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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

November 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. Nov. 2 – 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. Nov 3 – FALL FOLIAGE IN MASSAPEQUA PRESERVE:

                1:00 PM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.

Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the peak fall foliage reflecting off the lakes and streams of this beautiful 423-acre preserve; joint hike with Friends of Massapequa Preserve; children 10 or older welcome; rain cancels; meet at kiosk at corner of Merrick Road and Ocean Avenue, Massapequa, four blocks east of NY 107.

Sat. Nov. 3 – PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:

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

 A Long Island Thanksgiving: Food writer Sylvia Carter tells how to make dinner from local and natural foods such as wild cranberries; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.

Sun. Nov. 4 – TORTILLA TOUR:  

1:30 PM – 3.6 miles – moderate – some hills – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Work up an appetite for our CHILI DINNER AND SQUARE DANCE on an out-and-back walk to the

top of Jayne’s Hill; hilly outbound, easy return; hike is open to all, dinner tickets or not; meet in front of Sweet Hollow Hall (from NY 110 just south of No. St. Pky. Exit 40, go west on Old Country Rd. to first light; turn right onto Sweet Hollow Road; go under parkway and make immediate left to parking lot at end of road); return in plenty of time for dinner; rain cancels hike. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Wed. Nov. 7 – CALVERTON PONDS SPECIAL:

                1:30 PM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.

See beautiful ponds in the Peconic Headwaters region; bring water; rain cancels; meet at preserve gate on Old River Rd., Calverton; from the Trails Information Center in Manorville (1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70), go north to T-intersection; turn right, cross tracks, and go right again at next T; take left fork onto David Terry St. (Wading-River Manor Rd.), and continue past River Rd. to Old River Rd.; turn right to preserve.

Sat. Nov. 10 – PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:

                10:00 AM - Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or Trails Center, 631-852-3449 the day of event.

Using a G.P.S.: Join Nancy Duffrin at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70 and learn how to use a global positioning system for hiking.

Sat. Nov. 10 – RIVERHEAD RAMBLE:

                10:30 AM – 4.5 miles – moderate to fast – varied – Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.

A scenic autumn pine barrens tour including Maple Swamp and Owl Pond; bring snack and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at Spinny Road and NY 24 (NY 27 to Exit 65, north on NY 24, or L.I.E. Exit 71, south on NY 24; Spinny is a closed, gated road on south side of 24, opposite Birch Creek Rd.).  

Sat. Nov. 10 – BAYARD CUTTING FALL WALK:

11:00 AM – 3-4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Walk from the Great River LIRR station into beautiful Bayard Cutting Arboretum; beginners welcome; singles welcome; rain cancels; meet at Great River LIRR station (NY 27 to Connetquot Ave, south to station, park on south side), rain cancels.

Sat. Nov. 10 – STUMP POND CIRCULAR:

1:00 PM – 5.7 miles – moderate – varied – Info, Nancy B., 631-682-0035.

Fall is a great time to walk this beautiful loop in Blydenburgh Park; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule); call in AM if weather is iffy; bring water and snack.

Sun. Nov. 11 – SMITHTOWN POND HOP:

8:30 AM – 11 miles – fast – varied – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Do 11 on 11/11 by hiking from NY 347 in Smithtown, past Miller Pond, around Stump Pond, and back down to 347; part linear, part loop, this hike will be fast with mostly flat terrain and a few hills; bring water and snack; meet on West Avenue in Smithtown; from NY 347 and Terry Rd. (C.R. 16), go north on Terry one block to first left (South Ave.); follow to end and park on street.

Sun. Nov. 11 – HECKSCHER LOOP:

                9:30 – 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: 2caseys@optonline.net

Tues. Nov. 13 - STUMP POND STOMP:

                9:30 AM – 5.7 miles – moderate – varied – Info, Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

This is a great time of year to take a quiet weekday walk around the pond in the center of Blydenburgh Park; rain cancels; bring water; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule).

Fri. Nov. 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 cancels.

Sat. Nov. 17 – 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.).

Sat. Nov. 17 – MASSAPEQUA MEANDER:

                10:00 AM – 4 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.

Take a walk on the south end of the Nassau-Suffolk Trail; bring water; heavy rain 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).

Sat. Nov. 17 – TERRELL RIVER WALK:

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

Take a walk in a Suffolk County park with river and bay views; beginners and singles welcome; rain cancels; meet at Flight 800 Memorial parking lot, north side of Montauk Hwy., east of Belleview Ave. and west of Kaler's Pond in Center Moriches. 

Sat. Nov. 17 – SEARS BELLOWS LOOP:

10:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Dave, 845-636-2038.

Hike a fairly pristine area of the Pine Barrens; bring lunch and liquid; rain cancels; meet at Spinney Rd. (a closed, gated road with Greenbelt kiosk) and NY 24, Flanders; for more information call or e-mail Daviation61@aol.com.

Sun. Nov. 18 – CALEB SMITH SINGLES HIKE:

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

Singles, all welcome. Enjoy the late morning sunshine and fresh autumn air with an easy-paced walk at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve; we’ll explore freshwater wetlands, ponds, streams, fields and upland woods; for singles, but all welcome; bring water and snack/lunch; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; meet at park entrance, north side of NY 25, east of Old Willets Rd. and west of the Bull.

Sat. Nov. 24 – Walk off the turkey on your favorite section of Greenbelt. Bring a friend!

Wed. Nov. 28 – WILDWOOD WANDERING:

                1:00 PM – 5 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.

See the beaches, bluffs and woods of this state park on Long Island Sound; rain cancels; take William Floyd Pky. (L.I.E. Exit 68) north to end at NY 25A; go east, bear left onto Sound Ave, then left onto Hulse Landing Rd. to park entrance, meet in parking lot.


 

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