Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260-acre nature preserve near the southwest shore of Staten Island. It contains a variety of unique habitats, such as wetlands, ponds, sand barrens, spring-fed streams and woodlands. The preserve is managed to retain its unique ecology and to provide educational and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Evidences of the Leni Lenape Indians, European settlers and the Free Blacks of Sandy Ground provide a rich cultural history. Educational programs, such as nature walks, pond ecology, birdwatching and tree and flower identification, are offered, as are many activities geared to school children. School and group programs are also welcome by advance registration. In addition, visitors may picnic or hike on designated trails. Horseback riding is also permitted on over 5 miles of bridal paths. Please note that horses are not available to rent. The Interpretive Center at Clay Pit Ponds is now open to the public. This fully accessible building features interpretive displays of the history of the park and of its natural elements. The park's educational and community programs will take place in the interpretive center located at 2351 Veteran's Road WestStaten Island, NY 10309 Phone: (718) 605-3970

2 months ago

Nice Oasis in the city. Needs a little work. Combined several trails to form the loop.

Very surprised how nice this place was. Very well kept. Lots of deer, birds, frogs. Some lengths run close to the road so at times highway noise is easily heard.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I'm sure it's a beautiful place to walk. The pictures of the wild life are amazing. I showed up looking to get a good hike in the morning with my dog and I was real bummed when I saw dogs weren't allowed. I had to turn around and go somewhere else

Saturday, September 09, 2017

trail running
Thursday, November 10, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Friday, August 07, 2015