East Norwich, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Muttontown Preserve will present a guided autumn nature hike on Sunday, November 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“I encourage residents to spend a crisp fall morning in beautiful Muttontown Preserve and experience the sights and sounds of the season,” said County Executive Mangano. “Hikers will explore the many captivating parts of the preserve on the guided hike including woodland trails, meadows, upland woods and wetlands, as well as examine the geology of the area.”
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. The Long Island Press has named Muttontown Preserve the “Best Nature Walk” on Long Island.
The walk is $5.00 and begins at the Bill Paterson Nature Center on the preserve. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Muttontown Preserve is located on Muttontown Lane, south of 25A, in East Norwich. For more information please call: (516) 571-8500.
For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.