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Hoyt Farm Preserve is A Winter Wonderland

Open year round, the preserve is one of Commack's most beautiful winter attractions.

Stretching across 133 acres of pristine land, is centered around a historic farmhouse and serves as one of the most idyllic winter landscapes in Commack.

The preserve, which amazingly, is run by only three people, is open 365 days a year, giving local residents and families the opportunity to experience sightseeing and nature programs year-round.

The winter months often bring snow, which decorates the landscape of the preserve making it not only a beautiful place to photograph and explore, but also a favorite sledding and hiking spot. Hoyt Farm is also famous in Commack for its "maple sugaring," a Native American tradition of tapping trees to make rich, natural syrup. Each year in late winter, the preserve holds three maple sugaring workshops, which the public can participate in the ages-old process and make their own delicious syrup.

Hoty Farm is also a great place to learn about farm animals and what they contribute to the farming process. Inside the Hoyt Farm Nature Center, visitors can view a variety of species, ranging from frogs to salamanders and fish. Nature walks and hikes, educational pond tours and barnyard feeding sessions provide plenty of entertainment.

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