Things To Do - Parks & Trails
March, 13, 2014
Parks & Trails..................
A visit to the picturesque North Fork provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy natural beauty and tranquility. Enjoy serene bike rides and hiking on country roads and through lush parks. Visit our unspoiled miles of beaches. The North Fork is completely surrounded by water - The Sound and the Bay, so there are endless beaches to visit, and historic lighthouses to marvel.
To download a copy of the North Fork Trails map please visit:
Mill Road Preserve
1900 Mill Road,
Downs Farm Preserve
23800 Route 25
A 51-acre wooded parcel that is the site of Ft. Corchaug, a Native American fort, which is listed on the National Park Register of Historic Places.
Downs Farm Preserve has a miles of passive recreation trails and adjoins productive farmlands and the tidal wetland of Downs Creek.
Goldsmith Inlet Park
1585 Soundview Avenue
A 35-acre parcel with a 1/2 mile trail leading to Long Island Sound, from the trail head, located on Soundview Avenue.
The mature woodlands, tidal wetlands, Goldsmith Inlet Pond and 1500 feet on L.I. Sound are great for bird-watching.
Cedar Beach County Park
3690 Cedar Beach Road
A 68-acre park with over 2,800 feet on Shelter Island Sound.
The park provides the visitor with great vistas of Shelter Island Sound and the mud flats, sandbars and the saltwater marshes of Cedar Beach Harbor.
Arshamomaque Pond Preserve
63445 Route 25
A 54-acre wooded preserve with several trails that wind through a mature woodlands, by vernal ponds and along the saltwater wetlands of Arshamomque Pond.
1105 Chapel Lane
A 120-acre preserve owned by the Town of Southold and Suffolk County Parks.
The preserve has 1.3-miles of nature trails that wander through mature woodlands, freshwater wetlands and open fields.
Inlet Pond Park
65275 Route 48
A 55-acre preserve with 1.6-miles of trails leading to Inlet Pond and L.I. Sound.
The North Fork Audubon has a visitor’s center and offers nature programs during the year.
Dam Pond Maritime Reserve
11855 Route 48
East Marion, NY
A 36-acre reserve owned by the Town of Southold and Suffolk County Parks.
The reserve encompasses a small, protected bay, maritime scrubland, grasslands, tidal flats, saltwater marshes and mature woodlands.
The trail that wanders through the reserve is 1.2-miles long.
Orient Beach State Park
40000 Route 25
45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner’s Bay and a rare maritime forest with red cedar, blackjack oak trees and prickly-pear cactus.
Visitors can swim, picnic, play ball, go hiking or biking or walk a nature trail.
Orient Point County Park
41425 Route 25
A 48-acre park at the tip of Southold Town has a mile-long beach with a 1/2 mile hiking trail.
Bird watching, surf casting and great views of L. I. Sound are available at the County Park.
Main Road, Route 25
Laurel, NY 11948
The Preserve is a complex of properties owned by the Town of Southold, Suffolk County Parks Department, Suffolk County Water Authority and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The Preserve encompasses approximately 400 acres surrounding Laurel Lake.
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