Pine Barrens Trail Information Center

Suffolk County, NY


Directions:

Long Island Expressway, Exit 70; Head north on County Road 111; follow 1/4 mile to Visitor Center on right.


Suffolk County Dept of  Parks says:

County Road 111, Manorville (516) 369-9768

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The Pine Barrens Trail Visitor Center offers:

Hiking, environmental education and a visitor center.  Situated conveniently near several access points to hiking trails in the Pine Barrens, this newly renovated facility has been established to provide the public with much asked for Pine Barrens environmental interpretation. Exhibits include information on Pine Barrens Coastal Plain Ponds and Pine Barrens land and wildlife management. Informative literature and brochures are also available at the center both for free and for purchase. A short, interpretive "Blueberry Loop" trail has been routed on the grounds of the center to give visitors a sampling of a Pine Barrens outdoor experience. A children's "Pine Barrens Touch Museum" is another highlight of the Pine Barrens Trail Information Center. Open Friday - Monday, from May - October.

Behind the Center is a short loop trail (the Wampmissick Trail). Wampmissick is the Indian word for blueberry.  This trail hooks up with the Paumanok Path via a yellow-blazed connector trail.