Betty Allen Pond Trail

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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
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

muddy

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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6 months ago

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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

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Friday, January 01, 2016