Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Known for its extensive boardwalk system that goes through forest, fields, and wetlands, Stony Brook offers up-close views of wildlife above and under the water. Located adjacent to the 140-acre Bristol Blake State Reservation and cooperatively managed with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), this former 18th-century mill site now supports native wildlife. Read More

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–4 pm; Sunday 12:30 pm–4 pm; Closed Mondays

Trails, daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Purple martins © Mary Keleher
© Mary Keleher

Join us on Wednesday, April 19, for a free event where you can learn more about purple martins, their history, and how you can help support their return to Stony Brook through the Purple Martin Project.

Kids looking out from overlook in winter

We have much to be thankful for at Stony Brook in 2016. This was a year punctuated by inspirational highlights, at least one memorable misfortune, and setting some new records. 

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Upcoming Programs

March 4, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Start your morning off right with a fun and knowledgeable Stony Brook teacher on the trails learning...
March 5, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Bald Eagles can be found flying over open water in search of food during the wintertime. One of the best...
March 5, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
There are about 4,000 different species of bees native to the United States. They come in a range of...
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Programs for Scouts


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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More