Guide to Visiting North Shore Land Alliance Nature Preserves

Since 2003, North Shore Land Alliance has been instrumental in the protection of more than 1,200 acres of land featuring a variety of habitats from fields to forests and wetlands to farmlands.  The Land Alliance welcomes passive recreational use of our preserves. They are ready and waiting for walkers, birders, photographers and everyone who enjoys the beauty of nature.

To report a concern or for more information about these preserves we own or manage, please contact us at 516-922-1028.


We encourage you to get out and explore our nature preserves, which are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. For your safety and to help us protect our preserves’ natural features, please follow these general guidelines:

  • Stay on the trails, and observe preserve and trail rules.
  • Keep pets on a leash.
  • Leave plants and wildlife in place.
  • Watch for and avoid poison ivy… Leaves of three, let it be!
  • Always check for ticks after hiking.
  • Respect others on the trail and be courteous of neighbors.
  • Wear long pants tucked into socks and hats to protect against ticks and poison ivy. Shoes and socks provide better footing than flip flops or sandals.

  • Do not bike or use motorized vehicles.
  • Do not trespass on private property adjacent to the preserve.
  • Do not Hunt, fish or trap.
  • Do not camp or build fires.
  • Do not damage trails, signs or natural features.
  • Do not leave trash behind.


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You can be a part of it all.

Land conservation at the North Shore Land Alliance depends on people like you.
There are many ways to get involved, like volunteering at a preserve or raising important issues to your public officials.
Together, we can do so much.