Monday, March 25, 2019

Run Green with us this Spring

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   Celtic Crush 5K, Selden
Join us this weekend!
Counting down the days... The Siol Na h’Eireann Pipes and Drums has been busy with parades all over Long Island. Now it's time for their benefit event. Celebrate with them. Register today and join us on March 30 with a 5K Run/Walk in Selden.    
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Nassau: One Voice, One Message, Bellmore
Date: 04/13/2019 9:00 AM    Location: Bellmore
Warm up to spring with the Fifth Annual "One Voice, One Message" 5K Run/Walk benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District is very excited to announce that the "One Voice, One Message" Young Ambassadors are organizing their Fifth Annual 5K Run/Walk. All six schools within the district will be a part of this worthwhile cause. We are one community with common threads. All proceeds will support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Bellmore-Merrick...Where Wellness Matters! 
Early Bird Special!  Earth Day 5K, Indian Island Park
Everyday is Earth Day. Go Green with us! Earth Day is in the middle of the week so our Earth Day Event will be the following weekend. 
Date: 04/28/2019 10:00 AM    Location: Riverhead, NY 
Join us for a trail race/walk through the beautiful 275 acre Indian Island County Park! All proceeds benefit the North Fork Environmental Council’s environmental education programs and scholarship fund.
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Peconic Road and Trail
The Island Running Club is for Hikers too. We are in the process of forming the Peconic Trails Society. The Island Running Club will be changed to the Peconic Road and Trail Runners Club.
Runners join Island Running, Hikers and Trail Runners join as Peconic Trails Member. Open to all hikers and runners.  Your membership fees will go into a special fund devoted to Peconic Trail Preservation and management and in creating new trails. Our newsletter will keep you updated on trail projects, hikes and runs.
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Go Green to Save Money On Registration for the Earth Day 5K Register before April 14!
Go Green for the Environment
Go Green for the Trails Because it's Spring!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Peconic Trails: Go Green Newsletter with Island Running and Hiking

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Peconic Trails Go Green for Spring
The Island Running Club is for Hikers too. We are in the process of forming the Peconic Trails Society
Join as a Peconic Trails Member. Open to all hikers and runners.  Your membership fees will go into a special fund devoted to Peconic Trail Preservation and management and in creating new trails. Our newsletter will keep you updated on trail projects, hikes and runs.
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Peconic | Pine Barrens | Paumanok
Go Green with us on March 30. Register for the Celtic Crush 5K 

Go Green to Save Money On Registration for the Earth Day 5K Register before April 14!

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Go Green for the Trails Because it's Spring! Join Peconic Trails
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Reopen the Pine Barrens Trail Center.

Island Running is for hikers too.

Island Running has pledged full support in opening the Trail Center. We will share in manning the center and helping in any way we can. Island Running has pledged full support in opening the Trail Center. We will share in manning the center and helping in any way we can.

You can help:
Sign the Petition!

Runners and Hikers are invited to join the Island Running Club and serve on a trails committee. We currently work and hike the Paumanok Path, the Veterans Memorial Path and we are working on connector trails in Riverhead and Brookhaven.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Paumanok Path Inventory Hikes, Southampton Section

Canceled due to weather! Check facebook and the LI Trails Blog for updates.    LI Trails on Facebook

We are organizing and scheduling new hikes. What day of the week works best for you?

This hike planned for March 1st is canceled because of rain and high winds. A new schedule will be announced.

This Wednesday and following Wednesday's we are planning inventory hikes on the Southampton section of the Paumanok Path. The purpose of these hikes is to check the conditions of the trail, signage and accuracy of the maps so that anyone can hike this trail. Most of the weekly hikes are about 8 miles long. You don't have to have all the qualities listed below. Anyone can join us.
need map techy people
need observant people
need people who have never walked this trail
10 am @ Sarnoff parking lot off 104 (just south of 105 intersection)
The David Sarnoff Preserve, DEC parking area in Riverhead has a newly leveled dirt lot on the west side of C.R. 104 midway between the intersections of C.R. 105 to the north, and C.R. 31 to the south.  From the Riverhead circle, take C.R. 104 south approximately 2.5 miles.  From Sunrise Highway take Exit 63 (C.R. 31 North) to C.R. 104 North. Short distance to entrance on left
We'll meet at the end of the hike and we'll car pool to the start of each hike, so that we'll have cars on each end.
Post a comment on our facebook page if you'd like to join us: LI Trails on Facebook

It is 54 miles, broken up into 7 sections, average 8 miles each:

3-The “Bald Hill” parking area is on the north side of C.R. 51 opposite Old Moriches Riverhead Rd. approximately a half mile south of the intersection with Speonk-Riverhead Rd. (the turnoff to Suffolk County Community College). Look for a roadside sign green with the white silhouette of a hiker, several hundred feet before the trailhead. 
4-Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, Parking Field #1 (closed Sundays). From Sunrise Hwy. exit 61, travel north on C.R. 51 (Moriches Riverhead Rd.). Turn right onto Speonk-Riverhead Rd, and then right into the campus. Make the first left, and then the first right into Parking Field #1. The access trail is near the northeast corner of the parking lot. Follow the yellow-blazed trail to the Paumanok Path. The triple yellow blazes mark the end of the access trail. If you turn right, the trail runs in an easterly direction, through the Sarnoff State Preserve; or turn left at the trail junction and follow the Paumanok Path across C.R. 51, to Peconic Hills County Park.
5-To get to Pleasure Drive in Flanders from Sunrise Highway: take Exit 64, C.R. 104 North; make an immediate right onto Pleasure Drive. After 100 yards the road expands into a parking area with a guardrail. Be careful not to block the nearby driveway.
From CR 24 the Flanders Presbyterian Church on CR 24 (Flanders Road) is immediately east of the Pleasure Drive / Flanders Road intersection. Drive south on Pleasure Drive until the road takes a sharp curve to the right (immediately after crossing power lines), and turn left into a small parking area with guardrail. Be careful not to block driveway.

6-Red Creek Park is located off Jackson Ave in Hampton Bays: From Sunrise Highway “Exit 65N, 24 North, Riverhead”.  Travel north on CR 24 a couple hundred yards.  You will see several signs before you bear right onto the turn lane for Old Riverhead Road West.  Look for “State Police”, “Town of Southampton Jackson Ave. Offices”, and “Town Police”.  Turn right onto Old Riverhead Road, pass the entrance to Southampton Town Police, and make the next left into the park.  Where you turn into the park there is a blue and white sign: “Town of Southampton Red Creek Park”.  Once on the road into the park, continue past the picnic areas and enter the last parking field to the right of the flagpole.  Park by the small brown and yellow Southampton Town Trails sign erected between a basketball court and a baseball diamond.  Two hundred feet north along a fence is where the trail begins.  There are diamond shaped yellow STPS owl blazes to mark the access trail to the Paumanok Path (about 1 mile north).  There are pay phones and restrooms near the parking area.
7-Kurt Billing Preserve, Southampton. From C.R. 39, head north at the Magee Street traffic light. Turn right at the stop sign (Tuckahoe School on your right) onto Sebonac Road. Trailhead parking is on the left, approximately 0.2 mile from Magee Street.
8-From Montauk Highway bear left onto Sandy Hollow Road (CR-52). Turn left onto N Sea Road (CR-38). Turn right onto Marys Lane.  Bear left onto Majors Path.  After passing Cove Neck Lane arrive at 1370 Majors Path Southampton, NY 11968.  Follow road in, park in field to right, by recreation building.
9-From Montauk Highway, 2.9 miles after the left turn, a slight left onto Hayground Road. Travel 1 mile. Slight right onto Scuttle Hole Road. Travel 0.9 miles, passing through a round-about. Slight left onto Millstone Road. Travel approximately 2 miles.  Look for the old entrance to Golf on the Bridge.  Park on the east (right) side of the road.
10-Route 114 and Edwards Hole Road in Wainscott. Head north on Stephen Hands Path, veer left onto Buckskill Road, to Route 114.  Follow Route 114 north; approximately one mile after passing Whooping Hollow Lane find a formal parking area and kiosk on the right side of the road. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Now that all grant money is in Riverhead's hands, construction will begin over the winter on laying down the base.  

In the meantime, we are planning two 5k's to take place on a paved portion on the trail and on the former runway. One in the spring (around Memorial Day) and one in the fall (around Veterans day. Once the 9 mile section of the trail is paved, we plan to celebrate with  a run around this section. We'll keep you informed on the progress as it happens.  Follow us at Long Island Trails on Facebook   and at LIRunning


(Albany, NY) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Town of Riverhead has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to complete the multi-purpose athletic trail around Calverton Enterprise Park (EPCAL).

Construction on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Trail began in 2008 with the aid of previous state funding, including $100,000 grant funding from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to complete an approximate 3.2 mile portion of the trail.  Since that time, the Town of Riverhead has secured $150,000 in state funding through the efforts of State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and $200,000 in Suffolk County funding provided through the work of Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski.  The non-motorized diverse trail to be completed around EPCAL will be constructed over an abandoned gravel vehicular path cleared and developed in the 1950’s by the Grumman Corporation as a perimeter security road.

“I’m pleased that the NYS Regional Development Council has recognized the value of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Trail at EPCAL,” Senator LaValle said.  “The new $500,000 state grant, combined with the funding we were able to secure previously, will help complete the Trail
so it can become a well-utilized asset for the entire community.”

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo said, “The completion of the EPCAL trail will have a tremendous positive impact on New York State residents and visitors. Specifically, the path will provide state residents access to a diverse range of recreational opportunities and activities at no cost.”

Congressman Lee Zeldin said, “Completion of the athletic trail at Calverton Enterprise Park will have a very positive quality of life and public safety impact on our community. The trail will provide residents with healthy recreational opportunities including biking and hiking. Long Island’s trails are an important part of our local community and economy and I am pleased to see the EPCAL trail move forward.”

Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, who helped secure a $200,000 grant from Suffolk County for the project, said, “A safe, off the road recreation trail is a great goal at a wonderful site and it will not only benefit residents of Riverhead, but residents of the entire county as well.  I was pleased to have successfully worked with the County Executive and Riverhead Town to help accomplish this important project.”

Supervisor Sean M. Walter said the “completed Vietnam Veterans Memorial trail will have significant public recreational benefit. It will clearly reduce speeds on roadways for pedestrian and bicyclist crossing safety, provide safer dedicated off-road connections for existing bicyclist and pedestrian networks, as well as to encourage increased bicycling and pedestrian activity and remove cars from the road. “

Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who heads the Town of Riverhead’s Alternative Transportation Committee, said she was “extremely appreciative of the efforts of Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assembly Anthony Palumbo for advocating for the EPF funding and previous state funding that will allow this trail to finally be completed.” She also acknowledged Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski for providing a $200,00 match in county funds towards the overall project.

Giglio said the Riverhead Alternative Transportation Committee has been tirelessly working on securing funding from state and county government, as well as applying for permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over the last six years.  “Biking, walking and running are no cost, family friendly activities,” Giglio said. “The trail will significantly benefit Riverhead families by providing a safe outlet to participate in healthy activities, while increasing users’ appreciation of the natural environment in the scenic Pine Barrens and provide a sense of place.”

“This is a major achievement that will pay great dividends for runners in the Town of Riverhead and all over eastern Long Island,” said Mike Polansky, Greater Long Island Running Club President.

The grant application funding under the Environmental Protection Fund had widespread community support as evidenced by letters of support from Congressman Lee Zeldin, NYS Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, NYS Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, Riverhead Supervisor Sean M. Walter, Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training charity training program, the Greater Long Island Running Club, Island Running Club, Hampton Running Club, Suffolk Bicycle Riders’ Association, the Town of Riverhead Open Space Committee, the Town of Riverhead Senior Citizen Services Department, the Town of Riverhead Recreation Department, the Town of Riverhead Senior Citizen Advisory Council and the Wading River Civic Association.