Organizations such as The Oblong Land Conservancy, Friends of the Great Swamp and The Appalachian Trail Association ensure that the public enjoys the benefits of our preserved land whenever possible. Their programs provide the public with parks, trailways, wildlife habitats, clean air and water, and recreational opportunities. The Town of Pawling Recreational Department invites you to enjoy the outdoors on hundreds of acres of parkland that include the oldest municipality owned golf course in America, a dozen tennis courts and two lakes. Visit The Town of Pawling Recreation Department. The private Quaker Hill Country Club offers its members and guests golfing, tennis and croquet. There are many recreational opportunities in the Whaley Lake area as well.