Short Nature Walks Long Island Guide Book

by Rodney & Priscilla Albright (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Nature Walks Long Island  by Rodney & Priscilla Albright

208pp/maps.
ISBN: 0762709057

Explore the natural beauty of Long Island - from Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in the west to Montauk Point on the eastern tip. At any season of the year you'll enjoy these fifty-three leisurely walks, which take you past glorious Atlantic and North Shore beaches, quaint historic towns, freshwater creeks and salt marshes, woodland preserves, and former estates. Inside this guide you'll find: a detailed map for each walk; clear directions for locating and following each trail; informal notes on geology, vegetation, and wildlife; suggestions on what to wear and what to bring; information on park hours, admission charges, and facilities.

© Rodney and Priscilla Albright/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Short Nature Walks Long Island" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 53.
... Preview: The beach itself has character. Houses sit almost 0.5 mile up from the beach on bluffs overlooking the sea, and the dunes are wild. So our suggestion is to walk to Maidstone Golf Club, which is 2.5 mi ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
East Hampton, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Anyone familiar with New York’s Central Park knows the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted in grouping trees together. See what he started here on the banks of the Connetquot River on a very rich man’s es ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
East Islip, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: East of Old Willets Path, this Suffolk County park has had a long history with very few owners. In 1798 Isaac Blydenburgh, seeing a good business opportunity, joined with some Smith relatives to buy t ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Smithtown, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This 543-acre tract dates back to 1663, when the first Smith bought the land from the Indians. Smith ownership continued for more than 200 years until Caleb started selling parts of it to the Brooklyn ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Smithtown, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Since 1961, 1,500 acres of the original 1,750-acre estate that made up the fabulous English-style domain of Marshall Field III has been owned by New York State. It sits at the head of a scenic peninsu ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Huntington, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: In the town of East Hampton, 6.5 miles directly north of Georgica, occupying one of the many peninsulas that jut into Gardiners Bay and give this area such meandering shapes, is Cedar Point, a choice ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Sag Harbor, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Charles T. Church Nature Sanctuary is the jewel of the several properties owned and managed in the Mill Neck/Locust Valley area by the North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. Tracing its origins back ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Matinecock, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Connetquot River State Park Preserve is an ideal place to walk. It has a very special place in the Long Island state park system; the designated term preserve means that there are no ball fields or pl ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Oakdale, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A rather large area of county-owned land right in Riverhead is a 211-acre former cranberry bog. It is a unique haven for plant and animal life, probably the only habitat of this type remaining on Long ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Riverhead, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Douglas Manor Douglas Manor is a community of cozy-looking houses set on a peninsula that juts into Little Neck Bay at the eastern end of Queens County. In summer this is a very popular place for shor ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Kings Point, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: From Georgica Pond, Long Island South Beach is uninterrupted for 22.2 miles to Montauk. Locally the stretch is referred to as East Hampton Beach, Amagansett Beach, Napeague Beach, or Montauk Beach, de ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
East Hampton, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Dividing Little Peconic Bay and Noyack Bay, jutting out from the north shore of the south fork of Long Island, just above Water mill, is Jessup’s Neck. Of the numerous points, necks, and promontories ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
North Haven, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This sixty-two-acre area of glacial moraine has about 5 miles of marked nature trails over “the Carpenter Tract,” purchased in 1668 from the Matinecock Indians. For thousands of years before this, woo ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Sea Cliff, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Hither Hills area contains a 1,755-acre state park and two preserves totaling 1,340 acres. They come at the east end of the long, narrow finger of land that connects the prehistoric Montauk Island ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Montauk, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: The Horton Point Lighthouse sits serenely atop a 110-foot bluff, looking something like a canvas by Edward Hopper, over the waters of Long Island Sound facing Connecticut. It was once part of the exte ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Greenport, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The sun sets in a splash of color behind the towers of the city. A jumbo jet floats silently into Kennedy Airport on the other side of the bay. And West Pond at Jamaica Bay’s Wildlife Refuge is alive, ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Hamilton Beach, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: As you fly into Kennedy Airport, you realize that the surrounding area is a vast network of tidal marshes, low-lying islands like lily pads in the bay, and barrier beaches conspicuously uninhabited by ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Seaford, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Mashomack is unique. In its 2,000 acres of woodlands, marshes, and tidal creeks, it provides a greater variety of habitats and a greater variety of birds than any other area on Long Island. Walking on ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Shelter Island, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: The Massapequa Preserve has three sections: southern (Merrick Road to the Sunrise Highway), central (to Clark Boulevard), and northern (to Linden Street). Massapequa Preserve is 423 undeveloped acres ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
North Massapequa, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: There’s a gap in the morainal hills that defines Montauk Beach— about a 3.5-mile stretch of broad sandy beach below the high dunes along the Old Montauk Highway. East of this you come to the 70-foot-h ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks Long Island"
Montauk, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 7

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