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L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-360-0753 Fax 631-360-8127
July 2008 Hikes
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Saturdays BLYDENBURGH HOUSE AND HISTORIC TOUR EVERY SATURDAY:
1:00 PM 1 hour - easy flat Info: Office, 631-360-0753.
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. July 5 GREAT RIVER RAMBLE:
9:00 AM 3.5 miles easy flat Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
the L.I. Trail from Timber Point to
Sun. July 6 CENTRAL PARK FAST RAMBLE:
Noon about 5 miles brisk mostly flat Info: Dorothy Lourdou, 212-685-6443.
run by the NYC-based Shorewalkers organization; a briskly-paced afternoon
exploration of various parts of Central Park such as Strawberry Fields, the
Ramble, Shakespeare Garden, Belvedere Castle, the Reservoir, the Loch, the North
Woods, Harlem Meer, and Conservatory Garden; bring snack & water; wear sturdy
shoes; heavy rain will cancel, showers will not.
Meet at 72nd
Sat. July 12 PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:
AM Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or
Sat. July 12 AMAGANSETT TO NAPEAGUE STATE PARK:
10:35 AM Distance TBA moderate varied Info: Robert Kess, 631-225-0297.
A hike run by the Shorewalkers club; walk the Paumanok Path through Pine Barrens and sand dunes, then return to Amagansett along the beach; bring lunch, water, sun blocker, repellent and bathing suit; meet at Amagansett LIRR station on Montauk Hwy. (meeting 7:46 train from Penn Sta.)
Sun. July 13 No Guided Hike Today
9:00 AM 4 miles easy to moderate flat Info: Vinny, 631-209-0030.
Start the weekend early with a walk from the
Fri. July 18 MOON WALK:
8:30 PM 4 miles moderate flat Info: Bill, 631-514-9487.
flashlight for a walk in the Pine Barrens under a full moon; meet at the
Sat. July 19 PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:
AM Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or
Bring Science to the Shore: With over 20 million people living within 50 miles of Long Island Sound, it is important that each of us work to protect and restore this estuary of national importance. Come join us to learn about Long Island Sound, the current efforts to restore it, and how you can help! Presented by Larissa Graham of New York Sea Grant; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.
7:30 AM 9 miles fast varied Info:
Rise and shine for an early hike with the birds from Smithtown Landing along the scenic Nissequogue River to the Sunken Meadow bluffs and back; bring water and snacks; meet at the Smithtown Landing Golf Course (from jct. NY 25-25A-111 in Smithtown, go west on Main St. to Landing Ave. (picture frame store on corner), then turn north on Landing Ave. to GC; follow park road to parking lot and meet at the river side of lot. E: email@example.com.
Sun. July 20 FIRE
8:00 AM 4-5 miles easy flat, sandy
Info: Quyen (Quinn) 631-234-5486, AM of hike only.
Enjoy early morning sun and fresh air by board walking to The In Restaurant in Kismet for breakfast, then return along the ocean; optional exploration of nearby communities; bring water, hat and sunscreen lotion; rain cancels; meet at south east corner of Robert Moses State Park Field 5 (easternmost); parking fee or free with Empire Pass; joint hike with NHOC. E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed. July 23 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.
11:00 AM Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or
Owl Discovery Hour: Meet real, live owls and get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of this common but seldom seen local inhabitant, courtesy of Volunteers for Wildlife; enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptations; recommended for 3rd graders and up; $3 Donation per person; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.
Sat. July 26 PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:
5:30 PM -3 miles easy some hills Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.
Join the Friends of Massapequa Preserve on a spectacular hike to the 125-foot peak of our planned Meadowbrook Parkway Trail; you can see for miles, including NYC skyline; birds and wildlife galore; bring camera and/or binoculars for the magnificent views from this sunny oasis above Hempstead Bay; insect repellent may be needed; children 10 or older welcome; take Meadowbrook Pky. to Exit 9E; take first right off
Sun. July 27 -- No Guided Hike Today
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