LI’s Most Photogenic Spring Landscapes

Spring is the season of new beginnings: flowers bloom, bees pollinate and all the colors change from brown to green. From flourishing gardens to picturesque parks, there’s no shortage of natural beauty around these parts. Five picture perfect Long Island spring landscapes were made for new adventures (and Instagram snaps).

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Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack

An enchanting garden with “English bones and American flesh,” the two-acre space is filled with beautiful plants and sculptures. The Gingko Grove, perhaps painter and writer Robert Dash’s greatest contribution to 20th century design, has been around for almost 40 years. Eleven prehistoric trees grow like flagpoles with box balls planted underneath and are situated in the middle of a winding pathway. They are definitely a sight to be seen. Go.

Argyle Lake Park, Babylon

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn 🌸 #walkinthepark

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The quaint park located in the heart of Babylon village is a go-to spot for fishing and walking with two-legged and four-legged best friends. There is also a bicycle trail that goes around the lake and a waterfall with a small bridge perfect for festive photographs. Go.

Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Scenic views, impressive architecture and 200 acres of formal gardens, ponds and lakes are just a few of the reasons Old Westbury Gardens is so sought-after. Another: relaxation is guaranteed. Go.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River

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Originally a vast wooded area filled with oak trees is now home to five nature walks with wildflowers, daffodils, azaleas, evergreens, rhododendron and hollies. Between the site’s ponds and streamlets, visitors can catch a glimpse of aquatic birds, foxes, raccoons and other small wildlife. Go.

Belmont Lake State Park, West Babylon

Stroll through the 400-acre park filled with multiple biking, boating and fishing outlets. This time of year, lakeside picnics are a great way to experience waterfront eating, equipped with charcoal grills and picnic pavilions available for rent. Go.