Betty Allen Pond Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huntington, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

muddy

no dogs

Short loop around Betty Allen Nature Preserve's pond. The flat, 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 fish 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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5 months ago

Quick hike, easy, flat and easy to navigate. Lots of wooden walkways to help keep your feet dry. It was pretty wet when we went through due to heavy rains a day ago. Really short, great for little kids. Combine with the hike across 25A, Phragmites Park and you have a decent hike. NO views of Sound from this trail as someone else stated, but lovely views of the little pond, all the way around. There were ducks and swans today.

hiking
Thu Feb 21 2019

A quick loop. Flat and nice enough if you don’t have a lot of time. Beautiful views of the sound.. peaceful.

Wed Aug 08 2018

Short and Sweet and well maintained. Only about a half mile around the lake. A few dock crossings half way through that can be slippery after a rainfall. I recommend combining this hike/walk with a Phragmites Park trail directly across the street. That one's a little longer and just as scenic.

hiking
Thu Jun 01 2017

A quick hike probably only worth it if you live nearby. Very pretty in the fall.

Thu Nov 10 2016

This is a great little nature getaway if you have limited time. Very beautiful in the Fall

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