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.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!


.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! 


10/25/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Sands Point Preserve

Pack Walk Participants on Bridge

Photo Credit: Ron Richichi

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

 

Sun., Oct. 25th,  
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

127 Middle Neck Rd., 
Sands Point, NY 11050

(Google Map)

How to find us: Look for the people and dogs gathering by the dog run at the edge of the parking lot!

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people and will not be reserving the picnic tables after the walk. 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 Sands Point NOW

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 note: This replaces our scheduled LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during the Fall Dog Festival as that event has been cancelled.)

Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sun., October 25th starting at 11:30 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) This dog-friendly park 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 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.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: There is an admission charge to Sands Point Preserve of $15 per car unless you are a member of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how to become a member of this dog-friendly park treasure, go to the Friends of Sands Point Preserve.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Sands Point 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! 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

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sun. 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 October 25th!

 


.10/04/2020 – LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

Sun., Oct. 4th, 11 AM – 3 PM

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas (socially-distanced, of course), delicious omelettes, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If yes, then join us for Barkin Brunch at The Refuge on Sunday, Oct. 4th. This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please come out and support our cause! For details, go to LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge.


10/04/2020 – LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

 

LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

 

Sun., Oct. 4th, 11 AM – 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747

(Google Map)

Are you ready to “PAWTEE”? Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas (socially-distanced, of course), delicious omelettes, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If so, then please join us for a Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge just off Route 110 in Melville.

Besides great food, there’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles, and more! Go to The Refuge Brunch Specials to see what’s on the menu!

There’s even a special Pawtee Menu with great selections for your pup!

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the outside bar is closed and the couches and chairs around it have been replaced with socially-distanced tables. In order to be seated at a table, you MUST have a reservation. You can make a reservation when you arrive, but The Refuge strongly recommends making one ahead of time by calling 631-577-4444. Please visit the check-in desk on the front patio when you arrive.

Additional tables and chairs have been added on the front lawn. These tables do not have service, but feel free to mingle with us there (socially-distanced or wearing masks) while brunch is going on.

Other COVID rules:  Everyone needs to wear a mask when they are not seated. Once you are seated the mask may be removed, but you need to respect social distancing guidelines.

This is a fund raising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Please do take a chance at winning one of the GREAT raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs! Please note: Due to the current COVID situation, credit cards will be our primary and preferred method of taking payment for raffle tickets. Thank you!

LI-DOG would like to thank The Refuge and Tito’s Vodka for not only donating one of their popular raffle baskets for the event but also for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program for Long Island nonprofits! We are so grateful for your generous support!

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE BRUNCH: Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely. Please note that while well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, ONLY service dogs are permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

Let us know you’re coming:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

Or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

Brunch Reservations: CALL The Refuge at 631-577-4444.

We look forward to seeing you at Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

 


.09/27/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Sun., Sept. 27th,  10 a.m. – Noon

Deer Park, NY

Please join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™, a group on-leash dog walk, at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park. The trails in this 843-acre nature preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, and of course dog walking! Please note: We’ll be following social distancing guidelines and Masks are Required. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve! 


.09/13/2020 – Water Bark 2020

 

Water Bark 2020!

Sun., Sept. 13th, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eisenhower, Cow Meadow and N. Woodmere Spray Parks

Nassau County’s Spray Parks are going to the dogs! On Sun., Sept. 13th, Nassau County is reopening it’s splash parks to our furry family members to run, splash and play. Participating parks include Eisenhower, Cow Meadow and N. Woodmere. The event lasts from 10:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon, split up into three two-hour sessions for  Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, and Large Dogs.  First-Come, First-Serve. For details, go to Water Bark 2020!


09/13/2020 – Water Bark 2020

 

Water Bark 2020!

Sun., Sept. 13th, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eisenhower, Cow Meadow, and N. Woodmere Spray Parks

E. Meadow, Freeport, and N. Woodmere, NY

Nassau County’s Sprinkler Parks are going to the dogs! The County’s splash parks may be closed for the season, but they’re opening one last time in 2020 for Nassau’s furry family members to run, splash and play! Spray parks located in Eisenhower Park in E. Meadow; Cow Meadow Park in Freeport; and North Woodmere Park in N. Woodmere are participating in Nassau County’s first-ever Water Bark event.

 

The event will run from 10:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon depending on the size of your dog. Small Dog Sessions will run from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Medium Dog Sessions will run from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., and Large Dog Sessions will run from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Entry is free and first-come, first-serve. Capacity for each session is limited to the first 25 dog owners who arrive.

In order to support County Executive Laura Curran’s efforts to promote animal adoption, a mobile adoption unit from North Shore Animal League will be on hand for dog parents who are thinking of adding another canine family member to their pack!

Safety Measures: Please be aware that all humans must wear a mask. To facilitate social distancing there is a limit of two people per pet. All dogs must be on leash when entering and exiting the splash park.

For more information, check out the Nassau County Dept. of Parks on Facebook.


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
LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
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!