Start receiving our award-winning magazine today!


New York

Next Stop Nature!

Feeling stuck in the city? Want to explore one of our nature preserves? Here are some natural places you can get to easily via mass transit.

And for shorter trips still in the 5 boroughs, download a handy, wallet-sized guide for 5 Ways to Enjoy Nature in New York City.

Note: All of these preserves are less than 5 miles from the nearest train station, but in some cases a bicycle may be a good alternative to walking. Be sure to purchase a $5 lifetime permit which enables you to bring your bike on the train. Or, consider using a shared car for the day or car pooling with friends!

Metro North Railroad

Long Island Railroad

Uplands Farm Sanctuary

Long Pond Greenbelt

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

More Ratings

x animal

Help Us Improve Our Site!

Help Improve!

Please share your feedback about your visit.

Thank you for telling us about your experience today on

Please leave this field empty