Return to Main Stewardship Atlas Page
Wading River, NY
Wildwood State Park & Baiting Hollow Tidal Wetlands
Wildwood State Park and Baiting Hollow Tidal Wetlands make up this Stewardship Area, which provides rare habitat for both threatened and endangered plant and animal species in New York.
Wildwood State Park has more than 727 acres of primarily undeveloped hardwood forest and provides a rare coastal habitat for local flora and fauna. The unique bluff habitat in the Stewardship Area supports a globally-rare maritime beech forest along Long Island Sound. Apart from access to a long stretch of beach right on Long Island Sound, visitors are attracted to Wildwood State Park by miles of trails running throughout the forest and atop the bluffs of the park. To the east of Wildwood, Baiting Hollow Tidal Wetlands on 81 acres of land serves a maritime wildlife beach community. Beaches along Wildwood State Park and Baiting Hollow act as a nesting area for piping plover and multiple tern species. Throughout the year, people visit Wildwood State Park for a day, or set up camp and stay longer, to explore the natural recreational resources of this Stewardship Area.