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David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve

Riverhead, Suffolk County

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This designated Bird Conservation Area is one of the largest undisturbed pine barrens on Long Island. The preserve includes more than 2,300 acres of upland, mixed oak and pine woodland and features trails through classic pine barrens habitat with hiking, biking, horseback riding, and seasonal hunting opportunities.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Enjoy a hike on the 9-mile long loop trail

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Birdwatching

Accessible Features

The Field Trail Road that runs through the Pine Barrens is one of the Department's Motorized Access for People With Disabilities (MAPPWD) routes on Long Island.

A full list of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations is available on the DEC website.


2,324 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 518-402-8924

Website: David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve