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. Contact 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.
Village for lunch/ dinner
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