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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

January 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.

 

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).
 

Tues. Jan. 1 – HITHER WOODS NEW YEAR’S HIKE:

10:00 AM – 10 miles – moderate pace – moderate to hilly – Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.

At the end of a long weekend, enjoy the leader's annual New Year's Hike in Hither Woods; be prepared for a full day, as this hike will ramble though much of this magnificent Montauk forest; bring lunch and liquids; meet 10:00 A.M. (note the morning start time this year!) at Hither Hills Overlook, NY 27, Montauk; weather never cancels! 
 

January 5, Saturday, 10AM-1:30PM.  Meet at the Sarnoff Reserve’s DEC parking lot on the west side of County Road 104, 2.5 miles south of the Riverhead Traffic Circle, between CR 105 to the north and CR 31 to the south.  From Sunrise Highway heading east, take Exit 63 (C.R. 31 North) to C.R. 104 North.  Travel a short distance and the Parking lot will be on the left side of the road. Bring snacks and liquids for this 6 mile walk through the heart of the Pine Barrens. Contact John Virgilio, 631-574-8844 or virg4@optonline.net.


Sat. Jan. 5 – BLYDENBURGH HISTORIC WALK:

            1:00 PM – 2 miles – easy – varied – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

Take an hour’s walk in Blydenburgh Park and learn some local history; then return to our Office for the opening of our photo exhibit on the mushrooms of Blydenburgh Park, by Daniel Karpen; ice or heavy rain cancels the walk; meet at our Office (see directions at top of schedule). Leader: Nancy Manfredonia.
 

Sun. Jan. 6 – STUMP POND CIRCULAR:

10:00 AM – 5.7 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.
Meet at our Office (directions at top of schedule) for a scenic winter walk around the 120-acre pond in the middle of Blydenburgh Park; bring snack and liquid; rain, ice or heavy snow cancels.
 

Sun. Jan. 6 – NORTH END TREK:

            8:30 AM – 12 miles – fast – hilly – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Start the new year off right! Burn off those extra holiday calories! Great cardio workout! Head up
through the beautiful hills of the north shore to Cold Spring Harbor, pause to appreciate the harbor view,
and hop back down the hills again; hiking experience and good knees recommended; bring water and snack; icy trail cancels; meet at Trail View State Park, north side of Jericho Turnpike (NY 25), several traffic lights east of Seaford Oyster Bay Exwy. (NY 135), and just past Stop ’n’ Shop; from the east, lot is just west of Woodbury Rd.
 

Wed. Jan. 9 – WILDWOOD WANDERING:

            1:00 PM – 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; meet in parking lot; if there’s snow, we’ll cross-country ski (BYO skis).
 

Fri. Jan. 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 or snow cancels.
 

Sat. Jan. 12 –BROOKHAVEN LOOP:

            9:30 AM – 8 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 or snow 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. Jan. 12 – WILDWOOD WANDERINGS:

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

Hike this fine state park on Long Island Sound; not a beginners walk; singles welcome; rain cancels;  from L.I.E. Exit 68, go north on William Floyd Parkway to end at NY25A; go east, left onto Sound
Ave, then left onto Hulse Landing Rd. to park entrance, meet in parking lot.
 

Sun. Jan. 13 – STUMP POND CIRCULAR:

            10:45 AM – 5.7 mi – moderate, varied – Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.

Enjoy a moderately-paced hike around the 120-acre pond in the middle of Blydenburgh Park; bring snack/lunch and water; joint with NHOC; below 25, rain or ice cancels (some snow on ground does not); meet at south entrance of Blydenburgh Park, west of NY 347/454 merge in Hauppauge; entrance onnorth side of road across from government buildings; meet in first lot to right.
 

Sat. Jan. 19 – PINE BARRENS PERAMBULATION:

            1:00 PM – 4 miles – moderate – varied - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the Paumanok Path from Pleasure Drive to Birch Creek; a great trip for newcomers to the Pine Barrens; bring water; rain or bad footing cancels; meet on NY 24 at Spinny Rd., a closed, gated road opposite Birch Creek Rd. (from NY 27 Exit 65, north on 24; from L.I.E. Exit 71, south on 24 through Riverhead to Spinny). E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Sun. Jan. 20 – MONTAUK POINT LOOP:

            10:00 AM – 7 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.

This spectacular circuit is a tour-de-force of the New York State parklands around Montauk Point; magnificent blufftop views of the Atlantic, but surprises, too: beautiful woods, rushing streams, and a secret pond; bring lunch and liquid; meet at the Point Woods trailhead, end of Camp Hero Road, south side of Montauk Point State Parkway (NY 27), about 5 miles east of downtown Montauk.

 

Fri. Jan. 25 - JONES POND WALK:

            7:00 AM – 6 miles – easy – flat – Info: Vinny: 631-209-0030.

Get up early for a winter walk from the Trails Center to Jones Pond, along the Paumanok Path, and back; bring water; rain cancels; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.
 

Sat. Jan. 26 – PINE TRAIL PERAMBULATION:

            2:00 PM – 4 miles – moderate – flat - Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Take an afternoon walk on the Pine Trail, part of the Paumanok Path; not a beginner’s walk; singles welcome; meet at Pine Trail Preserve lot on NY 25, 6/10 mile east of Wm. Floyd Pky.; rain or heavy snow cancels; bring water.
 

Mon. Jan 28 – TERRELL RIVER WALK:

10:30 AM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9494.

Take a walk in a Suffolk County park with river and bay views; rain or bad footing 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. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.
 

Wed. Jan. 30 – DOUBLEHEADER HIKE:

1:15 PM – 3 miles each – moderate – flat – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.

Explore the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, then journey to nearby South Haven County Park for a walk in pine barrens; rain cancels; meet at the Wertheim parking lot; from NY 27 Exit 58, go south a short distance to Montauk Hwy. (C.R. 80); turn right to refuge sign at Smith Road; go left on Smith to refuge entrance.

 

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