Holly Forest Stop

Bright red berries adorn the green-leaved, native holly trees on Sandy Hook.
Holly Forest

This forest of American Holly is the largest stand or group of American holly trees on the East Coast. Along with Eastern red cedar and wild black cherry trees, the American hollies create a unique maritime forest on Sandy Hook. One tree in this forest dates from the 1830s. Female trees produce flowers which produce red berries.

Stop for a moment and be silent. What do you hear? Morning is the best time to hear birdcalls. Try to differentiate between the different calls.

Gateway National Recreation Area

Last updated: February 19, 2021