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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Nobody sees a flower really –it is so small it takes time –

and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

Georgia O’Keeffe

June brings National Trails Day, the yearly appearance of the lady’s-slipper plant, the first day of summer, and a selection of enticing hikes.  For additional hike information, call . The next EHTPS meeting will be Monday, July 7th at 7:30 at Ashawagh Hall 

June 4, Wednesday, 10AM:  MONEY POND PLUS (5 + miles)

Capt Cook allegedly buried his treasure somewhere near Money Pond.  Come help us check it out and complete the loop with spectacular views of the ocean and the more tangible “treasures”

of Point Woods. 

Meet on Camp Hero Rd. off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.  Leader: Ed Porco  


June 7, Saturday, 10 AM LADY’S-SLIPPER HIKE (2-3 miles)

To guarantee seeing the beautiful pink lady’s-slipper orchid, 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?  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Rd and Oak View Highway in East Hampton.   

Leader:  Lee Dion  

June 8, Sunday, National Trails Day, 9 AM HITHER WOODS COASTAL RAMBLE (7 miles)

A moderate to brisk hike through secluded woodlands and coastline of Hither Hills State Park.  The route includes a visit to beautiful Fresh Pond and skirts the Block Island Sound coast.  Long Island doesn’t get much wilder than this!  Bring liquids and snack.  Meet at Hither Hills (West) Overlook on Rt 27, about 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork.    

Leader: Rick Whalen    


June 11,Wednesday, 10 AM EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE (3 miles)  

This 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 through the Nature Preserve. 

Leader:  Nancy Kane

June 14, Saturday, 9 AM: BIKE HIKE: SOUTHAMPTON ESTATE AREA (16 miles)  

Meet in the parking area behind Blockbuster and the Citarella Market in Water Mill.  We will proceed to Southampton, commenting along the way re the local history, architecture and landscaping. 

Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown

June 14, Saturday, 10AM: WHITE PINES FOREST (4 miles)

Enjoy the most majestic stand of white pines on the Island as we also view beautiful Chatfield’s Hole and Two Holes of Water. Discover the secret of Jason’s Rock and visit the gravesite of young Benjamin Hubbard. Meet at the intersection of Swamp Rd and Bull Path in East Hampton’s Northwest. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

June 18, Wednesday, 10AM: LOST BOULDER (3-4 miles)

This scenic hike has spectacular views from Panorama including the famous “Lost Boulder” on a 3-4 mile loop. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center on the north side of Rt. 27 about 2 miles west of downtown Montauk. 

Leader: Joan Porco  

June 21, Saturday, 10AM: MILLER’S GROUND (3-4 miles)

Celebrate this first day of summer by hiking over the rolling hills of Wainscott to the highest point in East Hampton.  If we’re lucky, the mountain laurels will still be in bloom.  Meet on Wainscott Northwest Road (also known as Daniel’s Hole Road) and the Power Line Rd, north of the East Hampton Airport. 

Leader: Victoria Bond

June 25,Wedneeday, 10AM: 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 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork, in Montauk. 

Leader: Ed Porco    


June 28, Saturday, 10AM POINT WOODS LOOP (6 miles)  

Join us for a fast- paced and exhilarating hike from Point Woods to Montauk lighthouse and back via the new Money Pond Trail. Meet at Camp Hero Rd. in Montauk: Turn south off Rt 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leaders:  Jeri Wellman and Nick Bryan

June 28, Saturday, 10 AM: GRASSY HOLLOW (3 miles)  

The last remnants of an early village can be seen on this variation of a popular hike.  Meet at the School House Plaque, ¼ mile from Alewife Brook Rd intersection in East Hampton’s Northwest.  Leader: Gene Makl

June 29, Sunday, 10:30 AM: HIKE AND PICNIC (4 miles) 

We will walk 2 miles along the fern-lined Right of Way Trail in Montauk to a quiet lake beach where we will stop for refreshments.  Bring a light picnic lunch and a beach towel or blanket.  We will return on the same charming trail.  Meet at Montauk Library parking lot on the east side of town.

Leader: Eva Moore

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