Twin Lakes Preserve
- Twin Lakes PreserveCome and see the fields of Yellow Lotus.
- Twin Lakes PreserveWantagh Pond
- Twin Lakes PreserveSee the Cattail in Wantagh Pond.
- Twin Lakes PreserveFish or walk the trails around Seaman Pond, the largest of the trio.
- Twin Lakes PreserveObserve sunfish guarding their aquatic nests.
- Twin Lakes PreserveWalk the wooded paths that surround the three ponds.
- Twin Lakes PreserveIn the soft moist mud, the large green leafed Skunk Cabbage thrive.
- Twin Lakes PreserveSeaman Pond looking southeast.
- Twin Lakes PreserveCatch a glimpse of the mighty carp jumping from the water during spawning season.
- Twin Lakes PreserveCanada Geese at Forest Lake, the northern and smallest pond, with their chicks in early June.
- Twin Lakes PreserveSee if you can sneak up on a Painted turtle or Red-eared Slider.
- Twin Lakes PreserveGreat Egrets walking on the Yellow Lotus looking for fish and frogs.
- Twin Lakes PreserveSmall foot bridges allow access across the creeks.
- Twin Lakes PreserveAmerican Goldfinch
- Twin Lakes PreserveHear the meowing sounds of the Gray Catbird.
- Twin Lakes PreserveThe call of the Cedar Waxwings reminds you of a squeaky bicycle wheel.
- Twin Lakes PreserveThe chatter of the bright orange female Baltimore Oriole warns you that her nest is nearby.
- Twin Lakes PreserveThe striking color of the male Oriole makes it unmistakable.
- Twin Lakes PreserveOsprey fly in to hunt for sunfish, pickerel, carp, trout, or in this case largemouth bass.
By A Web Design
|April 25, 2011|
Hours of Operation
Open dawn to dusk. Call the Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200 for further information.
The Twin Lakes Preserve is located north of Sunrise Highway east of Old Mill Road in Wantagh. Access points are located behind the Forest Lake School located on Beltagh Avenue and Old Mill Road, on Park Avenue west of the Wantagh Parkway overpass and on Sunrise Highway.
Photos by Michael Farina
The Twin Lakes Preserve, located on Old Mill Road in Wantagh, is dedicated to the understanding, preservation and enjoyment of Long Island's natural environment. The 58-acre preserve features five fresh water ponds and extensive sections of fresh water wetlands and transitional stage woodlands. In its picturesque and serene setting, residents may partake of such outdoor activities as bird watching, sports fishing or hiking and exploring along a trail system. The preserve also serves as a nature study area for those who wish to expand their knowledge of the environment.