To get to the main entrance and preserve building take Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North. Following the fork to the right to Route 106. Go north on Route 106 for about 3.75 miles, turn left onto Walnut Ave, then left again at the first cross street onto Muttontown Lane. GPS Coordinates: 40.839001, -73.534989
This 550-acre tract of uplands is one of the more beautiful open areas left in populous Nassau County.
The best way to enjoy this preserve is to pick up a map and brochure at the Muttontown Lane entrance and start from the north end near the nature center. During the fall season, the transitional second growth hardwoods are very colorful, and on sections of trail in the northwest portion towering evergreens make the walk all the more diverse.
Its 20 miles of trails include both hiking-only and multi-use trails.
The preserve is a compilation of three estates that once stood in the region, and some of the remains of these estates can still be seen while exploring the park. The terrain is relatively flat, with a few rolling sections. There is plenty of bird activity here most of the year including ducks, waders, indigo buntings and deep blue birds. Persimmon trees also thrive in this area. In addition, horseback riders use the the preserve extensively.