Long Island nature preserves

Caumsett Historic Park is one of the many

(Credit: Catherine Ahlers)

Get away from the technology and cars we see everyday and bring yourself to a nature preserve. Tours, nature trails, freshwater wetlands and more are some of the perks Mother Nature wants to show you.

  • Brookside Preserve Preserve Brookside Avenue Freeport This 22-acre nature sanctuary features natural woodlands and freshwater wetlands with established native grasses and ...

  • Cedarmere House, on Bryant Avenue in Roslyn Harbor,

    Cedarmere Preserve History, Preserve Bryant Avenue just north of Northern Boulevard Roslyn Harbor Former home of celebrated literary figure William Cullen Bryant, featuring Bryant’s house and grounds overlooking ...

  • A flock of cranes perch above a pond

    Cow Meadow Park Preserve Preserve South Main Street Freeport 150 acres, 1/4-mile hiking trail through bayberry thicket along saltwater marsh accommodating 156 species of ...

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    Grace DeMarco leans on her mother Michelle DeMarco's

    Garvies Point Museum and Preserve Preserve, History, Children's, Science & Technology, Cross country skiing 50 Barry Dr. Glen Cove Natural history and American Indian artifacts are mainstays here. Check out exhibits tracing the Island's ...

  • Hempstead Plains Preserve Nassau Community College Garden City Nature preserve; classes, tours, educational programs and workshops are available. ...

  • Leeds Pond Preserve Preserve 1526 North Plandome Rd. Plandome 35-acre site with 16 acres of forest (oak, maple and tulip trees) ...

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    Lido Beach Passive Nature Preserve Preserve Lido Boulevard Point Lookout 40 acre site, indigenous plants, tidal wetlands, variety of grasses, vegetation and marine life, bird ...

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    Massapequa Preserve is a 423-acre park comprised of

    Massapequa Preserve Preserve, Biking trail, Hiking Merrick Road and Ocean Avenue Massapequa Park 423 acres, largest freshwater wetlands system in a Nassau park and largest pine barrens tract ...

  • Mill Pond Park Preserve, County park Merrick Road (east of Bellmore Avenue) Wantagh Long and narrow 54-acre preserve includes a large pond that draws numerous native waterfowl, along ...

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    Muttontown Preserve Birding, Preserve, Cross country skiing Muttontown Lane East Norwich Largest preserve in Nassau County: 550 acres, 10 miles of nature trails, 20 miles of ...

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