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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

February 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).
 

SARNOFF EXPLORATION       Feb. 3 and Feb. 17
 

During the winter months, every first and third Saturday, John Virgilio is leading hikes in the Sarnoff Pine Barrens.  John is an expert hike leader, who visits this intriguingly alien property in a way that enables the hiker to experience its fragile and wonderful ecology.

John is leading these hikes because he wants to get more people to appreciate the value of this DEC managed property.  He feels that a presence of people who care for this property will help protect it.  John is making these hikes open to both Southampton Trails Preservation Society and the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference.

I hope to see you on the Feb. 3 and Feb. 17 hikes,

--Ken Kindler

10:00 AM – 7 miles – moderate pace - Info: John, 631-574-8844.

Bring snack and liquid; meet at the Sarnoff Preserve’s D.E.C. parking lot on west side of C.R. 104, 2.5 mi. south of traffic circle in Riverhead, or about 1 mi. north of NY 27 Exits 63 or 64. E-mail: virg4@optonline.net

 

Sat. Feb. 3 – SMITHTOWN WINTER WALK:

            9:30 AM – 5 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.
See woods, streams and Miller’s Pond on a brisk winter walk on the Long Island Trail; meet at our Office (directions at top of schedule); bring snack and liquid; rain, ice or heavy snow cancels.
 

Fri. Feb. 9 – MOONLIGHT HIKE:

8:00 PM - 4 miles - moderate – flat – Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794.

Meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70, for an evening walk; bring water, small flashlight; rain may cancel, but clouds don’t.
 

Sat. Feb. 10 – INDIAN ISLAND SAUNTER:

Noon – 2-1/2 miles – easy – flat – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

A good hike for beginners in a beautiful park; meet at the parking field inside Indian Island County Park, north side of Peconic River on C.R. 105; bring money for optional wine tasting at a local vineyard following hike; rain or heavy snow cancels.
 

Sun. Feb. 11 –STONY HILL RAMBLE:

            10:00 AM – 6 miles or more – brisk – varied – Info, Rick, 631-267-6608.
Rolling beech woods, winter-bare oaks, and a bit of farmland are the feature on this inland hike, as we explore the beauty of Amagansett's Stony Hill Woods; bring food and water.  Meet on east side of Abraham's Path, Ό mile north of Town Lane, in Amagansett. 
 

Mon. Feb. 12 – HECKSCHER LOOP:

            9:30 AM – 4-5 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the back woods of Heckscher State Park; foul weather cancels; bring water; meet at Timber Pt. Pk. West Marina (So. St. Pky. to Exit 45E, right at first light onto Great River Rd.; follow straight to park; follow park road past clubhouse and driving range to head of canal). E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Fri. Feb. 16 - 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 or snow cancels.
 

Sat. Feb. 17 – STUMP POND SPECIAL:

            1:00 PM – 5.7 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Nancy B., 631-462-6159.

Take a winter hike around the pond in Blydenburgh Park; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule); bring drink and snack; severe weather or ice cancels; call cell phone in AM if weather is iffy: 631- 682-0035.
 

 Sun. Feb. 18 – CHINESE NEW YEAR HIKE:

            9:45 AM – 11 miles – moderate – flat - Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794.

Do a loop in Connetquot and Lakeland parks, then do optional lunch at a Chinese restaurant; bring snack and liquid; 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).
 

Sun. Feb. 18 – BELMONT LAKE RAMBLE:

            10:45 AM – 4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.

Enjoy a winter walk around Belmont Lake and then explore other trails; bring snack and water; rain or snow cancels (some snow on ground does not); from So. St. Pky. Exit 38, follow signs into Belmont Lake State Park; meet on the west side of entrance booth in front of the comfort stations. Joint with NHOC.
 

Sat. Feb. 24 – STILLWELL WOODS WALK:

10:00 AM – 4 miles – easy – varied – Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.

Hike the fields and woods of Stillwell Woods Preserve and the Nassau-Suffolk Trail; bring water; heavy rain or snow cancels; meet at Stillwell parking lot on South Woods Road, north of NY 25, opposite Syosset H.S.
 

Sun. Feb. 25 – “THE LEASE IS UP THIS WEEK” HIKE:

            1:00 PM – 3-4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.

Join the Friends of Massapequa Preserve on a hike from Massapequa Preserve through the woods east of Bethpage Parkway, where the county’s lease on 31 acres of state land expires on Feb. 28; explore Friends’ proposal to declare these long-forgotten woodlands as part of an enlarged Massapequa Preserve; children over 10 welcome; rain, snow or temps below 20Ί cancels; meet at Mansfield Park lot (So. St. Pky. Exit 30, south to first light, left on Linden St. to Lake Shore Dr., right to Walker St., right to park).
 

Wed. Feb. 28 – WESTBROOK-CONNETQUOT WALK:

            9:30 AM – 4.5 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

A walk from Westbrook into Connetquot Park Preserve, up one side of the river to the hatchery and back down the other side; foul weather cancels; bring water; meet at Westbrook Sports Complex (So. St. Pky. to Exit 45E; take Montauk Hwy. east a short distance, turn left just after crossing railroad bridge; from the east, take NY 27 to Connetquot Ave., go south to Montauk, turn left and proceed as above. E: 2caseys@optonline.net

 

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