Alley Pond Park

Park Overview:

Park in eastern Queens with a unique wetlands environment.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:No dogs
Trail Miles:2.4 miles
Park Acreage:657 acres
City/County/
State:
New York City/Queens/NY
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Much of the park is situated on a ridge left by a retreating glacier, which also dropped massive boulders and carved kettle ponds into the landscape. There are wetlands composed of fresh water, salt water, and an estuarine mix of both. This mix helped create the diverse ecosystems found in the park, and is an attractant for migratory birds and other wildlife. There is both a Nature Center in the wooded south side of the park, and an Environmental Center at the northern end in the wetlands. Additional information can be found on the Alley Pond Environmental Center website.

Trails Overview:

A 3 mile paved path parallels the Cross Island Parkway along Little Neck Bay, and a network of marked trails is maintained by volunteers of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

Directions:

By car from Northern Boulevard near the Cross Island Parkway, and via several Queens bus routes. 

Contact Information:New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
2126399675
Region:New York City
Fees:None