Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Montauk Oyster Pond

Montauk has a number of cool trails that you can hike, and one that I recently discovered is the Oyster Pond Trail which leads to the Oyster Pond. To the left you can see some pics of the pond that I took from the overlook site. You can access the actual trail from the Seal Haul Trail, which takes you out to the beach on Block Island Sound. It is a very secluded area that gives you that "untouched by man" kind of a feeling, with no tourists, crystal clear waters and salty air.

The pond itself is an area with a rich variety of plant and animal life. When heavy rain hits it will sometimes cause the pond to connect directly with Block Island Sound, and this process typically brings in new sealife, nutrients, you name it, but can also cause schools of fish to become trapped-- as you can see being there definitely brings out a little of my inner geek!

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