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Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club Hits the Trails of Montauk

The Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club (NHOC), which meets regularly at the Eisenhower Park Special Events Center, and frequently hosts hikes through the park, has just returned from its annual weekend trip to Montauk.

From Oct. 23-25 the NHOC club members stayed at the beautiful Ocean Beach Resort. Hikes included a 4-5 mile hike around Big Reed Pond, Quadam’s Hill and Oyster Pond; a 6-7 mile hike from Camp Hero to the lighthouse and back, a 5-6 mile hike around Fresh Pond and a one mile hike in the Famous Walking Dunes.


The hikes were led by two longtime club members and experienced hikers Dennis Chemick and Quyen Pham.

“This weekend trip gave members the opportunity to not only hike on some of the East End’s most beautiful trails, but to socialize with other club members in Montauk’s rich array of restaurants,” said Dennis Chemick, who also serves on the NHOC Board as Membership Chairman.

This was the second annual Montauk trip organized by the NHOC and is one of their most popular events. Over 80 club members and guests attended. Plans are already being made for the 2010 Montauk event.

Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club has over 400 members from all over Long Island who share a common appreciation for the outdoors. Club activities include hiking, nature walks, kayaking, camping, weekend trips and much more. Club volunteers maintain trails in public parks in Suffolk and Rockland counties and the club’s conservation chairman keeps members informed about environmental issues with regular articles in the club’s official newsletter, Shorelines. The club holds meetings about six times a year at the Special Events Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Visit the club on the internet at