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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

June 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.

 

Fri. Jun. 5 – 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 cancels.

Sat. Jun. 6 – NORTH FORK SPECIAL:

10:00 AM – 1.5 to 3 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Sharon, 631-765-3743.
Explore Inlet Pond County Park on a singles fitness hike (all are welcome) through woods and beach; may need to climb over large rocks, depending on tide; bring water; rain cancels; meet at park,  65275 C.R. 48, Greenport, on north side of road, about 1 mile east of Chapel Lane, west of Moore’s Lane.

Sat. Jun. 6 – PINE BARRENS IN SPRING:

9:30 AM – 7 miles – moderate to fast – mostly flat – Info: Andy, 631-696-8089.

Enjoy a late spring hike in the western Pine Barrens, including Grassy, Sandy and Jones Ponds; repellant recommended; bring lunch and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at the Trails Information Center, 1/4 mile north of L.I.E. Exit 70.

Sun. Jun. 7 – TRAILS DAY CLEANUP:
9:00 AM - Info: Bill, 631-514-9487.
Help clear the trail for the June 14th “Hike for Life”; bring work gloves, clippers and water; let’s go for lunch afterwards; meet at the athletic field at Wheeler Rd and Montauk Hwy.
( NY 27 to Connetquot Ave.; go south to Montauk Hwy.; turn left, go over railroad bridge, take immediate left to bottom of hill).

Sun. Jun. 7 – CALEB SMITH SAUNTER:

10:15 AM – 4 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Terrie 631-885-4543.

Enjoy the late morning sunshine and fresh air with an easy-paced walk at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve; explore its many different habitats, including freshwater wetlands, ponds, streams, fields and upland woods; bring water and snack or lunch; joint with NHOC; rain cancels; Sunken Meadow Pky. to Exit SM 3; go east on Jericho Turnpike (NY 25) three miles to the park entrance on left.

Sat. Jun. 13 – MASSAPEQUA MEANDER:

10:00 AM – 4-5 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Joe, 516-334-0076.

Explore this diverse, 423-acre preserve at the south end of our Nassau-Suffolk Trail; meet at Walker Field: take So. St. Pky. Exit 30S; just south of parkway, turn left onto Linden St., right onto Lake Shore Dr., right onto Walker St.; continue to end and park at fields; bring water; rain cancels.

Sun. Jun. 14 – HIKE FOR LIFE 2009:

6:30 AM – 32 miles – arduous – varied – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.

1:30 AM – 11 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.

4:00 PM – 3 miles – easy to moderate – varied – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.
Third annual event for the New York Blood Center – to raise awareness of the need for blood, especially during the summer shortage; three levels of hikes to maximize participation; hikers, hike leaders, sweeps, car drivers and other volunteers are needed; individual pledges and corporate sponsorship encouraged;  for 32 miles, experienced, long-distance hikers only, please, for a traverse of our entire LI Trail; hike begins at Field 7, Heckscher St. Pk.;  hikers will receive a ride back at the end;  11 mile option starts at the Greenbelt office and joins the hikers for the northern third; shorter, family-friendly 3-mile hike meets at east end of Field 4, Sunken Meadow St. Pk. for a late-afternoon walk along the bluffs, and connects with the long-distance hikers for the final stretch;  e-mail or call to register for all hikes and to see how you can help with pledges;  E: hikeforlife2009@yahoo.com.

Sun. Jun. 14 – BAYARD CUTTING SINGLES WALK:

10:30 AM – 2 hours – easy – flat – Info: Charlotte, 631-929-1035.

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of this park on the Connetquot River; rain cancels; beginners OK; enjoy social time after walk at the Arboretum Café, or bring your own lunch and beverage; take So. St. Pky. Exit 45E (Montauk Hwy.), then east ¼ mile to entrance; meet in parking lot; parking fee without Empire Pass, or walk in from LIRR Great River station.

Sun. Jun. 14 – NORTHWEST PATH 20th ANNIVERSARY:

10:00 AM – 10-12 miles – moderate to brisk – varied – Info: Rick, 631-267-6608.

In January 1989 the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society opened its first “greenbelt” trail, the Northwest Path; many more miles of trails have been opened to the public since, but the Northwest Path—famed for its White Pine Forest—is still a beauty!  Rescheduled from January due to ground conditions, this hike is 10-12 miles out and back at a moderate to brisk pace; bring lunch and liquids; meet at parking area on East Hampton-Sag Harbor Tpke. (NY 114), just south of Edwards Hole Road.

Thurs. Jun. 18 -- COLD SPRING HARBOR HILL HOP:

9:30 AM – 4.3 miles – fast – hilly – Info: George, 516-249-5041.

Not for beginners!  Easily one of the toughest hikes on L.I., with an extremely rewarding view of the harbor and many ups and downs on the way to NY 108 and back; meet at the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail head on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A) in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library; bring water, rain cancels.   

Fri. Jun. 19 – 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 cancels.

Sat. Jun. 20 – SUNSET SOLSTICE AT NORMAN LEVY PRESERVE:

5:30 PM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.

Join the Friends of Norman Levy Preserve and celebrate the longest day of the year on a spectacular hike to the 125-foot “peak” of our planned Meadowbrrok Parkway Trail; you can see for miles, including the NYC skyline; birds and wildlife galore; bring camera or binoculars for 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 Merrick Rd. into Town of Hempstead Dept. of Sanitation facility; guard will let you through the entrance gate to preserve; rain cancels.

Sun. Jun. 21 – LAKELAND POKE-AROUND:

1:30 PM – 3 miles – easy – flat - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take an easy afternoon walk in Lakeland County Park and the north section of Connetquot St. Pk. Preserve, seeing the headwaters of the Connetquot River and diverse woods; a good beginner’s walk; 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: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Sat. June 27 – FAMILY FUN AT SUNKEN MEADOW:
5:00 PM – 3-4 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
School’s out and it’s time for everyone to enjoy the beginning of summer vacation!  Come take a hike with the evening sun in the sky and birds out along the river; followed by a picnic dinner, and perhaps a pick-up ballgame at the park; bring picnic food and water;   bonus trail snack provided for children ages 12 and under; meet at east end of Field 3, Sunken Meadow St. Pk. (north end of Sunken Meadow Pkwy.); parking fee without Empire Pass. E: sharimit@yahoo.com.

Sun. June 28 – UPPER NISSEQUOGUE WALK:
1:30 PM – 3.6 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take an afternoon walk on 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; 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 Nichol’s Rd., turn left onto Terry Rd. to park entrance. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.  

 

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