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L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-360-0753 Fax 631-360-8127
June 2008 Hikes
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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.
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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).
Sun. June 1 BLYDENBURGH HISTORIC WALK:
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
Wed. June 4
10:00 AM 3 miles easy flat - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
easy walk in Lakeland County Park and the north section of Connetquot St. Pk.
Preserve, seeing the headwaters of the Connetquot River and diverse woods; rain
cancels; meet at Lakeland County Park (L.I.E. Exit 58, south on Old Nichols Rd.
to Johnson Ave., left to park; or L.I.E. Exit 59, south on Ocean Ave. to
Johnson, right to park). E:
Sat. June 7 NATIONAL TRAILS DAY:
AM CALL: Office, 631-360-0753, or
renew the trail surface on the all-access Els Wampmissick Trail, and well
provide refreshments and good company; call so that we can plan the day better;
meet at the
Sat. June 7 ROW AROUND STUMP POND:
1:00 PM Info: Office, 631-360-0753.
rowboat and join us on historic Stump Pond in the middle of
Sun. June 8 PINE BARRENS IN SPRING:
9:30 AM 7 miles moderate to fast flat Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.
late spring hike in the western pine barrens, including beautiful Grassy,
Tues. June 10 NORTH END HIKE:
9:30 AM 4.3 miles fast hilly Info: Anneliese, 631-425-1445.
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
Sat. June 14
10:00 AM 4-5 miles easy flat Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.
the south end of our Nassau-Suffolk Trail in a diverse preserve; meet at
Sat. June 14 WILDWOOD SINGLES WALK:
AM 4 miles moderate varied Info:
Discover the woods, beaches and bluffs of
Sat. June 14
10:00 AM 6-7 miles moderate mostly flat Info: Nancy D., 631-744-9815.
Unmarked trails will take us to Flanders Bay, Goose Neck and Maple Swamp for lunch; hike the picturesque portion of the Paumanok Path between Maple Swamp and Owl Pond; bring lunch and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at NY 24 and Spinney Road (L.I.E. Exit 71, east on 24 through Riverhead, or NY 27 Exit 65, west on 24); Spinney is a closed road just east of Birch Creek Road.
Sun. June 15 UPPER NISSEQUOGUE WALK:
10:00 AM 3.6 miles easy flat Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
the Long Island Trail from Smithtown through a red maple swamp, along McKinley
Marsh and into Hidden Pond Park, tracing the Nissequogue watershed to its
source; flowers may be blooming; possibly muddy footing; rain cancels; meet at
Hidden Pond Park parking lot near The Rinx; from L.I.E. Exit 58, go north on Old
Nichols Rd., turn left onto Terry Rd. to park entrance. E:
Fri. June 20 NITE HIKE:
8:30 PM 4 miles moderate flat Info: Bill R., 631-514-9487.
small flashlight for a walk in the Pine Barrens on the Paumanok Path and
connecting trails; meet at the
Sat. June 21 COLD SPRING HARBOR:
8:30 AM 12 miles moderate hilly Info: Bill R., 631-514-9487.
Be ready for hills on this hike from the harbor to NY 25 and back on the Nassau-Suffolk Trail; bring water and snack; rain cancels; meet at the trailhead on NY 25A east of NY 108, in Cold Spring Harbor State Park, just north of library.
Sat. June 21 INLET POND:
10:00 AM 4 miles moderate flat Info: Dave, 845-626-2038.
Come for a
walk at on of
Sat. June 21 -- SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE:
7:00 PM 3 miles easy flat Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.
Join us on the longest day of the year for a sunset hike on Nassau Countys newest Greenbelt Trail, the Wantagh Nature Trail; enjoy continuous water views along streams, ponds and wetlands abundant with wildlife; bring camera; children 10 or older welcome; meet at gazebo on north side of Merrick Rd. in Mill Pond Park, ½ mile west of Wantagh Pky. Exit W6W; rain cancels.
Sun. June 22 - BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM FREE CONCERT WALK:
11:00 AM 3-4 miles easy flat Info: Quyen (Quinn), 631-234-5486, AM of hike only.
as a singles walk, but all welcome; take a leisurely walk around beautiful
gardens, ponds and the Connetquot River, followed by a free outdoor concert in
the shade of the majestic trees; bring water, lunch and a chair; rain cancels;
meet at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, So.
Sun. June 22 PINE BARRENS DISCOVERY SERIES:
Info: Office, 631-360-0753, or
Reptiles of Pineland Habitats: An illustrated talk and slide show by Peter Warny about snakes and reptiles, as well as live reptiles; this workshop is aimed primarily for adults and naturalists but kids are welcome; there will be a question and answer session.
Sun. June 22 HIKE FOR LIFE 2008:
32 miles arduous varied CALL:
5:00 PM 3.5 miles easy to moderate varied Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
Experienced, long-distance hikers only, please, for a traverse of our L.I. Trail for the benefit of New York Blood Center; hike begins at Field 7, Heckscher St. Pk.; hikers will receive ride back at the end; shorter hike meets at east end of Field 3, Sunken Meadow St. Pk. for a late-afternoon walk along the Nissequogue to Nissequogue River St. Pk. and back along the L.I. Trail; call to reserve for long hike and to see how you can help with pledges; second annual event for New York Blood Center to raise awareness of the need for blood during the summer shortage; this year, NYBC will be looking for corporate sponsorship as well as individual pledges; they are also planning to put a Blood Mobile at Sunken Meadow that day for blood donors; check www.nybloodcenter.org. E: HFL08@nybloodcenter.org. The web link through the NY Blood Center (http://nybloodcenter.org/hike-for-life.htm) has downloadable forms and info.
Fri. June 27 TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL:
9:00 AM 4 miles easy to moderate flat Info: Vinny, 631-209-0030.
weekend early with a walk from the
Sat. June 28
9:00 AM 3.7 miles moderate varied Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
L.I. Trail from
Sun. June 29
9:30 AM 5 miles moderate flat Info: Terrie, 631-885-4543.
summer morning on easy flat trail; wear hat, bring suntan lotion and insect
repellent, water, snack and lunch; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; take Southern
State Pky. east to the end at
Sun. June 29 HITHER HILLS HIKE:
9:00 AM 10 miles moderate mostly flat Info: Bill, 631-514-9487.
the Patchogue LIRR station for train to Montauk (arrives 11AM); spend the day
hiking, with great scenery; bring towel for swimming, snacks and water; heavy
rain cancels; take NY 27 or the L.I.E. to Nicolls Rd; go. south to the end,
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