David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve
Riverhead, Suffolk County
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
- Eastern towhee
- Common nighthawk
- Brown thrasher
- Blue-winged warbler
- White-tailed deer
- Red foxes
- Box turtles
Where to Watch
- Enjoy a hike on the 9-mile long loop trail
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.
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