Stillwell Woods Preserve
A trail begins from the parking area on the east side of South Woods Road across from Syosset High School. To get there traveling east on the Long Island Expressway, take Exit 44N, turning north on Route 135 (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway). Continue to end, then turn east on Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike) and travel about 0.75 mile to South Woods Road. Make a left and the parking area is on the right just past Syosset High School. GPS Coordinates: 40.831707, -73.477542
This Nassau County park offers many activities to visitors, including horseback riding, athletic fields, mountain biking and hiking.
The yellow-blazed Loop Trail begins on the east side of the soccer fields and heads eastward into the woods. Hikers can also make side-trips along this short trail for further exploration. See also Trail View State Park which feeds the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail into the Preserve. Use the Web Map link on this site to view a Google Map displaying trails on the linked parklands.
There is much to enjoy at Stillwell Preserve such as abundant plant and wildlife and impressive views north towards the tall ridges of the Harbor Mill Moraine in Cold Spring Harbor. The main draw for hikers to this park is the 3-mile Loop Trail, which at a point merges with the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail.