Betty Allen Nature Preserve

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Betty Allen Nature Preserve is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huntington, NY that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

0.3 miles Loop

kid friendly




nature trips





no dogs

Short loop around Betty Allen Nature Preserve's pond. The fl at, well-maintained trail at Betty Allen Nature Preserve meanders around its central pond, giving hikers opportunities to view the water and its inhabitants, which include swans, ducks, and other waterfowl. The preserve was named for Betty Allen, an environmental activist who cofounded the Huntington Audubon Society. The pond was initially used by Native Americans and was formed by the damming of nearby streams. The Town of Huntington purchased the land in 1972 with a 50% matching grant through the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. In 2011 a new dam and fi sh ladder were installed to allow alewives to travel into the pond, providing them new habitat and spawning grounds, and providing people with new opportunities for fishing.

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