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Old 11-14-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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I'd like to know if anyone has visited Jayne's Hill (High Hill) located in West Hills County Park in Suffolk. The elevation is about 400 feet above sea level. What's the view like from up there ? Can one see the Long Island Sound in the distance ? or the NYC skyline (maybe too far)..., Thanks in advance for any & all responses.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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I always thought that Jayne's Hill was on Jericho Turnpike by all of the car places.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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I'd like to know if anyone has visited Jayne's Hill (High Hill) located in West Hills County Park in Suffolk. The elevation is about 400 feet above sea level. What's the view like from up there ? Can one see the Long Island Sound in the distance ? or the NYC skyline (maybe too far)..., Thanks in advance for any & all responses.
You cannot see that far north from Jayne's hill - however you can look due south and see the outwash plain clearly down to the ocean - when the leaves are off the trees. I always stand on the bench or the marker to get the best view.
You cannot see the NYC skyline - the only real view is due south.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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I went there often in the 70's but it was always so smoky (or steamy) in the car and we couldn't see anything.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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I went there often in the 70's but it was always so smoky (or steamy) in the car and we couldn't see anything.
haha. You should have walked up the hill - better view !
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Default Topographical map showing location of Jayne's Hill (High Hill)

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Default Summit of Jayne's Hill in 2010, with plaque of Walt Whitman's "Paumanok"

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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The whole hill is heavily covered in trees. Not much of a view from their anymore as a result - their is supposedly a spot on the LIE service road a few miles SW where you can see the NYC skyline.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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I'd like to know if anyone has visited Jayne's Hill (High Hill) located in West Hills County Park in Suffolk. The elevation is about 400 feet above sea level. What's the view like from up there ? Can one see the Long Island Sound in the distance ? or the NYC skyline (maybe too far)..., Thanks in advance for any & all responses.
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You cannot see that far north from Jayne's hill - however you can look due south and see the outwash plain clearly down to the ocean - when the leaves are off the trees. I always stand on the bench or the marker to get the best view.
You cannot see the NYC skyline - the only real view is due south
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The whole hill is heavily covered in trees. Not much of a view from their anymore as a result - their is supposedly a spot on the LIE service road a few miles SW where you can see the NYC skyline.
There are some nice hiking trails around the West Hills County Park area. Lifetimeliguy is right, the best views are when the leaves are off the trees. However even when the leaves are on the trees it is still a nice walk through a forest.

In addition to views south which lifetime mentioned, on the eastern edge of the hill you can also look down into the valley where Route 110 runs. This might be how the names Sweethollow and Broadhollow (used further south) come from. Years ago, the word "hollow" was sometimes used for a small valley.
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