LI-DOG Pack Walk


.09/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Avalon Park 2021

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park

Sun., Sept. 19th, Group 1: 10 AM,  Group 2: 10:30AM
Stony Brook, NY

Join LI-DOG for our Sept. LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park and Preserve in Stony Brook. The park covers 140 acres of woodland gardens and paths, trails and fields. Because of limits on group size at the park, our Pack Walk will split into two groups of 15 people each–one starting at 10 AM, the other at 10:30. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Avalon Park! 


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LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve

Sun., Sept. 19th, Group 1:  10 AM – Noon, Group 2: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Harbor Rd,  Stony Brook

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How to find us: Walk along the path at the foot of the pond until it broadens a bit and there is a large map of the park’s trail system on a stanchion. We’ll be gathering there. (Please note this is a change of location from our initial plan.)

Please join LI-DOG for our September Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook, NY! This park and preserve consists of 140 acres of woods and fields, trails and paths. The 8 acres which make up Avalon Park were purchased in 1997 by the Paul Simons Foundation, which transformed the area into a series of woodland gardens and paths that celebrate the natural flora of Long Island. The Preserve area includes 76 acres of fields and forests and a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve.

This Pack Walk™ will cover 2.6 miles and take about an hour and a half. There are some steps, roots to step over, and inclines, but the walk should not be difficult for people and dogs used to hour-long walks in the woods.

Due to park restrictions, we are splitting up this Pack Walk into two groups, 15 participants each. Group 1 will start at 10AM, please arrive at 9:45AM. Group 2 will start at 10:30AM, please arrive at 10:15AM. When you RSVP, please make sure you RSVP for the group which has the starting time that you want to walk.

Please note all RSVP’s MUST be done on the LI-DOG Meetup site as we must abide by the park’s rules for the size of our group. Given the limits on group size, we ask everyone to PLEASE keep your RSVP up-to-date. If you RSVP “yes” and find you can’t make the Pack Walk, change your RSVP to “No” right away, so other people and pups can come. Thank you for your cooperation!

The park’s boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road across the street from The Grist Mill. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the Village Shopping Center just north of the park on Main Street.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! This park has a strict on-leash policy that is enforced by the park’s Rangers. Also, 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 cleanup is a must.

To save time before the Pack Walk, get the General Sign in Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW. Please sign it and bring it with you to the walk.

 

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG Meetup Avalon Park Group 1 (10AM)

LI-DOG Meetup Avalon Park Group 2 (10:30AM) 

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

We hope you and your pup will join us on the 19th!


.08/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., Aug. 21st, 11 AM – 1 PM
1 Walker St.
 Massapequa Park, NY

Does your pup like to walk in a group with dog-friends? Does he or she like to play in the water? If yes to either, then please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 21st! For our group, on-leash walk, we’ll be following the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide, mostly shaded dirt trail within the Preserve, before taking a short detour to the creek where the dogs can play.  For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve! 


08/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve 2021

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 21st, 1
1 AM to 1 PM 

Fire Road Trail at Massapequa Preserve

1 Walker St.,  Massapequa Park, NY

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How to find us:  Meet us on the dirt path near the north end of the Mansfield Park parking lot at the 85 Walker St. Entrance!

Does your pup like to walk in a group with friends? Does you pup like to play in the water? If yes to either, please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 21st at 11 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 21st Pack Walk™ — a guided, group on-leash dog walk –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.

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!

Get the LI-DOG Pack Walk Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW. The fewer people standing around signing in on Sat.,  the better!

RSVP

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or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement or extremely 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. 21st for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!


.06/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve

Sat., June 19th, 11AM – 1PM,
Sands Point, NY

Please join us for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve on Sat, June 19th from 11 AM to 1 PM. This 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family features multiple hiking trails, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound. Sands Point is always one of LI-DOG’s most popular Pack Walks! For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve.

 


06/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2021

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

Saturday, June 19th, 1
1 AM – 1 PM 

127 Middle Neck Rd,  Sands Point, NY

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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.

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 Sat., June 19th 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 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.

There is an admission charge to Sands Point Preserve of $15 per car. Admission is free for members of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. 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. go to Friends of Sands Point Preserve.

Masks are required to enter the buildings such as the bathrooms and Welcome Center. By the time of our Pack Walk, it is likely masks will not be required when walking on the trails. Please be sure to have a mask with you anyway. 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

Please download the LI-DOG Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better!

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. 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 June 19th!


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

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

[dlo]Sat., May 22nd, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Southards Pond Park, Babylon, NY
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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! Please Note: As of May 19th, CDC and NYS guidelines now allow fully vaccinated individuals to forgo wearing masks and social distancing. 

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 will include an additional half-mile roundtrip walk up to the stables north of Sunrise Hwy. (Please note: This is a change of plan.) 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!

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

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.)

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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!