Avalon Trail- Stony Brook, NY
One of our favorite walking trails on Long Island would have to be the Avalon Park & Reserve in Stony Brook village. It is a blend of picture perfect nature, enhanced by some awesome man-made architecture. Within the 8 acres of land you will find multiple trails. We started at the entrance alongside the duck pond on Harbor Road. This will take you along the wooden boardwalk on the red trail.
Along the hike you'll cross over several small bridges, encounter birds and other wildlife and possibly even take a moment to rest on one of the many benches or picnic areas along the way. The park is clearly marked, making it easy to move from trail to trail.
You will come across a sign pointing you in the direction of the Labyrinth. Make sure you check this out for yourself. This is one of the awesome man-made architectures we were mentioning earlier.
While continuing along the trail, do not stop once you get to the gate. You can cross over the street and enter through the opposite gate which takes to the field area. This is our favorite section of the reserve. You walk through a trail of tall greenery and flowers. In the summer there are tons of sunflowers throughout the field. Our pictures are from a visit during early fall. However, pretty much any season is a great season to capture the beauty of Avalon Park.
Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering