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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

July 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. July 1 – 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 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.
 

Fri. July 6 – 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. July 7 – POND PROWL:

                9:30 AM – 7-8 miles – moderate—flat – Info: Nancy D., 631-744-9815.

Explore Robert Murphy Cushman Park and identify the ponds that flow into the Peconic River; bring lunch, water; heavy rain or thunderstorms cancel; excessive heat will shorten hike; meet  at Pine Trail Preserve lot, south side of NY 25, 6//10 mile east of Wm. Floyd Pky., Ridge. E: nduffrin@optonline.net.
 

Sat. July 7 - SARNOFF SPECIAL:

10:00 AM – 8-12 miles – 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.
 

Sun. July 8 - FIRE ISLAND BREAKFAST SPECIAL:

8:00 AM - 4-5 miles – slow, easy – flat, sandy –

Info: Quyen (Quinn), 631-234-5486, AM of hike only.
Enjoy early morning sun and fresh air by boardwalking to The In Restaurant in Kismet for breakfast, then return along the ocean; optional exploration of nearby communities; bring water, hat and sunscreen; rain cancels; meet at southeast corner of Robert Moses St. Pk. Field 5; parking fee or free with Empire Pass; joint hike with NHOC. E: qwpham@yahoo.com.
 

Mon. July 9 – NORTH END HIKE:

9:00 AM – 4.3 miles – fast-hilly – Info: Anneliese, 631-425-1445.
Get a weekday morning workout with a brisk hike on the very hilly north end of the Nassau-Suffolk Trail;  not for beginners; bring water; heavy rain cancels;  meet at Cold Spring Harbor State Park lot next to library on NY 25A, northeast of jct. NY 25A/108. 
 

Sun. July 15 – SUNKEN MEADOW HI-LO:

           4:00 PM – 3.5 miles –moderate – some hills – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take a late-afternoon walk from the north end of the L.I. Trail to Nissequogue River St. Pk. HQ, then return along the shoreline; bring water; rain cancels; meet at east end of Field 3 (farthest from entrance), Sunken Meadow St. Pk.; parking fee, or free with Empire Passport. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Sun. July 15 – PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:

            1:00 PM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or Trails Center, 631-852-3449.

World Bike Tour: A slide show and discussion by Fred Drewes featuring 44 different countries and 15,000 miles; not pine barrens-related, but definitely interesting!
 

Sat. July 21 - SARNOFF SPECIAL:

10:00 AM – 8-12 miles – 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. July 21 – BROOKHAVEN LOOP:

9:30 AM – 8.5 miles – moderate – some hilly spots, mostly flat – Info: Ray, 631-928-2989.  Hike a hilly, off-the-beaten-track trail out as far as the kettle pond area, then return by the yellow-blazed Brookhaven Trail; rain cancels; bring snack and water; meet at s.w. corner of Shoreham-Wading River H.S. parking lot (Wm. Floyd Pkwy. North to NY 25A, east short distance to H.S.).
 

Sun. July 22 – 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 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; rain cancels. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Fri. July 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. July 28 – PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:

            1:00 PM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or Trails Center, 631-852-3449.

Eric Callender Reptile Show: Lots of live critters, and not just a show-and-tell; everyone 5 or older can join in the fun; an educational experience for all!
 

Sat. July 28 – LATE AFTERNOON IN MASSAPEQUA PRESERVE:

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

Avoid the mid-day heat and join the Friends of Massapequa Preserve on a journey through the shady pine forests and along the streams, wetlands and lakes of this beautiful, 423-acre preserve; children 10 and older welcome; rain cancels; meet at kiosk at corner of Merrick Road and Ocean Ave., Massapequa, four blocks east of NY 107.
 

Sun. July 29 – NISSEQUOGUE RAMBLE:

7:45 AM – 9 miles –  moderate – varied, some hills – Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794.
Beat the heat on an early morning hike along the Nissequogue River featuring some good views and likely waterfowl; bring snacks and water; rain cancels; meet at the Smithtown Landing Golf Course (from jct. NY 25-25A-111in Smithtown, go west on Main St. to Landing Ave. (picture frame store on corner), then turn north on Landing Ave to GC; follow park road to parking lot and meet at the river side of lot.
 

Tuesday, July 31 – PINE TRAIL OUT-AND-BACK:

9:30 AM – 4.4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Ray, 631-928-2989. 

Hike a section of the Paumanok Path from NY 25 to Sandy and Grassy ponds and back; meet at Pine Trail Preserve parking lot, NY 25, 6/10 mile east of Wm. Floyd Pkwy.; bring water and bug spray, rain cancels.

 

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