A True Hidden Gem, The 6,000-Acre Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest Is Perfect For New York Nature Lovers
By Christy Articola|Published October 07, 2022
Christy Articola has lived in Colorado since 2013 and considers herself a Centennial State enthusiast and expert through and through. She's based in Denver metro, but over the past decade, she has traveled to every corner, river, village, park, town, and city in the state and continues to explore it deeper and further whenever she can. Christy simply can't get enough of Colorado, and loves sharing all her adventures with you through Only In Your State! She graduated with a degree in journalism from Fordham University and is thrilled to be working as a full time travel writer for this and other sites - she finally found her perfect niche - and is so grateful for that.
If you’re looking for a real hidden gem for nature lovers in New York, then head on out to Rocky Point in Suffolk County on Long Island and check out the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest. You’ll be amazed at the beauty and remoteness of this 6,000-acre state forest that you’ve probably never heard of before. This state forest preserve has hiking trails, mountain biking trails, abundant wildlife, and lots and lots of trees and silence. You’ll love it. Read on to learn more.
Many people don’t realize that there are so many incredible parks and open, quiet spaces on Long Island – including many of the people who live on Long Island. If you are a Long Island resident or visit this area, get out and explore it. You’ll be amazed at what you find!