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Walt Whitman Trail

According to the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference, "Walt Whitman himself doubtlessley walked some of the same paths which now form the Walk Whitman Trail. Originating at the poet's birthplace, the trail ascends Reservoir Road to West Hills County Park. The large loop here leads the hiker to the top of Jayne's Hill, the highest point on Long Island, and across hills covered in oak, maple, beech and other hardwoods. Openings in the forest canopy afford views across Broad Hollow, to Manetto Hills, and south to Great South Bay. Other fine views may also be found on the shorter loop south of Southern State Parkway". Maureen and I hiked this on a nice late winter day.

Hiked: 2/22/98

Trail Map - to be provided