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Wildlife and Nature Preserves in Suffolk

Here on Long Island we have access to plenty of beautiful nature and wildlife preserves. These preserves can offer visitors amazing views of rare habitats, vast hiking trails, and beautiful fields. These are perfect for Bird watchers, hikers and nature lovers all alike.

These Preserves have been acquired through grants, federal acquisitions or through donations from families that wanted their land preserved for future generations to enjoy. Many of them not only offer hiking trails, or vistas to view, but also offer Museums, views of historical structures, rare habitats and much more!

We have compiled a list of the Nature preserves in Suffolk County for you and your family to enjoy!

Sweetbriar Nature Center
The Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents.
62 Eckernkamp Dr, Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 979-6344

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Caleb Smith Park is nestled in the heart of Smithtown and is one of only two state nature preserves on Long Island, The park comprises of 543 acres.
581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 265-1054

Avalon Park and Preserve
Avalon is a beautiful place that embodies a message that life is a determinedly vital. They say their responsibility is to recognize its value.
200 Harbor Rd, Stony Brook, NY11790
(631) 689-0619

Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Connetquot River State Park Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals.
3525 Sunrise Hwy, Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 581-1005

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
The Oak Brush Plains State Preserve at Edgewood is an 813 acre area.
Commack Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729
(631) 444-0200

Terrell River County Nature Preserve
Purchased in 1986 this 263 acre preserve was saved, today it features a few trails that lead to a pristine beach, that dogs and humans alike can hike
20 Main St, Center Moriches, New York 11934

Cranberry Bog County Nature Preserve
this 165 acre preserve is part of the drainage system of the Picnic River and serves as a natural reservoir for our fresh water supply.
Moriches-Riverhead Rd, Riverhead
(631) 854-4949

David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve
David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve is 2,700 acres of upload; mixed oak and pine woodland. The preserve features trails through classic pine barrens habitats with hiking, biking, horseback riding and seasonal hunting.
CR 63, Riverhead, NY

Dwarf Pines Plains Preserve
This rare ecosystem is only located in a few locations around the world and has recently been made available to hikers. It features a 6/10 mile hike that takes about 20 minutes to walk
Sunrise Highway and CR 31Westhampton, NY

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
E.A. Morton is a 187-acre peninsula located between Noyack and Little Picnic Bays, that boasts exceptionally diverse habitats.
2595 Noyack Rd, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-7598

Quogue Wildlife Preserve
The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 300 acre non-profit nature preserve that was founded in 1934 and is home to diverse wildlife.
3 Old Country Rd, Quogue, NY 11959
(631) 653-4771

I first created LIParks in 2007 as a simple blog style website that was loaded up with random information about the history or Long Island's vast park system. Eventually the website was turned into a directory style where people would be able to filter parks based on their preferences. I have also started including historic articles and news in regards to Long Island's public lands, parks, and historic sites.

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