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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

January 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).
 

Mon. Jan. 1 –HITHER WOODS 20TH ANNIVERSARY NEW YEAR'S HIKE:

12:00 Noon – 10 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.

Enjoy the magnificent solitude of Hither Woods on New Year's Day; this is the leader's 20th consecutive New Year's hike in this great Montauk wilderness, and you won't be disappointed; be prepared for a full afternoon; bring food and water; meet at Hither Hills Overlook, NY 27, Montauk. 

 

Sat. January 6 - SARNOFF EXPLORATION:

10:00 AM – 6+ miles – moderate pace - Info: John, 631-574-8844.

Walk the alien landscape of the Pine Barrens; rain cancels; 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: virg4@optonline.net

 

Sat. Jan. 6 –  LAKELAND POKE-AROUND:

9:00 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; rain, snow or ice 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). E: 2caseys@optonline.net

 

Sun. Jan. 7 – HATCHERY HOP:

10:00 AM – 3.7 miles – easy – flat – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

Join Nancy Manfredonia on a hike from the entrance to Connetquot Park Preserve to Bunce’s Bridge and back, including a stop at the trout hatchery; rain or snow cancels; bring water.

 

Wed. Jan. 10 – QUOGUE REFUGE WALK:

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

From wetlands through lowland pines to dwarf pines, this gem of a refuge has a little bit of everything you’ll find in the pine barrens; rain or snow cancels; from NY 27 Exit 63, go south on C.R. 31 to Montauk Hwy., then left to a left fork onto South Country Rd.; continue to the end of the road, and turn left across the LIRR to the refuge; park in open area across street from refuge. E: 2caseys@optonline.net .

 

Sat. Jan. 13 – 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, but if snow is on the ground we will snowshoe (BYO) and shorten the distance; 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. Jan. 13 – BROOKHAVEN TRAIL WALK:

10:00 AM – 4 miles – moderate – mostly flat – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Hike the pine barrens of the Brookhaven Trail; not intended as a beginner’s walk; meet at s.w. corner of Shoreham-Wading River H.S. parking lot (Wm. Floyd Pky. north to NY 25A, east a short distance to H.S.); rain or heavy snow cancels; bring water.

Sat. Jan. 13 – MASSAPEQUA MEANDER:
10:00 AM – 4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.
Walk the southern parts of our Nassau-Suffolk Trail; bring water; heavy rain or snow cancels; meet at Mansfield Park parking 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).

Sun. Jan. 14 – PINE BARRENS HIKE:
9:45 AM – 7 miles – moderate – varied – Info, Bill R., 631-859-1794.
Walk a pretty part of the Paumanok Path; meet at Spinny Road and NY 24, Flanders; Spinny is a closed road on the south side of 24, opposite Birch Creek Rd.; bring snack and liquid; rain or heavy snow cancels; call 631-514-9487 the morning of the hike.

Fri. Jan. 19 – 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. January 20 - SARNOFF EXPLORATION:

10:00 AM – 6+ miles – moderate pace - Info: John, 631-574-8844.
Walk the alien landscape of the Pine Barrens; rain cancels; 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: virg4@optonline.net

Sat. Jan. 20 – STUMP POND CIRCULAR:
10:00 AM – 5.4 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.
Meet at our Office (directions at top of schedule) for a scenic winter walk around the 120-acre pond in the middle of Blydenburgh Park; enjoy the beauty of our new boardwalk and trail reroute; bring snack and liquid; rain, ice or heavy snow cancels.


Sun. Jan. 21 – NORTHWEST WOODS IN MID-WINTER:

10:00 AM – 8 miles or more – moderate – varied – Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.
A winter's hike through the White Pine Forest of Northwest Woods, then out to Northwest Harbor and maybe Gardiner's Bay; pray for snow—just not too deep! Bring food and water; meet at Chatfield's Hole, on Two Holes of Water Road, East Hampton, 1/4 mile south of Swamp Road.


Sun. Jan. 21 – CONNETQUOT PARK PRESERVE WALK:

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

Walk a gentle path with grand views of pine-oak forests by the banks of the Connetquot River; we will explore a few easy trails; bring water and lunch; rain or heavy snow cancels (some snow on ground does not); take NY 27 west through Oakdale to Preserve entrance on right; from the west, take NY 27 to Exit 47, go left on Oakdale-Bohemia Rd. overpass and left again back to park. Joint with NHOC.


Sat. Jan. 27 – PINE TRAIL PERAMBULATION:

2:00 PM – 4 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Take an afternoon walk on the Pine Trail to Sandy and Grassy ponds and back; not a beginner’s walk; meet at Pine Trail Preserve lot, NY 25, 6/10 mile east of Wm. Floyd Pky.; rain or heavy snow cancels; bring water.


Mon. Jan. 29 – PINE BARRENS PERAMBULATION:

9:45 AM – 4 miles – moderate – varied - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the Paumanok Path from Pleasure Drive to Birch Creek; a great trip for newcomers to the Pine Barrens; bring water; rain or snow cancels; meet on NY 24 at Spinny Rd., a closed, gated road opposite Birch Creek Rd. (from NY 27 Exit 65, north on 24; from L.I.E. Exit 71, south on 24 through Riverhead to Spinny). E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

 

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