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The Muttontown Nature Preserve includes various trails as well as wildflowers and wildlife. It is made up of three estates and encompasses 550 acres of fields, woodlands and ponds. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

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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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