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Ridge Conservation Area

Ridge, Suffolk Co.

Images of the wildlife viewing platform, turtles,and trails at Ridge ECA

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The Ridge Conservation Area is a mix of wooded and open habitats and has four acres of fishable ponds. With the abundance of wildlife that make their homes here, visitors are bound to see birds and other animals. Bring a picnic and enjoy the walking trails.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Wetlands, freshwater pond
  • Scrubland, grassland
  • Oak-pine forest

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking on the Randall Pond Nature Trail
  • Picnicking
  • Bird watching
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Boating (hand-launch only)
  • Hunting dog training and falconry permitted

Accessible Features

An accessible picnic area is located near the DEC field headquarters and an accessible trail runs around Randall Pond, with designated parking at each end. There are also three accessible fishing piers dispersed along the trail.

A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.

Size

184 acres

Closest Town

Brookhaven

Directions

See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Ridge Environmental Conservation Area (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold "Shift" down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)

Contact Information

Address: 484 Randall Road, Ridge NY 11961
Telephone: 631-444-0310 or, during hunting season, 631-924-3156

Photo credits: Henry Doll, Jim Clayton, Henry Doll