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

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Scheduled Hikes August 2000

Be sure to notice the beautiful T-shirts, caps and windbreakers being worn by many of our members.  You can pick up an order form on the hikes.  The order deadline date is September 1.

Wednesday, August 2, 9:00 AM Right of Way Hike (3 miles)

We will hike a lovely, unseen trail, which parallels Rt. 27.  It begins just outside the center of Montauk and winds through a forest of shad, wildflowers and edible berries.  Meet at Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park in Montauk.

Leader: Eva Moore

Saturday, August 5, 9:00AM Northwest Path (4 miles)

This trail takes us through the most beautiful white pine forest on the East End.  Meet at the corner of Edwards Hole Road and Rt. 114 in East Hampton.

Leaders: Helen and Larry Kutash

Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 AM Bike Ramble

Join us for this perennial favorite as we bicycle leisurely through the estate section of East Hampton Village.  Please wear a helmet and bring plenty of water.  Meet in the 24-hour public Lumber Lane parking lot behind the tennis courts and ball field behind the tennis courts and ball field in Herrick Park.

Leader: Paula Liss

Saturday, August 12, 9:00 AM Big Reed Pond Hike (3-4 miles)

This hike at Big Reed Pond is one of our favorites.  We will hike along Big Reed Pond and past an abandoned Indian village.  Meet in the parking lot off East Lake Drive in Montauk, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27.

Leader Steve Peskin

Tuesday, August 15, 8:30 PM Napeague Full Moon Hike (2-3 miles).

Thrill to moonbeams igniting the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and lighting up the sands of the beach in Napeague State Park.  Insect repellent is recommended.  Meet at the Amagansett Post office parking lot off Rt. 27, west of the IGA supermarket.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

Wednesday, August 16, 8:00AM Bird-Watching Walk (2 miles)

The combinations of woodland, wetland, meadow and shoreline make the Morton Wildlife Preserve ideal for viewing a great variety of birds.  Bring binoculars.  More a stroll than a hike.  Meet in the parking lot of the preserve off Noyac Road, a couple of miles west of Sag Harbor Village. The voluntary (honor system) fee schedule for Morton National Wildlife Preserve: $2 pedestrian / bicyclist (no bike riding on their trails), $4 private vehicle, $12 yearly rate.

Leaders: John deCuevas and Richard Lupoletti

Saturday, August 19, 9:00 AM Hike the Buckskill Airport Loop (4 miles)

This popular biking route takes us through the beautiful East Hampton Pine Barrens even lovelier because it sits on top of the largest drinking water reserve in town.  Relatively flat terrain makes this an easy hike.  Meet on Wainscott Northwest Road (Daniels Hole Road) and the power line road just north of East Hampton Airport.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

Sunday, August 20, 9:00 AM The Other Barcelona (4 miles)

Join us as we hike the “other” Barcelona, the one that features views of beautiful Northwest Creek from three different vantagepoints.  Meet at the corner of Rt. 114 and Swamp Road in the Northwest section of East Hampton.

Leader: Gene Makl

Wednesday, August 23, 9:00 AM Steven Talkhouse Hike (3-4 miles)

He was proclaimed the world’s greatest walker.  For 25 cents, he would walk 25 miles.  At the age of 59, he walked from Montauk to Brooklyn in one day.  Join us on the Stephen Talkhouse Path as we visit his home in Montauk.  Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook parking field off Route 27 a half mile east of the Montauk Hwy. Old Montauk Hwy. Split.

Leader: Lee Dion

Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM Annual Picnic

Indian Wells Beach, Amagansett (parking stickers not required after 6:00 PM)

Enjoy lively conversation, good food in a beautiful setting with your fellow hikers.

Please RSVP to Jan Keith, , by August 11.  Sign up to bring an appetizer, a picnic side dish or desert.  You may also wish to bring a beach chair and sweater.  EHTPS will provide and charcoal broil hot dogs and hamburgers.  Beverages, paper products and eating utensils will also be provided.

Saturday, August 26, 9:00 AM Long Pond Greenbelt (3-4 miles)

This lovely hike in Mahashimuet Park in Sag Harbor will take us by Long Pond as well as several other ponds in the park.  Meet at the parking lot to Mahashimuet Park at the intersection of Jermain Ave. and Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike in Sag Harbor.

Leader: Fred Keith

Wednesday, August 30, 9:00 AM Napeague Meadow Trail

This short but diverse trail will take us through a combination of pitch pine/oak forest and along a stretch of beach.  Meet at the Lilco power station on Napeague Meadow Road, north of Rt. 27 and south of Cranberry Hole Road.

Leader: Ann Foster




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