LI-DOG Pack Walk


.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

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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!


.10/24/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens

Sun., Oct. 24th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Old Westbury, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our October Pack Walk at beautiful Old Westbury Gardens. 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-Friendly Weekend on both Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23rd and 24th. On Sunday, the 24th, there’ll also be a big dog costume contest and parade. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens! 


10/24/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens 2021

 

 

LI-DOG 2019 Pack Walk Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

Sun., Oct. 24th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Dog Friendly Weekend at Old Westbury Gardens

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23rd and 24th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Old Westbury Gardens

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 Fido during Dog-Friendly Days at Old Westbury Gardens, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23rd and 24th.

Enjoy the Gardens with your fur baby all weekend long from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Then, on Sunday, Oct. 24th, join LI-DOG for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of this beautiful 200-acre estate. Our Oct. Pack WalkTM  will allow you and your dog to explore the woodland trails, lakeside grounds, and beautiful lawns of this magnificent estate. It 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 11 a.m. on Sunday 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 a raffle basket generously donated by Earth Bath and Glo-marr Pet Products. 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 to set up booths that weekend. LI-DOG will set up on Sunday, the 24th. Also, on Sunday there’ll be a big costume contest and parade starting at 3 p.m. (You must register by 2:30pm 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 OWG’s website. No tickets will be sold at the admissions booth. Tickets are good from arrival time until closing time.

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

Old Westbury Garden members do NOT need to buy advance tickets. They need to simply present their valid membership card to the admissions staff.

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

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM, 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 Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning.*

We hope to see you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on the 24th!


.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! 


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

 

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

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

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 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

(Google Map)

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!