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Ridge Conservation Area

Ridge Conservation Area

Wooden pier stretching out into Randall Pond
Fishing pier at Randall Pond

This area includes the Ridge Hunter Check Station and Randall Pond Nature Trail.

  • Randall Pond Nature Trail: 184 acres of mixed wooded and open habitats. Marked trails and a descriptive brochure help visitors explore the property that includes 81 acres of reverting farm fields, 85 acres of forest, and 4 acres of fishable ponds. Hiking, fishing, dog training, and falconry areas are available.
  • Ridge Hunter Check Station serves as a check point for hunters using DEC property under a daily access permit, and to check game taken on these properties. The check station is open Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM from October 1 thru the end of October. It is open from 45 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset, 7 days a week from November 1 through December 31 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). It is open Monday through Friday, 45 minutes before sunrise to 6 pm for the days of the January Firearms deer season.

See information on Watchable Wildlife at Ridge Conservation Area.

See information on fishing Randall Pond.

Directions to Ridge Conservation Area: Rt. 495 (L.I.E.) exit 68, north on William Floyd Parkway (CR 46) to Rt. 25 west, 1/4 mile to right turn on Randall Road, entrance 300' on left side.

Ridge Conservation Area Hours: Trail open daily 8:30 AM to 5PM

Ridge Conservation Area Permits: A State Lands Access Permit is required for use of this property. Call the Ridge Check Station at (631) 924-3156 (November - January) or see the Important Links section at the right for more information on permits.

Accessible Features

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Randall Pond at Ridge Conservation Area

The Randall Pond site features several accessible features. A picnic area is located near the DEC field headquarters. A trail runs around Randall Pond, with designated parking at each end. There are three accessible fishing piers dispersed along the trail. Accessible restrooms and parking are also available. For directions, see above.

Full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.

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