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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

May 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).
 

Wed. May 2 – WILDWOOD WANDERINGS:
           
1:00 PM – up to 5 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.
Explore the woods, beaches and bluffs of this beautiful state park on L.I. Sound; rain cancels; take Wm. Floyd Pky. (C.R. 46) to its northern end, then east (right) on NY 25A, left onto Sound Ave., left on Hulse Landing Rd. (C.R. 54) to park entrance meet in parking lot.

Sat. May 5 – T.I.C. BIRDING:
           
8:00 AM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or T.I.C., 631-369-9768.
Get up early to see and hear the many species that hang around our Trails Center; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70. 

Sat. May 5 – SARNOFF SPECIAL:
10:00 AM – 8-10 miles – easy to 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. May 5 – FLANDERS FLING:
            10:00 AM – 6-7 miles – moderate – mostly flat – Info: Nancy D., 631-744-9815.
Hike the picturesque portion of the Pine Barrens Trail from Owl Pond to Maple Swamp, then follow unmarked trails.  Possibly hike to Goose Neck and lunch with a view of Flanders Bay; bring lunch and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at NY 24 and Spinney Road (L.I.E. Exit 71, east on 24 through Riverhead, or NY 27 Exit 65, west on 24); E: nduffrin@optonline.net.  

Sun. May 6 – COLD SPRING HARBOR WALK: 
           
10:00 AM – 4 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.
Hike the north end of the Nassau-Suffolk Trail, plus The Nature Conservancy’s Uplands Farm; bring water; heavy rain cancels; meet at north trailhead in Cold Spring Harbor State Park, NY 25A, north of NY 108 and just north of C.S.H. Library.

Sun. May 6 –BAYARD CUTTING SINGLES WALK:
           
10:00 AM – 3.5 miles – easy – flat – Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.
Spring flowers are blooming! Enjoy a hike on this 690-acre former estate on the banks of the Connetquot River with paths through woods, gardens and along the river’s edge; bring water and snack; opt to stay for lunch, bring or purchase at Cafι; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; from Southern State Pky. Exit 45E, go east on Montauk Highway 0.25 mile to Arboretum entrance on right side; parking fee, or free with Empire Passport.

Fri. May 11 - 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. May 12 – PINE BARRENS RAMBLE:
           
10:00 AM – about 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.
Meet at Spinny Road, a closed, gated road on NY 24 east of Riverhead and north of NY 27 Exit 65; a walk into Sear-Bellows County Park to see coastal plain ponds and classic pine barrens; rain cancels.

Sat. May 12 – MEET THE BOB-WHITE QUAIL:
           
10:00 AM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or T.I.C., 631-369-9768.
Join Eric Burke for a program about the distinctive quail; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.

Sat. May 12 – MASSAPEQUA MEANDER:
           
1:00 PM – 3-4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.
Join the Friends of the Massapequa Preserve on a leisurely hike through the forests, streams, wetlands and ponds of this enchanting 423-acre preserve; bring camera and snack; children 10 and older welcome; meet at Mansfield Park parking lot (So. St. Pky. Exit 30S, south to first light, left on Linden St. to Lake Shore Dr., right to Walker St., right to park); rain cancels.

Wed. May 16 – WALT WHITMAN LOOP:

            9:00 AM – 3.8 miles – moderate – hilly - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take a walk in West Hills Park, including Jayne’s Hill, the highest spot on L.I.; bring snack and water; 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. May 19 – SARNOFF SPECIAL:
           10:00 AM – 8-10 miles – easy to 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. May 19 – BLYDENBURGH HISTORIC PROGRAM:
           1:00-3:00 PM – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.
*The Carpentry shop will be open, with a live demonstration; while you’re at the park, tour the Blydenburgh-Weld House and take a walk on parts of the L.I. Trail or Stump Pond Loop; meet at our Office(see directions at top of schedule).

Sun. May 20 – HITHER WOODS IN SPRING:
           10:00 AM – 6-8 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.
The oaks are just leafing out, and the beech leaves are bright green; join us for a springtime tour-de-force of this magnificent Montauk wilderness; bring food and water; meet at Montauk Recycling Center trailhead, north side of NY 27, 2 miles east of Hither Hills Overlook, Montauk; joint hike with East Hampton Trails Preservation Society.

Sun. May 20 – FIRE ISLAND HIKE:
           11:00 AM - 5 miles – moderate – flat - Info: Lynne, 631-585-3040, evenings.
Visit the Fire Island Lighthouse, then walk through the beach communities of Kismet and Saltaire: stop for lunch on the bay; bring lunch; rain cancels; meet at the boardwalk entrance to the lighthouse at Robert Moses State Park Field 5 (parking fee or free with Empire Passport.)

Wed. May 23 – NORTH END WEEKDAY WALK:
           
9:30 AM - 4 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
Walk from Stillwell Woods to Cold Spring Harbor on the Nassau-Suffolk Trail; meet at Cold Spring Harbor St. Pk. lot, NY 25A, northeast of jct. NY 25A/108; go at your own pace on hills; rain cancels; bring water. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Sat. May 26 – WESTBROOK-CONNETQUOT LOOP:                 
           
9:00 PM – 4.5 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
Take a walk from Westbrook into Connetquot Park Preserve, up one side of the river to the hatchery and back down the other side; rain 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.

 

Sun. May 27  - JONES BEACH SINGLES WALK & LUNCH:
           10:00 AM - 4.5 miles - easy - flat - Info: Terrie 631-885-4543
A singles hike, but all welcome; we will walk the boardwalk, then opt to stay and have lunch on the beach; bring water, snack/lunch, and a towel to sit on; food may be purchased at beach concessions if desired; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; from Jones Beach Parking Field 4, walk through tunnel and meet at flagpole.

Wed. May 30 - 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.

 

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