Long Island Nature Preserves and Gardens

It is a beautiful day outside and you want to head outdoors. Being a resident on Long Island we are lucky to be surrounded by such natural beauty. Not only do you get to walk through picturesque scenery but you can capture some amazing photos with your family.

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Long Island inhabits beautiful wild flowers, trees, animals and so much more at our local Arboretums, Parks, Nature Preserves and Botanical Gardens. Check out the list of some places to visit with your family, below.

Visit Local Arboretums such as:

Bayard Cutting ArboretumGreat River

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park Oyster Bay

Bailey Arboretum  Lattingtown

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Visit Local Nature Preserves such as:

Sweetbriar Nature CenterSmithtown

Connetquot River State Park Preserve Oakdale

David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens PreserveRiverhead

Sands Point PreservePort Washington

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center – Oyster Bay

Quogue Wildlife Refuge– Quogue

Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve- Commack

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve- Seaford

 

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Visit Local Botanical Gardens such as:

Old Westbury Gardens Old Westbury

Bridge GardensBridgehampton

 

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

 

Here are some fun Pinterest ideas to do with your kids:

 

Nature Walk Checklist —> here

FREEBIE! Earth Day Printables - Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt:

 

Scavenger Hunt —> here

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Pinned by @PediaStaff. - Please Visit http://ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins:

 

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