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:

 

Wed. May 1—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.

 

Sat. May 4—BOARDWALK SOCIAL: Join us for a day of trail building, hiking and socializing at Heckscher State Park. Take part in construction work for a section of trail boardwalk, or choose from hikes of 10, 5 and 3.5 miles, then spend the afternoon with friends at the park; BYO box lunch and beverage. 

 

Sat. May 4—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 24 just east of Birch Creek (follow NY 24 from Riverhead, or from NY 27 Exit 65, go north on NY 24); rain cancels.

 

Sun. May 5—BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM WALK:

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

We will meet by gazebo near parking lot; take a leisurely walk around beautiful gardens, ponds and along the Connetquot River in Bayard Cutting Arboretum and see what is in bloom; 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. $8 parking fee, or free with Empire Passport.

 

Sun. May 5—COLD SPRING HARBOR OUT AND BACK: 

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

Cinco millas por Cinco de Mayo! We’ll do the first few miles of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail by continuing past NY 108 to Stillwell Lane, then will turn around and retrace our steps; 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.

 

Mon. May 6—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884.  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Sun. May 12—QUOGUE REFUGE WALK:

10:00 AM – 3 miles – easy, interpretive – flat - Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

From wetlands through lowland pines to dwarf pines, this gem of a refuge has a little bit of everything you’ll find in the pine barrens; rain cancels; from NY 27 Exit 63, go south on C.R. 31 to Montauk Hwy., then left to a left fork onto South Country Rd.; continue to the end of the road, turn left across the LIRR to the refuge; park in open area across street from refuge. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Mon. May 13—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884.  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Tues. May 14—FIRE ISLAND FROLIC:    

11:00 AM – about 5 miles – moderate – flat and sandy – Info: Carol, 631-223-3427.

We will meet at the southeast corner of Parking Field 5, Robert Moses State Park, and hike along the Burma Rd. to the boardwalks, going through Kismet and Saltaire, returning along the beach; if you do not want to beach walk, you can go back through the towns; bring lunch and water, as we will stop by the beach to eat; rain cancels; take Robert Moses Causeway to end and turn left (east) to Field 5; possible parking fee, or free with Empire Passport. 

 

Wed. May 15—REDISCOVER THE RED DOT TRAIL AND BEYOND:

9:30 AM – 5-6 miles – moderate – hilly – Info: George, 516-249-5041.

Join us for a walk on the “Red Dot” side of West Hills County Park; while most walk the wonderful Walt Whitman Trail, let’s dare to be different for once and take a loop on the Red Dot Trail and others at the north end of the park; bring water, rain cancels; take Round Swamp Road north from the L.I.E. or No. St. Pkwy. to High Hold Drive; turn right on High Hold, continue to the parking area on the left side of the road.

 

Sat. May 18—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.; rain cancels; bring water.     

 

Sat. May 18—SARNOFF STOMP: 

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

A few hours in the woods, featuring Wildwood Lake, the Red and Yellow loops, and then back on the main Pine Barrens Trail; bring water and snacks; 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 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..

 

Sun. May 19—WOODBURY WALK:

1:00 PM – 3 miles – easy to moderate – varied – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Take an afternoon walk on the Nassau-Suffolk Trail from Washington Avenue to NY 25; a diverse section on rolling terrain; meet at Trail View St. Pk. parking lot on north side of NY 25, west of Woodbury Road, for car shuttle to Washington Avenue; rain cancels. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Mon. May 20—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884.  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Wed. May 22—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; rain cancels.       

 

Thurs. May 23—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.), 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. May 25—RAY CORWIN TRAIL WALK:

9:30 AM – 3.5 miles – easy to moderate – mostly flat – Info: Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Visit the beautiful Longwood Estate, then walk the southern section of the Ray Corwin Trail to downtown Yaphank; rain cancels; bring water; meet in Town of Brookhaven parking lot adjacent to Yaphank F.D.; from L.I.E. Exit 66, go north on Sills Rd. to Mill Rd., right to Main St., right to lot; from L..I.E. Exit 67, go north on C.R. 21, left onto Main St. to parking lot. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Sun. May 26—CAUMSETT CAPER:

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

This time we'll be "Living on the Edge" as we hike the perimeter of the park; weather permitting, we can also hit the beach; heavy 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 25A in Huntington; go 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; parking fee, or free with Empire Passport. 

 

Sat. June 1—NATIONAL TRAILS DAY TRAIL PROJECT: 

9:00 AM – Info: Bill, 631-514-9487.

Please join in the National Trails Day project helping to replace a couple of steps at the bluff on the L.I. Trail at Nissequogue River State Park; meet at the park office; bring shovels and work gloves; material will be brought to the trail; from Sunken Meadow Pkwy. Exit SM4, head east on Pulaski Rd. (which changes into Old Dock Rd.); at the 5th traffic light make a right onto St. Johnland Rd.; park entrance is about 1/2 mile on the left; follow road to park HQ.

 

Sat. June 1—ROCKY POINT RAMBLE:

9:30 AM – 4 miles – easy – varied – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884, before 9 PM.

We will walk a loop on the Paumanok Path, Blue, Yellow and Red Trails of Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest; bring water and snack; meet at the DEC parking lot on NY 25A, east of North Country Road and west of C.R. 21, across form Rolling Oaks Golf Course and Stop and Shop supermarket; rain cancels.

 

Sun. June 2—RAY CORWIN TRAIL WALK:

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

See “Turtle Rock” and the beautiful Longwood Estate on this out-and-back walk on the central section of our newest trail; restrooms and picnic tables at Longwood; bring tick spray; meet in the D.E.C. Rocky Point State Forest parking lot on the north side of NY 25, Ridge; from L.I.E. Exit 68 take Wm. Floyd Pkwy. north to NY 25, go west 2 miles or so to parking lot on your right; park in the front facing NY 25, as we will be hiking south from the lot; bring water and snack; heavy rain cancels.

 

Mon. June 3—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Wed. June 5— 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.

 

Sat. June 8—WERTHEIM WANDERINGS:  

10:00 AM – 3.5 miles – easy – flat – Info, Tom or Sherri, 631-567-9484.

Visit this beautiful National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley, walking the west side of the Carmans River to a great viewpoint and returning to the Visitor Center; take William Floyd Parkway (Exit 68 off L.I.E. or Exit 58 off NY 27) south to Montauk Highway, west about 1 mile to Smith Road (light), then left onto Smith Road to park headquarters and entrance on right. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Sun. June 9—LAKELAND EXPLORATION:  

10:00 AM – about 5 miles – moderate – flat – Info: Kathie, 631-682-5133.
In Lakeland County Park, walk ¼ mile on boardwalks over the swampy headwaters of the Connetquot River, continue across Vets Hwy. into Connetquot Park, and return; from L.I.E. Exit 58, go south onto Old Nichols Road; at the first light, turn left onto Johnson Avenue, continue to park entrance on your right; from L.I.E. Exit 59, go south on Ocean Ave., turn right onto Johnson; park will be on your left; meet in the parking lot; heavy rain cancels. 

 

Mon. June 10—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Wed. June 12—MUTTONTOWN MEANDER:

                9:30 AM – 4-5 miles – moderate – varied – Info: George, 516-249-5041.

Enjoy a weekday walk through the rolling terrain of the Muttontown Preserve, one of Nassau County’s finest; bring water and insect spray; rain cancels; meet at the equestrian parking lot; from L.I.E. Exit 41 (NY 106) go north about 2-½ miles past Muttontown Rd.; entrance is on left; from NY 25A go south on NY 106 about ¾ mile to entrance on the right.

 

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 Paumonok 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..

 

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).

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Mon. June 17—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884. 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.

 

Mon. June 24—PINE BARRENS MONDAY TRAIL MAINTENANCE:

9:30 AM – Info: Janet, 631-288-6884.  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; 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.

 

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