Fall is prime time to explore eastern Long Island by foot. And fortunately there are plenty of hiking trails across the east end to take in the natural beauty. From hilly paths to serene shores, grab your friends, family, even your dog and begin your autumn adventures.
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Rd, Quogue, NY 11959
Explore over seven miles of trails with your family and friends! You can enjoy walking through diverse habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens. Top off your trip by visiting the Outdoor Wildlife Complex which houses permanently injured wildlife including owls, falcons and foxes.
Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
On the eastern tip of the South Shore of Long Island, Montauk Point State Park offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean where it meets the Block Island Sound. Use the nature trails for hiking, cross-country skiing or watching the seals sun on the rocks offshore from November to April.
Northwest Settlement Ghost Town
Northwest Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Bring some friends for a self-guided tour of East Hampton’s own ghost town. The three-mile marked trek brings you to significant spots in the town’s first port. As a port, Northwest Harbor flourished from 1653 until 1761. As a settlement it lasted 150 years, from 1730 until 1885. Find out what happened to the Northwest community along your walk!
Cedar Point County Park
5 Cedar Point Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Take a walk along a 3.1 mile loop coastline with commanding views of Gardiner's Bay. Settled in 1651, Cedar Point was once a busy port for shipping farm goods, fish, and timber from Sag Harbor.