Places on Long Island to See Wildlife During the Winter

Bundle up this Winter and bring the kids out for a fun outdoorsy day viewing and interacting with Long Island wildlife!

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Looking for some great seasonal fun on Long Island? Do you enjoy nature, wildlife and the outdoors? Then why not visit one of the great wildlife centers on Long Island! In addition to that, there are also plenty of outdoor nature and wildlife events taking place all across the Island this season! These places and events also provide great fun for a day spent with the whole family. Everyone, no matter their age, can learn something new, see something they’ve never seen before and enjoy a day out in the fresh air! Don’t forget to bundle up and bring the camera! You don’t want to miss out on any great photo ops!

Where To Visit

Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 117787
631-979-6344

Hoyt Farm Park Preserve
New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-543-7804

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
516-692-6768

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
2595 Noyack Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-7598

Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY 11742
631-758-9664

Events To Attend

CRESLI Seal Walk at Cupsogue Beach
950 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-244-3352
Saturdays & Sundays through April 26th
$5 per adult; $3 under 18

Captain Lou Seal Cruise
28A Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
631-369-9840
Saturdays & Sundays through April 12th
$26.00 adult; $22.00 seniors; $22.00 child; $19.00 group

Seal Walk at Jones Beach State Park
1000 Ocean parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
February 1st & March 1st
$4; free for children under 3

Quest for Knowledge at Seatuck Environmental Association
550 South Bay Avenue, Islip, NY 11751
631-581-6908
February 8th
$8

Winter Sanctuary Adventures at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-3200
February 16th through February 20th
$80 per day; $275 for the week

Seal Hike at Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-5000
February 16th & 28th; March 1st & 29th
$4-adults; $3-children (3-17); Under 3 is Free

Birding in Vineyard Field at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-9735
February 17th
$7; $5 for children 3-12; free for 2 and under

Track and Traces at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike), Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-1054
February 18th
$3 - $4

Flying Feathers at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike), Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-1054
February 21st
$3 - $4

Tiny Tots: Nocturnal Critters at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-581-1072
February 25th
$4 Adult; $3 children; free for ages under 3; $8 parking fee