Babylon/Heckscher - A Midweek Long Island Scout (A True Scout)

The Flat South Shore
The Flat South Shore
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:30

The weather for Thursday looks good with temps going into the low 50s.  So, we will do a midweek scout of a potential furure ride.  This is a totally new ride and hence a true scout as we try to to determine the scenic value of the ride, the suitability of roads, potential rest rooms and food stops. I am sure we will make some wrong turns, both accidentally and deliberately as we explore.  Ride will meet at 11:30ish by the Babylon train station on the LIRR and will take a totally indirect, meandering route to Heckscher State Park.  Route back is straighter and on more active roads.  Depending on time, we may or may not add a 7 mile loop through Belmont Lake State Park at the end of ride.  There are trains scheduled to arrive at Babylon at around 11:21 and 11:34.  There are quite a few trains headed back to the City from Babylon.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT:  In order to participate you must email me and share your cell number.  I will confirm your participation and share logistics, especially how we will meet in Babylon. Please bring hydration, snacks, lock, money for train and a potential food shop.  Most importantly bring an upbeat inquisitive attitude ready to explore new and unknown areas.

Mileage: 
40-50
Ride Type: 
Advanced Moderate
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