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L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference

P.O. Box 5636

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone 631-360-0753       Fax 631-360-8127  

August 2009 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 and travel to the end of the road, making the last possible left.  At the end of Mill Road travel past a Blydenburgh County Park sign, through open metal cyclone gates.  Pass a sign indicating that the park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Continue past a sign indicating “Parking Area” with arrow and “Authorized Vehicles Only Beyond This Point”.  Don’t follow the arrow.  Pass by a wooden half-gate with the sign “Authorized Vehicles Only”.  Turn left up the long winding (very dark at night) driveway marked with a sign saying “Blydenburgh Weld House, Visitor Reception Center, Museum Shop, L.I. Greenbelt Trail”.  From Route 347, find Brooksite Dr. between the 347-454 junction and Rt. 111; head north on Brooksite to New Mill Rd.; go left onto Mill Road. 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.

NOTE: Some Greenbelt hikes are intended for our members only. Other organizations or media outlets wishing to list our events should NOT use our mailed hike list in Footnotes for information; instead, please use this website or call our Office, 631-360-0753, and request our Media List.

 

Sat. Aug. 1 – WANTAGH NATURE TRAIL WALK: 1:00 PM 3-4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.

Join us at the trailhead of Nassau’s newest Greenbelt Trail; hike along a path with almost continuous water views along streams, ponds and wetlands abundant with wildlife; bring camera and/or binoculars; children 10 or older welcome; meet at gazebo on north side of Merrick Road in Mill Pond Park, ½ mile west of Wantagh Pky. Exit W6W; rain cancels.

 

Sun. Aug. 2 – FAMILY FUN AT WEST HILLS COUNTY PARK: 4:30 PM – 3.8 miles – moderate – varied– Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Explore the highest point on Long Island along the Walt Whitman Trail, and complete the loop hike in time for picnic dinner, watching the amusing canines in the dog park, and possible frisbee or volleyball game in the park; bring sports equipment if desired;   bring picnic food and water; bonus trail snack provided for children ages 12 and under; meet at West Hills County Park picnic area on the east side of Sweet Hollow Road; Northern State Pky. Exit 40S; NY 110 south; slight right at Old Country Road; turn right at Sweet Hollow Road. E: sharimit@yahoo.com.

 

Fri. Aug. 7 – TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL: 9:00 AM – 4 miles –moderate – flat – Info: Vinnie, 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; light-colored clothing advised; rain cancels.

 

Sat. Aug. 8 – JONES BEACH WALK AND LUNCH: 10:00 AM – 4 miles – easy – flat boardwalk – Info: Terrie 631-885-4543.

We will walk the boardwalk and then have lunch on the beach; bring water, lunch, suntan lotion, swim suit, and towel to sit on; food may be purchased at beach concessions if desired; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; use Field 4, walk thru tunnel and meet at the flagpole near concession area; fee, or free with Empire Pass.

 

Sun. Aug. 23 – LAKELAND POKE-AROUND: 9:00 AM – about 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Wander the boardwalks and trails of Lakeland County Park and the north end of Connetquot Park, along the headwaters of the Connetquot River; good family hike; rain cancels; meet at the Lakeland parking lot (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: 2caseys@optonline.net.  

 

Fri. Aug. 28 – TRAILS CENTER SPECIAL: 9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Vinnie, 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; light-colored clothing advised; rain cancels.

 

Sun. Aug. 30 – SMITHTOWN LANDING TO SEASHORE: 7:45 AM – 9 miles – fast – varied – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Rise and shine for an early hike with the birds! From Smithtown Landing along the scenic Nissequogue River to the beaches and bluffs of Sunken Meadow, 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: sharimit@yahoo.com.

 

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