About Angle Fly Preserve

Named after the last natural brook-trout spawning stream in Westchester, Angle Fly Preserve is a vital sanctuary for area wildlife. Its 654 acres are critical to the environmental health of the surrounding area and provide opportunities for hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, bird watching, and nature study.

The main entrance to Angle Fly Preserve is on Primrose Street, just 0.5 miles south of Reis Park.  A map and access to turn-by-turn directions can be found on the Directions page.

History

The land protected within Angle Fly Preserve has a long history that has been traced back over 200 years to the early days of the United States of America. Despite large expanses of open forest and clear-flowing streams, it wasn’t until 2006 that the land was purchased by an alliance of government agencies and set aside as a natural sanctuary. The 2006 agreement prevented large-scale development of the property that threatened the local community and our watershed. Instead, Angle Fly Preserve now open to the public for year-round enjoyment. To read more about the history of Angle Fly Preserve and the families that have called the land home over the years, click here.

Recreation Opportunities

Located in the heart of Somers, the 654 acres in Angle Fly Preserve provide opportunities for a range of passive recreational activities. Take a stroll along the shore of Reynolds pond. Enjoy spotting all of the birds and other wildlife that call Angle Fly Preserve home.  Feeling more adventurous?  Dive deep into the woods by hiking our network of trails.  Walk past ponds and wetlands.  Walk to Angle Fly Brook and take a rest listening to the flowing water.  Ready to hit the trail?  You’ll find more information about the available trails on the hiking page.

Visitors to Angle Fly Preserve can also go fishing and hunting by those that meet the requirements.  For the safety of all visitors to Angle Fly Preserve, these activities are carefully controlled.  All visitors engaged in fishing or hunting must have valid permits and adhere to all of the guidelines outlined on the fishing and hunting page. These rules govern who can take part in these activities, as well as when and under what conditions they are allowed.

Want to learn more?  Why not get started by watching our video about Angle Fly Preserve.  Then browse through the many pages of information about Angle Fly Preserve on the website.  We’ll see you at Angle Fly!

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