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

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society


Keep your love of nature,

for that is the true way

 to understand art and more.

--Vincent Van Gogh


There’s still time to make your reservations for this year’s holiday party.  If you have any questions about this festive event, call Niki or Joe Lombardi at .  $45 for EHTPS members $50 for non-members – valet parking. No reservations can be accepted after December 10.  Gurney's Inn is offering a special rate for the weekend of December 17th at $160 per night (including complete use of health spa facility - call Phyllis at for reservations)

For further information about any of the scheduled hikes, call .

The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, December 6th 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall.


December 1, Wednesday   10 A.M      STONY HILL/TOPSIDE & UNDERSIDE   (3 miles)                  

A loop through the Stony Hill area will include trails in the Highpoint Preserve in Amagansett and the Accabonac Preserve, and the old town brush dump (euphemistically referred to as “Accabonac Meadows”) in Springs.  Meet at the corner of Accabonac Highway and Stony Hill Road.
Nancy Kane 

December 4,  Saturday 10 A.M.                          NORTHWEST RAMBLE  (4-5 miles) 

This is a perennial favorite of your hike leaders and others. Weather permitting; this moderately fast-paced hike will include water views of Northwest Harbor. We will traverse the Timberlane Bypass, the Deb Foster Trail, and Grassy Hollow.    Meet at the schoolhouse plaque about 3/10 of a mile from Alewive Brook Rd intersection.

Leaders:  Steve and Laurie Tamber 

December 8, Wednesday 10  A.M.      FLAGGY HOLE ROAD CIRCULAR (7 miles)

We will hike the length of Hither Hills Park and return.   The route will pass Split Rock on the Old Montauk Highway, then on along the Laurel Canyon Trail to Flaggy Hole Rd.  to Old North Rd and the Ocean View Trail.  This mostly-flat hike will take approximately 3 ½ hours. Bring water. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook on Route 27 about 1 mile east of the split with Old Montauk Highway.

Leader; Ed Porco

December 11, Saturday  10 A.M                     JACOB’S FARM/STONY HILL (3 miles)

One of many new loops in Stony Hill makes for an interesting contrast with Jacob’s Farm. Our walk will include a side trip to the Green River Cemetery.  Meet on Red Dirt Road across from Jacob’s Farm entrance, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti         

December 15, Wednesday  10 A.M                            THREE MILE HARBOR  (4 miles)

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

Leader:  Gene Makl             

December 17,  Friday  7 PM  HOLIDAY PARTY AT GURNEY’S  (Reservation required)

December 18, Saturday  10 A.M                                               NAPEAGUE (5-6 miles)

Join us for a challenging hike (some sandy areas) through the surprising dunes and wetlands of Old Montauk Highway and along the shores of Napeague Harbor, ending with a spectacular backward view of  “the Strip” from Nominicks.  Meet at Napeague Harbor Road, just north of the LIRR tracks. Leader: Richard Lupoletti  324- 1127     

December 22, Wednesday  10  A.M.                             BARCELONA NECK (3 miles)

Rich in history, ecology, and panoramic views, Barcelona Neck is a gem of a place to explore.  With nearly 700 acres in which to ramble about, the wet lands, wooded swamps, and oak and hickory forest offer a wonderland of hiking.  Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course clubhouse off Route 114 (Sag Harbor Turnpike) between Swamp Road and Sag Harbor village. Leader: Gene Makl 

December 25, Saturday    CHRISTMAS DAY / NO HIKE

December 29  Wednesday 10 A.M.                       SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (2.5 miles)

This hike takes us along an easy wooded trail to the shores of Block Island Sound. If conditions are right, we will find seals sunning themselves on the rocks near the shore.  Dress warmly with proper footgear for weather conditions. Don’t forget binoculars. Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Route 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Leader: Eva Moore 

January 2, 2005, Sunday  10 A.M.               HITHER WOODS RAMBLE (10- 12 miles)

Rick Whalen’s annual first-hike-of-the-year will take place this year the day AFTER New Year’s Day in Montauk’s magnificent Hither Woods.  You will see deep oak woods, remote Sound from the bluffs, and the beauty that is Montauk in winter.   Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook on Route 27 about 1 mile east of the split with Old Montauk Highway. Bring lunch and liquids, and dress appropriately. 

Leader: Rick Whalen 



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