Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve
Consisting of more than five hundred acres of coastal and pine barrens habitat, this unspoiled, wooded peninsula in the Peconic Bay is rimmed with sandy beach and encompasses Little Northwest Creek, a high-quality tidal wetland. The blue-blazed foot trail provides an easy 4 to 5 mile loop hike. Look for rare plants including bushy rockrose, marsh fimbry and beach knotweed. Diamond-back terrapin and Southern leopard frogs live here, along with white-tailed deer, red fox and a host of other native fauna. Be sure to climb one of several hills that provide scenic vistas.
Hiking, bird watching, fly fishing, trapping and hunting (waterfowl, small and big game, nighttime fox and raccoon) are all permitted at the Preserve.
Access is by permit only. Seasonal Access Permits are free and valid for three years.
Consult hunting on Long Island for information on hunting opportunities and obtaining hunting permits.
Recreationists must observe regulations for use of NYSDEC managed lands in Suffolk County.
The property is located on Route 114, five miles north of Main Street (Route 27/Montauk Highway) in East Hampton and two miles south of Main Street in Sag Harbor. The Preserve shares an entrance with Sag Harbor State Golf Course.
More about Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve:
- Barcelona Neck Cooperative Hunting Area Map - Map of the Cooperative Hunting Area around the Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve in Suffolk County.