LI-DOG Pack Walk


.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

(Google Map)

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!


.05/21/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Belmont Lake State Park

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

Sat., May 21st, 10:30 a.m.
North Babylon, NY 11703

Please join us for our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in New York’s beautiful Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon on Sat, May 21st! Our walk will take approximately one hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and paved paths around lovely Belmont Lake. Hang out after the walk and enjoy the new Belmont Lake State Park Dog Run, which was opened last summer and features a new bench donated by LI-DOG! For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park! 


05/21/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Belmont Lake State Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

Sat., May 21st, 10:30 AM

Southern State Parkway, Exit 38N

North Babylon, NY 11703

(Google Map) 

How to find Us: We will be at the north end of the big parking lot, in front of the new Dog Run!

Please join us for our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on Saturday May 21st at 10:30 a.m. at Belmont Lake State Park! This is not only a great way for your dog to socialize and get exercise, but for you as well. So please join us at this beautiful NY State Park!

Our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ will take approximately an hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and path around the lake. The trails are flat and should be an easy walk for most people and dogs. The full walk will cover approximately 1.5 miles. A shorter opt-out path will cut the walk to about a mile, or you can lengthen the walk by going under the underpass and walking toward Southards Pond Park. Feel free to hang out after the walk and enjoy the new Belmont Lake State Park Dog Run, which was opened last year and features a new bench donated by LI-DOG! Make a day of it as Belmont Lake State Park has a lot to offer.

BASIC RULES:

• Dogs must remain on-leash at all times – No Exceptions!

• No flexi-leashes; we are walking in a large group – dogs and people tend to get tangled.

• Dogs are not allowed in the picnic & play areas nor in any buildings.

• Bring water & poop bags to pick up after your companion!

• As space is limited to 50 people, please keep your RSVP on Meetup up-to- date.

PHOTO’S – There are many great photo-ops, so bring your camera and share your photos on our Meetup and Facebook groups!

PARKING – The NYS parking fee of $8 will be collected at the entrance booth.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! **

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park on Sat., May 21st!


.04/23/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Coffin Woods Preserve

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve

Sat., April 23rd, 10 a.m. – Noon
90 Oyster Bay Rd., Locust Valley, NY

Please join us for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in beautiful Coffin Woods Preserve in Locust Valley. The preserve, named after the man who originally owed the land, is part of the North Shore Sanctuaries. The loop-trail we’ll be walking covers 2 miles and is generally considered easy. For details and links to RSVP, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve!


04/23/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Coffin Woods Preserve

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve!

Sat., April 23rd, 10 AM – Noon

90 Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley, NY

(Google Maps)

How to find us: Look for the group of people and dogs by the trailhead.

Please join us for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve, part of the North Shore Sanctuaries in Locust Valley! The preserve has nothing to do with anything creepy. It’s named after Charles A. Coffin, the first president of the General Electric Company, who originally owed the land.

On our April Pack Walk™, we’ll be walking on the 2.10-mile loop trail. The trail, which is popular for hiking, trail running and walking, is generally considered an easy route and takes an average of 59 min to complete. Those who wish to shorten the walk can simply turn around and walk back the way we came.

Please be aware that we may encounter off-leash dogs in the park, however, dogs participating in the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ must remain leashed at all times. 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.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

This should be a great first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in this beautiful preserve!  We hope you can join us on Sat., April 23rd!

 

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


.03/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Dix Hills Park

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Dix Hills Park

Sun., March 20th, 11 AM – 1 PM
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Join LI-DOG for the first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season at lovely Dix Hills Park in Huntington on Sunday, March 20th! The Pack Walk will follow the 2-mile long Woodland Trail which skirts the perimeter of the park and is a bit hilly. This is one of the nicest dog-friendly trails on Long Island, so please join us! For details and links to RSVP, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Dix Hills Park! 


03/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Dix Hills Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Dix Hills Park!

Sunday, March 20th, 11 AM – 1 PM

575 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY 11746

(Google Map)

How to find us: Look for the big parking lot on the right after you enter the park and the people and dogs near the brown sign at the trailhead.

Please join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season on the lovely Woodland Trail in Dix Hills Park, Huntington! LI-DOG Pack Walks™–group on-leash walks–are a great way to enjoy Long Island’s beautiful parks with your dog, while meeting new friends and their pups.

The trail, which is covered by trees, is a bit hilly and can be gravely at points, is one of the nicest dog-friendly trails on Long Island. The walk will take about an hour as we follow the 2-mile-long trail around the perimeter of the park. There are several places where you can cut the walk short, though, if you want.

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 first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season! We hope you can join us at Dix Hills Park on Sun., the 20th!

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


.11/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Fire Island National Seashore

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore

Sun., Nov. 21st, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

You and your dog are invited to join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!  For this, our Nov. 2021 Pack Walk™, we’ll be walking the oceanfront beach south of the Fire Island Lighthouse. In addition to wide open views of sea, sand and sky, it’s also possible we’ll see humpback whales and dolphins frolicking offshore. For more information about what should be a great final Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season,  go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore.


11/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Fire Island National Seashore

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore

 

Sun., Nov. 21st, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

(Google Map)

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

On Sunday, Nov 21st, please join LI-DOG for our first ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along the 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 2021 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.

Two additional features make this Pack Walk particularly exciting: 1) The National Park Service, which manages FINS, has advised us that there have been sightings of humpback whales and dolphins lately. It is also common to see hawks and other large birds circling over head. 2) We are hopeful that in addition to our usual contingent of seasoned LI-DOG Pack Leaders, we will be joined by a Park Ranger who lives on Fire Island and will be happy to point out wildlife and other interesting sights.

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:

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

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

This should be a great final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season!

We hope you and your dog can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sun., the 21st!