Have a ghoulishly good time at the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
this weekend as Nassau County hosts the Haunted Halloween at the Mysterious Museum.
Museum’s festivities will include live nocturnal animals, creepy
crafts, and ghoulish games. Costumes are welcome. It runs from 1 to 3
p.m. and admission is $5 per person.About the Museum
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, the first tract of preserve land
acquired by Nassau County (in 1938 and originally for drainage
purposes), is one of the most popular preserves on the South Shore.
Bordered by Merrick Road on the south and Jerusalem Avenue on the north,
it provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a physically and
spiritually invigorating hike in a convenient and accessible location.
addition, the preserve incorporates a 3,000-square-foot museum with
displays about the ecology of Long Island, as well as animal exhibits
and shows and interactive activities for children.
preserve itself consists of three sections divided by major roads, with
trails that meander through each part. In the southern section, between
Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway, the preserve is host to the largest
Atlantic White Cedar “stand,” or grouping of trees, in Nassau County,
located in a swamp just north of Tackapausha Pond, near Merrick Road.
In the central section, between Sunrise Highway and Clark Avenue, a
small, secluded pond draws waterfowl and amphibians. The northern
section, between Clark and Jerusalem avenues, includes a small wetland
near Clark. Hours of Operation
Museum and Preserve is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4
p.m. For further information call 571-7443 or visit the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums
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