Southampton Trails Preservation Society
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P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge - Shirley :  

Directions: 360 Smith Rd., Shirley.   From Sunrise Highway (NY 27E), take Exit 58S to William Floyd Parkway (CR 46S).Make a right onto Montauk Highway (CR 80W),
followed by a left onto Smith Road. Follow Smith Road for approximately one-quarter mile (crossing over railroad tracks) – the Refuge entrance is on the right.
2550 acres - 2 mile White Oak trail

Experience four miles of hiking trails and the best canoeing on Long Island on the Carmans River at Wertheim. You can also enjoy wildlife viewing, nature
photography, fishing, environmental education, nature interpretation, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Bird watching at Wertheim during the spring and fall
migrations allows you to view a variety of birds including raptors, waterfowl and songbirds. Spring bloom decorates the river with beautiful flowers such as irises,
marsh mallow and violets. Autumn colors are equally splendid! An information kiosk, wildlife observation blinds and public restrooms are provided for visitor

Blydenburgh County Park - Smithtown -       

Directions: Need Suffolk County Green Pass.  There are two entrances to the park. The main entrance is off of 454 (Veterans Highway) across from the Denison
Building in Hauppague and the other is off of New Mill Road just south of Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) in Smithtown.

Blydenburgh Lake, also known as Stump, New Mill or Weld's Pond, is located within Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown. Fed by the headwaters of the Nissequogue
River, it is one of the least developed and most picturesque ponds on Long Island.

Terrell River County Park - Moriches
The 263-acre preserve was formerly known as the “Havens Estate.” In 1986, the county purchased this land under threat of development, viewing it as an important
step in protecting the quality of the bay’s water and the quality of life for humans. Terrell River is important to Long Island’s ecosystem because it is a nursery ground
for game fish and crustaceans. It is also a birding paradise, with outstanding habitat for a wide variety of birds. These include egrets, herons, great horned owl, long-
eared owl, and screech owl, as well as songbirds, waterfowl, and shorebirds.     

Directions:  Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to exit 59. Stay on the South Service Road to Railroad Avenue. Turn right (south) onto Railroad Avenue and take it to
Montauk Highway (Main Street, Rt. 80). Turn left onto Montauk Highway. In 0.8 miles, turn left into the parking lot for Kalers Pond Town Park. After seeing its waterfowl-
filled pond, walk across Montauk Highway. Watch very carefully for traffic! The trailhead is visible on the other side, marked by a sign “Suffolk County Parkland.”

Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals. Deer and waterfowl are numerous, rare nesting birds, including the
osprey, are present and there are numerous rare plants, such as trailing arbutus and pyxie moss in their natural habitats. The preserve also has 50 miles of hiking,
horseback riding, cross-country ski and nature trails

Directions: west to Oakdale. The Preserve is located on the north side of 27,  just west of Pond Road.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve -
Just North of Blydenburgh .

The Caleb Smith State Park Preserve has self-guided 1/2-mile trail accommodating wheelchairs, plus 1-mile and 2 1/4-mile self-guided trails (free tree guide at office), 3
1/2 miles of Greenbelt Trail, nature museum, fly-fishing, junior angler's fishing area, bird walks, geology workshops, clinics, and family programs.

Take a step back in time at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve. Much of the Preserve's 543 acres are undeveloped, allowing visitors to explore its many different
habitats including freshwater wetlands, ponds, streams, fields and upland woods. Nestled in the heart of Smithtown, the Preserve is a refuge for wildlife and its
diverse habitats support a variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns.

Visitors can relax and rejuvenate while developing an appreciation for the natural world by hiking, fishing, and birding, cross country skiing or snowshoeing along the
many trails of the Preserve or while fly fishing on the beautiful Nissequogue River. Please note that no pets are allowed at this park. The preserve is open to public 8
a.m. to sunset, closed Mondays and Tuesday as well as on holidays.

Directions:  either, the Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 53 (north) to the Sunken Meadow Parkway (north) to Exit SM 3 East to Smithtown, onto Jericho
Turnpike/Route 25 (east) for three (3) miles to the park.

Bayard Cutting Arboritum - Oakdale -
Directions: River Rd & NY-27A (Montauk Hwy).  
Closed Monday’s and all Winter Holidays.  10:00 am – 4:00  pm.    NYS Entrance Fees of $8 per vehicle
Other Places to Hike on
Long Island

These suggestions are courtesy of Peter Lee