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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Amagansett NY 11930

The true mystery of the world

is the visible, not the invisible.

-- Oscar Wilde


This month’s highlight is a special South Fork Trails Weekend on the 25th and 26th

 in which two new trails will be introduced to hikers.  We hope you can join the celebration. Call for additional information on any scheduled hikes.

The October EHTPS meeting will be held on October 13th at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall. 

Remember: Daylight savings time ends Sunday; October 26 set clocks back one hour.


October 1, Wednesday 10 A.M. NAPEAGUE TO FRESH POND (3-4 miles)

This lovely section of the Paumanok Path includes views of Fresh Pond.  Meet at Napeague Harbor Rd. 

Leader: Ed Porco 

October 4, Saturday 10 A. M. THREE MILE HARBOR  (4 miles)

Walk across the 175-foot Tanbark Creek Bridge (built by the EHTPS) while enjoying the view from the mouth of Three Mile Harbor, then ramble on to Stony Hill and back.  Meet at the intersection of Springy Banks and Soak Hides Roads in East Hampton.  

Leader: Gene Makl 

October 8, Wednesday 10 A.M. SAMMY’S BEACH   ( 3 miles)

Join us for a beach walk along the beautiful shoreline of Sammy’s Beach and Three Mile Harbor.  Salt marsh plants should be in bloom.  The no pets rule will be strictly enforced on this hike.  Meet at the end of Old House Landing Road, via Alewive Brook Rd, in the Northwest section of E H. 

Leader: Nancy Kane 

October 11, Saturday   10 A.M. FARM BIKE EXCURSION (18-20 miles)

Meet at the Round Swamp Farm Market on Three Mile Harbor Road, where Carolyn Synder will share some present-day farming secrets. The biking portion will take approximately two hours.  An air pump and maps will be supplied. 

If weather appears questionable, please call leaders Jerry Brown and Lois Peltz at before setting out for the meeting place.

October 11, Saturday   10 A.M. CEDAR POINT PARK   (5-6 miles)

The Civil War era lighthouse at the end of Cedar Point is slated for rehab soon.  Come have a light lunch (BYO food and drink) on its steps before the dust flies, and enjoy the many natural beauties of this county park.  Meet in the parking lot by the park office, just inside the entrance off Alewive Brook Rd in Northwest.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

October 15, Wednesday 10 A.M. BIG REED HARVEST HIKE ( 3 miles)

Enjoy the lush trails around Big Reed Pond in their fall colors; ripe grapes, apples, and hickory nuts may be found along the way. Meet at the parking area off East Lake Drive, about 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27 in Montauk.

Leader: Ray Hartjen 324- 2490

October 18, Saturday 10 A.M. CULLODEN POINT (3 miles)

This hike is noted for the spectacular views of Fort Pond Bay, Block Island Sound and the freshwater wetlands of Culloden Point.  Meet on Edgemere/Flamingo Road in Montauk on the way to Gosman’s Dock, approximately 1 mile north of the firehouse on the west side of the road.

Leaders: Amy and Tom Ruhle 

October 22, Wednesday   10 A.M. NORTHWEST LOOP (4 miles)

This will be a fast-paced hike through the Grace Estate to Cedar Point Park and back.  Meet at the School House Plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 miles from the intersection with Alewive Book Rd in East Hampton.

Leaders:  Steve and Laurie Tamber  

October 25, Saturday  10 A.M.   JACOB’S FARM INAUGURAL HIKE (2 miles)

South Fork Trails Weekend begins with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the newly expanded trail system in the 165-acre Jacob’s Farm preserve.  Once slated for development, the land was saved by joint Town/County efforts.  Following the ceremony, we will walk the new paths and admire the captivating forest that now belongs to all of us.  Meet on Red Dirt Rd in Springs, a few hundred yards east of the intersection with Accabonac Rd. 

Leaders: Nancy Kane and Mike Bottini

October 26, Sunday 10 A.M. MULVIHILL PRESERVE  (4 miles)

Continue the South Fork Trails Weekend celebration with a moderately paced inaugural hike through a beautiful oak/hickory and beech forest.  A brief ceremony and ribbon cutting will precede the walk.  Afterwards, hikers are invited for refreshments at the former Schaffner residence in the Long Pond Greenbelt at 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.  Meet at Bridge Lane off Brick Kiln Rd in Bridgehampton. 

Leader:  Dai Dayton 

October 29, Wednesday 10 A.M. SHADMOOR BLUFFS  (2 miles)

The haunting windswept trail along the bluffs will lead us to an eerie abandoned WWII bunker where Halloween surprises await.  Meet in the Shadmoor State Park parking lot on Route 27, just east of downtown Montauk. 

Leader: Eva Moore 

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