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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

February 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.

Sun. Feb. 1 – CONNETQUOT SAUNTER:
10:00 AM - 2 to 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.
Take an easy walk to the hatchery and back in beautiful Connetquot Park Preserve; ice or heavy rain cancels; meet at main entrance to Connetquot Park (north side of NY 27, west of Oakdale-Bohemia Rd.; from the west, take Exit 47A, follow signs to u-turn for park; fee, or free with Empire Passport). Leader: Nancy Manfredonia.

Mon. Feb. 2 – MONDAY ON THE PAUMANOK PATH: Info: Nancy D, 516-617-0105. See Mon. 1/19.

Sat. Feb. 7 – 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 its conifer collection from all parts of the world; bring water, snack and a smile; opt to stay for lunch at the Café; joint with NHOC; below 25○, rain or ice cancels (some snow on ground does not); from the west, use So.
St. Pky. Exit 45E and go east ¼ mile on NY 27A to entrance on right; from the east, take NY 27 to Connetquot Ave., go south to NY 27A, then east on Montauk Highway to entrance on right side; park to far left side of parking lot.

Sat. Feb. 7 – INDIAN ISLAND WALK:
Noon – 2-3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.
Beginners and singles welcome; 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 at a local vineyard following hike; rain or heavy snow cancels.

Sun. Feb. 8 – SUNKEN MEADOW HI-LO:
1:30 PM – 3.5 miles – easy to moderate – some hills – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
Walk from the north end of the L.I. Trail to Nissequogue River St. Pk. HQ, then return along the shoreline; bring water; rain, snow or ice cancels; meet at east end of Field 3, Sunken Meadow St. Pk. (north end of Sunken Meadow Pky.); if Field 3 is closed, use Field 4 E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Mon. Feb. 9 – MONDAY ON THE PAUMANOK PATH: Info: Nancy D, 516-617-0105. See Mon. 1/19..

Wed. Feb. 11 – WERTHEIM AND SOUTHAVEN WALK:
1:30 PM – 2.5 or 5 miles – easy to 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.

Wed. Feb. 11 – PINE BARRENS TRAIL MAINTENANCE MEETING:
7:00 PM – Info: Eric, 631-924-3099. Come plan our Jan. 24 maintenance outing.
   

Fri. Feb. 13 – 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; rain or snow cancels.

Sat. Feb. 14 – LAKELAND TO CONNETQUOT AND BACK:
8:45 AM – 11 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Bill, 631-514-9487.
If you’re looking to increase your hiking distance, this flat walk is a good and pretty place to start; 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); bring water and snack; rain may cancel; no dogs.

Sun. Feb. 15 – ROCKY POINT RAMBLE: 
10:00 AM – 8 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Karen, 631-929-6590, before 8 PM.
Take a hike in the pine barrens of the D.E.C.’s 5,100-acre Rocky Point Preserve; bring snack and liquid; rain cancels; meet at D.E.C. lot on south side of NY 25A, opposite Waldbaum’s, Rocky Point.

Mon. Feb. 16 – PRESIDENT’S DAY PROMENADE:  
2:30 PM – 4-5 miles – moderate – rolling terrain – Info: George, 516-249-5041.
Enjoy a weekday circle of trails at Bethpage State Park while we honor our Presidents past; meet at the picnic area parking lot (southbound NY 135 Exit 8 (Powell Ave.); go east after exit and make a left turn into Bethpage State Park; from south, use Bethpage Pky. to traffic circle at end; go ¾ around circle and north to entrance; proceed to end of road and parking lot; possible park fee; snow, rain or ice cancels.

Tues. Feb. 17 – CENTRAL NASSAU SCRAMBLE: 
10:00 AM – 2-1/2 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
Walk the Nassau-Suffolk Trail from Washington Avenue to Hay Path Road, a section about to receive a major reroute and improvements; meet at Hay Path Rd. and Cindy Dr.; rain or bad footing cancels; from south, take NY 135 to Plainview Rd.; go north from exit to Hay Path Rd., go right to Cindy Dr.; from North, take NY 135 to Old Country Rd., go east to Plainview Rd., south to Hay Path, left to Cindy.  E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Sat. Feb. 21 – MAINTENANCE OUTING:
11:00 AM – Info: Eric, 631-924-3099 or Nancy D., 631-744-9815.
Enjoy some time outdoors and help us improve our trails; fun and rewarding; bring loppers and/or pruners if you have them, gloves, and water; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.

Sun. Feb. 22 – PINE BARRENS PERAMBULATION:  
1:45 PM – 4 miles – moderate – varied - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484. 
Take an afternoon walk on the Paumanok Path from Pleasure Drive to Birch Creek; a great trip for newcomers to the Pine Barrens; bring water; rain, snow or ice 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.

Mon. Feb. 23 – MONDAY ON THE PAUMANOK PATH: Info: Nancy D, 516-617-0105. See Mon. 1/19.

Fri. Feb. 27 – 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; rain or snow cancels.

Sat. Feb. 28 – BELMONT LAKE RAMBLE:
10:45 AM – 5+ mi – moderate – flat – Info: Terrie 631-885-4543.
Take a winter walk around the lake, then explore flat hiking trail; bring water and snack/lunch;
  joint with NHOC; below 25 degrees, rain or ice cancels (some snow on ground does not); from Southern State Parkway Exit 38, follow signs into Belmont Lake State Park; meet west of entrance booth near restrooms.

 

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