Get Out, Get Active & Get Some Fresh Air: Long Island Winter Hiking Events

Get some fresh air and stay active this Winter by participating in a hiking event on Long Island!

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One great way to start transitioning yourself from the Winter season to the Spring season, is to start spending more time outside! Temperatures are still dropping very low, but each day that passes brings us that much closer to the warmer, nicer weather. Participating in a Winter hike on Long Island is the perfect activity! These events, held at different paces, are appropriate for both hiking novices and experts.

Make sure you have on a comfortable pair of shoes, that you've layered up your clothing, and that you're ready for some fun out on the hiking trails of Long Island!

Take a peek at these hiking events scheduled for the remainder of the Winter season!

Family Winter Water Birds and Beach Walk at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saturday, February 28th at 10 AM
$7, $5 for children ages 3 - 12, infants under age 2 free

Use telescopes and binoculars to find, ID, and enjoy winter water birds during this walk lead by Crystal Possehl. Please register.

Downs Farm and Laurel Lake Preserve Hike at Laurel Lake Vineyard
3165 Main Road, Laurel, NY 11948
Saturday, February 28th from 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Join this 2 mile, moderately paced hike through old fields and mixed hardwood forest on a 400 acre preserve. Follow that up with a 2 mile hike at Downs Farm, the site of a former Native American Fort.

Big Reed Pond Hike at Big Reed Pond Nature Trail
East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Saturday, February 28th at 10 AM

Participate in a 5 - 6 mile weekend hike in Montauk that starts at Big Reed County Park.

Seal Hike in Montauk at Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, Ny 11954
Saturday, February 28th & Sunday, March 1st & Sunday, March 29th at 10 AM
$4 for adults, $3 for children between ages 3 - 17 and children under age 3 are free

Dress appropriately for this 3 mile hike in the great outdoors. Hikers will meet at the Montauk Concession building.

Hike for HarborFrost at Mashashimuet Park
373 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Sunday, March 1st from 10 AM - 11 AM

Don’t miss out on this 2 mile hike in the Long Pond Greenbelt.

Full “Worm Moon” Hike at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Thursday, March 5th from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 - 12, and free for infants 2 and under

Join in this leisurely paced hike through open fields. Event is tentative based on weather, call for event meet up location and to confirm event is taking place.

Nature Walk at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
Noyak Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Saturday, March 7th at 8:30 AM

Birders of all levels will enjoy this hike between a mile and a mile and a half to see over-wintering birds.

The Trail Less Travelled at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike), Smithtown, NY 11787
Saturday, March 21st from 10AM - 11:30 AM
$4 for adults, $3 for children

Take a hike along the Red Trail to the Northeastern part of the Caleb Smith State Park Preserve.

Quogue Wildlife Refuge Romp
3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY 11942
Sunday, March 22nd at 10 AM

Participate in this moderately-paced, 4 mile hike with Southampton Trails Preservation Society to explore diverse habitats including forests and ponds.

Nature on the Move at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Neck, NY 11743
Saturday, March 28th from 12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
$4 for adults, $3 for children, $8 parking fee

Enjoy this slow to moderately paced hike where you’ll observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett.