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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society


Those who contemplate the beauty

of earth find reserves of strength

that will endure as long as life lasts.

--Rachel Carson


Earth Day is officially observed on April 22nd – but for EHTPS every day is Earth Day.  We have some special hikes scheduled this month to enable us to drink in the natural beauty of our special corner of the planet. For additional information about any of the scheduled hikes, call .

The next meeting will be held on April 12th at 7:30 P.M. in Ashawagh Hall.


April 3, Saturday 10 A.M.                                             POETRY HIKE (3 miles)

Kick off National Poetry Month with a morning of “culture and nature” on the seashore of Sammy’s Beach. Express yourself!  Celebrate the season!  We will be stopping twice along the way for poetry readings. BYOP (Bring your own poem) written by you or someone else. Both readers and listeners are welcome. Meet at the end of Old House Landing Road, via Alewive Brook Rd, in the Northwest section of EH. (Poetry websites you may want to visit before the hike:  ,  http://www.poetry.com.au

Leaders: Leanne Domash and Laurie Adler 


April 3, Saturday   10 A.M                                         OYSTER POND (3 -4 miles)

A somewhat hilly hike, this trail through the County Park offers some spectacular views of Oyster Pond and Block Island Sound.  Meet a Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park in Montauk. 

Leader:  Ed Porco 


April 7, Wednesday   10 A.M.       SPRINGS HISTORICAL DISTRICT (1.5 miles)                                   

Take time to stroll through a section of Springs where houses, barns, and public buildings date back to the 1800s.  The walk includes Pussy’s Pond Trail, cemeteries, and views of Accabonac Harbor.  Meet at Ashawagh Hall, where Fireplace Rd meets Old Stone Highway. 

Leader:  Nancy Kane  


April 10, Saturday  10 A.M.                 A STUDY IN CONTRAST (6-7 miles) Enjoy all or part of this hike along a combination of trails – there will be two places where hikers can leave and road walk back to their cars.  We begin at Wilson’s Grove where we will walk through the stately white pine forest; then to Jason’s Rock to observe the ravages of unbridled building.  The rest of the hike takes us along the Deb Foster Trail, the Timberlane By-Pass, and a portion of the NW Path.  Bring water and snacks, and meet at the intersection of Old Northwest Road and Northwest Rd. 

Leaders:  Steve and Laurie Tamber 

April 14, Wednesday   10 A.M.                                 HITHER WOODS  (5-6 miles)

This hike will wind along scenic trails from the Lost Boulder Trail, to Riah’s Ridge, Ram’s Level, Split Rock Road and part of the Parkway Trail.  Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center Parking Lot, about 2 miles west of downtown Montauk. 

Leader:  Ed Porco


 April 17, Saturday 10 A.M.                                      BIG REED POND (3 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 


April 21, Wednesday  10 A. M.                         CEDAR POINT PARK  (3 miles)

Take in spectacular views from a cliff high above Gardiner’s Bay as our leader describes the origin and outstanding natural features of this area.  Meet in the park off Alewive Brook Rd, in the Northwest section of East Hampton. Continue to the parking area, next to the pavilion, across from the campground.

Leader: Lee Dion 


April 24, Saturday  10 A.M.      BUCKSKILL HARDSCRABBLE TRAIL  (3 miles)

This easy trail meanders through a beautiful hardwood forest.  Meet at the intersection of Rt 114 and Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton.  Please do not park in the vegetable stand parking lot. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


April 24, Saturday is the day for the Great East End Clean-up.  If you have time today, go out and pick up trash at a local trailhead where debris may accumulate.



April 28, Wed. 9 A.M.   MASHOMACK PRESERVE, SHELTER ISLAND (6 miles)

Bring your cameras and binoculars for this beautiful, moderately paced hike on Mashomack’s wide, well-maintained green trail, part of the famed 2100 acre preserve.  We will pass through wetlands, meadows, woodlands, and coastline, home to large populations of osprey, as well as a wide variety of other birds, mammals, and plant species.  Meet at the South Ferry dock to set up carpools.  If you are interested in lunching together after the hike, call Niki or Joe Lombardi at 324- 3474 by Monday, April 26, for details and so that we can get a count for our reservation.

Leaders:  Steve and Laurie Tamber 



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