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South Shore Nature Center

South Shore Nature Center
Bayview Avenue
East Islip, NY 11730
Phone: (631) 224-5436

The South Shore Nature Center, Seatuck has proposed to offer a full schedule of public nature programs at the facility, as well as to continue the nature center's tradition as a place for school visits, private programs and youth camps. For more information about the Seatuck Environmental Association. The South Shore Nature Center located in East Islip NY has 206 acres of woods, shoreline and marsh to explore. The range of habitats this nature center offers includes a sandy shoreline over looking the Great South Bay, various marshes and a beautiful untouched forest. The 1.75 miles of trails are virtually untouched other than the plank walks in the wetter areas. The South Shore Nature Center is best known for their trails and is a great place for hikers and nature enthusiasts of all ages. You will see a large variety of all kinds of wildlife including many species of birds and water fowl. The preserve which is jointly owned by the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, and The Nature Conservancy, was established in 1977 as a public recreation and outdoor education facility. If you like untouched nature, this is the Nature Preserve for you.

Directions to South Shore Nature Center:

Take Southern State Parkway toward Heckscher State Park and get off at exit 45 west. Head west on Route 27A (Montauk Highway) for about one mile. When you cross the intersection with Carleton Avenue/Woodland Drive, turn left at the next block (Bayview Avenue). Look for the small sign for the South Shore Nature Center. Drive 1.25 miles and turn right into the entrance. On road maps, the property is labeled as Islip Meadows County Nature Preserve.

South Shore Nature Center Park Information


9am - 5pm every day from April through October. Call for hours for winter months.



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