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L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-360-0753 Fax 631-360-8127
February 2008 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.
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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. Feb. 2 SMITHTOWN WINTER WALK:
9:30 AM 5 miles moderate flat - Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.
See woods, streams and Millers Pond on a brisk winter walk on the Long Island Trail; meet at our Office (directions at top of schedule); bring snack and liquid; rain, ice or heavy snow cancels.
Sun. Feb. 3 LAKELAND SOUTHWARD:
8:15 AM 12 miles fast flat Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Enjoy a brisk winter hike through Connetquot State Park, heading south down to The Pines, then returning back to Lakeland County Park; the quick pace will warm the body, even if the temps are chilly; hiking experience and layered clothing suggested; bring water and snacks; icy trail cancels; meet at Lakeland County Park (L.I.E. Exit 58, south on Old Nichols Rd. to Johnson Ave., left to park).
Sun. Feb. 3 BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM WALK:
10:45 AM 3 mi easy, flat Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.
Hike at one of Long Island's jewels with open meadows, lawns, marshy refuge and conifer collection from all parts of the world; bring water, snack and a smile; opt to stay for lunch; joint with NHOC; below 25○, rain or ice cancels (some snow on ground does not). Take NY 27 to Connetquot Ave., go south to NY 27A, east on Montauk Highway 0.25 mile to entrance on right side; park to far left side of lot.
Fri. Feb. 8 - 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 or snow cancels.
Sat. Feb. 9 STUMP POND SPECIAL:
8:45AM 5.7 miles moderate varied Info: Bill R. 631-859-1794.
Take a winter walk around the beautiful pond in the center f Blydenburgh Park; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule); rain cancels; bring water.
Sat. Feb. 9 INDIAN ISLAND WALK:
Noon 2 to 3 miles easy flat Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.
Beginners and singles are welcome on this walk in a beautiful Suffolk County park in Riverhead; meet at the parking field inside Indian Island County park, north side of Peconic river on C.R.. 105; bring money for optional wine tasting following hike at a local vineyard; rain or heavy snow cancels.
Sun. Feb. 10 THE PINES OF WINTER:
10:00 AM 4 to 5 miles moderate varied Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.
Enjoy a day exploring in the pines the conifers of East Hampton's famed White Pine Forest; we will hike through the pines on-trail and off; a significant amount of bushwhacking may be involved; bring snack and liquid; meet at Chatfield's Hole (pond on Two Holes of Water Road about 1/2 mile south of Swamp Road), in East Hampton's Northwest Woods.
Wed. Feb. 13 - BROOKHAVEN TRAIL WALK:
1:00 PM 6 miles moderate varied Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.
Walk the pine barrens in Brookhaven State Park; bring snack and liquid; rain cancels; meet at s.w. corner of Shoreham-Wading River H.S. parking lot (Wm. Floyd Pky. north to NY 25A, east short distance to high school).
Sat. Feb. 16 LAKELAND TO WESTBROOK:
10:00 AM 6 miles moderate flat Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9494.
Hike through diverse Lakeland and pristine Connetquot Parks; bring water; rain or bad footing cancels; meet at Westbrook sports fields; from So. St. Pky. Exit 45E, go east on Montauk Hwy. (C.R. 80); just past Bayard Cutting Arboretum, go uphill over the LIRR and turn left at Wheeler Rd. to parking.E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. Feb. Feb. 17 WESTBROOK TO THE BAY:
10:00 AM 4 to 4.5 miles moderate flat Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9494.
If you did Lakeland to Westbrook yesterday, come back to finish the rest of the southern half of the L.I. Trail; bring water; rain or bad footing cancels; 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: email@example.com.
Fri. Feb. 22 PINE BARRENS NIGHT HIKE:
7:45 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 a walk on the trails behind the center and the Paumanok Path; rain cancels, clouds dont; if weather is iffy call 631-514-9487 on the eve of hike; bring flashlight.
Fri. Feb. 22 - TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL:
7:00 AM 4 miles easy to moderate flat Info: Vinny, 631-209-0030.
Start the weekend earlyvery earlywith 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 or snow cancels.
Sat. Feb. 23 CAUMSETT CAPER:
10:00 AM 4 miles moderate varied Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.
See a beautiful state park on Long Island Sound in Lloyd Harbor; heavy snow cancels; bring liquid; from L.I.E. Exit #49, take NY 110 north to NY 25A (Main Street); turn left and go 3 traffic lights, turn right onto West Neck Rd., go about 6 miles to park entrance on left.
Sun. Feb. 24 BELMONT LAKE RAMBLE:
10:45 AM 5+ miles moderate, flat Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.
Take a winter walk around the lake, then explore a flat hiking trail; bring water and snack; joint with NHOC; below 25○, rain or ice cancels (some snow on ground does not); from So. St. Pky. Exit 38, follow signs into Belmont Lake State Park; meet west side of cashiers booth near comfort stations.
Fri. Feb. 29 QUADRENNIAL QUICKSTEP:
10:00 AM 4 miles moderate flat Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
In a quandary over how to spend Leap Day? Quash your concerns about quotidian chores and join us on a quest for quietude on the sandy quartz soils of the pine barrens; bring liquid to quaff; quitting time around noon; rain or bad footing cancels; hike to Sandy and Grassy Ponds and back; meet at Pine Trail Preserve parking lot, NY 25, 6/10 mile east of Wm. Floyd Pky. E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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