LI-DOG Pack Walk


.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!


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

 

CJ at Calverton Pine Barrens Trail

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

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

Sun., March 29th, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Parking at Veterans Memorial Park
5789 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, NY

(Google Map)

Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have cancelled this event. We are hoping to reschedule this Pack Walk for the Fall.

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ of the 2020 season as we visit the Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest, a forest reserve in Wading River, for the first time.

For our March LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we will be walking an approximately 2.5 mile section of a 7.6 mile loop trail. There is ample parking at Veterans Memorial Park, which is off Middle Country Rd. in Wading River. We will be meeting and starting our walk from Veterans Memorial Park. We will then walk by one of the old 10,000-foot runways that was part of the Grumman Flight Test Facility, before we turn south to follow the trail by Grumman Blvd.

Once on the Grumman Blvd. trail, we will walk to a small pond and through the woods, passing the Isaac Dog Park and finishing the walk back at Veterans Memorial Park. Though the trail has been rated moderate, the part we will be walking is a very easy walk as it is newly paved, perfectly flat and has no change in elevation.

The walk should take approximately 1 hour. For those who wish to walk further, please let one of our Pack Leaders know and we will try to have a group that will accommodate you. The extended walk, which will increase the length of the walk by approximately 3.5 miles, will go over to Grumman Memorial Park where several jets significant to that company are parked, before heading back.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs 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 cleanup is a must.

RSVP
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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

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

Please join us for what should be a GREAT first LI-DOG Pack Walk of 2020 on March 29th!


.11/16/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Nissequogue River Trail

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail!

Sat., Nov. 16, 2019, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park 
Kings Park, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2019 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. We’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes including great views over the Long Island Sound. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail.


11/16/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Nissequogue River Trail

Photo Credit: Janie Dill

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail

Saturday, Nov. 16th, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
St. Johnland Rd., Kings Park, NY

(Google Map)

Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2019 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. Our Pack Walks will resume in the spring.

For our November LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes. We’ll start on a road that leads to a flat, wide gravel trail along the inlet for the Nissequogue River and then climb up some wooden stairs to a trail above the shoreline that has nice views over the water.

We’ll then cut over to the Kings Park Bluffs portion of our walk. To get to the bluffs, we’ll climb another flight of wooden stairs that will take us onto a wooded trail that goes along the top of the bluffs. These bluffs have great views over the Long Island Sound. After another third of a mile or so, many of us will turn around and walk back along the trail to our starting point.

The walk will take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how long we stop to look at the views.

Those dog owners and their pups who don’t mind dealing with more steepness and hills, however, will have the opportunity to continue the walk along the bluffs. This part of the bluff trail is more challenging, for sure, but the views are incredible–some of the best on Long Island! (To see a map of the full hike, go to Trail Map Nissequogue 2019Final.)

Please join us for what should be a GREAT final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of 2019, whether you’re looking for nice walk in the woods or something a bit more challenging!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs 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 cleanup is a must.

RSVP

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How to find us
The entrance to Nissequogue River State Park is off St. Johnland Rd. Enter the park onto Kings Park Blvd. and go past the gate house. Follow KPB north to a small circle. Go 3/4 around the circle and follow the small road to the big parking lot on the left.

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

We hope you and your pup will join us on the 16th!


.10/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at OWG Oct. 2019

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

New Date: Sun., Nov. 3rd, Noon to 1PM
Old Westbury Gardens, NY

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens.  At Noon on Sunday,  we will lead an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of this beautiful estate. Please note: Because of predictions for heavy rain on Oct. 27th, the Old Westbury Gardens Fall Dog Festival and our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ have been rescheduled for Sun., Nov. 3rd.  For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!


10/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at OWG Oct. 2019

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

New Date: Sun., Nov. 3rd, Noon to 1PM
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, NY
(Google Map)

Please note: Because of predictions for heavy rain on Sun., Oct. 27th, the Old Westbury Gardens Fall Dog Festival and the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM have been rescheduled to Sun., Nov. 3rd. The times remain the same. We hope to see you then! 

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens!

Enjoy the gardens with your fur baby all weekend from 10 to 5! Then, on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, join LI-DOG for the Fall Dog Festival, which runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be doggie vendors, rescue groups, animal advocacy organizations, and fun activities including a big costume contest and parade starting at 3:00 pm (register by 2:00 pm).

At Noon on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, we will lead an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of the estate. Please be at our table or by the LI-DOG Pack Walk banner by 11:30 a.m. to sign in. As a Halloween treat, Goody Bags generously donated by West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center  will be given to the first 50 people who sign in for the Pack Walk! Thank you, West Hills Animal Hospital, for your generous donation for our guests!

Registrants for the Pack Walk will also have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket that promises yummy treats for your pup! Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

The Walk will take 45-60 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

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.

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

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (over 62) or students with valid ID and $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are free! OWG accepts AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover at the admissions booth, gift shop, and café.

RSVP
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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

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

*In the event of inclement weather, please check back here at Meetup or on the LI-DOG Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning.*

We hope to see you at Old Westbury Gardens for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™  and the Fall Dog Festival on Nov. 3rd!


09/28/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond ParkLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

Sat., Sept. 28th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Southards Pond, Babylon, NY

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Please join LI-DOG for a Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park covers  acres of forests, has lovely streams, and a beautiful pond plus its full of friendly people and their four legged companions. We’ll meet at the southern end of the park near Park Avenue.

On our September 2019 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 easily accommodate a group walk  and that will have nice views of Southards Pond. The Pack Walk™ will take one to 1-1/2 hours. For those wishing to extend the walk, we can also include the Argyle Lake Trail, which is just south of Southards Pond. You can also linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places in the park 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. Also, because of harmful algae blooms, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG TO GO INTO THE WATER! The park is nestled between two neighborhoods so be considerate of the local residents by minimizing noise levels 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 while in the park. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can get easily tangled.

Plenty of parking is available at Babylon Memorial Grade School next to the park. There is a bridge that connects the school parking lot with the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook group or our website on Sat. 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 on Sept 28th for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!


.09/28/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond ParkLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., Sept. 28th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Southards Pond Park, Babylon

Bring your dog and join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon! The park is pretty, the trails are flat and wide, and we’ll get great views of Southards Pond. For all the details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

 


.08/17/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., August 17th, 10 AM to 12 PM
Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Park , NY

How does a nice, easy walk along a shaded path in the woods with your dog on a summer morning sound? Want to meet other dog owners and their dogs? If this sounds good, then join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 17th! For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve. 


08/17/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve

 

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., Aug. 17th, 10 AM to 12 PM
Fire Road Trail 
1 Walker St.,  Massapequa Park , NY

(Google Map)

How does a nice, easy walk along a shaded path in the woods with your dog on a summer morning sound?

Want to meet other dog owners and their dogs? If either of these sound good, then please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 17th at 10 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 17th 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 follow the trail for a bit over a mile and then turn onto a shorter trail towards a clearing with a creek and shallow pond where we’ll stop for water and photos. Some dog owners bring their dogs to swim in the creek and pond. Once we’ve rested, we’ll head back up the trail to where we started.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs must be kept on leash on the trail. 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.

The Fire Road Trail within Massapequa Preserve opened to on-leash dogs in early 2015 in response to LI-DOG’s campaign to get more access to Nassau County parks. Please help us protect access to the preserve by keeping dogs on-leash and off the bike path.

Meet us on the dirt path near the north end of the Mansfield Park parking lot. Watch out for bikes as you cross the asphalt bike path to the dirt path!

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or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 17th for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!