How about an impromptu nature hike at Alley Pond Park?
Most members are not hard core hikers so this easy/moderate hike will be to everyone’s speed.
We will start with the White trail which is 0.7m long and can jump on another if we feel like after that. This park is beautiful so I hope you won’t miss this.
Dna info’s 5 best places to hike in nyc. The landscape of Queens’ Alley Pond Park was formed by a glacier some 15,000 years ago — it left boulders in the green space which can still be seen today. “It’s a great place to witness the remnants of long ago glacial activity as well as depressions in the earth that are now kettle ponds. The White trail roughly outlines the perimeter of the park and it is a little hilly so you get some up and down. The trail offers chances to spot hawks, as well as frogs and salamanders if you’re into that sort of thang.
Numerous trails wind through native hardwood (oak-hickory) forest and kettle ponds. The north end of the park boasts splendid salt marsh views.
Parking Lot as shown on map. It is by the adventure center. Don’t miss the entrance under the bridge on Winchester Blvd!
Following The Hike We’ll try to grab a quick brunch nearby (More to come)
Please google transportation options.
If you’re closeby and need a carpool…Make some noise in the comments!
Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
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