Hofstra Arboretum & Trail |
129 Hofstra University
Physical Plant Department
Hempstead, NY 11550
|Open sunrise - sunset year round. More than 12,000 evergreen and deciduous trees representing 625 species and varieties on 240 acres. Specialized gardens include a sensory garden for physically challenged visitors, and the New American Garden of easy-care perennials and ornamental grasses on the North Campus.
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center |
Jones Beach State Park, West End 2
150 Bay Parkway
Wantagh, NY 11793
|Open daily: 9 AM - 4:30 PM. Thursday summer hours: 9 AM - 8 PM. The Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center explores the relationships between human beings, energy systems, and environmental stewardship. Located on the West End of Long Island’s iconic Jones Beach State Park, the Center offers permanent and rotating exhibits, public programs, and educational resources to help visitors understand and appreciate the coastal environment.
Jones Beach State Park (NY State property) |
1 Ocean Parkway
|Pool, Miniature Golf, Shuffleboard, Tennis/Pickleball, Basketball, Nature Center, Bicycling, Surfing, Fishing, Playgrounds, WildPlay
Tackapausha Museum & Preserve |
2225 Washington Avenue
Seaford, NY 11783
|Museum open Thurs. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Preserve open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset. No dogs allowed.
An 84-acre preserve with five miles of nature trails; handicap-accessible.
The preserve features streams, ponds and one of the last Atlantic White Cedar swamps in Nassau County as well as a 5-mile unpaved Greenbelt hiking trail.
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center |
|Location: Jones Beach State Park, West End,
Exhibit area with displays that depict the various habitats of the barrier beach island. Children's area contains several "hands on" educational activities.
Hours: Open weekends year round 10 am to 4 pm; Memorial Day, Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm