Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

83 Nielsen Avenue
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260-acre nature preserve near the southwest shore of Staten Island. It contains a variety of unique habitats, such as wetlands, ponds, sand barrens, spring-fed streams and woodlands. The preserve is managed to ... more
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260-acre nature preserve near the southwest shore of Staten Island. It contains a variety of unique habitats, such as wetlands, ponds, sand barrens, spring-fed streams and woodlands. The preserve is managed to retain its unique ecology and to provide educational and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Evidences of the Leni Lenape Indians, European settlers and the Free Blacks of Sandy Ground provide a rich cultural history. Educational programs, such as nature walks, pond ecology, birdwatching and tree and flower identification, are offered, as are many activities geared to school children. School and group programs are also welcome by advance registration. In addition, visitors may picnic or hike on designated trails. Horseback riding is also permitted on over 5 miles of bridal paths. Please note that horses are not available to rent.

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83 Nielsen Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309
(718) 967-1976

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Trails open dawn to dusk.

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