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February 2002

There are none happy in the world but beings

who enjoy freely a vast horizon.



Bundle up and enjoy some of these wonderful winter hikes.

For additional information regarding hikes please call .

Our next meeting will be Monday, March 4 at 7:30 at Ashawagh Hall.

February 2, Saturday, 10AM: Grace Estate (4 miles)

A wonderful cold day and a hike in the woods. The combination of forest and shore will please us all. Meet at the School House Plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Rd. in East Hampton's Northwest.

Leader: Victoria Bond

February 6, Wednesday,         10AM: Oyster Pond (3-4 miles)

We will travel through Theodore Roosevelt County Park, view the beautiful Oyster Pond and Block Island Sound. Meet in Theodore Roosevelt County Park, on the north side of Rt. 27, about 31/2 miles east of the center of Montauk.

Leader: Ed Porco

February 9, Saturday, 10AM: Oyster Pond & Seal Haulout (5-6 miles)

Enjoy this combination of the open vistas of the Oyster Pond area, a lovely walk through a Maritime forest and then perhaps a beach walk. If conditions are right, we'll be able to see the seals on their rocks. Meet on Camp Hero Rd., just off Rt. 27 in Montauk, about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Bring binoculars.

Leader: Judy Kossover

February 13, Wednesday, 10AM: Maidstone Park (2-3 miles).

Two double loops break up this road and beach walk in the Maidstone area of the Springs. Enjoy some history and beautiful views of Gardiner's Bay and Three Mile Harbor. Meet at the picnic area at the top of the hill on Maidstone Park Road, just beyond Michael's Restaurant, via Three Mile Harbor Rd. and Flaggy Hole Rd. in East Hampton.

Leader: Ann Foster

February 14, Thursday, 1PM: Rocky Point (4-5 miles)

A variation on an interesting and pleasant Montauk hike. From Navy Road to Rocky Point onto the Paumanok Path and past Lost Boulder. Take Rt. 27 east to 2nd House Rd. Go north (left turn) about one mile. Make a left after the railroad tracks, which is Navy Rd., take to the end.

Leader: Ed Porco

February 16, Saturday, 10AM: Amagansett Ramble (3-4 miles)

This is one of our favorite hikes. We will hike through a beautiful beech forest, fertile farmland and the stunning Stony Hill. Meet on Abrahams Path in western Amagansett about 2/10 mile north of the intersection with Town Lane, in East Hampton.

Leader: Irwin Butensky

February 20, Wednesday, 10AM: Gerard Drive and Feast (3 miles).

Enjoy a beach and road walk with views of both Gardiner's Bay and Accabonac Harbor. Meet at the first causeway on Gerard Drive, which is off Springs Fireplace Rd.

Leader: Ray Hartjen

February 23, Saturday 10AM: Long Pond Greenbelt (4-6 miles)

This lovely hike in Mashashimuet 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: Jill Barber

February 27, Wednesday, 10AM: Waterfence Hike (5-6 miles)

This stunning hike takes us on the Serpent's Back Trail and along the shore to the Waterfence overlooking Napeague Bay. Meet at the Hither Hills overlook parking lot off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of Montauk Highway & Old Montauk Highway split in Montauk.

Leader: Ed Porco



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