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L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference

P.O. Box 5636

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone 631-360-0753       Fax 631-360-8127  
E-mail ligreenbelt@juno.com

April 2007 Hikes

To find the Greenbelt Office in Blydenburgh Park: from Route 25-25A in Smithtown, go south on Brooksite Dr.; at next light (New Mill Rd.), turn right to park entrance at end of road. From Route 347, find Brooksite Dr. between the 347-454 junction and Rt. 111; head north on Brooksite to New Mill Rd.; go left to the park. Follow the paved path at the west end of the lot to the Blydenburgh-Weld House.

 

IMPORTANT:

The first line of each listing includes TIME, DISTANCE, PACE, and TERRAIN, in that
order. "Info" means no reservation is necessary; call only if you need more information. "CALL" means you must call the leader to reserve a space on the hike.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: 

Certain risks are inherent in any hike or other L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference, Inc. (the “Greenbelt”) activity. Each Greenbelt member, guest, or non-member participant agrees to accept personal responsibility for his or her safety and the safety of minors accompanying such persons. The Greenbelt cannot ensure the safety of any participant on hikes or activities. In participating in Greenbelt activities, each such person agrees to hold harmless and free from blame the activity leaders and the Greenbelt, its officers, directors, and members, for any accident, injury, or illness which might be sustained from participating in hikes or other Greenbelt activities.

Saturdays – BLYDENBURGH HOUSE AND HISTORIC TOUR EVERY SATURDAY:
1:00 PM – 1 hour - easy – flat – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

Learn the history of the 1821 Blydenburgh-Weld House and the nearby mill complex, and enjoy the paths along beautiful Stump Pond; tours run every Saturday; meet at the Greenbelt Office (directions at top of schedule).
 

Sun. Apr. 1 – BROOKHAVEN CIRCULAR:

            1:00 PM – 6 miles – moderate – mostly flat – Info: Nancy D., 631-744-9815.

Find your way on unmarked trails in Brookhaven State Park on an April Fools hike; bring snack and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at s.w. corner of Shoreham- Wading River HS parking lot, NY 25A, Ό mile east of Wm. Floyd Pkwy. E: nduffrin@optonline.net.
 

Sat. Apr. 7 – TRAILS CENTER GRAND RE-OPENING:

                9:00 AM start – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or T.I.C., 631-369-9768.

Help us re-open the Trails Information Center for the 2007 season; come for breakfast at 9 AM and help us spruce up the Center and El's Trail, then take a walk on the trail; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.
 

Sat. Apr. 7 – SARNOFF SPECIAL:

10:00 AM – 8-10 miles – easy to moderate – varied – Info: John: 631-574-8844.

Explore the D.E.C.’s Sarnoff Preserve and see classic pine barrens on this regular series of hikes on the first and third Saturday of each month; distance will be up to the group; meet at the D.E.C. parking lot on C.R. 104, 2.5 miles south of the Riverhead traffic circle, or north from NY 27 Exits 63 or 64.
 

Sat. Apr. 7 – TERRELL RIVER SINGLES WALK:

1:00 PM – 3-4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Charlotte 631-929-1035.
Walk to the bay in Terrell River County Park in East Moriches; OK for beginners; meet at the Flight 800 Memorial parking lot, north side of Montauk Hwy. , east of Belleview Ave. and just west of Kaler's Pond; rain cancels.
 

Sun. Apr. 8 – EASTER BUNNY HIKE:

9:45AM – 5.5 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794
Join the Easter Bunny in hiking around Stump Pond; meet at Blydenburgh County Park north entrance (directions at top of schedule); bring water; jelly beans and Peeps will be provided; no dogs allowed; rain cancels.
 

Fri. Apr. 13 – TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL:

                9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Vinny, 631-209-0030.

Start the weekend early with a walk from the Trails Information Center in Manorville (1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70) to Wading River-Manor Rd. and back; bring water; rain cancels.
 

Sat. Apr. 14 – SOUTHERN GREENBELT SAUNTER:

9:30 AM – 11 miles – moderate to fast – flat – Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.

Hike the southern third of the Long Island Greenbelt Trail, touring Heckscher, Connetquot and Lakeland Parks; very diverse scenery; bring lunch and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at Lakeland County Park (L.I.E. Exit 58, south on Old Nichols Rd. to Johnson Ave., left to park; or L.I.E. Exit 59, south on Ocean Ave. to Johnson, right to park).
 

 Sat. Apr. 14 – BROOKHAVEN LOOP:

                 9:30 AM – 9 miles – moderate – mostly flat – Info: Ray, 631-928-2989. 

Hike an off-the-beaten trail out as far as the kettle pond area, then return via the yellow-blazed Brookhaven Trail; rain cancels; bring snack and liquid; meet at the s.w. corner of Shoreham-Wading River H.S. parking lot (Wm. Floyd Pkwy. north to NY 25A, east short distance to H.S.).
 

Sat. Apr. 14 – LEARNING MAP AND COMPASS:

                10:00 AM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or T.I.C., 631-369-9768.

Let Nancy Duffrin teach you how to use a map and compass, and then put your skills to use on a short hike; bring a compass.; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.
 

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Sat. Apr. 14 – BLYDENBURGH HISTORIC PROGRAM:

1:00-3:00 PM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753

The blacksmith shop will be open, with a live demonstration; while you’re at the park, tour the Blydenburgh-Weld House and take a walk on parts of the L.I. Trail or Stump Pond Loop; meet at our Office(see directions at top of schedule).
 

Sun. Apr. 15 – SUNKEN MEADOW SINGLES WALK:

10:00 AM – 3-4 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: Charlotte 631-929-1035.

Take a walk on the north end of the L.I. Trail; not recommended for beginners; meet near concession bldg. in Field 3 (easternmost) in Sunken Meadow Park, (north end of Sunken Meadow Parkway); rain cancels.
 

Mon. Apr. 16 – SUNKEN MEADOW RAMBLE:

                9:30 – 4.5 miles – moderate – some hills - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the north end of our L.I. Trail, with fine views of the Nissequogue River; rain cancels; bring water; meet at Smithtown Landing Golf Course (from jct. NY 25-25A-111 in Smithtown, go west short distance

to Landing Ave.; take Landing north 2 miles or so; golf course is on right; follow park road down to river). E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Wed. Apr. 18 – NINE PONDS SPECIAL:

                1:00 PM – up to 4-5 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.

See beautiful ponds in the Peconic Headwaters region; those interested in a shorter walk can bail out early; bring water; rain cancels; meet at preserve gate on Old River Rd., Calverton; from the Trails Information Center in Manorville (1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70), go north to T-intersection; turn right, cross tracks, and go right again at next T; take left fork onto David Terry St. (Wading-River Manor Rd.), and continue past River Rd. to Old River Rd.; turn right to preserve.
 

Sat. Apr. 21 – SARNOFF SPECIAL:

10:00 AM – 8-10 miles – easy to moderate – varied – Info: John: 631-574-8844.

Explore the D.E.C.’s Sarnoff Preserve and see classic pine barrens on this regular series of hikes on the first and third Saturday of each month; distance will be up to the group; meet at the D.E.C. parking lot on C.R. 104, 2.5 miles south of the Riverhead traffic circle, or north from NY 27 Exits 63 or 64.
 

Sat. Apr. 21 – EAT LOCALLY, EAT SAFELY:

                10:00 AM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or T.I.C., 631-369-9768.

Join Newsday food writer for a program on what’s good to eat locally; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.
 

Sun. Apr. 22 – ROCKY POINT PRESERVE LONG LOOP:

9:30 AM – 10 miles – moderate – mostly flat with one big hill – Info: Ray, 631-928-2989.

Hike the long loop, going out the Blue RCA trail and returning the Red RCA trail; rain cancels, meet at the DEC parking lot diagonally across NY 25A from the side of Waldbaum's in Rocky Point; bring a snack and water.
 

Fri. Apr. 27 – TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL:

                9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Vinny, 631-209-0030.

Start the weekend early with a walk from the Trails Information Center in Manorville (1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70) to Wading River-Manor Rd. and back; bring water; rain cancels.
 

Sat. Apr. 28 – MAP AND COMPASS PRACTICE:

            9:30 AM – 4 miles – easy – mostly flat – Info: Nancy D., 631-744-9815.

Practice your map and compass skills on marked and unmarked trails; bring compass, maps provided; families welcome; rain cancels; meet at s.w. corner of Shoreham- Wading River HS parking lot, NY 25A, Ό mile east of Wm. Floyd Pkwy. E: nduffrin@optonline.net.
 

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Sat. Apr. 28 – ANNIVERSARY HIKE ANDMEMBERS’ OPEN MEETING:

                10:30 for hike – 4 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take a walk on the north end of the Nassau-Suffolk Trail to mark its Twentieth Anniversary; we’ll be back in time for the 1:30 Members’ Meeting and Celebration at the beautiful new Cold Spring Harbor Library.
 

Sun. Apr. 29 – MASHOMACK EXPLORATION:

                See time below – 8 ½ miles – moderate – varied – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.

Visit the huge, spectacular Mashomack Nature Conservancy Preserve on Shelter Island; meet in time to catch the 9:00 AM ferry from Greenport, or meet at 10:00 AM at Preserve entrance on NY 114 on the island; repellent recommended; rain cancels.
 

Sun. Apr. 29 – CHESTNUT TREE PLANTING:

                10:00 AM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or T.I.C., 631-369-9768.

Bring water and a shovel, and help plant seedlings of a new strain of the once-blighted American chestnut; learn about these wonderful trees from Ken Ettlinger; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.
 

Sun. Apr. 29 – LAKELAND POKE-AROUND:

10:00 AM – 3 miles – easy – flat - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take an easy walk in Lakeland County Park and the north section of Connetquot St. Pk. Preserve, seeing the headwaters of the Connetquot River and diverse woods; a good beginner’s walk; meet at Lakeland County Park (L.I.E. Exit 58, south on Old Nichols Rd. to Johnson Ave., left to park; or L.I.E. Exit 59, south on Ocean Ave. to Johnson, right to park). E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Sun. Apr. 29 – BAYARD CUTTING SINGLES WALK:

1:00 PM – 2 hours – easy – flat – Info: Charlotte 631-929-1035.

Beginners welcome on this walk in the beautiful arboretum in Great River; meet at Great River LIRR station (NY 27 to Connetquot Ave., south to station; park on south side); rain cancels.

 

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