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.Read More
14 Secret Gardens, Parks, and Green Spaces in the Hamptons
Meschutt Beach County Park
Ruth Wales Dupont Sanctuary
Size: 31.5 acres Good for: Walking, watching birds and wildlife
Tuckahoe Woods Preserve
Emma Rose Elliston Park
Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Walk
Trout Pond Park
A wonderful oasis that spans over five acres and includes many specimens of trees, shrubs, hedgerow, roses, perennials and herbs.
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.
Two Holes of Water Park
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.
The Duck Pond
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.
Big Albert’s Landing Beach
Size: 300 feet on Gardiner’s Bay Good for: swimming with kids, beachcombing.