Sat, Jan 19, 2019, 5:30 pm: French Billy Pond Hike

General info for all hikes and walks: Hikes and walks are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members (become a member). Unless otherwise noted, the pace for hikes is moderate, lasting 3-5 hours, covering 3-5 miles, the terrain is hilly, footing is sometimes uneven, and we follow trails and possibly paved or dirt roads . Walks are easier and shorter than hikes, and usually follow paved or dirt roads, no trails. The guide may periodically stop and talk along the way. Bring sturdy, comfortable walking or hiking shoes, water, snack, bug spray, rain poncho, and camera. Shorts or long pants are OK. For day hikes, bring a hat and sun block. For night hikes, bring a small flashlight. There are usually about 20 people. We depart about 30 minutes after the posted start time. For some hikes, we will meet at the indicated location, then drive a short distance to the hike location.

Specific info for this hike: We will discuss the natural, cultural, and marine resources of the area. The terrain is terrestrial and moderate with some coastal walking on Cane Garden Bay Beach. The hike is about 2.5 miles round-trip. Bring flashlight, water, and a snack. Attire: long pants preferred, but short pants are welcome. Olasee Davis, ecologist, is our tour guide. For more information, call Cathy, 340-772-2073 or

Meet at 5:30pm near Junie's Bar and Restaurant at the southern end of Peter’s Rest, across from the new H&H Tire location.

Driving directions from the Sunny Isle Intersection (the traffic light at Routes 70 and 66, mid-island):
- Go east on Route 70 / Centerline Rd for about a 1/2 mile and bear right, staying on Route 70.
- Continue south on Route 70 for about a 1/2 mile and go straight to the stop sign (do not continue following Route 70 to the left)
- Go straight through the stop sign and continue about 1/10 of a mile further. Junie's is on the right at the four-way intersection.

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