Long Islanders moved the clocks ahead one hour last night, "springing" ahead, and woke up to what felt like spring weather: sunny with temperatures in the high 40s by the afternoon.

It sounds like a perfect day to shake off the winter doldrums and take in some fresh air by discovering (or rediscovering) these hidden places on Long Island.

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From a seal-watching spot at Jones Beach to an oasis in Babylon, you can decompress and enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island at these sites that are off the beaten path.

See the list by clicking on the link above.