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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

May 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. May 1 – 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. May 2 – CONNETQUOT SPRING SINGLES HIKE:

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

An exploration of this beautiful preserve and its river crossings; bring water; rain cancels; meet in parking lot, north side of NY 27, west of Exit 47; parking fee, or free with Empire Pass; bring $ for Fiesta Luncheon after at local Mexican restaurant in celebration of Cinco De Mayo.

Sun. May 3 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; 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 Nichol’s Rd., turn left onto Terry Rd. to park entrance. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.  

Mon. May 4 – MONDAY ON THE PAUMANOK PATH:

10:00 AM – Info: Nancy D., 516-617-0105 or 631-744-9815.
Help clear the trails or take a hike to reconnoiter for trails to trim.  This will be a regular Monday activity in the Pine Barrens anywhere from Rocky Point to Hampton Bays dependent upon the weather and the leader availability.  If you want to receive e-mail notification of the location and details for each week’s event, send email to pinehikes@optonline.net.  Otherwise, call one of the numbers above.

Sat. May 9 – 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.

Sun. May 10 – TRAIL CLEANUP:
 9:00 AM – Info: Bill, 631-514-9487.
Help clear the trail for the June 14th “Hike for Life”; bring work gloves and clippers, water; let’s go for lunch afterwards; meet at the south end of the shopping center near Uncle Giuseppe’s on NY 111 just south of NY 25/25A.

Sun. May 10 –MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL:

10:00 AM – 2 to 3 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Office, 631-360-0753.

Join leader Nancy Manfredonia on a special morning walk for Moms (everybody else welcome too!) to get some fresh air on the scenic Blydenburgh and Caleb Smith section of our wonderful LI Greenbelt Trail; rain cancels; meet at our Office(see directions at top of schedule).

Mon. May 11 – MONDAY ON THE PAUMANOK PATH:

10:00 AM – Info: Nancy D., 516-617-0105 or 631-744-9815.
Help clear the trails or take a hike to reconnoiter for trails to trim.  This will be a regular Monday activity in the Pine Barrens anywhere from Rocky Point to Hampton Bays dependent upon the weather and the leader availability.  If you want to receive e-mail notification of the location and details for each week’s event, send email to pinehikes@optonline.net.  Otherwise, call one of the numbers above.

Thurs. May 14 – WALT WHITMAN WANDERING:

10:00 AM – 3.7 miles – fast – hilly – Info: George, 516-249-5041.

Join us for an invigorating circuit around West Hills County Park with a stop at Jayne’s Hill; bring water; rain cancels; from L.I.E. Exit 49 or No. St. Pky. Exit 40, go north 1 mile past parkway; at Historic Site marker, turn left onto Old Walt Whitman Rd., then left onto West Hills Rd. opposite Whitman Birthplace; turn left again onto Reservoir Rd.; continue to dead end and park.

Fri. May 15 – 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. May 16 – FLOWERS IN THE PINE BARRENS?:

                10:00 AM – 6-8 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Nancy D., 631-744-9815.

Search for dogwood and other flowering trees in Brookhaven State Park; bring lunch and liquid; heavy rain cancels; meet at Shoreham-Wading River HS, NY 25A, just E. of Wm. Floyd Pky., at far right corner of parking lot; E: nduffrin@optonline.net.

Sun. May 17 – TRAIL CLEANUP:  
 9:00 AM – Info: Bill, 631-514-9487.
Help clear the trail for the June 14th “Hike for Life”; bring work gloves, clipppers and trimmers, water; let’s go for lunch afterwards; meet at end of South Ave.; take NY 347 to Terry Rd.; go north short distance to South Ave. and follow to the end of street.

Sun. May 17 – BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM WALK:

10:15 AM – 3+ miles – easy – flat – Info: Terrie 631-885-4543.

Hike on this 690-acre former estate on the banks of the Connetquot River with paths thru woods, gardens and along the river's edge; bring camera, flowers are blooming! Bring water and snack; opt to stay for lunch (bring or purchase at Café); joint with NHOC; parking fee, or  free with Empire Pass; rain cancels;   So. St. Pky. to Exit 45E, then east on Montauk Highway 0.25 mile to entrance on right side.

Mon. May 18 – MONDAY ON THE PAUMANOK PATH:

10:00 AM – Info: Nancy D., 516-617-0105 or 631-744-9815.
Help clear the trails or take a hike to reconnoiter for trails to trim.  This will be a regular Monday activity in the Pine Barrens anywhere from Rocky Point to Hampton Bays dependent upon the weather and the leader availability.  If you want to receive e-mail notification of the location and details for each week’s event, send email to pinehikes@optonline.net.  Otherwise, call one of the numbers above.

Thu. May 21– TERRELL RIVER WALK:

10:00 AM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9494.

Take a weekday walk in this popular Suffolk County park with river and bay views; rain cancels; meet at Flight 800 Memorial parking lot, north side of Montauk Hwy., east of Belleview Ave. and west of Kaler's Pond in Center Moriches. E: 2caseys@optonline.net.

Sat. May 23 – NISSEQUOGUE RIVER SPECIAL:

11:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied –

Info: Quyen (Quinn), 631-234-5486, AM of hike only.

Hike along hilly bluffs to Sunken Meadow with an awesome view of the Nissequogue River and L.I. Sound; bring water and lunch; rain cancels; meet at Nissequogue River State Park; take Sunken Meadow Pky. north to Exit SM4; head east on Pulaski Rd., which changes into Old Dock Rd.; at the 4th traffic light make a right onto St. Johnland Rd.; park entrance is about 1/2 mile on the left; joint hike with NHOC. E: qwpham@yahoo.com.

Sun. May 24 – SUNSET STROLL IN MASSAPEQUA PRESERVE:

 6:00 PM – 3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Rich or Lisa, 516-826-8339.

Join the Friends of Massapequa Preserve on a late afternoon walk through the tranquil forests, streams, ponds and wetlands of this enchanting 423-acre preserve; bring camera and light dinner or snack if you wish; children 10 or older welcome; rain cancels; meet at kiosk at corner of Merrick Rd. and Ocean Ave., Massapequa, 4 blocks east of NY 107.

Sun. May 31 –CROSSING THE BORDER LOOPTY LOO:

12:45 PM – 12 miles – fast – hilly – Info: Shari, 516-721-0223.
Start the Walt Whitman loop in Suffolk, then head west to the Nassau-Suffolk Trail, loop around in Nassau’s Plainview area, and head back across the county border to complete the Whitman loop;  hiking experience recommended;  bring water and snacks; from L.I.E. Exit 49 or N. State Pkwy,  Exit 40, go north on NY 110; a mile north of pkwy., turn left at sign for Whitman Birthplace Hist. Site;  turn left onto West Hills Rd., left again at stop sign at Reservoir Rd.; meet at Jayne’s Hill sign near top of Reservoir Rd.   E: sharimit@yahoo.com.

 

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