river.

Nicoll Grist Mill Tour @ 12:00pm

Step back into the 1700s as we visit the William Nicoll Grist Mill. Perched on the Main Pond, along the original South Country Road, the Mill's unique horizontal tub wheels were used to mill local grains, corn and wheat. The newly restored Grist Mill will be open so you can experience life as seen through the early settlers.

Main House Tour @ 1:00pm

From Snedecor's Tavern to the Southside Sportsmen's Club, experience the rich history of the past. From the humble beginnings of a stage coach stop to a sportsmen's paradise. Members included America's most notable, wealthy and influential families. Join us for an up close and personal tour of the oldest, most famous and richest hunting and fishing club in the country.

The tours are free but parking is $8 unless you have an Empire pass.