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


thank You God for most this amazing

day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything

which is natural which is infinite which is yes

 --- ee cummings


JUNE 2002

A Field Naturalist Course is being offered June 10-13.  You can contact Mike Bottini at for details and cost.

There will no longer be dogs allowed on any hikes.

EHTPS is planning a hike in Tuscany, Italy on October 3-12 with an optional three day tour to Rome, October 12-15.  LOOK FOR YOUR BROCHURE and application form FROM RMC TRAVEL and respond immediately if your are interested.  Our numbers are limited and it will be on a first come, first served basis.

June 1, Saturday, 10AM: Lady Slipper Hike (3 miles)

To guarantee seeing the beautiful Pink Lady Slipper the hike leader will have us meet at his own natural garden.  He assures us, without doubt, we will see many of these beauties.  How can we resist?  We will then continue onto a 3 mile hike.  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Rd. and Oak View Highway in East Hampton. Leader: Lee Dion

June 2, Sunday, 10AM: PP Part VII (6 mile)

East Hampton Town's newest park waits at the end of this springtime jaunt through Montauk's famous Hither Woods.  Bring lunch and liquids.  Meet at the Hither Hills overlook parking area, north side of Montauk Highway (Rt. 27) ½ mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork. 

Leader: Rick Whalen

June 5, Wednesday, 10AM: Cedar Point Park (3 miles)

Meet in the park off Alewife Brook Rd., in the Northwest section of East Hampton.  Continue to the parking area, next to the pavilion across from the campgrounds.

Leader: Gene Makl

June 8, Saturday, 10AM: Grace Estate (3-4 miles)

Views of two ponds, a brook and a magnificent harbor combine with excellent woods walking for an exhilarating outdoor experience.  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd., a short distance west of Alewife Brook Rd. In East Hampton.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

June 8, Saturday, 10AM: Hither Woods (11 miles)

Come and enjoy this wonderful hike on the Paumanok Path where we will enjoy the beautiful woods, vistas and beaches of this region.  The leader will hike at a pace of 2 ½ miles per hour and hikers are expected to do the same. Please bring lunch and plenty of liquids.  Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center on the north side of Rt. 27, about 2 miles west of Montauk Center. 

Leader: Judy Kossover

June 12, Wednesday, 10AM: Fresh Pond (3-4 miles)

We will meet at Napeague Harbor Rd. and proceed to hike on the Paumanok Path to Fresh Pond. This will be a scenic 3-4 mile hike. 

Leader: Ed Porco

June 15, Saturday, 10AM: Laurel Canyon (4-5 miles)

Mountain laurel in bloom (we hope), plus Panorama, Lost Boulder and Ram Level make this hike a seasonal must.  Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook on RT.27 in Montauk, about 1 mile east of split with Old Montauk H'way.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

June 19, Wednesday, 10AM: Farm Hike (3-4 miles)

This will be a somewhat fast hike along farmland and through a beautiful beech forest.  Bring water. Meet on Abraham's Path in western Amagansett about 2/10 mile north of intersection with Town Lane, in East Hampton.

Leader: Ethel Pulaski 

June 22, Saturday, 10AM: Kayak Outing

The first Kayak event of the season takes us from the shore of Northwest Harbor up tranquil Alewive Creek into Cedar Point Park and Alewive Pond. Bring liquids, sunscreen and a life preserver (if you are bringing

your own kayak). Meet at the end of Alewive Brook Rd. at the beach. Kayak rentals are available from East Coast Adventure Company .

Leaders: Laurie and Steve Tamber , Lynn and Bob Kanter and David Jones and Valerie King.


June 23, Sunday, 10AM: Montauk Point Ramble (10 miles)

We will utilize the new Money Pond Trail to connect many trails at Montauk Point.

This is a 10 mile hike, with some beach walking. Bring lots of liquids, lunch and insect repellent.  Hiking boots are recommended.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd., on the south side of Rt. 27, one mile past Deep Hollow Ranch. 

Leader: Ed Porco 

June 26, Wednesday, 10AM: Northwest (4 miles)

This grand hike will start at the Grace Estate and continue through forest and onto the shore of Cedar Point Park and loop back through the Grace Estate.  Meet at the Schoolhouse Plaque on Northwest Rd. about 1/4 mile from the intersection with Alwive Brook Rd. in East Hampton's Northwest.

Leader: Gene Makl 

June 29, Saturday, 10AM: Big Reed Pond (3-4 miles) 

Enjoy many beautiful water views of Big Reed Pond, including a Registered Natural Landmark.  Meet at the parking area off Eastlake Drive, about 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27 in Montauk.

Leader:  Ray Hartjen 

Our next meeting will be Monday, June 3 at 7:30 at Ashawagh Hall


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