A swamp walk in Sagaponack in The Hamptons

overturned tree swampWe went to a swamp for a winter walk. The day before the snow fell. A path through the woods led us past fallen trees. Roots no longer able to cling to the bog like ground.

sagg swamp preserveThe wetlands appeared around us. Moss and trees nestling among the dark waters.

looking over bridge

reflections weir swampA bridge over a weir made my two pause and reflect.

boardwalk sagg swampAnd then a boardwalk guided our swamp walk way.

boardwalk bridge through swampberries bush swampIt meandered through the swamp so we could be visitors to its secluded habitat.

swamp walk with stick

stick swamp walkripples moss swampSticks and moss were the hit attractions.

carrying branch end swamp walkBut I had to insist we could not bring back home a branch…their trophy from our winter walk in a swamp.

 Sagg Swamp Preserve, Sagaponack, NY

This nature preserve is the largest Red Maple swamp on the South Fork of Long Island. A trail loops around the 105 acre preserve with a boardwalk allowing you to walk through areas which normally would be inaccessible. The Sagg Swamp Preserve is known for its plant diversity with more than 330 species recorded. It’s also known for its birds, wildfowl, turtles, muskrats and salamanders. A swamp walk in the spring is definitely on the agenda for my kids.

19 thoughts on “A swamp walk in Sagaponack in The Hamptons”

  1. How fantastic to be able to experience swamp life first hand. You’ve taken some lovely photos and the children looked like they had great fun exploring. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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