Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve, New York

East Islip, NY
Length: 0.90 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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A quick keyhole loop, this trail off Rt 64 (Lake Ave) circles Sweezey Pond and features boardwalk, bridges, wide trails with mostly soft underfoot layer of pine needles. Largely part of the pine barrens, you will also pass swampy areas and the remnants of cranberry processing (and is now some fun and colorful graffiti art). Cranberry Bog was the home of what used to be Woodhull Bog, the largest cranberry bog in the area. The trail itself is probably best with an all terrain stroller or carrier as there is a short section at the north end that is narrower and bumpy with moss. Likely a haven for ticks and mosquitoes in the warmer weather- bring the bug spray! You may see wildlife and birds at this location. A pretty spot for a short, kid-friendly trail!

Submitted by Jannine Thorp

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 19 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
Stroller terrain All Terrain
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Creek / River, and Lake

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Small parking lot off of Route 64 (Lake Ave) in Riverhead

Trail Contributor

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.


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Getting There

Take the circle in Riverhead (where Rts 24 and 104 converge) to Rt 64, or Rt 51 north to the fork by Wildwood Lake. The parking lot is about1 mile from the circle or 0.7 miles from Rt 51 on the west side of the road.