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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

March 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).
 

Fri. Mar. 2 – 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. Mar. 3 – STUMP POND CIRCULAR:

9:00 AM – 5.8 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Circumnavigate the pond in the middle of Blydenburgh Park; not intended for beginners; hiking boots a must; rain or heavy snow cancels; bring snack and water; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule).
 

Sun. Mar. 4 – Sun. Mar. 4 – SUNKEN MEADOW RAMBLE:

                Noon – 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; foul weather 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.
 

Fri. Mar. 9 - 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. Mar. 10 – No guided walk scheduled for today. Visit the Blydenburgh-Weld House and take a walk around Stump Pond, or take a friend on your favorite section of the Greenbelt Trail system.
 

 Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM on March 11. Turn your clocks ahead! 
 

Sun. Mar. 11 – COLD SPRING HARBOR HILL HOP:

                9:45 AM – 11-12 miles – moderate – hilly - Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794.

This hike’s a real workout: Cold Spring Harbor to NY 25 and back again; bring snack and liquid; rain cancels; meet at trailhead in State Park, NY 25A, east of NY 108 and  next to C.S.H. Library.
 

Sat. Mar. 17 – WEAR GREEN HIKE:

                9:45 AM – 5.7 miles – moderate – mostly flat - Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794.

Maybe a leprechaun will show up or we’ll find a pot of gold; wear green and walk the Stump Pond Loop in Blydenburgh Park; rain may cancel; bring water; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule).
 

Sun. Mar. 18 – BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM WALK:

                10:30 AM – 3-4 miles – easy – flat – Info. Terrie 631-885-4543.

Spring is almost here! Let’s welcome the season with a hike at one of Long Island's jewels with open meadows, lawns, marshy refuge and its conifer collection of fir, spruce, pine, cypress, hemlock from all parts of the world; bring water, snack and a smile; opt to stay for lunch at the Cafι; rain cancels; joint with NHOC; take NY 27 to Connetquot Avenue, go south to NY 27A, east to Arboretum on your right.


Wed. Mar. 21 -
WALT WHITMAN VERNAL EQUINOX WALK:

                9:30 AM – 3.8 miles – moderate – hilly - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Welcome spring on this walk in the footsteps of Walt Whitman in West Hills Park, including the highest spot on Long Island; bring snack and liquid; rain cancels; from L.I.E. Exit 49 or No. St. Pky. Exit 40, go north on NY 110; a mile north of pky., turn left at sign for Whitman Birthplace Hist. Site; turn left onto West Hills Rd., left again at stop sign at Reservoir Rd.; continue to end of Reservoir Rd.
 

Sat. Mar. 24 –BROOKHAVEN TRAIL WALK:

9:30 AM – 6.8 miles – moderate to fast – mostly flat – Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.
A fast-paced walk through beautiful pine barrens; diverse scenery; meet at s.w. corner of Shoreham-Wading River HS parking lot, NY 25A, Ό mile east of Wm. Floyd Pky.; bring lunch & liquid; heavy rain cancels. 
 

Sat. Mar. 24 – BAYARD CUTTING WALK:

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

Beginners are welcome on this exploration of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, on the banks of the Connetquot River; rain or heavy snow cancels; meet at Great River LIRR station (from NY 27, go south on Connetquot Avenue to station; park on south side).
 

Sat. Mar. 24 – WEST END WINTER WALK:

10:00 AM – 2 miles – easy – sandy – Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.

Meet at Jones Beach’s West End parking lot for an anti-cabin fever beach walk; bring water; bad weather cancels.
 

Sun. Mar. 25 – NORTH END OUT-AND-BACK:

                8:45 AM – 9 miles – moderate – varied - Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794.

Meet at Smithtown Landing Golf Course for a hike to Sunken Meadow State Park and back on the L.I. Trail; bring snack and liquid; rain cancels; from NY 25/25A/111 in Smithtown, go west on Main St. to Landing Avenue (picture frame store on corner), then north on Landing Avenue to G.C.; follow park road to parking lot, and meet at river side of lot.
 

Tues. Mar. 27 – MASSAPEQUA STRETCH:

                10:00 AM – 5 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the Nassau-Suffolk Trail from Boundary Avenue to Merrick Road, mostly through Massapequa Preserve; bring water; foul weather cancels; park on Ocean Avenue, just north of Merrick Rd., in Massapequa. E: 2caseys@optonline.net

 

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