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Old 08-23-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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I love taking walks in parks, the city and local towns. Where is your favorite place for a stroll? Looking for a change of pace to my usual places. Thanks in advance
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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I know you said Nassau/Suffolk but I have to offer Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - a scenic, quiet, sanctuary located on Crossbay Blvd off the Belt Parkway heading towards Broad Channel. I've been going there at least once a week since February and have found it fascinating to see the changes that occur. I've been there for the geese nesting, goslings hatching and growing, and turtles laying eggs. The wildflowers are plentiful and the blooms vary almost weekly. I usually walk on the main trail that goes around a small lake and is about 1.7 miles. It's tranquil. Sometimes I don't meet anyone along the path. Even if it is out of easy reach for you, it is worth a visit when you're over this way.


The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge consisting of 9,000 acres is located in Broad Channel. It is home to 325 species of birds. Our most famous residents are the great blue heron, and the glossy ibis.
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. It is comprised of diverse habitats, including salt marsh, upland field and woods, several fresh and brackish water ponds and an open expanse of bay and islands- all located within the limits of New York City.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is also a spawning ground for local turtle species.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River is a nice place for a stroll. Avalon park in Stony Brook is also quite nice.
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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pretty much any beach along the bay on the North Fork

also -- downtown Greenport
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River is a nice place for a stroll. Avalon park in Stony Brook is also quite nice.

Great choices. Westbury Gardens also.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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I take a leisurly stroll through Huntington Village at least once a week
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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When I used to live closer to it, Port Jefferson village..not on a weekend day during the summer though, too many people and way too many motorcycles creating noise pollution. During the fall and even winter...walk down main st, east main, then go down to the docks. It's great. Northport village also.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Well most of my favorite walks aren't on sidewalks or pavement but on the sand paths of Brookhaven State Park (by Lake Panamoka) and the pine barrens.
Fire Island is also great walking.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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When all the day-trippers leave ( in September and October ), drive over the Causeway to Fire Island. You will have the entire place practically to yourself. It is just heavenly (literally).
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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I like to walk on the Jones beach boardwalk at night.

Also the robert leavy preserve in merrick, although I wouldn't go out of my way for that one as much.
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