Today's Idea
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Cold Spring Harbor Hill Hop Hike

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference has created more than 200 miles of hiking paths on Long Island, including three National Recreation Trails. And if that isn’t enough of a Christmas gift, how about a hike to work off that holiday dinner and eggnog at 10 am on December 27?

The Cold Spring Harbor Hill Hop is 4.3 miles, fast and hilly. This hike is not for beginners, but has an extremely rewarding view of the harbor and many ups and downs on the way to NY 108 and back. Bring your camera in case the Christmas elf has again decorated trees on the route. You meet at Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A) in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library. Bring water and a snack. It’s free; snow or ice cancels.

By the way, if you’re unavailable on this day, no worries. The LI Greenbelt folks lead over 200 free guided hikes a year, including several during the winter break period, with distances that vary from 2 miles to 10 miles or more, and that range from easy to a bit harder. Check them all out at