I'm looking to get back into backpacking and backpack camping. However, I'd like to start off easy before going nutty and doing the AT (yeah, pipe dream for sure about doing THAT one.)
For this summer or late spring, I'm thinking of one of the longer local trails here on Long Island, if anybody is interested.
Choice one is the Long Island Greenbelt trail, which is 32 miles.
From Heckshire State Park at the south end, to Sunken Meadow State Park at the north end.
Choice two is the Paumanok Path. Or part of it anyway, not the whole thing, as it's 125 miles from Montauk Point to Rocky Point (Where I grew up).
Both are around my usual stomping grounds, not far from Suburbia in any direction. I'm thinking along the lines of just a weekend or a three day weekend.
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