LI-DOG Pack Walk


.05/22/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., May 22nd, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Southards Pond Park, Babylon, NY

You and your dogs are invited to join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park–our first Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season! On this walk, we’ll be following the Southards Pond Loop Trail–a broad, flat trail that has nice views of Southards Pond. The walk will take an hour to an hour and a half, but they’ll be an opportunity to extend the walk for those who wish to do so. Get the details at: LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park! 

 


05/22/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., May 22nd, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Southards Pond Park, Babylon, NY

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We are happy to begin our 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walks™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon! The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, it’s full of friendly people and their four-legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Due to the overwhelming response to our Pack Walk and NYS guidelines that allow large outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people, we have raised the attendance limit for this Pack Walk to 50 people  Because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED when we cannot maintain a 6′ distance and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

Get the LI-DOG Pack Walk Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

For our May 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk– we’ll be walking most of the Southards Pond Loop Trail—a broad, flat trail that can accommodate a group walk– and that has nice views of Southards Pond.

This Pack Walk will take one to one-and-a-half hours. For those wishing to extend the walk, we can also include the Argyle Lake Trail, which is to the south. Please free to linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the picnic nor playground areas of the park. The park is surrounded by neighborhoods, so be considerate of the local residents by minimizing the noise level and keeping the area clean.

There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

Dogs must be kept on leash at all times while on the Pack Walk. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can easily get tangled.

We will be meeting at the southern end of the park near Park Avenue and Babylon Memorial Grade School, where you can park for free. There is a bridge that connects the school parking lot with the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

Given the expected number of attendees, we will be breaking up into 2 groups–the first will start at 10:30, the second group will start at 10:45. Please keep your RSVP updated so that if you can no longer attend, your slot can be opened for someone else and their dog.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. morning around 9 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

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

LI-DOG on  Meetup

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on May 22nd for LI-DOG’s first Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season at Southards Pond Park!


11/21/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Dix Hills Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Dix Hills Park!

 

Sat., Nov. 21st, 10:30 to 11:30 AM

575 Vanderbilt Pkwy., 
Dix Hills, NY 11746

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How to find us: Take the 2nd right into the big parking lot on the right after the driving range and look for the large brown sign at the trailhead.

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 25 people. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

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Get the Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

Please join us for our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of 2020 at lovely Dix Hills Park in Huntington on Sat., Nov. 21st starting at 10:30 AM.  (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.)

As Huntington’s largest park, Dix Hills Park covers 160 acres and includes a nine-hole golf course, skating rink and pool. We’ll be walking the Woodland Trail, a 1.9 mile loop trail through the woods that skirts the entire perimeter of the park. Please note the trail is a little hilly and while most of it is dirt, some parts can be gravely.

We anticipate 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 NOTE: Do not bring Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags – as clean up is a must.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better!

RSVP (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group as we need to limit attendance.)

LI-DOG Meetup Group NEED LINK

Weather-Related or Public Health-Related Changes: Please check the LI-DOG Meetup or Facebook Group or our website Sat. morning around 9:30 a.m. for any notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s final Pack Walk™ of the year at Dix Hills Park!

Our LI-DOG Pack Walks will resume in the Spring, assuming no new public health-related issues.

 


.10/25/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Sands Point Preserve

Pack Walk Participants on Bridge

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve

Sun., Oct. 25th, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Sands Point, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful, dog-friendly Sands Point Preserve on Sun., Oct. 25th. The preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woods, beautiful lawns, a pond and great views of the Long Island Sound.  For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve! 


10/25/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Sands Point Preserve

Pack Walk Participants on Bridge

Photo Credit: Ron Richichi

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

 

Sun., Oct. 25th,  
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

127 Middle Neck Rd., 
Sands Point, NY 11050

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How to find us: Look for the people and dogs gathering by the dog run at the edge of the parking lot!

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people and will not be reserving the picnic tables after the walk. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

Get the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement NOW

Get the Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Sands Point NOW

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 note: This replaces our scheduled LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during the Fall Dog Festival as that event has been cancelled.)

Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sun., October 25th starting at 11:30 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) This dog-friendly park 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 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 NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach and must remain leashed at all times. Please do not bring Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags – as clean up is a must.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: There is an admission charge to Sands Point Preserve of $15 per car unless you are a member of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how to become a member of this dog-friendly park treasure, go to the Friends of Sands Point Preserve.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Sands Point BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better! Also, please read the Sands Point Visitor Safety Rules posted on their website.

RSVP (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 Sun. morning around 9:30 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 October 25th!

 


09/27/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

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

Sun., Sept. 27th, 10 a.m. – Noon

528 Commack Rd., Deer Park, NY 11729

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Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

 

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

Get the LI-DOG General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

Please join LI-DOG for our first-ever 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 and is now part of the preserve’s trail network, is great for jogging and biking, especially for families with children. There are also many nice, flat, pine needle-covered trails that are great for dog walking.

Due to social distancing guidelines and because parking at the preserve is limited, we are limiting this Pack Walk to 30 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 straight up a dirt road, passing a field where they fly model airplanes. Please be mindful of the planes. Once we pass the “airfield”, we’ll cross over the cement road and continue straight on a nice wide dirt path. We’ll walk about half mile on that trail before we make our first left turn.

Once we turn, the trail will narrow although it is still easily passable for a person and a dog. This path is mostly dirt, covered with pine needles. On our walk, we’ll pass several cement barricades, which are there to stop people from riding dirt bikes and ATV’s on the trails. After we walk through the pine trees about a half mile, we’ll make a left after the second barricade. This trail also is dirt with pine needles and is mostly straight.

Once we hit the T crossing, we’ll turn left again and after about 1,000 feet we’ll make a slight right to return to the cement road. Once we hit the road, we will make a left and head back to the main trail.

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

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs must be kept on leash on the LI-DOG Pack Walk™. 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.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people we have standing around signing documents, the better!

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

LI-DOG on Meetup

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sun. morning around 8:30 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 dogs for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

Please note: This is a Change of Date and Venue from our Schedule as the eastern trails at Avalon Park and Preserve are under construction. 

 

 


.09/27/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains

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

Sun., Sept. 27th,  10 a.m. – Noon

Deer Park, NY

Please join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™, a group on-leash dog walk, at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park. The trails in this 843-acre nature preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, and of course dog walking! Please note: We’ll be following social distancing guidelines and Masks are Required. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve! 


.08/15/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Massapequa Preserve

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 15th, 10 AM – Noon

Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa

How does a nice walk along a flat, mostly shaded path in the woods with friendly dogs and people on a Saturday morning sound? If it sounds good, join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™  at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 15th! Please note: because of COVID-19 restrictions, Masks are Required and we are asking everyone to sign a COVID-19 Agreement. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve. 


08/15/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Massapequa Preserve

 

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 15th, 10 a.m. to Noon

Fire Rd. Trail, Massapequa Preserve

1 Walker St., Massapequa Park, NY

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Please Note: Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people. MASKS ARE REQUIRED in accordance with NYS guidelines. Attendees also will be required to sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 nor experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup! Thank you for your understanding!

Get the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement NOW

Get the General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Now

How does a nice walk along a mostly shaded path in the woods with friendly dogs and people on a Saturday morning sound? If it sounds good, please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 15th at 10 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 15th Pack Walk™ — a guided, group on-leash dog walk –we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide 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 shallow pond.  Once we’ve rested, we’ll head back down the trail to where we started. The entire walk will be about 2 miles and take about 2 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs must be kept on leash on the LI-DOG Pack Walk™. 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.

HOW TO FIND US: Meet us near the paved bridge at 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!

COVID-19 Precautions:  Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver  BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people we have standing around signing documents, the better!

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

LI-DOG on Meetup

 

P.S. **In the event of inclement or exceedingly hot weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 AM Saturday morning.**

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 15th for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!


.03/29/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest Cancelled

 

CJ at Calverton Pine Barrens Trail

LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest CANCELLED

Sunday, March 29th, 10:30 AM 
Parking at Veterans Memorial Park
5789 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, NY

Please note this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ of the 2020 season as we visit the Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest in Wading River. Our walk will cover approximately 2.5 miles and go by an abandoned 10,000-foot. runway before we turn onto the trail by Grumman Blvd.  That trail will take us by a nice pond and through the woods before ending up near the Isaac Dog Park. Please park at Veterans Memorial Park, which is off Middle Country Rd. in Wading River. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Calverton Pine Barrens!