Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00
Nassau County’s Muttontown Preserve will host a guided “Winter Trek” hike on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. The hike will lead participants through a variety of environments present on the preserve, including the wetlands, wooded trails and upland woods, open meadow, conifer stands, and kettle ponds. The tour guide will also discuss the plants and animals located in the various areas of the preserve. The hike is approximately three miles in length.
Enrollment for the hike ($5) is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 516-571-8500 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The walk will begin at the Bill Paterson Nature Center on the preserve. Muttontown Preserve is located on Muttontown Lane, south of 25A, in East Norwich.
Comprising 550 acres of fields, woodlands, ponds and estate grounds, Muttontown is Nassau County’s largest nature preserve and one of the most beautiful settings on Long Island.
Muttontown also has several structures, including the renovated Chelsea estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is available for rental for weddings, corporate meetings and other events.
For more information about the Parks Department, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks or call 516-572-0200.