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


The wind blew east; we heard the roar
  Of Ocean on his wintry shore...
John Greenleaf Whittier

This year’s holiday party will be held on Saturday, December 13th at Gurney’s in Montauk.  For reservations, call Niki and Joe Lombardi at 631 by December 5th.  For hike queries, call individual hike leaders or . The next meeting will be held on December 1 at 7:30 P.M. in Ashawagh Hall.

December 3, Wednesday  10 A. M. WATERFENCE  (5 miles)
This vigorous hike, a favorite of this hike leader, takes us on the Serpent’s Back Trail and along the shore to the Waterfence overlooking Napeague Bay.  Meet at the Overlook Parking lot off Rt. 27, about ½ mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork, in Montauk.  Leader: Ed Porco    

December 6, Saturday  10 A.M. JACOB’S FARM  (2 miles)
This short woodsy trail was officially opened in October with 150 hikers marking the inaugural. Here is your opportunity to see the new trail “up close and personal “ with a more intimate group. Meet on Red Dirt Road, off Accabonic Hwy in the Springs. Leaders:  Joe and Niki Lombardi  

December 7, Sunday 10 A.M. BARCELONA NECK (6 miles)
Bay and woods and salt meadows give Barcelona Neck its special flavor.  Join us for a moderately fast -paced hike.  Meet on Swamp Rd. at its intersection with Edwards Hole Rd. 

Leader: Rick Whalen 

December 10, Wednesday   10 A.M. SPRINGS WOODBLOCK (3 miles)
A pleasant sojourn in the Maidstone area starts at the Girl Scout camp and then through a piney woods.  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. 

Leaders:  Laurie and Steve Tamber

December 13, Saturday  10 A.M. THREE MILE HARBOR  (4 miles)
During the hike, Charlie Squires, a local historian and longtime resident, will share fond memories of childhood adventures around Three Mile Harbor.  Meet at the intersection of Soak Hides Rd and Springy Banks Rd in East Hampton.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 

December 14, Sunday 10 A.M. GRACE ESTATE (6 miles)
History and woodland beauty abound along the trails and old woods roads of this Northwest preserve.  Join us for a moderately fast-paced hike.  Meet at intersection of Old Northwest Rd. and Northwest Rd. 

Leader:  Rick Whalen

December 17 Wednesday  10 A.M. EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE (2 or 4 miles) 
This road-and-beach walk begins at the Nature Preserve on David’s Lane just west of the intersection with Egypt Lane. We will walk past the Maidstone Club and along a stretch of ocean beach. And additional two miles will take us down quiet lanes and through a portion of the Nature Preserve. You have the option of doing the first part only, or going the full 4 miles.  

Leader: Nancy Kane 

December 20, Saturday  10 A.M. MONEY POND/CAMP HERO (5 miles)
This loop trail winds around the fabled Money Pond and through the historic WW II military base now a beautiful state park.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.
Leaders:  Steve and Laurie Tamber 

December 24, Wednesday  10A.M. OYSTER POND  (3-4 miles)
Views of Oyster Pond and Block Island Sound highlight this bracing hike past a horse pasture and along scenic hilly terrain.   Meet in the parking lot of Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park in Montauk. 

Leader: Ed Porco 

December 27, Saturday  10 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 

December 31, Wednesday   10 A.M.          SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (2.5 miles)
If conditions are right, we will find seals sunning themselves on the rocks of Block Island Sound at the end of this trail.  Dress warmly with proper footgear for the season.  We will cross a stepping stone bridge on the way to the Sound. Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Don’t forget binoculars.

Leader: Eva Moore 

January 1, Thursday 12 NOON HITHER WOODS RAMBLE  (10 miles)
On New Year's Day hike the wintry beauty of Hither Woods with a guide who has led this outing for 15 (or is it 16?) straight years.  Montauk's great forest means solitary winter woods, remote and rugged soundfront bluffs, centuries-old woods roads and decade-old single-track trails.  Plan on hiking from noon 'till dark (about 5:00 p.m.).  Meet at Hither Hills Overlook parking lot, Montauk Point State Parkway (Rt. 27) about 1 mile east of the split with Old Montauk Highway.  Bring snacks and liquids, and dress appropriately. 

Leader: Rick Whalen .




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