It seems that the chipmunks of Long Island have discovered the secret to happiness- The Muttontown Preserve. As you walk onto the trail at the preserve you immediately discover that there are many, many chipmunks happily dancing with delight from one side of the emerald green trail to the other. During the height of the spring season the the preserve’s fluorescent hues are simply breathtaking.
Muttontown Preserve is the largest nature preserve in Nassau County, NY. There are 550 acres of fields, woodlands, ponds and estate grounds. The Preserve is also referred to as the Bill Paterson Nature Center named for the naturalist who served as the supervisor of the preserve from 1968-1992. He lived in Baldwin, NY before living on the estate grounds. The Preserve has miles of marked trails that are suitable for most.
I have read that this preserve has been named the “Best Nature Walk” of Long Island. Since my retirement almost a year ago, I have visited many Long Island Trails and visited many Preserves, and I have to agree. The William Cullen Bryant Preserve with the Sculpture Park and the Planting Fields Arboretum State Park are other beautiful gems on Long Island. We will definitely back to the Muttontown Preserve for a nature walk and to visit to the lucky chipmunks that reside there!