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The former site of an U.S. Army fort,
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The former site of an U.S. Army fort, the 17-acre Great Gull Island has the largest nesting concentration of the endangered Roseate Terns (1,300 pairs) in the Western Hemisphere.(Credit: American Museum of National History)

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Unspoiled places on Long Island

Despite the development wave that has washed over most of Long Island since World War II, there are plenty of wild places left, large and small; forests whose timber has never been cut, meadows never farmed, swamps never drained to build houses.

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