Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00
The Muttontown Preserve will host a guided “Autumn Hike” on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hike will cover woodland trails, meadows, upland woods and wetlands.
Enrollment for the hikes ($5 fee) 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. The preserve includes miles of marked nature trails with local wildflowers, trees, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Muttontown also has several structures, including the renovated Chelsea estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.