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.05/18/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve

 

Avalon Trail with Person and Dog

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park
Sat., May 18th, 9AM and 9:30AM
Avalon Park & Preserve, Stony Brook

Please join LI-DOG for our first ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook! The park and preserve cover 140 acres of woodland gardens, paths, fields and forests traversed by a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. This Pack Walk has two staggered starting times. Get all the details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve!

 


.06/16/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve!

Sat., June 16th, 10:30 AM

127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point

Please join us for an LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve, the 200-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family in Sands Point, NY. The estate features multiple dog-friendly hiking trails, beautiful lawns, a pond and great views of the Long Island Sound! For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve!


06/16/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve

 

Castle Gould

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve

Sat., June 16th, 10:30AM

Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 

(Google Map)

 

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its 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 16th starting at 10:30 AM. Sands Point 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’ll meet by the boulders on the big lawn in front of Hempstead House, the former home of the Guggenheim family, where you’ll also get great views of massive Castle Gould, the carriage house and stables. We anticipate that the Pack Walk™ will take a little over an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to. Also, this year we have reserved the picnic tables by the boulders on the great lawn – so bring a picnic lunch so you and your pooch can join us as we overlook the beautiful and peaceful Long Island Sound!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not allowed on the beach nor in the houses 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: Sands Point is hosting a “Free Family Fun Day” on Saturday from 1 PM until 5 PM. In order to avoid the crowd, we are starting our Pack Walk at 10:30 AM sharp. Please arrive by 10:15, so we can begin our walk promptly. Also, be aware that there will be live music by the Rose Garden starting at 1 PM.  Because of the event, Sands Point will not be charging admission on Saturday! 

For more info about Sands Point, go to Friends of Sands Point Preserve on the web.

To RSVP:

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
Email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Saturday!


05/19/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Southards Pond Park

 

Southards Pond Park Trail

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

Sat., May 19th, Sun., May 20th 9:30 – 11 AM

Southards Pond Park, 106 Park Ave., Babylon

(Google Map)

 The Pack Walk is ON today Sun., May 20th at 9:30 a.m.! 

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, its full of friendly people and their four legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Our May 2018 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–will start out at the south end of the Southards Pond Park Loop trail, head north and then cut west across the southern end of Southards Pond, then head north again along the western edge of the park. At a lovely bridge about 2 miles into the walk, we’ll cross a small stream and continue north until we reach another nice pond that we like to call Oakley’s Pond. You’ll see why on our Pack Walk™! Then, we’ll turn around and head back to the beginning of the trail, which is across another small bridge.

This Pack Walk™ will take one to 1-1/2 hours, but since it’s an out-and-back trail, anyone who wishes to cut the walk short can simply turn around and go back the way we came.

Feel free to 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.

The park is nestled between two neighborhoods so be considerate of the 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 while in the park. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please RSVP only on the LI-DOG Meetup Group or by email at lidog_news@yahoo.com as there is a limit on the number of people and dogs we can accommodate on this trail.

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup or Facebook Group or our website on the day of the Pack Walk around 8:30 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk™ is on!

Park at the tennis courts on the north side of Park Ave., which is where the trail starts. If this lot is full, park at the Babylon Grade School which is a little further west.

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at LI-DOG’s first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!


.08/19/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve

 

Massapequa Preserve Fire Rd. TrailLI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve
Sat., Aug. 19th, 10AM 
85 Walker St. Entrance
Massapequa, NY 11762

Would you like to take your dog for a nice, easy walk along a well-shaded path in the woods on a summer morning? Want to meet other dog owners and their dogs, too? Then, join us for our LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 19th!

 


08/19/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve

Massapequa Preserve Fire Rd. Trail

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 19th, 10AM

Massapequa Preserve, 85 Walker St. Entrance

Massapequa, NY 11762 (Google Map)

Would you like to take your dog for a nice, easy walk through the woods on a summer morning? Want to meet other dog owners and their dogs, too? Then, join us for our LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 19th at 10 o’clock n the morning! LI-DOG Pack Walks are guided group on-leash dog walks in beautiful parks around Long Island.

On our Aug. 19th LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a wide, flat dirt trail within Massapequa Preserve. The trail is about a mile and a half long and ends at a clearing with a shallow pond where we’ll stop for water and photos. Some dog owners bring their dogs to swim in the pond. Once we’ve rested, we’ll head back up the trail to where we started.

Please note: while there may be occasional off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs must be kept on leash on the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM. Please don’t forget to bring poop bags as pick up is a must and while the trail is well-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 dogs 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 parking lot for Mansfield Park at the 85 Walker St. Entrance. Watch out for bikes as you cross the asphalt bike path to the dirt path!

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve!


.10/22/2016 – Doggy Fall Festival Selden Dog Park

 

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Doggy Fall Festival at Selden Dog Park
Saturday, October 22, 10 AM to 2 PM
Boyle Road, Selden NY

Please join LI-DOG for the Doggy Fall Festival at the Selden Dog Park on Sat. Oct. 22nd. There will be a costume parade, raffles, treats, demonstrations by the K9 Unit, and the unveiling of a memorial bench in honor of K9 Officer Ace donated by ShopRite of Selden. For details, go to Doggy Fall Festival Selden Dog Park.


.10/29/2016 – Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest

 

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Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest & Parade
Sat., Oct. 29th, 1 pm to 4 pm 
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow

It’s Long Island’s largest FREE Pet Costume Contest and Parade…held rain or shine, just in time for Halloween! This fun (and sometimes spooky) event includes costume judging and prizes, and lots more. Go to Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest and Parade for all the details.


10/29/2016 – Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest

 

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4th Annual Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest & Parade
 

Saturday, October 29th, 1 pm to 4 pm (Rain or shine)

Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y. (Parking at Fields 6 and 6A) (Google Map)

Even our canine friends love a good Halloween party, and Nassau Barkfest is guaranteed to be spook-tacular fun for both dogs and people! Dress up your furry friend in his or her Halloween finest — pretty, silly, scary or downright ghostly — and join the parade. Costume judging will begin at 2:30 pm and prizes will be awarded.  LI-DOG, rescue groups and other animal-friendly organizations will be there to help celebrate. All pets must be on a leash.

Sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3 radio station, admission to Nassau Barkfest is FREE, but all participants are asked to bring a donation of pet food for families who are facing difficult financial times and need help feeding their pets.

For more information, call 516-315-6686, email KGrilliRobles@PDCN.org or get the official Nassau County News Release.

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for Nassau Barkfest!

 


08/23/2016 – LI-DOG Pack Walk on Pine Trail to Sandy and Grassy Ponds

Sign for Pine Trail Nature PreserveLI-DOG Pack WalkTM on the Pine Trail to Sandy and Grassy Ponds
Sat., Aug. 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM (Rain Date: Sun., Aug. 28th)

Pine Trail Preserve, NY Route 25, 1/6th of a mile east of William Floyd Parkway, Ridge, NY (Google Map)

Rescheduled from May. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this time!

Who’s ready for a hike with dogs? Back by popular demand, we have rescheduled LI-DOG’s Pack WalkTM & Hike on the Pine Trail to Sandy and Grassy Ponds for Sat., Aug. 27th (Rain date: Sun., Aug. 28th). This is a great 4.3-mile, out-and-back hike that goes through part of the Long Island Pine Barrens. The rewarding hike is known for its sights including the remains of a very hot brush fire in the mid-1980s and two beautiful ponds. The trail itself is mostly flat dirt, but opens up to a short sandy area crossing the power line section.

You can expect the hike to take three hours total. Don’t forget to bring water for you and your dog. Also, dress appropriately for the weather, but sneakers or hiking boots and pants are recommended. Also, as ticks are ubiquitous on Long Island, bring bug spray for yourself and tick medication/collar for your pup.

We look forward to seeing you and your dog on the Pine Trail on Saturday!

Please check back here Friday night or Saturday morning to confirm the Pack Walk is taking place as planned. Rain date is Sunday.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com