To see where to go and what to do for the rest of January 2013, please see January Calendar of Events on Long Island.
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1. Annual New Year's Day Seal Walk at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature CenterFrom 1:30 to 3 p.m. on New Year's Day, enjoy a 1 1/2 hour program centering around the seals that visit our area each winter. Remember to dress warmly for this hike. $4 fee per person, and children under 3 may come along for free.
The walk starts at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park.
Advance reservations are required. You may reserve as early as two weeks in advance by calling (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295.
2. Montauk Point State Park - First Day HikeFrom 1 to 3:30 p.m., enjoy a New Year's Day hike of approximately three miles. Although all ages are welcome, please be aware that the areas where you'll be hiking are not suitable for strollers. $5 fee per adult, $3 fee per child.
Registration is required. Please call (631) 668-5000 to register or for more information.
3. Connetquot River State Park - Family HikeFrom 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., bring the whole family to celebrate the first day of 2013 with an invigorating hike to explore the Connetquot River State Park Preserve. The winter woodlands are peaceful at this time of year and you'll learn about the changes in the forest during the winter.
Reservations are required, and are accepted as early as two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072 to reserve and for more information.
Connetquot River State Park Preserve in Oakdale, Suffolk County, New York is situation on over 3000 acres of land and water, and it contains 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding, cross country ski and nature trails. (Note: no pets allowed at the preserve.)