Amagansett, NY

High Point Preserve

Project Type

Stewardship

Acreage

49.9

Things to do

Hiking, Birdwatching, Photography, Nature Study

Access

Public

Address
Stony Hill Rd, Amagansett, NY 11930

About

The view from the high point in the appropriately named High Point Preserve is breathtaking -- and best seen in late fall and winter. Three Mile Harbor opens up in all its splendor and is a treat for those who make the trek through this beautiful wooded preserve in North Amagansett.  Donated to the Trust in February 2003 by Maggie de Cuevas, the nearly 50-acre High Point Preserve is part of an impressive assemblage of 600 acres of woodlands. 

The trails through High Point Preserve connect to the Trust's neighboring Accabonac and Silver Beech Preserves through which the famed Paumanok Path winds its way. The trailhead and kiosk are located on Stony Hill Road, just to the east of Accabonac Road.

This hilly preserve is a mixture of pitch pine, oak and beech, hickory and maple forest  -- which provides fantastic exercise especially in these days where we are more inside than out.
 
The preserve is located in an East Hampton Water Recharge Overlay District contributing to the protection of the water quality of our sole-source aquifer. It also is a sanctuary for many local wildlife -- including migratory birds -- and many of New York State's protected birds call this preserve home, including red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, screech owl, American kestrel, downy woodpecker, American robin and eastern bluebird. Bring your binoculars to see who may be around! 
 
We thank Maggie for gifting the property to the community . . . and we hope you are able to visit the preserve soon! Have questions about High Point Preserve, its trails and ecology? Contact South Fork Stewardship Manager Matt Swain at 631.283.3195 or MSwain@PeconicLandTrust.org

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High Point Preserve

Stony Hill Rd, Amagansett, NY 11930

Things To Do

Hiking
Hiking
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Photography
Photography
Nature Study
Nature Study