Southampton Trails Preservation Society
SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS PRESERVATION SOCIETY
is A 501(C)(3) Not For Profit
P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
As a tribute to Ms. Gronlund, a native of Sag Harbor, Barcelona Neck was rededicated as the Linda Gronlund
Memorial Nature Preserve. Linda Gronlund was aboard the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania during the 9-11
attacks. The preserve was dedicated by New York State DEC, owners of the property on Saturday, September
There is a harbor view and huge beds of cinnamon fern nestled between upland forest and lowland swamps
on the shoulder of Swamp Road, where it intersects with Edwards Hole Road and becomes East Side Road.
Park in the Sag Harbor Golf Club lot located within the preserve.
After walking a short distance north on East Side Road, you have a choice of either staying on the woods road
or taking the road less traveled. The southern section of the DEC Barcelona loop is rarely used; plants are
closing in on the tread, but it is quite lovely and deserving of some attention.
The other path goes through enchanting white pine woods by Northwest Creek. The trail looped away from
the golf course and out in back of the clubhouse.
Back on West Side Road, there are a number of left turns to visit the lovely inner hardwood forests. Continue
along the shore on West Side Road, eventually you walk through the golf course, past the back of the
clubhouse and back towards Edwards Hole Road.
Directions: Take Montauk Highway to Wainscott and make a left (north) onto Stephen Hands Path. Proceed for
1.3 miles to State Route 114, turn left and travel 2.4 miles to Swamp Road. Turn right, travel 0.3 miles to
Edwards Hole Road. Enter at the sign for Sag Harbor Golf Course, and park near the clubhouse.
|Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve - (Barcelona Neck)