LI-DOG Pack Walk


.11/19/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore 2022   Recently updated !

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!

Sat., Nov. 19th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Fire Island Lighthouse Beach, Bay Shore
Join LI-DOG for  our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season at the beautiful Fire Island National Seashore. Meet us at the far eastern end of Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park and then walk with us over to the Lighthouse and Fire Island from there. Choose either a 1.5-mile walk that will take about 45 minutes or a little longer 2.5-mile walk. Either way, you’ll be walking with your dog along the shore with wide open views of sea, sand and sky! For details and links to RSVP, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!

 


11/19/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore 2022   Recently updated !

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk Nov. 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!

 

Sat., November 19th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

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How to find us: Meet us at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robt. Moses State Park. We’ll walk over to Fire Island National Seashore from there.

On Saturday, Nov 19th, please join LI-DOG for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along beautiful Fire Island National Seashore! Our Pack Walks–group on-leash walks–are a great way for you and your dog to socialize with other pet parents and their pups while enjoying some of Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches.

For this, our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season, we’ll meet at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Robert Moses. To get to Fire Island National Seashore, we’ll walk north and east along the broad grassy shoulder of Robert Moses Parkway and then onto the dirt road that runs south of the lighthouse. There are great views of the lighthouse from the dirt road and the main path to the lighthouse.

Opposite the sign for the Fire Island Lighthouse, we’ll cross over the dunes on a pre-made path to the ocean beach. At that point, you’ll be able either to turn right and head back along the ocean to Robert Moses or if you want to do a bit longer walk, you’ll be able to turn left and walk further East towards Kismet, before doubling back towards Robert Moses. The shorter walk will cover about 1.5 miles and take about 45 minutes, the longer walk will be closer to 2.5 miles. In either case, you will be walking along the shore with your dog enjoying wide open views of sea, sand and sky!

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

This should be a great final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season! We hope you can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sat., the 19th!

***In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 am Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! ***


.10/30/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens

Sun., Oct. 30th, 11 AM – Noon
Old Westbury Gardens, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our October Pack Walk™ at beautiful Old Westbury Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 30th. On our Pack Walk™, you and your dog will get to explore this large estate, which features woodlands, fields, ponds and beautiful gardens. Our Pack Walk™ takes place during OWG’s always popular Dog Days, dog-friendly weekend, on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th. On Sunday, the 30th, OWG is also hosting a big dog costume contest and parade with prizes. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens.


10/30/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens 2022

 

 

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

Sunday, October 30th, 11 AM – Noon

 

Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th, 10 AM – 6 PM

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY

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How to find us: Look for LI-DOG’s Blue Tent!

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, and Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with your best furry friend during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens, on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th! Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the grounds, except for the Walled Garden, during this special dog-friendly weekend.

On Sunday, Oct. 30th, please join LI-DOG for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk—as you and your dog explore the woodland trails, lakeside grounds, and beautiful lawns of this magnificent 200-acre estate. Our Pack Walk at OWG will take about 45 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

Please be at our table by 10:30 a.m. to sign in for the Pack Walk.

Registrants for our Pack Walk will have the opportunity to donate $5 or $10 to LI-DOG for a chance to win our raffle. Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

Please make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!–and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds.

Once again, Old Westbury Gardens is inviting doggie vendors, rescue groups, and animal advocacy organizations like LI-DOG to set up booths that weekend. LI-DOG will set up on Sunday, the 30th. Also, on Sunday there’ll be a big costume contest and parade, with prizes, starting at 3 p.m. (You must register at the map stand by 2:30 pm to join the parade).

While visiting the gardens, dogs must be on-leash at all times, please no RETRACTABLE leashes, and they are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. Please also keep them from walking on the flowers.

Tickets to gain admission to Old Westbury Gardens must be purchased IN ADVANCE from the Old Westbury Gardens website. No tickets will be sold at the admissions booth. Tickets are good from arrival time until closing time.

OWG Members do not need to buy advance tickets. They need to simply present their valid membership card to the admissions staff.

OWG admission fees are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors (62 and over) and students with valid ID, and $8 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are FREE.

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up!) or visit the Old Westbury Gardens website  and click on “our Daily Calendar” for event details and a wonderful overview of their other fall events and programs.

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

***In the event of inclement weather, please check our website, Meetup or Facebook groups as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on!***

We hope to see you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 30th!

 


.09/18/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Sun., Sept. 18th, 10:30 AM – Noon
Commack Rd., Commack, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our Sept. LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at 843-acre Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Commack. The many pine-needle covered trails and paths are great for hiking, biking, jogging, and of course, dog walking! We’ll meet at the gazebo by the entrance and walk about two miles in the preserve, which will take about an hour. For details on how to join us, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve! 


09/18/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

Sunday, September 18th, 10:30 AM to 12 PM

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Commack Road, Deer Park, NY

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How to find us: Meet us at the Gazebo next to the parking lot!

Please join LI-DOG for our September Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park! Edgewood Oak Brush Plains is a state-owned, 843-acre nature preserve situated within the towns of Babylon, Huntington and Islip. It was the site of the former Edgewood State Hospital.

The trails and paths in the preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, birding and, of course, dog walking! Old Commack Road, a concrete 1.6- mile road that runs north-south, is now part of the preserve’s trail network. There are also many nice flat, pine needle-covered trails that are great for dog walking.

Parking at the preserve is limited, so we are limiting this Pack Walk to 50 people.

We’ll gather for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–at the gazebo near the parking lot. We’ll begin our walk at the Main Entrance and head into the park from there.

The walk will cover about two miles and take a little over an hour.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trails, dogs attending the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ must be kept on leash at all times. Please don’t forget to bring poop bags as pick up is a must, and while the trail is shaded by trees, don’t forget to bring water for you and your pup.

Please NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES as we are walking in a group and the dogs and their humans can get tangled.

To RSVP go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

Please note: All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group so we can keep track of the number of attendees. As space is limited, please keep your RSVP up-to-date so that people who are wait-listed get the opportunity to join us.

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sun. morning around 9am for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack-Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for our September LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

 


.08/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 20th, 10 AM – Noon
Massapequa Park, NY

Does your dog like to walk in the woods, play in the water, and see their dog-friends or make new ones? If the answer is yes, then join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 20th! On our August Pack Walk™, we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide, mostly shaded, dirt trail within Massapequa Preserve. About a mile down the trail, we’ll turn off into a clearing with a shallow pond where we’ll let the dogs wade in the water. For more information and links to RSVP, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!


08/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve

 

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., August 20th, 10 AM to Noon
Fire Road Trail at Massapequa Preserve
1 Walker St., Massapequa Park , NY

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How to find us: 
Meet us on the paved bridge just before the dirt path near the north end of the Mansfield Park parking lot at the Walker St. entrance. Watch out for bikes as you cross the asphalt bike path to the dirt path!

Does your dog like to walk in the woods, play in the water, and see their dog-friends or make new ones? If the answer is yes, then join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 20th at 10 in the morning!

We’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide, mostly shaded, dirt trail within Massapequa Preserve. We’ll walk about a mile down the trail, then turn onto a smaller trail that ends at a clearing with a creek and shallow pond. We’ll stop there for water and let the dogs swim and wade in the creek. Once the dogs have played and cooled off, we’ll head back up the trail to where we started. The entire walk will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours, including their “playtime”.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs attending the pack walk must be kept on-leash on the trail. Please be aware that some people may take their dogs off-leash when they are playing in the water.

Also please NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES as we are walking in a group and the dogs and their humans can get tangled.

Please don’t forget to bring poop bags as pick up is a must, and while the trail is shaded by trees, don’t forget to bring water for you and your pup.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

***In the event of inclement or extremely hot weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9AM Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk™ is on! ***

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 20th for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

 


.06/26/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2022

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

Sunday, June 26th, 11 AM – 1 PM
Sands Point, NY

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family. The preserve features multiple hiking trails, beautiful lawns, views of the Long Island Sound, a pond, and its own dog run! The Pack Walk will be followed by a bring-your-own picnic lunch on the picnic tables on the lawn in front of Hempstead House. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve!


06/26/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2022

 

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve!

(Bring-Your-Own Picnic Lunch Afterwards)

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Sunday, June 26th, 11 AM – 1 PM

Sands Point Preserve

127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY

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How to Find Us: Meet at the Dog Run at the North End of the parking lot.

Please Note: The date for this LI-DOG Pack Walk on the magnets we handed out previously with the 2022 Pack Walk schedule is incorrect. The correct date for our Sands Point Preserve Pack Walk is Sunday, June 26th.

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family! Our Pack-Walks – guided, group on-leash dog walks – are a great way for both you and your dog to socialize, while enjoying some of Long Island’s most beautiful parks!

Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sun., June 26th starting at 11 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) The Preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woods, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound! Please be aware that some of the trails may be a bit steep at times and have roots and rocks.

We anticipate that the Pack Walk™ will take about an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to do so.

Please join us after the Pack Walk for a bring-your-own picnic lunch! We have reserved the picnic tables, which are shaded, on the great lawn in front of beautiful Hempstead House. Sands Point has generously waived the fee to reserve the tables for LI-DOG!

Also, your pup can enjoy making new friends at the dog run.

PLEASE NOTE:

• Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach nor in any of the buildings, the rose garden or playground.

• Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES!

• Please do not use Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled.

• Also, please bring plenty of water for your dog and poop bags – as clean-up is a must.

Admission Fee: $15 per car, $4 per walk-in. Sands Point Conservancy members are free. A pay station at the Gatehouse enables contactless payment of the admission fee with credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and cash. If paying by cash, please bring exact change. This fee helps support this beautiful dog-friendly property!

For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how you can become a member, visit their website – Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

RSVPs (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group)

LI-DOG Meetup Group

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sunday morning around 10 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on June 26th! We hope you can stay for a picnic lunch!