Inlet Pond County Park

Park Details

Suffolk County Parks and the North Fork Audubon Society and the Roy Latham Nature center are the stewards for the preserve and the Red House Nature Center, where meetings and events are held. Located at 65275 Route 48, Greenport. Entrance is on the north side of road with ample parking. Well marked trail system (about 1.5 miles) through woodlands, open areas of shrubs and vines, and mature oak forest. The trails are easy to follow and have well placed signs and blazes. You can walk through the butterfly garden, with its many flowers and birdhouses, and discover the kiosk by the trailhead. Visit the North Fork Audubon Society website, ( to find out more about this location. The trail leads to freshwater Inlet Pond that has an observation platform with seats. In late summer, hundreds of Bull Frog tadpoles inhabit the freshwater pond. Herons and egrets forage around the edge. The pond also hosts a pair of Mute Swans each spring for nesting and raising their cygnets. Tree Swallows and Red-winged Blackbirds nest around the pond. Beyond is a Long Island Sound.

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