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Best Easy Day Hikes Long Island

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Best Easy Day Hikes Long Island includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes on trails that offer a stunning mix of terrain. Hike to the seal hangout at Montauk Point before heading uphill through a hardwood forest to search for the legendary bounty at Money Pond. Or explore the phantom forest of the ever-shifting Walking Dunes. Look inside for:• Thirty-minute strolls to four-hour adventures• Mile-by-mile directions • Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, nature, ...
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Overview

Best Easy Day Hikes Long Island includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes on trails that offer a stunning mix of terrain. Hike to the seal hangout at Montauk Point before heading uphill through a hardwood forest to search for the legendary bounty at Money Pond. Or explore the phantom forest of the ever-shifting Walking Dunes. Look inside for:• Thirty-minute strolls to four-hour adventures• Mile-by-mile directions • Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, nature, history, and greatviews• GPS coordinates
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762755394
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Best Easy Day Hikes Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 524,691
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Finch is a freelance writer and hiker who specializes in budget, family, and recreational travel. Her work has appeared in national outlets and she travels regularly throughout North America and Europe. When she’s not writing and traveling from her home in the New York City region, she and her husband, Drew, are planning their next trip, hiking, or spending time off in his home state of Ohio.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

The Nature of Long Island 2

Weather 2

Be Prepared 3

Zero Impact 4

Long Island Boundaries 5

Land Management 5

Public Transportation 6

How to Use This Book 7

Hike Selection 7

Difficulty Ratings 7

Trail Finder 9

Map Legend 11

The Hikes

1 Muttontown Trail 12

2 Sagamore Hill 17

3 Caumsett State Park 21

4 Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge 25

5 Stillwell Woods 29

6 Uplands Farm Sanctuary 33

7 Walt Whitman Loop 37

8 Fire Island Lighthouse 42

9 Connetquot River State Park Preserve 46

10 Stump Pond 50

11 Caleb State Park 54

12 Sunken Meadow 58

13 David Weld Sanctuary 62

14 Prosser Pines Preserve 66

15 Robert Cushman Murphy Country State Park 70

16 Long Pond Greenbelt Trail 74

17 Mashomack Preserve-Sanctuary Pond Loop 78

18 Cedar Point Lighthouse 82

19 The Walking Dunes 86

20 Montauk Point State Park 90

About the Author 94

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