STILLWELL FIELD AND WOODS (NASSAU)
Woodbury, Nassau County, NY
South Woods Rd. North of Jericho TPKE.
5 miles of trails for mountain bikers
Richard Schary, recently named the Sierra Club's Environmentalist of the Year, had a goal to restore, mark and safeguard a four-mile meandering trail in Syosset's Stillwell Woods that many nature-lovers had abandoned. Known as the Sierra Club Trail.
The Online Edition of the Syosset-Jericho Tribune (http://antonnews.com/syossetjerichotribune/1999/06/18/news/stillwell.html) said that there was a big problem with an influx of lawbreakers-on-wheels.
"We've had a lot of trouble with motorized vehicles, ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and motorcycles riding rough-shot in the preserves, scaring people, and causing tremendous environmental damage," said Schary. "A lot of people are afraid to go back there because of these vehicles."
Schary is pleased to see that nature-lovers have reclaimed the once-lost Sierra Club trail, and hopes many hikers will use it to their advantage to view Stillwell's many remarkable splendors.