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Preserve Visitation Guidelines

Long Island, New York

The Nature Conservancy owns a wide variety of preserves and sanctuaries across Long Island. We invite you to visit our preserves, explore nature and learn about our work in these special places. Many of our preserves are open to the public for hiking, bird watching and photography. When visiting, we ask that you please observe the following guidelines. When walking the preserves:

  • Wear proper shoes.
  • Bring insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • Guard against Lyme disease by tucking pants into socks, wearing light-colored clothes and checking yourself periodically for ticks.
  • Bring binoculars to observe wildlife from a distance. 
  • Proceed slowly, and most of all, enjoy the sights and sounds of your surroundings.

To protect the delicate balance of these unique wildlife sanctuaries, we ask visitors to please respect the following guidelines:

  • Please remain on marked trails-only hiking is allowed. 
  • Please leave your pets, horses, bikes and motorized vehicles at home, unless otherwise noted.
  • Help keep preserves litter free — be careful to carry out anything you brought in. 
  • Please do not disturb the plants and animals — take pictures only. 
  • No hunting, trapping or fishing.
  • No camping, picnics or fires.

Your thoughtfulness and cooperation are appreciated and will help preserve the natural legacy of this region for future generations. Thank you and enjoy your visit!

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