“Sanctuary, on a personal level, is where we perform the job of taking care of our soul” – Christopher Forrest McDowell
On June 21, the first day of Summer, we took a hike at David Weld Sanctuary in Nissequogue, on the North Shore of Long Island. So it turns out I’ve spent decades living just a few miles from this peaceful haven for birds, deer….and of course people; and never visited. I’d heard of it but always passed by the parking lot on Nissequogue River Road on the way to Short Beach and didn’t give it a second thought.
We’ve been back a few times in the past month and will tell and show you some of the most fun and interesting parts we have explored so far. As a special treat we have some fun videos and a poll at the end of this post – don’t forget to check it out!!
The hike through the preserve can be done in various routes, some as long as 3-5 miles if you take some of the side trails just before