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



Inebriate of air am I,

And debauchee of dew,

Reeling, through endless summer days,

From inns of molten blue.

--Emily Dickinson

Summer fun continues with hikes, kayak and bike outings, a special hike-and-swim, and, for the truly adventurous, a twilight/full moon sojourn through EH’s fabled “Ghost Town”. 

The next EHTPS meeting will be Monday, September 22nd, at Ashawagh Hall.

For additional hike information, call .


August 2, Saturday, 9 A.M.  STEVE’S HIKE & PICNIC (3-4 miles)

Bring your own picnic lunch; hike leader Steve Peskin will provide the drinks and watermelon. We will meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett.  

Leader: Steve Peskin

August 6, Wednesday, 9 A. M. FARM HIKE (3-4 miles)

This popular hike meanders through a lush beech forest and past a working farm.  Meet on Abrahams Path in western Amagansett about 2/10 miles north of the intersection with Town Lane in East Hampton. 

Leader:  Arlene Makl 

August 9, Saturday, 9 A.M. ROCKY POINT PLUS (3-4 miles)

One of the best hikes in Montauk.  The route goes from Navy Road to Rocky Point onto the Paumanok Path and beyond. Meet in parking lot at the end of Navy Rd. Directions: Take Rt 27 east to Second House Rd. Go north (left turn) about 1 mile.  Cross the LIRR tracks and make a left onto Navy Rd; follow road to the end. 

Leader: Eva Moore

August 13, Wednesday, 9 A.M.  BUCKSKILL AIRPORT LOOP (4 miles)

Within sight or sound of some major infrastructure (airport, recreation complex, rifle range) you can still find beautiful tranquility on an easy (flat) trail in the western end of town.  Meet on Wainscott-Northwest Rd (Daniel’s Hole Rd) just north of the airport where the overhead power line crosses the road. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

August 13, Wednesday, 7:30 PM.  A GHOST TOWN EVENING (4 miles)

Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and your imagination as we explore sites of a once populated area in the present Grace Estate.  See the woods take on a mysterious aura in the waning twilight.  Will ghosts of early East Hamptoners appear when the full moon rises?   Meet at the School House Plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Rd in EH.  

Leader: Gene Makl 

Saturday, August 16, 9 A.M.  KAYAK OUTING

A couple of “old salts” will lead us in this kayak/canoe exploration of Accabonac Harbor.  BYO boat or call Amagansett Beach and Bike () for delivered rental.  Meet at Landing Lane off the end of Old Stone Highway, about ½ mile south of Springs Country Store.

Leaders: Ray Hartjen and Richard Lupoletti  .


August 16, Saturday,  9 A.M. to Noon   BIKE TOUR (16-18 miles)

A leisurely bicycle ride through East Hampton and Sagaponack with commentary on the architecture, history, and local places of interest.   Meet in front of the East Hampton Library on Main St.    

Leaders:  Jerry Brown and Lois Peltz 

August 20, Wednesday, 9 A.M.  STEVEN TALKHOUSE PATH  (4-5 miles) 

He was proclaimed the world’s greatest walker. For 25 cents he would walk 25 miles and at the age of 59 he walked from Montauk to Brooklyn in one day.  Join us on the Stephen Talkhouse (somewhat hilly) Path as we visit the site of his home in Montauk. Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook off Route 27,  1 mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.

Leader: Lee Dion

August 23, Saturday, 9 A.M.  POINT WOODS / CAMP HERO (4 miles) 

Begin your weekend with this inspiring hike through scenic Point Woods and history-rich Camp Hero.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd, off Rt 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk. 

Leaders:  Steve and Laurie Tamber 

August 24, Sunday, 9 A.M.  HIKE AND SWIM (5 miles) 

An invigorating hike to Fresh Pond in Montauk’s Hither Hills, followed by a rest, swim, and snack.  Don’t forget your swimsuit, sunscreen, water, and picnic food.  Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook off Route 27, 1 mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.  This is a rain or shine hike.  

Leader: Ken Kindler 

August 27, Wednesday, 9 A.M.  JUMP TRAIL (4 miles)  

This hike will take us on trails of the Northwest Woods and past Grassy Hollow on our way into the Grace Estate.  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Road and Van Scoy’s Path in East Hampton.

Leader: Gene Makl 

August 30, Saturday,  9 A.M.  NORTHWEST PAUMANOK PATH HIKE  (4 miles)  

The adopters of this exquisitely tended section of the Paumanok Path will be showing off their trail as they lead the hike.  Meet at the corner of Route 114 and Edward’s Hole Road in East Hampton.  

Leaders:  Helen and Larry Kutash

August 31, Sunday, 9A.M.  FORT POND PADDLE

Enjoy the serenity of Montauk’s Fort Pond; BYO sandwich, etc. for a tailgate picnic afterwards.

Meet at the boat ramp parking lot behind the movie theater, S. Erie Ave off S. Edgemere Ave. (Turn right at Ft. Pond sign onto dirt road.) 

For delivered rentals, call Amagansett Beach and Bicycle (). 

Leader: Alan Michaelson 


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