Very soon, the green leaves of summer and spring will transform into the beautiful colors of browns, oranges, yellows and reds of fall. But just where are the best places on the East End to take in the magnifient views? Below, we list some of the best places to see the East End in all its Fall glory.
The Elisabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge, located at 2595 Noyak Road in Sag Harbor , is a 187-acre refuge located on Noyack and Little Peconic Bays. The refuge, which is full of fall spender features diverse habitats, from sandy and rocky beaches to upland forests, fields and marshes. There is also a wide variety of wildlife at the site, from painted turtles to osprey to white-tailed dear. The refuge features a self-guided, 1.2-mile nature trail that winds through woodland and onto the beach.
Located at 3 Old Country Road in Quogue, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge offers 305-acres of protected land, which features over seven miles of hiking trails that wind through the Pine Barrens, bogs, wetlands, a field and a tidal estuary. The refuge also features views of the Old Ice Pond and an indoor center to explore. In addition, the center also features numerous events throughout the year.
Sears Bellows County Park, which is run by Suffolk County and is located on Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays and is a beautiful location to see and enjoy the changing colors of fall. The park is 979 acres and an extensive trail system. It also has a campground for your and your family to enjoy an entire weekend of fall weather.
Take a trip over to Shelter Island and enoy the Shelter's Island's beautiful preserve, which features over 2,000 acres of marshes, creeks, woodlands and fields. It is a perfect place to spend a fall afternoon.
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