Pine Barrens

 

The Pine Barrens are the Island’s last wilderness – now mainly in a 100,000 acre protected area of woodlands, ponds and streams in Riverhead and Brookhaven townships, the headwaters of the Peconic River and Bay. Pitch pine and oak thrive in the meager sandy soil, a remnant of the coastal forest that once stretched from Cape Cod, MA to Cape May, NJ.

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One comment on “Pine Barrens

  1. Very interesting. You are now living in an area that I do not believe I’ve ever been to so I’m enjoying your posts. We are lucky that some of our forefathers thought to protect areas of our beautiful Country so generations of people can still enjoy it. 🙂

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