EPCAL trails closed through end of the month

Calverton EPCAL sign
MICHAEL WHITE FILE PHOTO | One of two signs marking the EPCAL entrance along Route 25 in Calverton.

Hikers, bikers and walkers beware: the walking trails at Enterprise Park at Calverton are closed from Monday through the end of the month.

Riverhead Town announced that the trails will be closed from Jan. 6 through Jan. 31 during the shotgun deer hunting season on Long Island, though the special firearms hunting season doesn’t include weekend days.

Town officials have held a hunting lottery over the past few years to reduce the deer population at the town-owned land, though this season, three-day slots that hunters had been given last year will be reduced to two-day openings.