Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Muttontown Preserve will present a guided Nature Walk entitled, “Winter Trek,” on Sunday, February 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Approximately three miles long, the “Winter Trek” tour will focus on a variety of environments in the preserve, including wetlands, wooded trails, and open fields. The tour guide will also discuss the various plants and animals located throughout the preserve.
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 Mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.