Fishing is allowed from the shoreline. A free New York state salt water fishing license is required. Common fish species include striped bass (striper or rockfish), weakfish, summer flounder (fluke), bluefish, blackfish (tautog) and porgy (scup).
Please clean your fish at home. The refuge does NOT maintain a fish cleaning station.
Most wildlife viewing is done from one of three hiking trails. The one mile Warbler’s Loop Trail winds through the forest that were once home to the previous owner’s formal gardens. Spring and summer showcase its magnificent beauty, while a variety of songbirds find important cover from predators and the weather. Catbirds, cardinals, common yellowthroats and Carolina wrens use the dense understory formed by azaleas, rhododendrons and yews.
An extension of the Warbler’s Loop Trail, the Rocky Beach Trail brings you down to the rocky shoreline of Long Island’s north shore.
A stroll down the shortest trail, Gardener’s Path, is where you will find interpretative signs describing the area’s wildlife species and their habitats.
Limited interactive, family orientated activities are offered. Please contact the headquarters office in order to set up programming for your private group. (631) 286-0485.
Limited interactive, student orientated activities are offered. Please contact the headquarters office in order to set up programming for your private group. (631) 286-0485.
Nature based photography is permitted along any of the trails and along the beach. Please stay on marked trails and do not disturb resting wildlife.