Hiking Long Island NY: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

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I've lived on Long Island NY for 33 years, thinking I've explored most of it and this tiny island continues to be full of wonderful discoveries. Allowing myself to take a break from providing Feng Shui Consultations, I decided to treat myself to a 7 mile hike throughout the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

They have a center that is full of information on the local hikes, wildlife you could spot and even provide a museum and lecture center. I have to say, it was pretty impressive. 

Inside the Museum

Entrance fee into the refuge for hiking is free. And they are open all season long and is great for any level of explorer. I hear visiting during the winter time is very beautiful when there is snowfall.

View of the marsh

 Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Address340 Smith Rd, Shirley, NY 11967
Phone(631) 286-0485

Happy Trails!


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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comments (7)

MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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That looks like a wonderful hiking trial and very cool museum/lecture center. How cool!

Nov 18, 2017 06:01 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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You have a lot of wonderful hiking and exploring in your area, Laura. I'm glad you enjoy and take advantage of these special places. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 18, 2017 08:21 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Laura, definitely a place worth exploring in Long Island. Hiking and nature are both great for the mind, body and soul. 

Nov 19, 2017 03:13 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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What a wonderful respite from city life. I'm sure you had a wonderful connection with Nature while hiking.  Good for you Laura. We all need to take time to recenter ourselves in the great outdoors. D 

Nov 20, 2017 12:53 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge . . . . is a great location to hike.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 20, 2017 08:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your photographs.

Nov 21, 2017 04:08 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Looks like a wonderful spot to enjoy the great outdoors, Laura.

Dec 02, 2017 05:32 AM