Ridge Conservation Area
Ridge, Suffolk Co.
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
- Belted kingfishers, spotted sandpipers, great blue herons, ducks
- Bobwhite quail, ring-necked pheasants, meadowlarks, grasshopper sparrows
- Scarlet tanagers, catbirds, robins, cedar waxwings
- White-tailed deer, cottontail rabbits, gray and flying squirrels
- Painted and box turtles, pumpkinseed sunfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, brown bullhead, rainbow trout
Where to Watch
- Wetlands, freshwater pond
- Scrubland, grassland
- Oak-pine forest
- Hiking on the Randall Pond Nature Trail
- Bird watching
- Boating (hand-launch only)
- Hunting dog training and falconry permitted
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.
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)
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