Media 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 to park entrance at end of road. From Route 347, find Brooksite Dr. between the 347-454 junction and Rt. 111; head north on Brooksite to New Mill Rd.; go left to the park. Follow the paved path at the west end of the lot to the Blydenburgh-Weld House.

Hikes:

 

Sat. June 15—PLEASURE FROM BOTH SIDES:

9:00 AM – around 13 miles – fast – varied – Info: Jeff, 631-902-3156.

A speedy walk in the Flanders Woods, westward from Spinney Road on the main Paumanok Path, crossing Pleasure Drive, then around the rough blue loop and back again; bring water and snacks; meet at Spinney Road parking area, a closed, gated road on the south side of NY 24, east of NY 105 and west of NY 27 Exit 65; strong walkers, please: the pace is tough, only one quick stop for snacks; please spray your clothes against ticks and plan to do a thorough tick check when you get home; adverse weather cancels, so call or text that morning to be sure. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sat. June 15—FIRE ISLAND SUNSET AND MOON RISE HIKE:

7:15 PM – 5 miles – moderate - beach walk – Info: Quyen (Quinn), 631-234-5486; day of hike cell 631-521-5103.

Hike along the bay side to Democrat Point and observe how waves reshape the shoreline on the western end of Fire Island; we will hike around the point, then return along the ocean and enjoy a spectacular view of the full moon over the waves; bring water, snacks; rain cancels; meet at southwest corner of Field 2; no parking fee after 6 PM: take Southern State Parkway to Robert Moses Causeway (Exit 40) and south to Robert Moses State Park; joint hike with NHOC. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun. June 16—COLD SPRING HARBOR OUT AND BACK: 

9:00 AM – 5.3 miles – fast – hilly – Info: Tammy, 631-896-1409, between 6-9 PM. 

Let’s celebrate Father’s Day with the first annual John Straus Memorial Hike! To honor our fathers, please bring a fun story about your Dad to share with the group, whether he’s still with us or not; we’ll do the first few miles of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail by continuing past NY 108 to Stillwell Lane, then we’ll turn around and retrace our steps; this trail has some nice hills to make sure we get a great workout; bring water and trail snacks; a hiking pole is recommended; heavy rain cancels, light rain does not; call morning of hike if unsure; meet at the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A), in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

Sun. June 16—LAKELAND POKE-AROUND:

9:00 AM –3 miles – easy – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take an 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; 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mon. June 17— PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884.

Join the Monday crew and help clip back and clear trails; a regular Monday activity in the Pine Barrens from Rocky Point to Hampton Bays, dependent upon the weather and leader availability; to receive e-mail notification of the location and details for each week’s activity, call Janet or E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tues. June 18—CAUMSETT CAPER:

10:30 AM – 6 miles – moderate – hilly ­ Info: Carol, 631-223-3427.

Explore many of the little-known wooded trails and also the beach to get a great feel for this extraordinary park; seeing the cliffs from the beach is awesome; great photo ops; bring water and snack; heavy rain cancels; from NY25, go north on Woodbury Rd., which becomes West Neck Road north of NY25A (Main St., Huntington); continue another 6 miles to park on your left; from the east go North on NY 110 to NY 25A in Huntington turn left (west) to West Neck Road; turn right for 6 miles; meet in parking lot near booth; parking fee, or free with Empire Passport.

Wed. June 19—BLYDENBURGH-CALEB SMITH COMBO:

9:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

Walk from Greenbelt Office through part of Blydenburgh into Caleb Smith Park and back; meet in parking lot at north entrance of Blydenburgh Park (directions top of schedule), bring water; rain cancels.

Sun. June 23—SANS SOUCI SAUNTER:

8:30 AM – 3 miles – easy – varied – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Explore two trails in the pine barrens of this county park in Sayville; bring water; rain cancels; meet at park entrance on Broadway Avenue; eastbound, take NY 27 to Exit 50, continue in service road to Broadway Ave., turn right to park, ¼ mile on left; westbound, take NY 27 Exit 51, stay left in service road to Broadway Ave., turn left to park; parking is limited; overflow parking on Broadway Ave. or side street opposite entrance. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mon. June 24—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884.

Join the Monday crew and help clip back and clear trails; a regular Monday activity in the Pine Barrens from Rocky Point to Hampton Bays, dependent upon the weather and leader availability; to receive e-mail notification of the location and details for each week’s activity, call Janet or E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sat. June 29—WANTAGH NATURE TRAIL WALK:

9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733.

Visit Mill Pond and Twin Pond preserves, with plenty of water views; from Wantagh State Pkwy. Exit W6, go west on Merrick Rd, about 4 blocks to Mill Pond Preserve; park on Merrick Road, meet at gazebo; bring water; heavy rain cancels.  

Sat. June 29—CONNETQUOT RAMBLE:

11:00 AM ­– 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Carol, 631-223-3427.                                                         

 Explore the eastern side of this vast preserve and get to see different trails; perhaps lunch after at Bayard Cutting Arboretum; meet in the main entrance parking lot on the north side on NY 27, west of Oakdale-Bohemia Rd.; from the west take Sunrise Highway Exit 47A follow signs for U-turn to park; from the east, take NY 27 to entrance on right; parking fee, or free with Empire Passport.

Sun. June 30—NASSAU-SUFFOLK TRAIL TREK: 

9:00 AM – 10 miles – fast – flat – Info: Tammy, 631-896-1409, between 6-9 PM. 

This will be a nice brisk walk in the woods from the Bethpage State Park picnic area parking lot, heading north on the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail to the Northern State and back; bring water and trail snacks; heavy rain cancels, light rain does not; call morning of hike if unsure; from southbound NY 135 Exit 8, Powell Ave.,  head east and make a quick left into the park towards the picnic area and polo field; from Bethpage Pkwy., go north to traffic circle, go ¾ around and continue to entrance; follow the road past the toll booth ($8 for parking if you don’t have an Empire Pass) and head left into the picnic area parking lot; me’ll meet in the northwest corner of the lot.

Sat. July 6—FLANDERS –SEARS POND PROWL:

9:30 AM – 4.5 miles – easy-varied-Info: Janet, 631-288-6884, before 9 PM.

A walk to Owl Pond to connect to the Paumanok Path, heading east to Sears Pond; bring water and snack; meet at kiosk on spinney Rd., Flanders, south side of NY 27 just east of Birch Creek (follow NY 24 from Riverhead, or NY 27 Exit 65, go north on NY 24); rain cancels.

Sun. July 7—TERRELL RIVER AFTERNOON WALK:

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

Take a walk in this popular Suffolk County park with river and bay views; rain cancels; meet at park entrance on south side of Montauk Hwy., east of Belleview Ave. and west of Kaler’s Pond in Center Moriches; additional parking across street at Flight 800 Children’s Memorial parking lot. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wed. July 10—CAUMSETT CAPER:

9:00 AM – 7 miles – brisk – varied – Info. Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

Enjoy this beautiful park and walk the shoreline; not for slow hikers; if you don’t want to do it all, there are opportunities to drop out early; meet in parking lot; from L.I.E. Exit 49, go north on NY 110 to NY 25A (Main St., Huntington); go left 3 lights, then turn right on West Neck Rd.; continue about 6 miles to park entrance on left; bring water; heavy rain cancels.       

Sat. July 13—EVENING WALK ON FIRE ISLAND:

6:30 PM – 4-5 miles – easy – flat, sandy – Info: Quyen (Quinn), 631-234-5486; day of hike cell 631-521-5103.

Enjoy an evening walk to the Lighthouse, then continue to explore Kismet, Seabay Beach and Saltaire; optional return along the ocean; bring water and snack; rain cancels; meet in Field 5 at southeast corner near the boardwalk to the lighthouse; no parking fee after 6 PM; take Southern State Parkway to Robert Moses Causeway (Exit 40), and go south to Robert Moses State Park; joint hike with NHOC. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun. July 14—TRAIL VIEW TO C.S.H. AND BACK: 

9:00 AM – 12 miles – fast – hilly – Info: Tammy, 631-896-1409, between 6-9 PM. 

We will do an out-and-back from the Trail View parking lot all the way to Cold Spring Harbor library and back; bring water, lunch, and trail snacks; a hiking pole is recommended; heavy rain cancels, light rain does not; call morning of hike if unsure; from L.I.E. Exit 44N, merge onto NY 135 N toward Syosset; take Exit 14E (NY 25) toward Woodbury; continue to the Trail View parking lot on your left just east of the Stop and Shop.

Sat. July 20—WELWYN PRESERVE WALK:

9:00 AM – 3 miles – easy – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733.

Walk this small Glen Cove preserve to L.I. Sound and back; go north on Glen Cove Rd. (NY 107) to end (Glen Cove Ave.); bear left past firehouse, up hill (Charles St.); turn left at top and follow Elwood St. to light (Landing Rd.); right one block, left on Crescent Beach Rd..; entrance ½ mile on right; meet in parking lot; bring water; heavy rain cancels.

Sun. July 21—RAY CORWIN TRAIL WALK:

11:00 AM – 4 miles – easy to moderate – mostly flat – Info: Carol, 631-223-3427.

Visit “Turtle Rock,” a large erratic, and take time to visit Longwood Estate, where there are restrooms and picnic tables, on an  out-and-back hike; bring tick spray; meet in the D.E.C. Rocky Point Forest parking lot on the north side of NY 25, about a mile west of William Floyd Pkwy.; from L.I.E. Exit 68 take Wm. Floyd Pkwy.  north to NY 25 west; continue to parking lot on your right; park in the front facing the road (we will be hiking south from the lot); bring water and snack; heavy rain cancels.    

Wed. July 24—MUTTONTOWN NORTH AND SOUTH:           

9:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

We’ll hike both sections of this Nassau County Preserve; meet at the equestrian parking lot; from NY 25A go south on NY 106 about 1/2 mile; entrance on right; from L.I.E. Exit 41 N (NY 106), go north about 2 1/2 miles past Muttontown Rd.; entrance on left; heavy rain cancels; bring water.

Fri. July 26—HECKSCHER LOOP:

6:00 PM – 4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Kathie, 631-682-5133.

Heckscher Parkway Field 6 Near the comfort Station. We will do a leisurely, early-evening 4-mile loop in Heckscher State Park; if muddy we will stick to the paved path; take Southern State Parkway east to its end at the park; meet in Filed 6 near the comfort station; heavy rain cancels.  

Sat. July 27—WESTBROOK-CONNETQUOT LOOP:

        9:00 AM – 4 to 6 miles – easy – flat ­– Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the L.I. Trail past Westbrook Pond, part way into Connetquot Park and back; we’ll aim for Bunce’s Bridge, but in high heat may turn around at the fish hatchery; bring water; rain cancels; from So. St. Pky./Heckscher Pky. Exit 45E, go east on Montauk Hwy.; just after overpass of LIRR, turn left onto Wheeler Rd. at Westbrook Sports Complex; park at bottom of hill. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun. July 28—SANS SOUCI SAUNTER:

            9:00 AM – 3-4 miles – easy – mostly flat – Info: Kathie, 631-682-5133.

A leisurely exploration of two trails in the pine barrens of this county park in Sayville;  heavy rain cancels; meet at park entrance on Broadway Avenue; eastbound, take NY 27 to Exit 50, continue in service road to Broadway Ave., turn right to park, ¼ mile on left; westbound, take NY 27 Exit 51, stay left in service road to Broadway Ave., turn left to park; parking is limited; overflow parking on  Broadway Ave. or side street opposite entrance.

Tues. July 30—COLD SPRING HARBOR HILL HOP:

9:00 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 Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A) in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library; bring water and bug spray; rain cancels.

Tues. July 30—CONNETQUOT LOOP:

10:30 AM – 5-6 miles – moderate – mostly flat – Info: Carol, 631-223-3427.

This time we'll start on the Red Trail, stop at Bunce's Bridge and return down the west side and see the horses in the paddocks; meet in the main parking lot on the north side of Sunrise Highway; from the west take NY 27 Exit 47A (Oakdale/Bohemia Rd.) and follow signs for U-turn back onto NY 27 going west to park entrance on right; from the east take NY 27 west to park entrance on right; parking fee, or free with Empire Passport; bring water and snack; rain cancels; perhaps lunch at Bayard Cutting Arboretum afterwards?

Sat. Aug. 3—COLD SPRING HARBOR OUT AND BACK:

            9:00 AM – 5.3 miles – fast – hilly – Info: Tammy, 631-896-1409, between 6-9 PM.  

We’ll do the first few miles of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail by continuing past NY 108 to Stillwell Lane, then we’ll turn around and retrace our steps; this trail has some nice hills to make sure we get a great workout; bring water and trail snacks; a hiking pole is recommended; heavy rain cancels, light rain does not; call morning of hike if unsure; meet at the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A), in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

Sun. Aug. 11—CAUMSETT EXPLORATION:

10:30 AM – 6 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: Carol, 631-223-3427.

We will be hiking the “lesser known” side trails in this, my favorite park; who knows—maybe we'll find a new one; rain cancels; bring water and snack; meet in parking lot near the booth; from NY 25 go north on Woodbury Rd., which becomes West Neck Rd. after crossing NY 25A in Huntington; proceed about 6 miles to park entrance on the left; from the east take NY 110 north to 25A in Huntington, turn left to West Neck Rd., turn right and go 6 miles to entrance on left; fee, or free with Empire Passport. 

Wed. Aug. 14—BLYDENBURGH-CALEB SMITH COMBO:

9:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

Walk from Greenbelt Office through part of Blydenburgh into Caleb Smith Park and back; meet in parking lot at north entrance of Blydenburgh Park (directions top of schedule), bring water; heavy rain cancels.

Thurs. Aug. 15—COLD SPRING HARBOR HILL HOP:

9:00 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 Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A) in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library; bring water and bug spray; rain cancels.

Sat. Aug. 17—MASSAPEQUA MEANDER:

9:30 AM – 5 miles – easy to moderate – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Walk the Nassau-Suffolk Trail from Boundary Avenue to Merrick Road, mostly through Massapequa Preserve; bring water; foul weather cancels; park on Ocean Avenue, just north of Merrick Rd., in Massapequa. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun. Aug. 18—BELMONT LAKE LOOP:

            10:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Kathie, 631-682-5133.

We will take a moderately-paced hike around the lake and explore a trail to Southards Pond, where we will stop to have a snack; bring water and snack; heavy rain cancels; from So. St. Pky. Exit 38, follow signs into Belmont Lake State Park; meet on west side of cashier’s booth near comfort stations; $8 parking fee, or free with Empire Passport.

Tues. Aug. 20—CAUMSETT DOWN AND UP:

9:30 AM – 6 miles – moderate – hilly ­– Info:  Carol, 631-223-3427.

We will be exploring many of the little known trails and going on the beach to get a great feel for this extraordinary park; the view of  the cliffs from the beach is awesome; great photo ops; bring water and snack; heavy rain cancels; meet in parking lot near the booth; from NY 25 go north on Woodbury Rd., which becomes West Neck Rd. after crossing NY 25A in Huntington; proceed about 6 miles to park entrance on the left; from the east take NY 110 north to 25A in Huntington, turn left to West Neck Rd., turn right and go 6 miles to entrance on left; fee, or free with Empire Passport. 

Fri. Aug. 23—HECKSCHER LOOP:

            6:00 PM – 4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Kathie, 631-682-5133.

Heckscher Parkway Field 6 Near the comfort Station. We will do a leisurely, early-evening 4-mile loop in Heckscher State Park; if muddy we will stick to the paved path; take Southern State Parkway east to its end at the park; meet in Filed 6 near the comfort station; heavy rain cancels.  

Sat. Aug. 24—MUTTONTOWN MARCH:

9:00 AM – 4 miles – moderate - varied – Info. Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

Enjoy this Nassau County Preserve; meet at the equestrian parking lot; from NY 25A go south on NY 106 about 1/2 mile; entrance on right; from L.I.E. Exit 41 N (NY 106), go north about 2 1/2 miles past Muttontown Rd.; heavy rain cancels; bring water.     

Sun. Aug. 25—RAY CORWIN TRAIL WALK:

9:30 AM – 4 miles – easy to moderate – mostly flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Explore the middle sections of the new Ray Corwin Trail from NY 25 to Longwood Road; rain or 85+ temps cancels; bring water; meet in unpaved parking lot on south side of Longwood Road, west of William Floyd Pkwy. and east of C.R. 21, opposite Longwood Estate, for car shuttle to NY 25. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wed. Aug. 28—CAUMSETT CAPER:

9:00 AM – 7 miles – brisk - varied – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

Enjoy this beautiful park and walk the shoreline; not for slow hikers; meet in parking lot; from L.I.E. Exit 49 go north on NY 110 to NY 25A (Main St., Huntington); go left 3 lights, then right on West Neck Rd.; continue about 6 miles to park entrance on left; bring water and snack; heavy rain cancels.        

Sat. Sept. 7—WANTAGH NATURE TRAIL WALK:

9:00 AM – 4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733.

Visit Mill Pond and Twin Pond preserves, with plenty of water views; from Wantagh State Pky. Exit W6, go west on Merrick Rd, about 4 blocks to Mill Pond Preserve; park on Merrick Road, meet at gazebo; bring water; heavy rain cancels.  

Sat. Sept. 7—CONNETQUOT CAPER:

11:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Carol, 631 223-3427.                                                         

Let’s explore the eastern side of this vast preserve and get to see different trails; perhaps lunch after at Bayard Cutting Arboretum; meet in the main entrance parking lot on the north side on NY 27, west of Oakdale-Bohemia Rd.; from the west take Sunrise Highway

Exit 47A and follow signs for U turn for park; from the east take NY 27 west to park entrance on right; fee, or free with Empire Passport; bring water and snack; rain cancels. 

Sun. Sept. 8—BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM WALK:

            11:00 AM – 3-4 miles – easy – flat – Info: Kathie, 631-682-5133.

Take a leisurely walk around beautiful gardens and along the Connetquot River in Bayard Cutting Arboretum; trails may be muddy; optional lunch in the Café; rain cancels; from Southern State Parkway Exit 45E, go east on Montauk Hwy about ½ mile to entrance on right; meet by gazebo near parking lot; $8 parking fee, or free with Empire Passport.

Wed. Sept. 14—BLYDENBURGH-CALEB SMITH COMBO:

9:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

Walk from Greenbelt Office through part of Blydenburgh into Caleb Smith Park and back; meet in parking lot at north entrance of Blydenburgh Park (directions top of schedule), bring water; heavy rain cancels.

Sat. Sept. 14—SARNOFF STOMP: 

9:00 AM – around 12 miles – fast – varied – Info: Jeff, 631-902-3156.

See summertime waning in the woods over a brisk several hours featuring Wildwood Lake, the Red and Yellow Loops, and then a bit more on the main Pine Barrens Trail; bring water and snacks; fast pace, only one quick stop for snacks; please spray your clothes against ticks and plan to do a thorough tick check when you get home; meet at Suffolk Community College, Eastern Campus Parking Field 1 (NY 27 to Exit 61, take C. R. 51 toward Riverhead, go 4.5 miles to right turn at Speonk-Riverhead Road (sign for college), then right turn onto campus, quick left at welcome sign, quick right to top end of Field 1); strong hikers only, please: this walk is a workout; inclement weather cancels, so call or text that morning if in doubt! E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Sat. Sept. 14—MANORVILLE HILLS HIKE:

               9:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – hilly –Info: Janet, 631-288-6884, before 9 PM.

A hilly hike in Manorville County Park, NOT for beginners; rain cancels; bring water and snack; see glacial erratics and kettle holes; meet at the trail head in county park; form L.I.E. Exit 70, take C.R. 111 south about 1 mile; look for Eastport Manor Rd. and Shrine sign and exit off C.R. 111; at stop sign make a left to traffic light; from there merge onto C.R. 111 northbound but carefully move immediately before to right lane; park entrance is a very short distance on the right.

Sun. Sept. 15—CAUMSETT CAPER:

9:30 AM – 6 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: Carol, 631 223-3427.

We will be exploring many of the little known trails and going on the cliffs to get a great feel for this extraordinary park; great photo ops; bring water and snack; heavy rain cancels;  meet in parking lot near the booth; from NY 25 go north on Woodbury Rd., which becomes West Neck Rd. after crossing NY 25A in Huntington; proceed about 6 miles to park entrance on the left; from the east take NY 110 north to 25A in Huntington, turn left to West Neck Rd., turn right and go 6 miles to entrance on left; fee, or free with Empire Passport. 

Wed. Sept.18—COLD SPRING HARBOR HILL HOP:

9:00 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 Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A) in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library; bring water and bug spray; rain cancels.

Sun. Sept. 22— QUOGUE REFUGE SAUNTER:

            1:00 PM – 3 miles – easy, interpretive – flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take a walk in the delightful Quogue Wildlife Refuge, seeing ponds and pine barrens; an interpretive walk suitable for all; bring water; rain cancels; from NY 27 Exit 63, go south on C.R. 31 to Montauk Hwy. (C.R. 80), then east ½ mile to South Country Rd., left to end of road, left across LIRR track to preserve parking. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Tues. Sept. 24—PLANTING FIELDS FROLIC:

10:30 AM – 4 to 5 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: Carol, 631-223-3427.

We will explore the wooded trails and open fields of this beautiful arboretum; afterwards, check out the greenhouses if you wish; from Northern Blvd. (NY 25A) in Brookville, take Wolver Hollow Rd; make right turn on Chicken Valley Rd. to a right turn onto Planting Fields Rd; entrance on right; bring water and snack.   Meet in parking lot near entrance; heavy rains cancels. 

Wed. Sept. 25—MUTTONTOWN NORTH AND SOUTH:         

9:00 AM – 6 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Chuck, 516-906-2733, AM of hike.

We’ll hike both sections of this Nassau County Preserve; meet at the equestrian parking lot; from NY 25A go south on NY 106 about 1/2 mile; entrance on right; from L.I.E. Exit 41 N (NY 106), go north about 2 1/2 miles past Muttontown Rd.; entrance on left; heavy rain cancels; bring water.

 

 

 

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