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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

September 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).
 

Sat. Sept. 1 – SMITHTOWN SPECIAL:

                9:00 AM – 3.7 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the L.I. Trail from Summerset Drive through Caleb Smith State Park and on to Blydenburgh Park; diverse scenery and loads of history; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule); parking fee possible; bring snack and liquid; rain cancels. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Sun. Sept. 2 – STONY HILL WOODS WALK:

                9:00 AM – 6 miles + – brisk – varied – Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.

Close out summer by hiking the beautiful Stony Hill Woods in Amagansett with a leader who knows the area well; bring food and water; meet on east side of Abraham's Path, 1/4 mile north of Town Lane, Amagansett.
 

Wed. Sept. 5 – RETIRED TEACHER SPECIAL:            

9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Watch the yellow buses go by on opening day, then join us as we hike the L.I. Trail from the Connetquot State Park Preserve entrance to Bunce’s Bridge, then return on the east side of the river; teaching experience not necessary; classic pine barrens and rich history; rain cancels; bring water; meet at Connetquot Park parking lot, north side of NY 27, west of Oakdale-Bohemia Rd.; from the west, take NY 27 to Exit 47A, make u-turn at Oakdale-Bohemia Rd. bridge. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Fri. Sept. 7 – 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. Sept. 8 – SUNRISE HIKE:

5:30 AM – 9 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Bill R., 631-514-9487.
A great time to walk the north end of the L.I. Trail from Sunken Meadow St. Pk. to Smithtown Landing and back, with bluffs and river views as the sun rises; bring snacks and water; rain may cancel, but clouds don't; meet at Field 3 near concession bldg.; take Sunken Meadow Pky. north to the end; if Field 3 is closed, use east end of Field 1.
 

Sat. Sept. 8 – ROCKY POINT CIRCULAR

                10:00 AM – 10 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Nancy D., 631-744-9815.

Hike the 5,100-acre Rocky Point DEC Preserve with the varied stands of oak and pine; see the regrowth from the big 1995 fire; one big hill; bring lunch and water; heavy rain cancels; meet in DEC parking lot on south side of NY 25A, across the street and between JR’s and Waldbaums; E: nduffrin@optonline.net.
 

Sun. Sept. 9 – STUMP POND CIRCULAR:

                10:15 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.

Primarily for singles, but all welcome; enjoy the first day of autumn with a moderately-paced hike (not intended for beginners) around the 120-acre pond in the middle of Blydenburgh Park; ring snack and water; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; meet at south entrance of Blydenburgh Park, on the north side of NY 454/347, west of the traffic light at Brooksite Drive (entrance has sign).
 

Sun. Sept. 9 – BROADWAY END-TO-END:

Meet 6:30 AM – 12 miles – moderate – mostly flat – Info: Bill R., 631-859-1794.
A city special; walk the entire length of Broadway with a stop at Grant's Tomb and the "Seinfeld diner"; meet at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station at 6:30AM to buy ticket and Metrocard.
 

Tues. Sept. 11 – 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.

Wed. Sept. 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 cancels.
 

Sat. Sept. 22 – EARLY FALL AT BLYDENBURGH:

                10:30 AM – 3 miles – moderate pace – varied – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

 Meet at our Office(see directions at top of schedule) for a walk in this premier  historic district, including a visit into Caleb Smith State Park; rain cancels. Leader: Nancy Manfredonia.
 

Sun. Sept. 23 - ANDY & LINDA'S 13TH ANNIVERSARY HIKE:

                10:30 AM – 5.7 miles – moderate – varied – Info, Andy, 631-696-8089.

Help celebrate Andy and Linda Suntup's 13th Wedding Anniversary as they lead a hike beginning at the spot on our L. I. Trail where they were married; a scenic walk around the 120-acre pond in Blydenburgh Park; bring snack and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at our Office (directions at top of schedule).
 

Tues. Sept. 25 – 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.
 

Sat. Sept. 29 – PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES--FIRE TOWER SPECIAL:

                1:00 PM - Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or Trails Center, 631-369-9768 the day of event.

Join Larry Paul for a “living history” interpretation of the Flanders Hill lookout and Pine Barrens fire control in a fascinating annual “open house at the tower” at the T.I.C. in Manorville, Ό mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70; a close-up of the workings of vintage instruments, a slide show (including some from 1956 at the tower), and tall tales, followed by an optional loop walk on El’s Wampmissick Trail (1 mile, easy, flat).
 

Sat. Sept. 29 – LONGSHANKS HIKE #4:

9:00 AM – 8-9 miles – moderate – some hills – Info: Ed, 631-668-2093.
Here is another opportunity to stretch your legs with your East Hampton Trails Preservation Society friends; spectacular water views are featured on this loop designed to challenge you; bring water and lunch snacks; meet at Camp Hero Road in Montauk, about one mile east of Theodore Roosevelt County Park and a mile from Montauk Lighthouse.


 

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