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Back by popular demand .... the East Hampton Trail Maps!

 April 2000                   


Is there a more wonderful time of the year on the East End?  The sounds of the Songbirds and Bull Frogs, the sight of the Plovers and Terns along with the return of the Osprey, all first signs of spring.  On the ground, all about us are the dainty Birds-foot violets waiting to be admired.  For additional hike information call 329.4227.

Saturday, April 1 10AM: Big Reed Pond

A combination of two old trails forms anew loop that features striking views of Big Reed Pond, Oyster Pond and Block Island Sound, plus a visit to Lindley House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park.  Meet in the parking lot off East Lake Drive in Montauk, approximately 2 miles from intersection with Rt. 27.  (4-5 miles). 

Leader:  Richard Lupoletti

Sunday, April 2 10AM: Atlantic Ocean Beach Walk

Join us for an exhilarating walk from Main to Maidstone and experience the ocean by each without the summer crowds.  As a bonus, Debbie King will share her knowledge of the history of this section of the shoreline.  Meet at Main Beach in East Hampton at the end of Ocean Avenue.  (3 miles). 

Leader: Debbie King

Wednesday, April 5 11AM: Cedar Point Park

Enjoy spectacular views from a cliff high above Gardiner’s Bay as we walk through the serene hard wood forest of a beautiful county park.  Meet at the ranger station just inside the entrance to the park, off Alewife Brook Road, in the Northwest section of East Hampton.  (3 miles). 

Leader:  Vince Downing

Saturday, April 8 10AM: Rocky Point Plus

A variation on an interesting and pleasant Montauk hike.  From Navy Road to

Rocky Point onto some of the Paumonak Path and ending at the Lost Boulder.  Take Route 27 east to Second House Road.  Go north (left turn) about one mile.  Make a left after the railroad tracks, which is Navy Road, take to the end.  (5 miles). 

Leader:  Ed Porco

Wednesday, April 12 10AM: Seal Haul Out

If conditions are right, we will observe these interesting creatures sunning themselves on the rocks.  For this 2 1/2 mile, round trip, walk through a Maritime forest, dress warmly against the Block Island Sound winds.  Meet at Camp Hero Road, a right turn off Rt. 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.  Bring binoculars. 

Leader:  Ray Hartjen

Saturday, April 15 10 AM: Stony Hill

This section of the Paumanok Path includes a beautiful beech forest and a portion of a working farm.  Meet at Fresh Pond Parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett.  (4 mile). 

Leader:  Gene Makl

Wednesday, April 19 10AM: Sammis Beach

You have all been reading about it now come and walk the beautiful shoreline and view Three Mile Harbor wetlands.  See for yourself a restoration in progress.  Meet at the end of Old House Landing Road, via Alewife Brook road, in the Northwest section of East Hampton.  (3 miles). 

Leader:  Nancy Kane

Saturday, April 22 10AM: Sights & Sounds of Spring

Celebrate Earth Day by canoe or kayak.  We will be looking for evidence of this year’s alewife run and hoping to see nesting kingfishers, osprey, basking turtles and other wetland wildlife.  Call 267.3289 for canoe or kayak rental.  Meet at the end of Alewife Brook Road in Northwest. 

Leader:  Mike Bottini

Wednesday, April 26 10AM: Ogden Brook

On this beautiful hike we will walk the shoreline of Oyster Pond, across the famous Ogden Brook Bridge, enjoy the views above Cornergate and the meadows of Theodore Roosevelt County Park.  Meet at Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park off Rt. 27, 3/10 mile east of East Lake Drive. 

(4 miles). 

Leader:  Gene Makl

Saturday, April 29 10AM: Hither Woods

This is a new loop to a favorite water view hike.  We will hike to Napeague Harbor onto Fresh Pond and end on Ocean View Trail.  Meet at the Hither Woods Overlook parking lot north off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of Montauk Highway and Old Montauk Highway split.  (4 miles).

Leader: Ed Porco

Sunday, April 30 10AM: Millers Ground

This very different western end of our town trail system offers pitch pines and scrub oaks, a challenging serpentine ascent, Whale Rock, a vernal waterless pool and a piece of the Paumanok Path.  Meet on Wainscott NW Rd. (Daniel’s Hole Rd.) just north of the airport, under the power lines. 

(3 – 4 miles)  Leader: Richard Lupoletti



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