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Mt. Loretto Unique Area

Staten Island, Richmond County

horseshoe crab and landscape
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With five ecosystems - marine/coastal, grassland, forest and tidal and freshwater wetlands - Mt. Loretto offers a wide array of habitats for bird species on Staten Island and lots of opportunities for birders.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Nature trails
  • Grasslands
  • Wetlands
  • Beach

Recreational Opportunities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Beach


Approximately 200 acres

Closest Town

Staten Island


Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Mt. Loretto Unique Area. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 718-482-6404

Address: 6450 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10309

Website: Mt. Loretto Unique Area

Photo credits: NYSDEC