Avalon Park in Stony Brook

This beautiful and well-maintained eight-acre site offers a perfect place for serene hikes and bike rides.

There is a boardwalk to begin your trek next to an expansive pond, stones steps that wind past sculptures and smaller ponds (sometimes filled with ducks).

Then step off to well-worn trails through the woods and passed flower fields. Dogs welcome as long as they’re leashed.

Also, take your camera. There are plenty of photo ops. Find the Avalon Park letterboxing map here.