Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, former field chair of the Torrey Botanical Society

Here are plant lists (along with trip directions, history, and geology) for literally hundreds of natural areas within a Torrey Botanical Society region. Just click on the underlined areas!

If you need help finding a specific natural area: control F; then type in the name of the natural area; and click go or ok or hit carriage return (whatever is appropriate).

Warning:  This website is very much in progress.  But it is better to put the web on line now with what I have than wait for another five years when it will be much more the way it should be.  It is still an excellent website, in spite of the warts.    

If you want to add something or correct some really bad mistakes just e-mail me at:

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I would like to thank the various people who helped out with many of the plant lists, including Karl Anderson of the Rancocas Nature Center and Dr. William Standaert for his many compilations of plants lists.  I name a few of them in the section entitled    Thank Yous: 

Dutchess Co., NY

Far Western Area:
Clermont State Historic Site  (and Columbia County also) (pic1, 2, 3, 4)                                                    Red Hook
Tivoli Bays Unique Area (view from Tivoli)                                                                                               Red Hook
Poets' Walk    (pic1) (pic2) (pic3)                                                                                                            Red Hook
Montgomery Place                                                                                                                                Red Hook
Ferncliff Forest Preserve                                                                                                                        Rhinebeck
Wilderstein                                                                                                                                            Rhinebeck
Fallsburg Creek Preserve                                                                                                                      Rhinebeck
Jobsen Swamp Preserve                                                                                                                        Rhinebeck
Burger Hill Park                                                                                                                                     Rhinebeck
Mills Memorial State Park                                                                                                                     Hyde Park
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park                                                                                                         Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Hyde Park Trail) (pic1) (pic2) (pic3)                                       Hyde Park
Riverfront Park (Hyde Park Trail)                                                                                                          Hyde Park
Springwood (F.D.R. Home N.H.S.) (Hyde Park Trail) (pic1) (pic2)                                                         Hyde Park
Val-Kill (Eleanor Roosevelt retreat) (Hyde Park Trail) (pic1) (pic2)                                                          Hyde Park 
Fallkill Park                                                                                                                                           Hyde Park
Peach Hill Town Park                                                                                                                            Hyde Park
College Hill Park                                                                                                                                 Poughkeepsie
Marist College Park                                                                                                                             Poughkeepsie
A. C. Dutton Property (hopefully)                                                                                                         Poughkeepsie
Victor C. Waryas Park                                                                                                                        Poughkeepsie
Mid-Hudson Bridge                                                                                                                     Poughkeepsie
Kaal Rock Park                                                                                                                                   Poughkeepsie
Locust Grove (home of Samuel F. B. Morse)                                                                                        Poughkeepsie
Bowdoin Park                                                                                                                                      Poughkeepsie   
Reese Sanctuary                                                                                                                                  Wappinger Falls and Wappinger Township
Reese Park                                                                                                                                           Wappinger Falls
Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center,                                                                                 Wappinger/Fishkill
Long Dock Beacon                                                                                                                              Beacon
Gateway to Mount Beacon Park                                                                                                           Beacon
Denning Point Park                                                                                                                               Beacon
Madam Brett Park,    (house front) (house back)                                                                                      Beacon
Dutchess Junction Park                                                                                                                         Fishkill Township & Village
Fishkill Ridge Conservation Area: Overlook Trail  Breakneck to Scofield  to Fishkill Ridges                   Fishkill
Beacon Range                                                                                                                                      Fishkill
Jean Van Pelt Park                                                                                                                               Fishkill
Hudson Highlands State Park:                                                                                                               Fishkill
Sunset Point                                                                                                                                          Fishkill
Sugar Loaf Mountain (pic1) (pic2)                                                                                                         Fishkill

Western Central Area:
Roeliff Jansen Kill State Multiple Use Area                                                                                            Milan
Lafayette State Multiple Use Area (Wilbur Pond)  (Paulins Kill East) (Wilbur Pond pic)                            Milan
Wilcox County Park (pic1, 2)                                                                                                                 Milan
Zipfelberg Bog Preserve                                                                                                                       Clinton
Taconic-Hereford State Multiple Use Area                                                                                           Pleasant Valley
Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum                                                                                                              Washington/Pleasant Valley
Overlook Preserve                                                                                                                               LaGrange
James Baird State Park                                                                                                                        LaGrange
Hosner Mountain            AT                                                                                                                East Fishkill 
Shenandoah Mountain     AT                                                                                                                East Fishkill

Eastern Central Area:
Stissing Mountain State Multiple Use Area,                                                                                            Pine Plains
Thompson Pond, (pic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)                                                                                                             Pine Plains 
Buttercup Farm Sanctuary                                                                                                                     Stanford
Tymor Forest Park                                                                                                                                Union Vale/Beekman
Nuclear Lake -- AT                                                                                                                              Beekman/Pawling
Depot Hill Multiple Use Area   AT                                                                                                         Beekman

Far Eastern Part:
Taconic State Park (Brace Mountain)                                                                                                     Northeast
Taconic State Park (Rudd Pond)  (pic)                                                                                                    Northeast
Harlem Valley (see Boyce Park for description; Route 22 goes up through it):  
Harlem Valley Rail Trail                                                                                                                          Amenia
Tamarack Preserve                                                                                                                                Amenia
Wassaic Multiple Use Area (north)                                                                                                         Amenia
Wassaic Multiple Use Area (south)                                                                                                         Amenia
Seven Wells (Amenia Township)                                                                                                             Amenia
Dover Stone Church Preserve                                                                                                                 Amenia
Nellie Hill Preserve (Ten Mile River)   (pic1, 2)                                                                                         Dover Township 
Dover Furnace                                                                                                                                        Dover Township
Roger Perry Preserve (Dover Sand Hills)  (pic1, 2, 3, 4 )                                                                             Dover Township
Sharparoon (near Swamp River)                                                                                                              Dover Township
Thomas J. Boyce Park (near Swamp River into Tenmile R. into Housatonic R.) (pic1, 2)   AT                    Dover Township
Harlem Valley Psychiatric Hospital Canoe Access/Great Swamp                                                              Dover Township
Schaghticoke Mountain  AT                                                                                                                    Dover Township
Leather Hill -- north of AT                                                                                                                      Dover Township
Hammersly Ridge AT                                                                                                                              Dover Township
Pawling Nature Preserve    AT  (pic)                                                                                                       Dover Township/Pawling
Edward R. Murrow Park                                                                                                                        Pawling
Scudiere Preserve (Dutcher Avenue Marsh)                                                                                             Pawling
Corbin Hill AT                                                                                                                                        Pawling
West Mountain  AT                                                                                                                                Pawling

Putnam Co., NY

Far Western Area:
iron industry in the eastern Hudson Highlands
Hudson Highlands State Park:                                                                                                                  Philipstown
Hudson Highlands State Park: Breakneck Ridge (pic1) (pic2)                                                                     Philipstown
Hudson Highlands State Park: Bull Hill (pic1)                                                                                            Philipstown
Hudson Highlands State Park: Little Stony Point State Park (pic1)                                                              Philipstown
Hubbard/Perkins Conservation Area                                                                                                         Philipstown
Foundry Dock Park (Chapel of Our Lady)                                                                                                    Cold Spring (Philipstown)
West Point Foundry Preserve (waterfall)                                                                                                     Cold Spring
Boscobel                                                                                                                                                  Philipstown     
Constitution Marsh Sanctuary   (Constitution Island, 2, 3)                                                                               Philipstown
Indian Brook                                                                                                                                             Philipstown
Arden Point Park                                                                                                                                       Philipstown
Glenclyffe                                                                                                                                                   Philipstown
Castle Rock Unique Area (mansion1) (mansion2)                                                                                          Philipstown
Hudson Highlands/Osborne Preserve (includes Sugarloaf Hill)                                                                     Philipstown  
Manitoga                                                                                                                                                   Philipstown
Manitou Point Preserve                                                                                                                              Philipstown
Currey Pond    off the AT                                                                                                                           Philipstown 
Canada Hill   AT                                                                                                                                        Philipstown
South Mountain Pass AT                                                                                                                            Philipstown
Graymoor AT                                                                                                                                              Philipstown
White Rock  AT                                                                                                                                          Philipstown       

Central Area:
White Pond Multiple Use Area                                                                                                                    Kent
Big Buck Mountain Multiple Use Area                                                                                                         Kent
Wonder Lake State Park                                                                                                                             Kent/Patterson
California Hill Multiple Use Area
Ninham Mountain Multiple Use Area                                                                                                           Kent
Ninham Mountain Multiple Use Area: Around Headquarters                                                                         Kent
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park:                                                                                                  Kent/Putnam Valley
Fahnestock (Canopus Lake) east side                                                                                                          Kent
Fahnestock (Canopus Lake) west side  AT                                                                                                  Kent
Fahnestock (Stillwater Lake)                                                                                                                        Putnam Valley
Fahnestock (Hidden Lake)     AT                                                                                                                 Putnam Valley
Fahnestock (Mud Lake)                                                                                                                               Putnam Valley
Fahnestock (recent additions)                                                                                                                       Putnam Valley
Clear Lake Scout Reservation                                                                                                                      Putnam Valley
Pudding Street Multiple Use Area                                                                                                                 Putnam Valley
Kent Preserve                                                                                                                                              Putnam Valley
Canopus Hill  AT                                                                                                                                          Putnam Valley
Denning Hill  AT                                                                                                                                           Putnam Valley 
Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary                                                                                                                            Carmel
Top Hill Preserve                                                                                                                                           Carmel
Dixon Lake Conservation Area                                                                                                                      Carmel

Far Eastern Area:
Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area                                                                                             Patterson
Elena Hill Preserve                                                                                                                                         Patterson
Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area                                                                                                                 Patterson
Walter G. Merritt Conservation Area                                                                                                             Patterson
Haviland Hollow Conservation Area                                                                                                               Patterson
Great Swamp with Plant List                                                                                                                          Paterson
Patterson Environmental Park                                                                                                                         Patterson
Sterling Farm Preserve                                                                                                                                    Patterson
Cornwall Hill area                                                                                                                                           Patterson
Luschinsky Preserve                                                                                                                                       Patterson
Turtle Pond (formerly Mendel's Pond)                                                                                                             Patterson
Ice Pond Preserve                                                                                                                                          Patterson
William Clough Nature Preserve/Great Swamp (Ice Pond into Muddy Brook to E. Branch Croton River)        Patterson
Twin Hill Preserve                                                                                                                                          Patterson
Green Chimneys School/Hillside Outdoor Education Center/Great Swamp                                                      Patterson
Green Chimneys Farm and Wildlife Conservation Center                                                                                 Patterson
Doansburg Preserve                                                                                                                                        Southeast
Tilly Foster Conservation Area                                                                                                                        Southeast
Bog Brook, Sears Corners                                                                                                                              Southeast 
Ross-Farrell Woodland Preserve                                                                                                                     Southeast 
Brewster Pond                                                                                                                                                Southeast 
Cedar Swamp Preserve (Lake Tonetta Park)                                                                                                   Southeast 
Peach Lake Natural Area: Paul Fitchen Preserve (Peach Lake Brook south into Peach Lake)                           Southeast 
Peach Lake Natural Area: Birdwood Preserve (Peach Lake Brook south into Peach Lake)                              Southeast 
Peach Lake Natural Area: Cedar Swamp Preserve at Birdwood                                                                      Southeast 
Field Farmstead Preserve                                                                                                                                Southeast

Westchester Co.

Hudson River Coastal Area (far west):

Anthony's Nose                       AT skirts base                                                                                                  Cortlandt
Manitou Hill                             HRT                                                                                                                Cortlandt
Camp Smith                                                                                                                                                    Cortlandt
Annsville Paddlesports Center   HRT                                                                                                               Cortlandt
Annsville Creek Bridge
Hudson Highlands Gateway Park                                                                                                                     Cortlandt
Sprout Brook Park                                                                                                                                          Cortlandt
Furnace Brook Headwater Preserve (Furnace Brook)                                                                                      Cortlandt
Steamboat River Park                                                                                                                                      Cortlandt
Montrose Point State Forest                                                                                                                             Cortlandt
George's Island (pic1, 2)                                                                                                                                     Cortlandt
Oscawanna Island Nature Preserve (Furnace Brook)                                                                                        Cortlandt
Graff Sanctuary                                                                                                                                                Cortlandt
Brinton Brook Sanctuary                                                                                                                                  Cortland
Charles J. Cook Park (connects to Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway)                                                                        Cortlandt
McGregor Pond                                                                                                                                                Cortlandt
Blue Lake                                                                                                                                                         Cortlandt
Croton Dam Plaza Park (Croton River) (pic1) (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                                               Cortlandt
Teatown Lake Reservation                                                                                                                                Cortlandt/Yorktown
Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway                                                                                                                               Cortlandt/Ossining
Fort Hill Park                                                                                                                                                    Peekskill
Riverfront Green Park        HRT                                                                                                                        Peekskill
Depew Park                                                                                                                                                      Peekskill
Blue Mountain Reservation                                                                                                                                 Peekskill
Charles Point Park             HRT                                                                                                                        Buchanan
Lents Cove Village Park    HRT                                                                                                                         Buchanan
New Croton Reservoir                                                                                                                                    New Croton Reservoir
Croton Point Park (pic1, 2)                                                                                                                                 Croton on Hudson
Jane Lytle Memorial Arboretum                                                                                                                         Croton-on-Hudson
Crawbuckie Nature Preserve                                                                                                                             Ossining
North County Trailway                                                                                                                                       Briarcliff Manor to Somers
Old Croton Aqueduct (Croton Aqueduct Trail)
Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway                                                                                                                                Briarcliff Manor
Pocantico Lake Park                                                                                                                                          Briarcliff Manor
Briarcliff Manor Pocantico Park                                                                                                                          Briarcliff Manor
Kykuit                                                                                                                                                                Sleepy Hollow
Kingsland Point Park,                                                                                                                                         North Tarrytown
Rockefeller State Park  includes Rockwood Hall (Pocantico River) (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                Tarrytown
Rockefeller State Park: Rockwood                                                                                                                      Tarrytown
Tarrytown Lakes Park (New Croton Aqueduct)                                                                                                  Tarrytown
Tappan Zee Bridge                                                                                                            Tappan Zee Bridge
Lyndhurst  (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                                                                                                     Tarrytown
Belvedere (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                                                                                                      Tarrytown   
Sunnyside (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                                                                                                      Tarrytown
East Irvington Nature Preserve                                                                                                                             Irvington
Westwood (hopefully)                                                                                                                                          Irvington
Maithiessen Park                                                                                                                                                 Irvington
Halsey Pond                                                                                                                                                       Irvington
Hillside Woods and Park                                                                                                                                     Hastings-on-Hudson
Draper Park (Croton Aqueduct Trail nearby)                                                                                                       Hastings-on-Hudson
Graham Wyndham  (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                                                                                        Hastings-on-Hudson
Rowley's Bridge Trail                                                                                                                                           Hastings-on-Hudson
South County Trailway (Sawmill River) (Everett Macy Park 1, 2, 3)                                                                             Hastings-on-Hudson to Elmsford
Yonkers Preserve                                                                                                                                               Yonkers
Lenoir Preserve (Croton Aqueduct Trail just west of it)                                                                                        Yonkers
Alder Mansion (Croton Aqueduct Trail just west of it)                                                                                          Yonkers 
Untermeyer Park (Croton Aqueduct Trail -- western edge adjacent to it)                                                              Yonkers
Trevor Park (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                                                                                                   Yonkers                                
Tibbets Brook Park   (Croton Aqueduct Trail)                                                                                                     Yonkers
Yonkers Waterfront Park                                                                                                                                     Yonkers
Sprain Ridge Park                                                                                                                                                Yonkers

West Central:

John E. Hand Park at Bald Mountain                                                                                                                  Yorktown
Teatown Lake Reservation: Shadow Lake                                                                                                          Yorktown
Shrub Oak Community Association Park                                                                                                            Yorktown
Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park (formerly Mohansic State Park)                                                                Yorktown
Hunter Brook Preserve                                                                                                                                       Yorktown
Hemlock Brook Preserve                                                                                                                                    Yorktown
Turkey Mountain (into Croton Reservoir) (pic 1, 2, 3)                                                                                         Yorktown
Hilltop Hanover Farm                                                                                                                                          Yorktown
New Croton Reservoir                                                                                                                                     New Croton Reservoir
Kitchawan Preserve (North County Trailway)                                                                                                     Yorktown
Gedney Park                                                                                                                                                      New Castle
Goldsby Preserve                                                                                                                                               New Castle
Cameron-Murtfeldt Wildlife Area                                                                                                                        New Castle
Pinecliff Sanctuary                                                                                                                                              New Castle
Pruyn Sanctuary (into Croton Reservoir, Croton River, Hudson River)                                                                 New Castle
Choate Sanctuary                                                                                                                                                New Castle
Burden Property                                                                                                                                                 New Castle
Whipporwill Park                                                                                                                                                New Castle
Glazer Arboretum                                                                                                                                                New Castle
Betsy C. Sluder Nature Preserve                                                                                                                         New Castle
Haas Sanctuary                                                                                                                                                  New Castle
New Castle Community Park                                                                                                                              New Castle
Echo Lake State Park (North County Trailway on its western edge)                                                                     New Castle
Campfire Reservation (North County Trailway to its west)                                                                                    New Castle
Girl Scout Reservation                                                                                                                                         Mount Pleasant 
Hardscrabble Wilderness Area                                                                                                                            Mount Pleasant
Graham Hills Park                                                                                                                                               Mount Pleasant
Louis Calder Center of Fordham University                                                                                                         Mount Pleasant
Chernick Sanctuary                                                                                                                                             Mount Pleasant
Glenville Woods Park Preserve                                                                                                                          Greenburgh
Taxter Ridge (hopefully)                                                                                                                                     Greenburgh
Ridge Road Park                                                                                                                                                Hartsdale
Hart's Brook Nature Preserve and Arboretum                                                                                                     Hartsdale  
Bronx River Parkway
Butler Woods                                                                                                                                                      Scarsdale
Saxon Woods County Park                                                                                                                                 Scarsdale
Greenburgh Nature Center                                                                                                                                   Scarsdale
Weinberg Nature Center                                                                                                                                      Scarsdale
Twin Lakes Park                                                                                                                                                 Eastchester
Willson's Woods Park                                                                                                                                         Mount Vernon

East Central Area:

Koegel Park (near Muscoot River) (near northern end of North County Trailway)                                                 Somers
Van Tassel Memorial Park                                                                                                                                   Somers
Reis Park                                                                                                                                                             Somers
Lasdon Park and Arboretum (near Muscoot River)                                                                                               Somers
Muscoot Farm                                                                                                                                                      Somers
Mount Holly Nature Sanctuary (northwest of Mt. Holly Preserve)                                                                      Bedford
Ramsey Hunt Sanctuary                                                                                                                                        Bedford
Beaver Dam Sanctuary Conservation Area (Beaver Dam Creek into Croton Reservoir)                                         Bedford
Buxton Gorge (hopefully)                                                                                                                                      Bedford
Tom Burke Preserve                                                                                                                                             Bedford
Piney Woods Preserve (to Beaver Dam Creek)                                                                                                     Bedford
Guard Hill Preserve                                                                                                                                               Bedford
Indian Hill Park                                                                                                                                                     Bedford
Seth Tobias Preserve                                                                                                                                             Bedford
Fox-Barry Preserve                                                                                                                                               Bedford
Arthur Ketchum Memorial Sanctuary                                                                                                                      Bedford
Palmer H. Lewis Sanctuary                                                                                                                                     Bedford
Butler Memorial Sanctuary                                                                                                                                     Bedford
Westmoreland Sanctuary (Mianus River) (map) (pic1, 2, 3, 4)                                                                                     Bedford/North Castle
Leatherman's Ridge                                                                                                                                                Bedford
Marsh Sanctuary                                                                                                                                                    Mount Kisco
Mianus River Gorge Wildlife Refuge (Mianus River) (Havermeyer falls) (pic2)                                                             North Castle
Meyer Preserve (to Byram Lake to Byram River)                                                                                                   North Castle
Cat's Rock Park (near Mianus River)                                                                                                                     North Castle
Wampus Pond Park (Wampus Brook into Byram River)                                                                                         North Castle/New Castle
Wampus Brook Park (Wampus Brook into Byram River)                                                                                       North Castle
Nichols Preserve                                                                                                                                                    North Castle
Cranberry Lake                                                                                                                                                      North Castle
Silver Lake                                                                                                                                                             City of White Plains/Town of Harrison

Far Eastern Area:

Franklin Fels Sanctuary                                                                                                                                         North Salem
Lifton Family Preserve                                                                                                                                           North Salem
Mountain Lakes Park                                                                                                                                            North Salem
Brownell Town Park                                                                                                                                    Lewisboro
Mildred E. Grierson Sanctuary  (Indian Brook Assemblage)                                                                                   Lewisboro
Marian Yarrow Nature Preserve (Indian Brook Assemblage)                                                                                 Lewisboro
Frederick P. Rose Preserve                                                                                                                                   Lewisboro
Long Pond Preserve                                                                                                                                              Lewisboro
Pine Croft Meadow Preserve                                                                                                                                 Lewisboro
Rippowam Preserve                                                                                                                                              Lewisboro
Mount Holly Preserve (Indian Brook Assemblage)                                                                                                 Lewisboro
Old Field Preserve                                                                                                                                                 Lewisboro
Old Church Lane Preserve                                                                                                                                     Lewisboro
William K. Love Preserve                                                                                                                                      Lewisboro
Leon Levy Preserve                                                                                                                                               Lewisboro
Ward Pound Ridge  (Kimberly bridge) (pic2) (pic3)                                                                                                    Lewisboro/Pound Ridge
Schwartz Preserve                                                                                                                                                 Pound Ridge
Clark Preserve                                                                                                                                                      Pound Ridge
Robert Whitehead Preserve                                                                                                                                   Pound Ridge
Carolin's Grove Preserve                                                                                                                                       Pound Ridge
Halle Ravine (Mill River on s.e edge)                                                                                                                      Pound Ridge
Henry Morganthau Preserve                                                                                                                                   Pound Ridge 
Horseshoe Hill Park
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Bye Preserve                                                                                                                                                         Pound Ridge
Zofnass Family Preserve (Westchester Wilderness Walk)                                                                                       Pound Ridge
Russell and Bye Preserves                                                                                                                                     Pound Ridge

Read Sanctuary                                                                                                                                                    City of Rye
Rye Marshlands                                                                                                                                                   City of Rye 
Rye Nature Center                                                                                                                                               City of Rye
Otter Creek Preserve                                                                                                                                           Mamaroneck
Sheldrake River Conservation Area (and Leatherstocking Trail)                                                                             Mamaroneck
Hommocks Conservation Area                                                                                                                             Mamaroneck
Larchmont Reservoir
                                                                                                                                            Village of Larchmont
Premium Mill Conservation Area                                                                                                                          Village of Larchmont
Glen Island Park                                                                                                                                                  City of New Rochelle
Davis Island Park                                                                                                                                                 City of New Rochelle
New Rochelle Park Nature Study Woods  (Hutchinson River)                                                                              City of New Rochelle


Wave Hill, Riverdale (pic1) (pic2)
Riverdale Park
Van Cortlandt (general) (mansion) (Croton Aqueduct Trail)
Van Cortlandt:  Cass Gallagher Trail
Van Cortlandt: John Kiernan Trail
Van Cortland Park: John Muir Trail
Claremont Park
John Mullaly Park
Seton Falls Park
Crotona Park
St. Mary's Park 
Bronx River, 204th Street north
New York Botanical Garden
West Farm (Bronx River Greenway)
Shoelace Park (Bronx River Greenway)
Bronx River between Fordham and Williamsburg 1888  (Bronx River Greenway)
Starlight Park (Bronx River Greenway)
Soundview Park (Bronx River Greenway)
Park along Pugsley's Creek
Pelham Bay Park
Ferry Point Park


Inwood Hill Park (map) (center1, 2, field1, 2, cave1, 2, homeless1, 2)
Fort Tryon, Washington Heights
High Bridge
Riverside Park
Central Park

Morainal Territory

Staten Island County
Clove Lakes Park  GBCT
Todt Hill GBCT
St. Francis Seminary Woodlands  GBCT
High Rock Park  GBCT
St. Andrew's Parish House and the millpond  GBCT
La Tourette Park  GBCT
Blood Root Valley  GBCT  (map)
Arden Woods
Arbutus Woods Park
Basket Willow Swamp
Bloomingdale Park
Blue Heron Pond Park
Bunker Ponds Park
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Conference House
Deer Park
Evergreen Park
Fort Wadsworth (G.N.R.A.)
Fresh Kills Park
Great Kills Park GNRA
Hoffman & Swinburne Islands
Hugenot Pond Park
Lemon Park
Long Pond Park
Miller Field NRA
Mt. Loretto Conservation Area
Olmsted Greenbelt Trailway
Prall's Island Bird Haven
Sailor's Snug Harbor
Saw Mill Creek Marsh
Serpentine Commons
Shooters Island
Silverlake Park
South Beach
Staten Island Botanical Garden
Staten Island Greenbelt
Tottenville Beach
Ward's Point
William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge
Willowbrook Park
Wolfe's Pond Park

Long Island


Benson Hurst Park
Bergen Beach of  Gateway N.R.A.
Breezy Point  Unit of Gateway N.R.A.
Brighton Beach
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Canarsie Beach Park
Dead Horse Bay
Dyker Beach Park
Dreier-Offerman Park
Floyd Bennett Field  (pic1)
Four Sparrow Marsh
Manhattan Beach Park
Marine Park
Owl's Head Park
Plum Beach
Prospect Park
Spring Creek Park
Sunset Park


Flushing Meadows Corona Park  BQGB
Queens Botanical Garden  BQGB (pic1,2,3)
Kissena Park  BQGB
Cunningham Park  BQGB
Alley Pond Woods  BQGB
Alley Pond Environmental Center  BQGB
Oakland Lake  BQGB (pic1,2,3)
Astoria Park
Baisley Pond Park
Black Bank Marsh Wildlife Refuge/GNRA
Brant Pond Park
Broad Channel Park
Brookville Park
Creedmoor Farm
John Colden Park
Crocheron Park
Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary
Edgmere Park
Forest Park
Fort Tilden
Highland Park
Jacob Riis Park
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Juniper Valley Park
Rockaway Beach
Spring Creek Park of G.N.R.A.
Udall's Cove



Clark Botanic Garden (Albertston, North Hempstead)
Kings Point Preserve (Kings Point, North Hempstead)
Flower Hill County Park (Flower Hill, North Hempstead)
Harbor Hill Sanctuary (Lake Success, North Hempstead)
Lake Success Park (Lake Success, North Hempstead)
Mill Neck Preserve (Lattingtown, North Hempstead)
Whitney Pond County Park (Manhasset, North Hempstead)
Shu Swamp (Mill Neck, North Hempstead)
Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury, North Hempstead)
Leeds Pond Preserve (Plandome Manor, North Hempstead)
Hempstead Harbor Beach Park (Port Washington, North Hempstead)
Bar Beach (Port Washington, North Hempstead)
Roslyn Park (Roslyn, North Hempstead)
William Cullen Bryant Preserve (Roslyn Estates, North Hempstead)
Christopher Morley Park (Roslyn, North Hempstead)
Sands Point County Park and Preserve (Sands Point, North Hempstead) (pic1) (pic2)


Franklin Pond Preserve (Cold Spring Harbor, Oyster Bay)
Muttontown Preserve (East Norwich, Oyster Bay)
Oaces Sanctuary (East Norwich, Oyster Bay)
Glen Cove City Park (Glen Cove, Oyster Bay)
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve (Glen Cove, Oyster Bay)
Welwyn Preserve (Glen Cove, Oyster Bay)
Bailey Arboretum (Lattingtown, Oyster Bay)
Cantiague County Park (Hicksville, Oyster Bay)
Davenport Preserve (Laurel Hollow, Oyster Bay)
Fox Hollow Preserve (Laurel Hollow, Oyster Bay)
Saint John's Pond Preserve contains Franklin Pond (Laurel Hollow)
Massapequa Preserve (Massapequa, Oyster Bay) NSGB
Battle Row County Park and Campground (Old Bethpage, Oyster Bay)
Bethpage State Park (Farmingdale, Oyster Bay) primarily golf courses  NSGB
Old Bethpage Village Restoration (Old Bethpage, Oyster Bay)
Louis C. Clark Sanctuary (Old Brookville, Oyster Bay)
James Preserve (Old Brookville)
Planting Fields Arboretum (Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay) (pic1)(pic2)
Theodore Roosevelt Home (Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay)
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary and Trailside Museum (Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay)
Bertha and Reginald Rose Refuge (Upper Brookville, Oyster Bay)
Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve (Upper Brookville, Oyster Bay)
Cordelia Hepburn Cushman Preserve (Oyster Bay Cove, Oyster Bay)
Tiffany Creek Preserve (Oyster Bay Cove. Oyster Bay)
John F. Kennedy Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (Tobay Beach, Oyster Bay)
Manetto Hills Park (Woodbury, North Hempstead)
Stillwell Woods (Woodbury, Oyster Bay) NSGB
Woodbury-Syosset Community Park (Woodbury, North Hempstead)


Bay County Park (Bay Park, Hempstead)
Mill Pond County Park (Bellmore, Hempstead)
Eisenhower County Park (East Meadow, Hempstead)
Cow Meadow County Park and Preserve (Freeport, Hempstead)
Brookside Preserve (Freeport/Baldwin, Hempstead)
Hofstra Arboretum (Hempstead, Hempstead)
Nassau Beach County Park (Lido Beach, Hempstead)
North Woodmere County Park (North Woodmere, Hempstead)
Marine Nature Study Area (Oceanside, Hempstead)
Hempstead Lake State Park (Hempstead, Hempstead)
Grant County Park (Hewlett, Hempstead)
Inwood County Park (Inwood, Hempstead)
Cedar Creek County Park (Seaford, Hempstead)
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve (Seaford, Hempstead)
Valley Stream State Park (Valley Stream, Hempstead)
Jones Beach (Wantagh, Hempstead)
Wantagh County Park (Wantagh, Hempstead)



Betty Allen Twin Ponds Nature Park (Centerport)
Uplands Farm Sanctuary (Cold Spring Harbor) NSGB
Berkeley Jackson County Parkland (Elwood)
Crab Meadow Park (Fort Salonga)
Makamah County Nature Preserve ( Fort Salonga)
Heckscher Park and Art Museum (Huntington)
Caumsett State Park (Lloyd Harbor)
Fiske Bird Sanctuary (Lloyd Harbor)
Joseph Lloyd Manor House (Lloyd Harbor)
Lloyd Harbor Park (Lloyd Harbor)
Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge (Lloyd Harbor)
Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill (Lloyd Harbor)
Mill Cove Preserve (Lloyd Harbor)
Matheson Meadows Sanctuary (Lloyd Neck)
West Hills County Park -- Jayne's Hill (West Huntington)


Hoyt Farm Preserve (Commack, Smithtown)
Blydenburgh County Park (Hauppauge, Smithtown) LIGB
Hidden Pond Park (Hauppauge, Smithtown) LIGB
Native America Preserve (Hauppauge, Smithtown)
East Farm Preserve (Head of the Harbor, Smithtown)
Paul Simons Memorial Preserve (Head of the Harbor, Smithtown)
Sunken Meadow State Park (Kings Park, Smithtown) LIGB
Nissequogue River State Park (Kings Park, Smithtown)
David Weld Sanctuary (Nissequogue, Smithtown) LIGB
Delafield Woods (Nissequogue, Smithtown)
Vail Blydenburgh Sanctuary (including Sweetbriar Farm) (Nissequogue, Smithtown)
Butler-Huntington Woods (Saint James, Smithtown)
Smithtown Landing Avenue Park (Nissequogue River)
Harriman Pond Park (San Remo, Smithtown) LIGB
Arthur Kunz County Park (old Nissequogue River Park) (San Remo, Smithtown) LIGB
Blydenburgh County Park (Smithtown, Smithtown) LIGB
Caleb Smith State Park (Smithtown, Smithtown) LIGB
Riverside Conservation Area County Park (Smithtown, Smithtown)


Belmont Lake State Park (Carlis Creek) (Babylon, Babylon)
Gilgo Beach State Park (Babylon, Babylon)
Robert Moses State Park (Babylon)


Sans Souci County Park (Bayport, Islip)
Heckscher State Park -- George C. Taylor Estate (East Islip, Islip)
Hollins Preserve (East Islip, Islip)
Orr Preserve (East Islip, Islip)
South Shore Town Nature Center (East Islip, Islip)
Oak Brush Plains (old Hempstead Plains) (Edgewood, Islip)
Captree State Park (Fire Island, Islip)
Robert Moses State Park (Fire Island, Islip)
Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge (Islip, Islip)
Captree State Park (West Islip, Islip)
Thorne Preserve (Bay Shore, Islip)
Heckscher State Park (Connetquot River) (East Islip, Islip) (grist mill-inn-club1,2,3,river1)
Islip Meadows County Nature Preserve (Connetquot River) (East Islip, Islip)
Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Connetquot River) (Great River, Islip) LIGB
Lakeland County Park (Connetquot River) (Lakeland, Islip) LIGB
Connetquot River State Park (Connetquot River) (Oakdale, Islip) LIGB
Roosevelt Estate Meadow Croft (Sayville, Islip)
Brookside Preserve (Sayville, Islip)
Gardiner County Park (West Bay Shore, Islip)
West Sayville Grasslands Preserve (West Sayville, Islip)
Scully Sanctuary (Islip)


Brookhaven State Park (Brookhaven, Brookhaven) PP
Daniel R. Davies Sanctuary (Coram, Brookhaven)
Terrell County Park (East Moriches, Brookhaven)
Havens Point State Tidal Wetlands (Eastport, Brookhaven)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- Bald Hill (Farmingville, Brookhaven)
Sunken Forest (Fire Island, Brookhaven)
Sailor's Haven (Fire Island, Brookhaven)
Fire Island Pines (Fire Island, Brookhaven)
Fire Island National Seashore -- Smith Point (Fire Island, Mastic Beach, Brookhaven)
Fire Island National Wilderness Area (Fire Island, Brookhaven)
Finlay-Wolf Pond (Lake Ronkonkoma, Brookhaven)
Lake Ronkonkoma County Park (Lake Ronkonkoma, Brookhaven)
Peconic Bog County Park (old Peconic River CP)  -- (Manorville, Brookhaven) PP
Manorville Hills (Manorville, Brookhaven) PP
William Floyd Estate (Mastic, Brookhaen)
Smith Point County Park (Mastic Beach, Brookhaven)
Cathedral Pines County Park (Middle Island, Brookhaven)
Prosser Pines Preserve (Middle, Island, Brookhaven)
Cordwood Landing County Park (Miller Place, Brookhaven)
Ridge Environmental Conservation Area (Randall Pond Preserve) (Ridge, Brookhaven)
Rocky Point State Natural Resource Management Area (Rocky Point, Brookhaven) PP
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (Carman's River) (Shirley, Brookhaven)
Cupsoque Beach County Park (Westhampton Beach, Brookhaven)
Dwarf Pine Barrens Preserve (Westhampton)
Southaven County Park (Carman's River) (Yaphank, Brookhaven)
Warbler Woods (Yaphank, Brook Haven)


Cedar Beach County Park (Cedar Beach, Southold)
Meadow Beach Preserve (Cutchogue, Southold)
Mud Creek Preserve (Cutchogue, Southold)
Moores Woods (Greenport, Southold)
Inlet Pond County Park (Greenport, Southold)
Camp Mallory (Laurel, Southold)
Husing Pond Preserve (Mattituck, Southold)
Marratooka Lake Preserve (Mattituck, Southold)
Long Beach Bay Preserve (Orient, Southold)
Whitcom Marsh Preserve (Orient, Southold)
Margolin Marsh Preserve (Orient, Southold)
Orient Beach Park (Orient Point, Southold)
Orient Beach State Park (Orient Point, Southold)
Goldsmith's Inlet County Park (Peconic, Southold)
Peconic Dunes County Park (Peconic, Southold)
Mashomack Preserve (Shelter Island)
Howell Meadow Marsh Preserve (Southold, Southold)


Indian Island County Park (Aquebogue, Riverhead)
Navy Co-op Ponds (Calverton, Riverhead)
Calverton Ponds Preserve (Calverton, Riverhead) (Ponds: Big Sandy, Fox, Black)
Pine Barrens Trail Information Center   PBT
Robert Cushman Murphy -- Swan Pond (Calverton, Riverhead) PP PBT
Swan Pond Biological Station (Calverton, Riverhead)
Otis Pike Preserve (Calverton, Riverhead)
Jamesport Park Beach (Jamesport, Riverhead)
Cranberry Bog County Preserve (Riverhead, Riverhead) PP   (Sweezy Pond, 2)
Reppa Pond Preserve (Wading River, Riverhead)
Wading River Marsh Preserve (Wading River, Riverhead)
Wildwood State Park (Wading River, Riverhead)
Grandifolia Sand Hills (Riverhead) (gone to the developers)


Poxabogue Pond Preserve (Bridgehampton, Southampton)
Sagg Swamp Nature Preserve (Bridgehampton)
Zoe B. DeRopp Sanctuary (East Quogue)
Birch Creek/Owl Pond County Park (Flanders)
David A. Sarnoff State Pine Barrens Preserve (Flanders) PP PBT
Hubbard County Park -- Penny Pond (Flanders)  PP
Maple Swamp County Park (Flanders)
Peconic Bog County Park (Flanders)
Peconic Hills County Park (Flanders)
Sears-Bellows Pond County Park (Hampton Bays) PP PBT
Emma Rose Elliston Park (North Sea)
Scallop Pond Preserve (North Sea)
Clam Island Nature Preserve (Noyack)
Laurel Valley County Park (= Noyack Hills) (Noyack) PP
Trout Pond Park (Noyack)
Griffith Preserve (Quogue)
Quogue Wildlife Refuge (with Old Ice Pond) (Quogue)
Barcelona Neck (Sag Harbor)
Long Pond Greenbelt Preserve (Mashashimuet Park) (Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton) PP
Sagaponack Woods (Sag Harbor) PP
Morton National Wildlife Refuge (Sag Harbor)
Northwest Harbor County Park (Sag Harbor)
Suffolk Hills County Park (Selden)
Meschutt Beach County Park (Shinnecock Hills)
Shinnecock Inlet County Park West (Shinnecock Inlet)
Shinnecock Inlet County Park East (Shinnecock Inlet)
Big Woods Nature Preserve (Southampton) PP
Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Walk (Southampton)
Southampton Beach (Southampton)
Wolf Swamp Sanctuary (Southampton) PP
Stuyvesant Wainwright Memorial Refuge (Southport)
Red Creek Park (Hampton Bays)
Tuckahoe Woods (Southampton)


Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge (Amagansett)
Atlantic Double Dunes Preserve (Amagansett)
Cedar Point County Park (Alewife Pond) (Cedar Point)
Grace Estate Town Preserve (Cedar Point) PP
Kaplan Meadows Sanctuary (East Hampton)
Merrill Lake Sanctuary (East Hampton)
Dennistown Bell Park PP
Napeague State Park (East Hampton Beach) PP
Napeague Meadows (Napeague State Park) (pic1)
Miller's Ground (Northwest Harbor) PP
Hither Hills State Park (Montauk) PP (pic1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Walking Dunes (Montauk) PP
Hither Woods Preserve (Montauk)  PP
Lee Koppelman Preserve (Montauk)
Shadmoor State Park
Ditch Plains (Montauk) (pic1, 2)
Theodore Roosevelt (formerly Montauk) Co Pk (Montauk) (pic1, Big Reed Pond) PP
Montauk Downs State Park (Montauk)
Montauk Point State Park (Montauk) (pic1, 2, 3, 4)(older picks1,2) PP
Camp Hero State Park (Montauk) PP

Block Island (off Montauk Point)

Roosevelt Park

AT = Appalachian Trail

BQGB = Brooklyn Queens Greenbelt

GBCT = Greenbelt Circuit Trail

HRT = Hudson River Trailway

LIGB  = Long Island Greenbelt Trail

NSGB =  Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail

PBT  = Pine Barrens Trail

PP = Paumanok Path