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14 Secret Gardens, Parks, and Green Spaces in the Hamptons

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It's high summer and the Hamptons are as crowded as they ever get—so why not hide away to a lesser-known park or green space? Or go to one of the few (but truly amazing) gardens that are open to the public. From the Chihuly-adorned Longhouse Reserve (above), to the adorable duck pond in East Hampton, here are some less-crowded green spaces to explore.

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1. Meschutt Beach County Park

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Old North Highway & Canal Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
[Photo credit: LI4Kids]

2. Ruth Wales Dupont Sanctuary

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Captains Neck Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

Size: 31.5 acres Good for: Walking, watching birds and wildlife

3. Tuckahoe Woods Preserve

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Sebonac Road
Southampton, NY 11968
[Image credit: Hike LI]

4. Emma Rose Elliston Park

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40 Millstone Brook Road
Southampton, NY 11968
[Photo credit: The Wonderment Chapter]

5. Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Walk

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1976 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY 11968
[Photo credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service]

6. Trout Pond Park

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3252 Noyac Road
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
[Photo credit: Southampton Trails]

7. Bridge Gardens

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36 Mitchells Lane
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

A wonderful oasis that spans over five acres and includes many specimens of trees, shrubs, hedgerow, roses, perennials and herbs.

8. Madoo Conservancy

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618 Sagg Main
Sagaponack, NY 11962

Over the last forty years, artist and writer Robert Dash established a green, organic encyclopedia of gardening on two acres of land in Sagaponack, featuring Tudor, High Renaissance, early Greek, as well as Oriental garden influences.

9. Two Holes of Water Park

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Two Holes Water Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
[Cecilia S./foursquare]

10. Longhouse Reserve

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133 Hands Creek Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

If you've never had the opportunity to visit this 16 acre sculpture garden in the middle of East Hampton, schedule a trip. Once you step foot inside, the sense of calm is entrancing.

11. The Duck Pond

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Davids Lane
East Hampton, NY

Home to arguably the most well-fed ducks ever, the Duck Pond at David's Lane is a wonderful way to kill an hour or two. After you feed the ducks, hit the nature trail.

12. Big Albert’s Landing Beach

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Alberts Landing Road
Amagansett, NY 11930

Size: 300 feet on Gardiner’s Bay Good for: swimming with kids, beachcombing.

13. C Gerard Park

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271 Gerard Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
[Picture credit: mpmail4u]

14. Rheinstein Park

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Ditch Plains Road & Deforest Road
Montauk, NY 11954
[Photo credit: Chris Sanfino]

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1. Meschutt Beach County Park

Old North Highway & Canal Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
[Photo credit: LI4Kids]
Old North Highway & Canal Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

2. Ruth Wales Dupont Sanctuary

Captains Neck Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Size: 31.5 acres Good for: Walking, watching birds and wildlife

Captains Neck Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

3. Tuckahoe Woods Preserve

Sebonac Road, Southampton, NY 11968
[Image credit: Hike LI]
Sebonac Road
Southampton, NY 11968

4. Emma Rose Elliston Park

40 Millstone Brook Road, Southampton, NY 11968
[Photo credit: The Wonderment Chapter]
40 Millstone Brook Road
Southampton, NY 11968

5. Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Walk

1976 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968
[Photo credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service]
1976 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY 11968

6. Trout Pond Park

3252 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
[Photo credit: Southampton Trails]
3252 Noyac Road
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

7. Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

A wonderful oasis that spans over five acres and includes many specimens of trees, shrubs, hedgerow, roses, perennials and herbs.

36 Mitchells Lane
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

8. Madoo Conservancy

618 Sagg Main, Sagaponack, NY 11962

Over the last forty years, artist and writer Robert Dash established a green, organic encyclopedia of gardening on two acres of land in Sagaponack, featuring Tudor, High Renaissance, early Greek, as well as Oriental garden influences.

618 Sagg Main
Sagaponack, NY 11962

9. Two Holes of Water Park

Two Holes Water Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
[Cecilia S./foursquare]
Two Holes Water Road
East Hampton, NY 11937

10. Longhouse Reserve

133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

If you've never had the opportunity to visit this 16 acre sculpture garden in the middle of East Hampton, schedule a trip. Once you step foot inside, the sense of calm is entrancing.

133 Hands Creek Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

11. The Duck Pond

Davids Lane, East Hampton, NY

Home to arguably the most well-fed ducks ever, the Duck Pond at David's Lane is a wonderful way to kill an hour or two. After you feed the ducks, hit the nature trail.

Davids Lane
East Hampton, NY

12. Big Albert’s Landing Beach

Alberts Landing Road, Amagansett, NY 11930

Size: 300 feet on Gardiner’s Bay Good for: swimming with kids, beachcombing.

Alberts Landing Road
Amagansett, NY 11930

13. C Gerard Park

271 Gerard Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937
[Picture credit: mpmail4u]
271 Gerard Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937

14. Rheinstein Park

Ditch Plains Road & Deforest Road, Montauk, NY 11954
[Photo credit: Chris Sanfino]
Ditch Plains Road & Deforest Road
Montauk, NY 11954