We are kicking off a series of monthly hikes with the goal of discovering various habitats and landscapes throughout Long Island, exploring new trails, immersing ourselves in nature, practicing teamwork and challenging ourselves in a fun way. We will also be working on collecting photos and notes on the flora and fauna we find interesting to contribute to a specialized project on iNaturalist.
Our first hike will take place at Blydenburgh County Park, an impressive 627 acres featuring hiking/ horseback riding trails, fishing and rowing on Stump Pond, a historic grist mill and camping areas surrounded by forested hills and valleys leading to the headwaters of the Nissequogue River, one of the four major rivers on Long Island and the largest tributary to the Long Island Sound. (information derived from Suffolk County Parks Dept)
We will be meeting at the main entrance parking lot on Veterans Memorial Parkway in Smithtown.
What to bring/further instructions:
- Please dress warm and wear layers
- Hiking boots/snow boots with thick socks
- Water bottle/snack
- Binoculars (if you have)