Massapequa Preserve, East Merrick Road, Seaford, NY
This location is another long thin Preserve that runs from Merrick Road to Linden Blvd. on the Northern end. It is a wooded area that surrounds a stream. The stream is dammed in several places to create a series of weedy ponds. Some of the woods are wet Red Maple woods. There are two paths which a birder can choose. One path is the Greenbelt Trail located through the woodland. The other is along the bicycle path which follows the stream and around the ponds. The second choice is the best for birders. Entry to the preserve is available from several locations. One entry is under the Long Island Railroad bridge north of an informal parking lot east of the Massapequa Railroad station. You can also cross Sunrise Highway to Clark Blvd. Pick up the Greenbelt Trail to Massapequa Lake. You can also park in the Railroad parking lot north of the railroad tracks and east of the station. Entry to the preserve is from a path at the southeast corner of the parking lot.
Phone: 516 571-7443
Region: Nassau County; South Shore / Maritime Trail