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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society Scheduled Hikes

January 2001

Happy New Year to all of us.  The heartiest will continue to hike the bare, beautiful woods in the snow and wind.  Please note the time of the Seal Haul-out hike has been coordinated with low tide, making it a 1 o’clock starting time.  For information about hikes, please call .

The next two members meetings are, January 08 and February 05, at 7:30, at Ashawagh Hall.

Monday, January 01, Hither Woods, 12 NOON (12 miles)

Fast paced hike through the winter solitude of Montauk’s Hither Woods.  Leader will maintain a steady pace of 3 miles per hour.  The hike will feature many of Hither Woods’ most beautiful areas, including much of the soundfront coast and interior areas like the Panorama and Ram Level.  Meet at Hither Hills Overlook parking lot about one mile east of the intersection of Rout 27 with the Old Montauk Highway.  Bring lunch and liquids.  BAD WEATHER DOES NOT CANCEL THIS HIKE.

Leader: Rich Whalen

Wednesday, January 03, Point Woods, 10AM (3 – 4 miles)

Experience the spectacular bluffs overlooking the Atlantic along with the lush holly, birch, beech and sycamore trees of Camp Hero on this beautiful trail.  Meet on Camp Hero Road in Montauk.  East of Theodore Roosevelt County Park and Deep Hollow Ranch, continue on Route 27 one mile east of the Oyster Pond Overlook.  Head north a short distance on Camp Hero Road and park on the road shoulder.  A short unmarked trail on the west side of the road will take us to the Paumanok Path.

Leader: Ray Hartjen

Saturday, January 06, Grace Estate, 10 AM (3 – 4 miles)

This hike with its hardwood forests and shorelines will delight all.  Meet at the School House Plaque on Northwest Road about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewife Brook Road in the Northwest area of East Hampton. 

Directions: on Montauk Parkway heading east, you will see the Wainscott town sign.  Pass Daniels Hole Road (this is the road for the East Hampton Airport.)  Take the next left turn (north) Stephen Hands Path.  Follow the signs for Cedar Point Park and cross over Route 114.  Bear left onto Old Northwest Road.  Stay on Old Northwest Road until you reach Northwest road.  Make a right onto Northwest Road.

Leader: Victoria Bond

Wednesday, January 10, Lower Barcelona, 10 AM (4 miles)

Walk with us as we hike the “other” Barcelona, the one that features views of beautiful Northwest Creek from various vantage points.  Meet at the corner of Route 114 and Swamp Road in the Northwest Section of East Hampton.

Directions: Head north on Stephen Hands Path, continue on Buckskill Road, to Route 114 past Edwards Hole Road.

Leader: Gene Makl

Saturday, January 13, Old Barcelona, 10 AM (3 miles)

This hike passes through a preserve if nearly every kind of ecosystem found on the East End.  We will also see two spectacular views of Northwest Harbor from different blowouts through the cliffs.  Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course off Route 114 north of Swamp Road.

Leader: Nancy Kane

Wednesday, January 17, Oyster Pond, 10 AM (3 – 4)

We will travel through Theodore Roosevelt County Park, view the beautiful Oyster Pond and Block Island Sound.  Meet at Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park east of Lake Montauk.

Leader: Carolyn Haas

Saturday, January 20, Napeague Harbor, 10 AM (4 miles)

This wonderful hike takes us to Napeague Harbor onto Fresh Pond and return on the Ocean View Trail.  Meet at the Hither Hills overlook parking lot off Route 27.  It is about one mile east of the intersection of Montauk Highway & Old Montauk Highway.

Leader: Ed Porco

Wednesday, January 24, Seal Haul-out, 1:00 PM (2 ½ miles)

If conditions are right, we will observe these interesting creatures sunning themselves on the rocks.  For this round trip, walk through Maritime forest, dress warmly against the Block Island Sound winds.  See January 03 Point Woods hike for directions.  Do not forget binoculars.

Leader: Ken Beiger

Saturday, January 27, Merrill Lake, 10 AM (3 miles)

We start with a stroll through the beautiful Merrill Lake Sanctuary, owned by the Nature Conservancy.  We then explore a backyard trail system in the Springs known only to the locals.  Meet at Merrill Lake Sanctuary on the eastern side of Springs Fireplace Road, just north of Talmage Farm Lane.

Directions:  Head north on Main Street behind the Windmill in Amagansett.  Bear right at the Three Mile Harbor, Springs Fireplace Road split.  Head northeast for 6+ miles past School Street and Ashawagh Hall.  You will see the preserve on the right.

Leader: Nancy Kane

Saturday, January 27, Paumanok Path, 10 AM (10 miles)

Hikers will cross the sandy, pine-clad isthmus of Napeague Harbor, on their way to Montauk.  The Hither Woods section of the route features Fresh Pond and the new Suffolk County Preserve at Laurel Canyon.  Meet at Kirk Park Beach parking lot, south side of Montauk Parkway in downtown Montauk.  This will be a brisk hike.

No parking permit is required for Kirk Park during the winter.  It is fee parking during the season, but open the rest of the year.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

Wednesday, January 31, Hither Hills, 10 AM (4 miles)

This stunning hike takes us up Serpents Path, to Block Island Sound, along the shore to the Waterfence overlooking Napeague Bay and past Fresh Pond.  Meet at the Hither Hills overlook Parking lot off Route 27, about one mile east of Montauk Parkway and Old Montauk Highway split in Montauk.

Leader: Ed Porco



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