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3-Mile Crooked Pond Nature Hike to the Truman Capote Stone

Crooked Pond 10-2-2014 (128)
August 13, 9 am10:30 pm.
There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free


Of the thirteen coastal plain ponds that make the Long Pond Greenbelt such a unique natural area, seventeen-acre Crooked Pond is the crème de la crème, acknowledged as the best occurrence of a coastal plain pond in the Greenbelt and possibly in all of New York State. Its water quality tops the charts of all the Greenbelt ponds. And with seventy-five percent of its shoreline undeveloped, its pond edge has suffered minimal habitat loss or disturbance.

The pond’s unusual amoeba-like, or “crooked,” shape results from a peninsula that juts from the eastern shore forcing the pond to zigzag around it. The complicated, jagged shape creates a slew of micro-habitats that foster remarkable ecological diversity. At the tip of the peninsula sits a small island that extends and complicates its bisecting effect.


South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY United States

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