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Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

Glen Cove, Nassau County

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The Garvies Point Museum and Preserve highlights geology and Native American culture of the Northeast and Long Island. The preserve consists of 62 acres of glacial moraine covered by forests, thickets, and meadows. Within the five miles of trails, there are woodlands, ponds and fields that are home to a variety of wildlife. Butterfly gardens attract diverse species of butterflies and birds.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Turtles
  • Frogs
  • Butterflies
  • Scarlet tanagers
  • Cardinals
  • Orioles
  • Woodpeckers
  • Woodchucks
  • Opossums

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Ponds
  • Gardens
  • Shoreline

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Museum
  • Picnicking


62 acres

Closest Town

Glen Cove


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Contact Information

Telephone: 516-571-8010
Address: 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Website: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve (This link leaves the DEC website)

Photo credits: Janie Ferguson, Nassau County