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Main Road, Greenport

Arshamomaque Preserve

Three trails pass through the varied habitats with an observation platform. Open year round, dawn to dusk.

631-765-1800 •

Lake Avenue, Riverhead

Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve

This 165-acre preserve allows for hiking that includes sights of the Little Peconic River, various plants, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. Within the preserve lie Sweezy and Cheney ponds, which is surrounded by a white-cedar swamp with trees as large as 16 inches in diameter.

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Route 25, East Marion

Dam Pond Maritime Reserve

his 36-acre environmentally sensitive site includes trails, a protected bay, Soundfront and several distinct habitats. Open for hiking from dawn to dusk year round.

631-765-1800 •

Main Road, Cutchogue

Downs Farm Preserve

Fifty-one acres of old-field, mixed hardwood forest and salt marsh protected by the Peconic Land Trust. Hiking trails offer a chance to see red fox and nesting great horned owls. Preserve includes the remains of Fort Corchaug, a Native American encampment, off limits to hikers. Open year round, dawn to dusk.

631-734-6413 •

Moore’s Lane, Greenport

Greenport Skate Park

All-concrete street course, 40-foot-wide mini ramp with spine that connects to the street course, and 40-foot-wide by 12-foot-high vertical ramp. Helmets and pads are mandatory.

631-477-0248 •

Riverhead-Hampton Bays Road, Flanders

Hubbard County Park

Provides for fishing at freshwater Penny Pond, hunting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. An array of wildlife can be found at the 1,815-acre park, including clams, scallops, blue heron, osprey and a variety of turtles and reptiles.

631-852-8290 •

Peconic Bay Blvd., Mattituck

Husing Pond Preserve

The Nature Conservancy oversees the preserve’s habitats, which include a freshwater pond with marsh and swamp areas along its shores. The trails are particularly good for birding — from ospreys to woodland birds to a variety of ducks. Open for hiking from dawn to dusk.


Route 48, Greenport

Inlet Pond County Park, North Fork Audubon Society

A diverse trail system extending just over one-and-a-half miles on approximately 55 acres of preserved parkland. The trails wind through wooded areas, circle Inlet Pond, traverse a sandy stretch of Long Island Sound beach, and meander alongside a small freshwater pond complete with muskrat den. The trails are open daily for hiking from dawn to...

631-477-6456 •

Peconic Lane, Peconic

Jean Cochran Park

Three baseball fields, three tennis courts, a hockey rink and a basketball court.

631-765-1801 •

Main Road, Laurel

Laurel Lake Park

Information center, two baseball fields, playground, and parking for those who want to fish, walk or bird on the adjacent state land.

631-765-1800 •

79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Mashomack Preserve

Over 2,000 acres of tidal creeks, woodlands, fields, coastline, salt marshes, freshwater wetlands, upland oak and beech forest and grassy meadows, managed by The Nature Conservancy. Only hiking is allowed; jogging, bicycling, horseback riding and pets are all prohibited. Great birding spot.

631-749-1001 •

Mill Road, Mattituck

Mill Road Preserve

A 27-acre preserve, the two main trails wind through about nine acres of grassland/shrub land and 18 acres of mature woodland. Open year round, dawn to dusk, for hiking.

631-765-1800 •

Front Street, Greenport Village

Mitchell Park

Waterfront park on Greenport Harbor with amphitheater, boardwalk, seasonal ice skating, carousel, camera obscura and marina.

631-477-2200 •

Route 25, Orient

Orient Beach State Park

With 45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiners Bay, this park includes a maritime forest with red cedar, blackjack oak and prickly pear cactus. Open daily year round, sunrise to sunset. Enjoy picnicking, various recreational activities, swimming, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking or biking, or walk along a nature trail. The park has a...

323-2440 •

Main Road, Southold

Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve

Shoreline frontage on Arshamomaque Pond (Mill Creek), tidal salt marsh meadows, woodlands, vernal freshwater ponds and wetlands. Hiking year round, dawn to dusk.

631-765-1800 •

P.O. Box 1776, Southampton

Peconic Land Trust

Works to ensure the protection of Long Island’s working farms, natural lands and heritage.

631-283-3195 •

County Road 111, Manorville

Pine Barrens Trail Information Center

Suffolk County environmental education and visitor center. Access to several hiking trails begins here, and children will enjoy the Pine Barrens Touch Museum. Open Friday to Monday, May through October.

631-369-9768 •

Bayberry Road, Wading River

Police Officer’s Memorial Park

Seven acres includes tennis, handball, basketball and shuffleboard courts, a softball field and a picnic area.

631-727-5744 •

River Road, Calverton/Manorville

Robert Cushman Murphy County Park

Suffolk County’s first natural park. Freshwater fishing, boating, hiking, biological research center, seasonal hunting, and excellent birding.

631-854-4949 •

Main Road,, Greenport

Skipper Horton Park

Picnic area and information center.

631-765-1800 •

Soundview Ave., Peconic

Sound View Dunes Park

The 57-acre preserved property includes a beach trail and a forest trail. Open year round from dawn to dusk.

631-765-1800 •

Columbus Avenue/Pulaski Street, Riverhead

Stotzky Memorial Park

Twelve acres with softball and Little League fields, tennis courts, bocce court, playgrounds, horseshoe pit, skateboard park, bleachers, picnic areas and a concession stand.

631-727-5744 •

Peconic Lane, Peconic

Tasker Park

Three baseball fields, three tennis courts, playground and restroom facilities.

631-765-1800 •

142 Route 114, East Hampton

The Nature Conservancy

The leading conservation organization working on the North Fork and Shelter Island to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

329-7689 •