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


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,

places...where nature may heal and give

strength to body and soul alike.

John Muir


October is one of the most beautiful months of all in East Hampton.  We will hike in different areas to experience the changes all about us.  For additional hike information please call .


There will be NO October members meeting.

September 28, Saturday, 10AM-Noon: Kayak Outing

Ray Hartjen, an "old salt" will lead us in this kayak/canoe exploration of Accabonac Harbor.  BYO boat or call East Coast Adventure or  Main Beach Kayak to rent a kayak. Meet at the end of Landing Lane off Old Stone Highway, about ½ mile south of Springs Country Store.

Leaders: Ray Hartjen and Richard Lupoletti

October 2, Wednesday, 10AM: Napeague Harbor (4 miles)

Scenic water views, horseshoe crab shells and two bridges built by EHTPS highlight this true fresh air hike.  Meet at the entrance to Multi Aquaculture Systems (Fish Farm) on Cranberry Hole Road in Napeague.

Leader: Gene Makl

October 5, Saturday, 10AM: Laurel Canyon (5 miles)

Too late for the laurel in bloom, but there is still the Canyon, Panorama, Lost Boulder and Ram Level, well worth the effort of this somewhat hilly terrain.  Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center off Rt. 27, about 3 miles east of split with Old Montauk Highway. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

October 9, Wednesday, 10AM: Sag Harbor Village Walk (2 miles)

The charm and uniqueness of Sag Harbor beckons once again.  Our Sag Harbor historians will guide us through the Village, sharing its history and some charming tales.

Meet at the parking lot to Mashashimuet Park at the intersection of Jermain Ave. and Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Leaders: Ginny & Ed Schmidt

October 12, Saturday, 10AM: Stony Hill (5 miles).

Join us on a newly rerouted section of the Paumanok Path, through the Oak Forest of Springs and the beech forest of Stony Hill.  Meet on the corner of Springy Banks Rd. and Soak Hides Rd., just west of Three Mile Harbor, in East Hampton.

Leaders: Laurie and Steve Tambor

October 16, Wednesday, 10AM: Barcelona Park (3 miles).

This 828-acre preserve includes spectacular dunes and views of Northeast Creek and Northwest Harbor.  Meet at Sag Harbor Golf Course off Rt. 114.

Leader: Nancy Kane

October 19, Saturday, 10AM: Waterfence (5-6 miles).

This hike is being dedicated to South Fork Trails Weekend.

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

Leader: Ed Porco

October 23, Wednesday, 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

October 26, Saturday, 10AM: Wainscott Historic Hike (2-3 miles).

We will explore the history of beautiful Wainscott with a leader whose family has been there for nine generations.  Meet at the end of Beach Lane between Georgica and Wainscott Ponds.

Leader: Hilary Osborn Malecki 

October 26, Saturday, 2PM: Halloween Hike (4 miles)

Beware! The Ghoul Van Scoy is returning!  Join him on his ramble through the Ghost Village of the Northwest.  The Ghoul would be very pleased (but it is not required) if you trekked in costume.  Those who survive will be rewarded with cider and cookies.  Meet at the cemetery next to the School House Plaque on Northwest Rd., about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Rd., in East Hampton. 

Leader: The Ghoul Van Scoy

October 30, Wednesday, 10AM: Lone Grave Hike (3-4 miles)

Experience the grandeur of the most majestic stand of white pines on Long Island, with visits to Chatfield's Hole, Two Holes of Water and the lone grave of young Benjamin Hubbard.  Meet at the intersection of Swamp Rd. and Bull Path in East Hampton's Northwest.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti





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