The Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve in Riverhead is an ecological gem with lots to see on a short mile-long loop.
There are plenty of lookout points of the former bog once used for cranberry farming that’s now a preserve offering peace and solitude just off of a busy road.
The loop takes you over a bridge that feels like an enchanted forest with lily pads floating all around and water lillies coming into bloom.
It’s also a prime spot for observing wildlife. On a recent visit, we saw turtles, frogs, egrets and other animals.
The preserve is located at 3675-3815 Lake Ave. in Riverhead.
Spend a minute with us there: