Explore the most popular trails near Head of the Harbor with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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nice views, some nice nature pics if you take photos.

Light walk with a beautiful field of flowers at the end of the trail as a surprise. There is a great change of landscape as you walk from the pond to the field. Great for beginners and folks with families

Incredible gem tucked away right next to the marina. Built and maintained by a local family, the space is full of beauty and positivity.

Nice easy walk for after work. Well maintained.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful and well-maintained! There are, as expected, mosquitoes in the pond area. The swans in the pond are lovely.

trail running
3 months ago

This place is perfect for dog walking/running. They really stress on keeping them on a leash. When it’s not as crowded and you have a dog that is trained on call back like mine, it’s five stars!!!

Fantastic and so pretty! The trails are somewhat marked, but they can get a little confusing, especially since the map at the trail makes the trail seem a lot larger than it really is. But it is gorgeous, and a nice way to spend an afternoon.

I live by the Avalon and it my go to trail when I want to hike on a whim. It’s got a lot to see at the opening of trail at the duck pond. Once you cross the street you get more trails. My dog loves it here and it’s very peaceful once deep in the trails.

Nice easy hike. Some light hills. Good for an afternoon walk/hike after work.

Love this trail for the changes in elevation- it’s great for getting the heart rate up even for slow walkers !

Saw bunch of dears twice :) trail near the pond is heavily trafficked but very well maintained. The nature trails were a bit confusing.

Very busy by the pond , but the further you venture the better it is . Trails wide , hills but not steep and you can pick the trail to match your time .

It's a fun place to hike and bring your dog but the only bad thing is. There's a lot of bugs so bring your bug spray.

Beautiful park. There's a duck pond with a paved path off of it and the nature preserve area

Love this , beautiful , well maintained and varied terrain . stunning views

trail running
10 months ago

Good running trails!

I frequent Avalon all the time. It’s a cute little spot with a duck pond that’s great for kids. And it leads to a clearing with a sculpture and nice sitting area. As you walk in further there are quite a few small trails that are hidden away and great to check out. Peaceful but highly trafficked.

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Great place to hike in the Stony Brook area. Not too difficult but can be a lot of steps for some. Much flatter once you get to the top of the hill. Barely and parking by the pond. I believe you can park in a larger lot up the hill.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Good spoot
To get excercise in nature

hiking
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

beautiful preserve with nice trails. attracts what i consider a decent amount of traffic though.

hiking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nice walk with the family. dog friendly.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beautiful preservation

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beautiful

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Gorgeous

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Great hiking trail! Me and my fiance are set to go back again.

hiking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Considering how many people we saw on our way, the trails were really clean and well marked!

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Beautiful scenery. My four year old nephew enjoyed himself. Plenty of areas where you can sit down and read a book or relax. Great area for dogs as well.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Beautiful scenery. My four year old nephew enjoyed himself. Plenty of areas where you can sit down and read a book or relax. Great area for dogs as well.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Beautiful scenery. My four year old nephew enjoyed himself. Plenty of areas where you can sit down and read a book or relax. Great area for dogs as well.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Used to be a nice quiet place, but the word got out a few years ago. Now there's litter and dog poop all over the trail.

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