The North Fork is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy nature on Long Island.
If you love to explore, there are many lush parks and preserves dotting the land and is perfect for a motoring day trip in your BMW. Pack up your hiking gear and head out East and enjoy some extraordinary nature, close to home.
Arshamomaque Pond Preserve
Over 50 acres of wooded preserve with winding trails along the saltwater wetlands of Arshamomaque Pond.
63445 Route 25, Southold
120 acres with 1.3 miles of trails.
1105 Chapel Lane, Greenport
Cedar Beach County Park
68-Acre park with 2,800feet that overlooks Shelter Island Sound
3690 Cedar Beach Road, Southold
Cranberry Boo Nature Preserve
A 165 acre preserve for hikers with a variety of plants, birds and other wildlife creatures throughout this natural bounty of land.
Moriches-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, 631-854-4949
Dam Pond Maritime Reserve
A 36 acre reserve with saltwater marshes, a small bay, tidal flats and a 1.2 mile trail.
11855 Route 48, East Marion
Known as the “Jewel of the Peconic”, this preserve, located on Shelter Island, is considered one of the richest habitats in the Northeast. More than 2,000 acres are interlaced with tidal creeks, fields and freshwater marshes.
475 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island
Orient Beach State Park
With 45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner’s Bay, you can swim, picnic, hike and bike while enjoying the rare forest with red cedar and prickly-pear cactus.
40000 Route 25, Orient
Orient Point County Park
A mile-long beach with hiking trail is part of this 48-acre park. Bird watch or surf cast while enjoying the view of the Long Island Sound.
41425 Route 25, Orient