HIKING

  • July 21, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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UPDATE!

Due to the many in our group that are beginners, I've changed the venue to Caumsett park, which is an easy 5 miles flat hike, No poles needed.  But comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes required.

The following carpools has been offered:

Astoria: Savitri will take Mel+1

Larry: pick up at Huntington LIRR station+ Angela

Lisa: Kyung/ Song+1, let me know if you can come to LIRR Bayside or at Caumsett

From brooklyn with Bike:  Courtney bolton needs a ride.

 

Another important thing:  Caumsett is very bike friendly.  If you are adventurous, take LIRR to huntington then bike ride to caumsett.

Bring your camera!

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, offers miles of bridle paths, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock shoreline and salt marsh. The park has beautiful gardens, excellent fishing and scuba diving by permit. In 1921 Marshall Field III purchased 1750 acres of Lloyd Neck to create one large estate. He named the land after its Matinecock Indian name, Caumsett, which means "place by a sharp rock." Field created a self-sufficient English-style estate as a combination country club, hunting preserve, and home, complete with its own water and electrical supply. When the estate was finished, it had facilities for every sport except golf. Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve was acquired by New York State in 1961. The park is diverse; fishing, hiking, bird watching, nature photography, and nature study are among the many activities visitors may pursue. The polo pony barn provides lessons, boarding & equestrian services as part of the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center. The summer cottage houses the Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education Program. The historic Henry Lloyd Manor house built in 1711 is leased to the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society. The Historical Society provides historic interpretation of life during the colonial period. The Other SideContact Information 25 Lloyd Harbor Road
Huntington, NY 11743 Phone: (631)[masked] No Pets Allowed

WE WILL POSTPONE TO COLD SPRING TRIP another weekend.

The park is comprised of 40 acres of hilly terrain that offer scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor. It features a mixed hardwood forest with notable large oak specimens that measure three feet in diameter, as well as thickets of wild mountain laurel.

The area is ideal for observing spring and fall migrations of a variety of songbirds, and is home to great horned owls and red-tailed hawks. The park serves as the northern trailhead of the Nassau Suffolk Greenbelt Trail that extends to Bethpage State Park and eventually the south shore of Nassau County.

AGENDA:

Greenbelt trail

Village for lunch/ dinner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F47tSuXBObA

nysparks.com/parks/115/maps.aspx

 

I've searched that this hike is for experienced hikers of 11 miles of hills and lake view.  Round trip.

Poles, water and Hiking shoes are required.

IF there are more beginners on this group, I can change it to Caumsett park or sunken meadow and nissequogue

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  • A former member
    A former member

    great group... thanks for feeding me and sharing your water... I'll be better prepared for next time. ;-)

    July 22, 2013

  • Fiona

    It was a great hike. Enjoyed time together with some funny and some friendly companies.. although I have to say I was heat-exhausted and it didn't go away even couple of hours after taking shower at home lol...

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need to have a bike? I do not have any. Can I borrow any where?
    Re traveling to the area: any way of joining any one to go there from mid-town Manhattan?

    July 19, 2013

    • Lisa

      NO bikes to borrow, please confirm if you are coming to huntington LIRR

      July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Just saw the answer and did not know how to come. So I have made change in my programs tomorrow. sorry

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lisa, we need to clarify who is being picked up from Huntington... From the messages, this is what I've concluded...

    First I don't know who Sachin + Sam is. I don't see them on the RSVP wall. Second I don't see Mel +1 as an RSVP either...

    I see Kyung, Song +1, Courtney, Natalya meeting at Huntington
    or you at bayside to Huntington... all RSVP yes...

    Stepan has requested, but not RSVP...

    Second issue will be bikes. My car can only handle three on the back before it becomes a weight issue... So that's mine plus 2.


    My car can handle me plus 4, and 2 additional bikes...
    What can your car handle?

    And if you count all the names listed... that's 10 plus the 2 drivers... Which isn't going to work.

    July 20, 2013

    • Lisa

      Kyung, song+1 + Natalya, Mel+1, Stepan, Shula are all meeting in huntington LIRR waiting for either of us to drive them to the Park.

      July 20, 2013

    • Stepan

      Hi, I haven't RSVPed, because I wasn't sure and I just confirmed I gotta stay home for a repair guy to come in in the morning so I'll not be able to make it. Have fun guys!

      July 20, 2013

  • Natalya

    Because of something that came up last minute, I unfortunately won't be able to join this time around. Hope you guys have great time.

    July 20, 2013

  • MELVIN

    myself and gal pal would love to attend. We live in Astoria, and if we can ride with someone, we have no issues in helping with the gas $$

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Lisa

      Please confirm if you are coming to bayside or at Huntington LIRR station.

      July 20, 2013

  • Stepan

    Thinking of joining last minute. Is any carpooling still free?

    July 20, 2013

    • Lisa

      Hey, sure, we have 2 cars picking people up at Huntington station, be there no later than 9:30am.

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. unexpected family matter came up.

    July 20, 2013

  • Fiona

    Hi Lisa. I will take LIRR train from Jamaica station to get to Huntington. Leaving at 8:45am to arrive in Huntington station at 9:30a.m. to join others. Can I get a ride at Huntington, instead? Jamaica station is closer for me. I will take the car ride back if there is still room to get to Bayside. Let me know if this feasible... Thanks

    July 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hello friends:

    here are the options.

    Penn to Huntington is $10.75 each way leaving Penn 8:22 and 8:50am 1 hour ride
    Penn to bayside only one train an hour 8:18 get to bayside 8:48am 30 mins ride. So if you miss this one, then call me.

    Astoria: Savitri is not coming, so please take LIRR to bayside or straight to huntington.
    Kyung +song+friend will meet at bayside by 8:47am, $10 carpool drive to huntington by 9:30am to pick up others.
    Natalya, Nancy and others (where/ how are you coming?)
    Larry +Sachin Sam +Courtney +Gowri will meet us at huntington station 9:30am.

    Chris is deciding last min and will meet us at huntington station.
    REmember, carpooling in is best, as they charge an $8 parking fee. There is nice hike, a small beach to relax in. Bike friendly. So bring your bikes, camera, sunscreen, water and lunch.

    July 18, 2013

    • Rob

      So,will we be hiking or biking?

      July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      for me I'm hiking... but might go biking after the hike... that is after I drop off anyone that needs to get back to the LIRR

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I am back in the city after many years and love to join the group :-)

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, I will not be attending, I was interested to hike Cold Spring Harbor trail...I will wait to hike Cold Spring Harbor trail next time...Hope you guys have fun at Caumsett State Park...

    July 17, 2013

    • Lisa

      Angela, sorry about that. seemed like too big a group to try something new. If we get a smaller group, lets do the cold spring another weekend.

      July 18, 2013

  • Natalya

    Hi Lisa (and all), I'm more of a beginner. I'm wondering when you'll decide which trail to do. Thanks!

    July 16, 2013

  • Song

    where do we suppose to meet? I'm planning to take LIRR.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any body leaving from NYC and are offering rides I would be glad to take a spot. I am in Manhattan Upper West Side and I would meet you where ever!
    I will help with gas, toll and coffee...lol

    July 15, 2013

    • Savitri

      HI Angela I live in Astoria which 5 minutes from the upper level bridge. If you want to meet me by my house we can go from here. Let me know.

      July 15, 2013

    • Lisa

      Savitri, you are driving from Astoria then?

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1st MU w/ this group... Looking forward to it.

    July 15, 2013

  • Lisa

    Please state if you are taking LIRR to cold spring harbor or meeting for carpool. If you are requesting, please put down where you are coming from. sat, there is a rain at 2pm. but the rest of the day is all good.nysparks.com/parks/115/maps.aspx‎

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi , I am looking for car pool . If any one driving from manhattan or jersey city .please let me know

      June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Any body leaving from NYC and are offering rides I would be glad to take a spot. I am in Manhattan Upper West Side and I would meet you where ever!
      I will help with gas, toll and coffee...lol

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh man, i cant make it if is the 21st family is coming from Spain enjoy!

    July 4, 2013

  • Lisa

    The sky stilll. Doesn't look great. Will change. To. A later date. July 4 weekend. I can gather Group to pyramid mountain or mohonk Preserves.

    June 29, 2013

  • Gabi

    I wish I could go but Saturday isn't good for me. Too bad the hike didn't stay on Sunday! Enjoy everyone.

    June 28, 2013

  • Lisa

    50-60% chance of rain, will update later on. TO see the map of the trail, please click the pdf file. Kyung, depending on how fast you walk, the faster we can get out. I want to get out early too. HOw are people feeling to do this on Sat if weather is better??

    June 26, 2013

    • Kevin

      chance of rain 30% for Saturday.

      June 28, 2013

  • Fiona

    Hi Lisa.

    I am for Saturday

    June 28, 2013

  • Kevin

    chance of thunderstorm sunday?

    June 26, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Hi everyone. I just joined meetup. Im really excited about it. If anyone wants to share any cool new meetups that you think i may enjoy dont hesitate to reply. Thank you!!

    June 23, 2013

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