David Weld Sanctuary Tour

Nissequoque, New York 10803

David Weld Sanctuary Tour

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"Talk about bang for the buck: at the David Weld Sanctuary, you get blufftop vistas of Long Island Sound, flowering fruit trees, a hardwood forest highlighted by colossal tulip trees, colorful swamps, a remote group of kettle- hole depressions, and even a few glacial erratics. All that and more, without being nicked for an admission fee!

From scattered stands of pines and red cedars to one of the tallest tulip trees on Long Island, from bluffs that rise 50 feet above the Sound to vestigial farms, this easy hike offers something for just about everyone over terrain that as recently as 1920 was largely a clear-cut pasture."

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"Hike through grassy meadows and make your way around a swamp forest. Stop at the shoreline to explore glaciated remains and delve into the woods to leave suburbia behind. Slip past the iron gate at the parking area and head along the dirt path to the map and information kiosk." Read more

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4/11/2010
Simple hiking, and almost no one else around. Not great for view. One good hike and then you'll be satisfied not to come back.
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1/24/2009
This is not a hike I would do again. At best in the winter you get a glimpse of the lake, trails are in real poor shape and not well marked. You crisscross what seem to be 4 wheeler trails the entire hike. Directions to trailhead are poor at best. Too many other great locations close by to do this again!
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1/5/2008
We did this trail in the winter with my 2 kids (6 & 8). It was a nice woods hike but we were hoping to catch some pretty views and were disappointed. We lost the trail at one point and ended up going through some private properties down to the lake front in order to get back to our car. A pretty walk and fine for young kids.
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Trail Information

Nissequoque
Nearby City
3.2
Distance
354 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
David Weld Sanctuary
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Dec 2018