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L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-360-0753 Fax 631-360-8127
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.
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).
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,
10:00 AM 7 miles moderate pace - Info: John, 631-574-8844.
Bring snack and liquid; meet at the Sarnoff Preserves 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. Feb. 3 SMITHTOWN WINTER WALK:
9:30 AM 5
miles moderate flat Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.
See woods, streams and Millers 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 dont.
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:
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 countys 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
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: email@example.com.
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