Joe Denny moments after he completed the 125-mile Paumanok Path stretching from Rocky Point to Montauk in late July.
Late last month, on one of the hottest days this summer, Shelter Islander Joe Denny decided to take a 125-mile hike.
Discussing the idea with his wife, Julie, Mr. Denny said she was supportive. “She married a guy who does crazy things,” he said. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.
They were eight strong earlier this month setting out on the process of linking Island trails.
Armed with hedge clippers, saws, rakes, gloves, goggles and tick spray, the crew set about to begin opening a pathway that will initially wind from Sachem’s Woods to the entrance to the Quaker Cemetery off Route 114. Volunteers will be progressing over the approximately one-mile trail during the next few months to remove debris and establish blaze markers for future hikers to follow. (more…)