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In anticipation of some bracing weather this month, two hike leaders are offering post-hike coffee and refreshments.  Also, there’s a chance to view seals basking on rocks in Block Island Sound.  For additional information about any of the scheduled hikes, please call .The next meeting will be held on January 5th at 7:30 P.M. in Ashawagh Hall

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 .

January 3, Saturday, 10 a.m.  CEDAR POINT  (4 miles)

Take in spectacular views from a cliff high above Gardiner’s Bay on a walk through the serene forest of this splendid county park.  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:  Gene Makl .

January 7, Wednesday, 10 a.m. NAPEAGUE BEACH WALK (4 miles)

Woodlands and scenic water views will be enjoyed on this invigorating hike.  Dress warmly and meet on Napeague Harbor Road off Rt. 27 just west of Cyril’s Restaurant. 

Leader:  Ed Porco .

January10, Saturday, 10 a.m. SPRINGS WOODBLOCK (2 miles)

The hike leader invites you to her home for coffee following this short, but satisfying walk through neighborhood trails graced with juniper and pine trees. Meet on Talmage Farm Lane at the corner of Haynes Lane, ¼ mile from Springs Fireplace Road.  

Leader: Nancy Kane 

January 14, Wednesday, 10 a.m. RIGHT OF WAY TRAIL  (4 miles)

We will walk 2 miles along the “secret” Right of Way Trail in Montauk to a quiet lake beach, and then return on the same charming trail. The trail can be muddy in spots; wear proper footgear. (Who knows, there might even be snow!)   Meet at Montauk Library parking lot on the east side of town.

Leader: Eva Moore 

January 17, 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 Accabonac Hwy in the Springs.

Leaders:  Joe and Niki Lombardi  

January 21, Wednesday, 10 a.m. POINT WOODS TRAIL (3 miles)     

Experience the spectacular bluffs overlooking the Atlantic, and the holly, birch, beech and sycamore trees of Point Woods on this beautiful trail.  Meet on Camp Hero Road in Montauk, a right turn off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.  The walk will be followed by warming refreshments at the leader’s Montauk home (148 Monroe Drive).  Leader: Ed Porco 

 January 24, Saturday, 10 a.m. MILLER’S GROUND  (4 miles)

Climb a South Fork “mountain”(?) and investigate a rare (?) vernal pool on this challenging romp over part of the Ronkonkoma Moraine.  Meet on Wainscott Northwest Road (Daniel’s Hole Rd) just north of the EH airport. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti  

January 28, Wednesday, 10 a.m. CAMP HERO TO TURTLE COVE (3 plus miles)

Natural beauty combined with man-made structures of historical interest makes this a unique hiking experience.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leader:  Jim Rice                           

January 31, Saturday,10 a.m. SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (2.5 miles)

Come try out the new bridge EHTPS has built to replace the wobbly stepping-stones across the stream on this popular trail.  If conditions are right, we will find seals sunning themselves on the rocks of Block Island Sound.  Dress warmly with proper footgear for the season. Don’t forget binoculars. Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leader: Ray Hartjen 


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