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Hike Long Island: Connetquot River State Park Preserve

November 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note, this event is for registered for Nature Initiative members only. To learn more about our youth program, click here.

Prepare to be on the lookout for wildlife! This nearly 3,500-acre refuge of sandy pine barrens, wetlands, ponds and woodlands is nestled in central Long Island along the pristine, spring-fed Connetquot River. A wilderness surrounded by suburbs, the preserve provides excellent opportunities to see more than 200 bird and 300 plant species, as well as several mammal, reptile, amphibian, butterfly and moth species that once flourished throughout Long Island. (information derived from NYS DEC)

We will be meeting in the parking lot. Please tell the attendant at the parking booth that you are getting dropped off for a youth hiking program so you do not have to pay for parking.

What to bring/further instructions:

  • Please dress warm and wear layers
  • Hiking boots or sneakers with high socks (in case ticks are of concern)
  • Bug spray (I will have extra)
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Water bottle/snack
  • Binoculars (if you have)

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November 15, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Nature Initiative


Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Hwy
Oakdale, NY 11769 United States
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