Sag Harbor, NY

Mulvihill Preserve



Things to do

Hiking, Birdwatching, Photography, Nature Study



820 Brick Kiln Rd, Sag Harbor, NY 11963


The fragile ecology of the Bridgehampton Moraine and nearby Great Swamp was of great concern to Dolores Zebrowski -- a longtime friend of the Peconic Land Trust and many local organizations. Dolores made it one of her priorities to protect the land she loved: in total, Dolores and her brother Bill Mulvihill protected nearly 125 acres in Bridgehampton. 

This woodland is now a pristine nature preserve -- the Daniel and Anna Mulvihill Preserve in honor of the parents of Dolores and Bill -- including Bill and Dolores' childhood home, which is now the visitors center for the preserve. The Peconic Land Trust was fortunate to work with Dolores, the Town of Southampton and Suffolk County on the protection of the land. 


The woodland and wetland property straddles the Ronkonkoma moraine and serves as a groundwater recharge area — helping to protect our drinking water. The Southampton Trails Preservation Society blazed a trail on the property, which is open to the public, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful solitude of a woodland walk and a chance to admire woodland plants and wildlife including an amazing variety of migrating birds, as well as wild blueberries and dogwoods, a white pine forest, tupelo maple trees, birch and beech trees growing alongside vernal ponds and more. 

Carol Mulvihill Ahlers, daughter of Dolores’ brother Daniel, told us, “The Mulvihill family is proud of Dolores’ work with the Peconic Land Trust and grateful to her for preserving our grandparents land for future generations to enjoy.”

To read more about Dolores’ gift to the community, see our Fall 2001 Newsletter and 2011 Newsletter, which features the original 75 acre preservation (2001) and Dolores’ additional protection in 2011 — just prior to her passing in 2012.  

This woodland would not be here if it weren’t for Dolores’ visionary thinking. We are truly grateful for her generosity and dedication to her community and for Dolores’ trust in us.

Visitor Information

Interested in taking a hike? Click here for directions to the trail head, located at 820 Brick Kiln Road -- drive in between the two white pillars and to the end of the driveway, and you will see the kiosk

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Mulvihill Preserve

820 Brick Kiln Rd, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Things To Do

Nature Study