The Long Island Pine Barrens is rife with recreational opportunities.  The preservation of these woodlands offer a host of activities including, hiking, boating, fishing, riding, camping, swimming and so much more.


The Pine Barrens are an oasis within suburbia.  Centrally located, the barrens are only a short trip from most of Long Island.  There are federal wildlife refuges, state parks and preserves and a huge network of county and town parks.


An elaborate trails system is in place and ecosystem-wide stewardship programs are designating the most appropriate uses for every part of the Pine Barrens.


The following links will enumerate the myriad recreational opportunities available in Long Island’s premier ecosystem.  The Pine Barrens weren’t just preserved to protect drinking water and to preserve habitat.  They’re a whole lot of fun.


Parks      Hiking     Bird Watching     Camping     Canoe/Kayaking/Row Boats


Cross Country Skiing     Hunting     Falconry      Fishing     Horseback Riding


Mountain Biking     Nature Study     Orienteering     Photography     Swimming