Butterflies and grasshoppers and birds, oh my! Mt. Loretto, which boasts grasslands, beaches, walking trails and 49 acres of underwater life, is one of the most beautiful places in Staten Island. Go there to fish, bird-watch or observe marine life near the famous Prince's Bay Lighthouse. As part of the larger Tottenville Freshwater Wetland, this 16.55-acre property is as entertaining as it is educational.