East Farm and Avalon Preserves*
Village of Head of the Harbor, Suffolk County
(130 acres, including 55 acres owned by the Conservancy and 75 acres owned by the Paul Simons Foundation.)
The Nature Conservancy
From the Long Island Expressway (495) take Exit 56 and go north on Rte. 111 (Wheeler Rd.) for 1.8 miles. Turn left at the light, continuing on Rte. 111 (now Hauppauge Rd.) for 2.3 miles to the junction of Rte. 25 and Rte 25A. Go straight across Rte 25 onto Rte 25A (North Country Rd.) and continue 4.3 miles. Turn left (north) onto Shep Jones Lane and proceed about 0.5 mile. The parking area is just off the road to the left in the Preserve's northeast corner. Look for The Nature Conservancy's oak leaf sign.