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

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society


Summer is a new song everyone is humming.

--Diane Ackerman from Cultivating Delight


Hikes in July and August commence at 9 A.M. unless otherwise noted.  For additional information about scheduled hikes, call  .

PLEASE NOTE: The hiking trip to Buenos Aires and Patagonia announced for October 2004 has been cancelled.  A vote at the June meeting authorized the president to appoint a committee to look into overseas hiking trips sponsored by EHTPS.

The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, July 19th at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall.


July 3,   Saturday  9 A.M.              NEW NORTHWEST CONNECTION (4 miles)

Join us on a newly established route that connects the Grace Estate with Cedar Point Park. With over 1,000 acres at our disposal, we will be able to enjoy wondrous views without the usual “crowds.”  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Road about 3/10 of a mile from the Alewive Brook Road connection.  Leader: Gene Makl  


July 3, Saturday  8:30 PM                      FULL MOON  AND FIREWORKS (2 miles)

Here is a rare opportunity to traverse the spectacular the Walking Dunes by moonlight and also enjoy the Devon Yacht Club’s fireworks display.  Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and refreshments of your choice.  This hike is not suitable for young children.  Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Rd off Rte. 27 in Napeague.

Leader: Lee Dion


July 7 , Wednesday   9 A.M                                  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   


July 10,   Saturday 9  A.M.  NORTHWEST DUAL DISTANCE (3 or 6 miles)

We will begin with the jump trail and Deb Foster path to Old Northwest Road. From there it’s your choice to return to your car or to continue for another 3 miles along scenic forests including the enchanting White Pines area.  If weather is hot, the hike will be shortened.  Meet at Hands Creek Rd and Van Scoy’s Path West.
Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber 


July 14 , Wednesday 9 A.M.  FRESH POND/BELL ESTATE (3+ miles)

The hike leaders have adopted this section of the Paumanok Path. They will point out several historic sites along the scenic trail.  Meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. 

Leaders:  Valerie King and David Jones 


July 17,  Saturday  9 A.M                    SHADMOOR STATE PRESERVE (3 miles)

With recently reopened trails, the sights in Shadmoor just got better.  The close-up views of WW II bunkers, the Montauk hoodoos, and the rolling surf make this a very special hike.  Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Rt 27, about ½ mile past Montauk center.  A large sign marks the entrance.  Leader: Gene Makl 


July 17, Saturday  9 A.M.                                  BIKE RIDE  & WINERY TOUR

Enjoy a 2 to 2 ½ hour bike ride from the Channing Daughters Estate and return to visit the winery.  Included is a guided tour of the unique sculpture garden by Walter Channing himself. Bike helmets required. Meet a the winery on Scuttlehole Road in Bridgehampton.

Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown 


July 21, Wednesday  9 A.M.       NEW BUCKSKILL RAILROAD LOOP  (3 miles)

Using existing trails and woods roads we have devised a new Buckskill venue.  Be among the first to experience this new loop through a relatively flat oak/pitch pine forest.  Meet at the entrance to ARF on Daniel’s Hole Rd, immediately north of the LIRR overpass and slightly  south of the  EH Airport. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


July 21,  Wednesday  10 A.M.                    WEED WATCHER HIKE (2-3 miles)

Representatives of The Nature Conservancy will guide interested members in a hike to identify and map invasive weeds along a trail in Hither Hills to the Walking Dunes.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook  on Rt 27 about a mile from the split with Old Montauk Highway. 

Leader:  Bob Kanter 


July 24, Saturday  9 A.M                STEPHEN TALKHOUSE PATH  (4-5 Miles)

Stephen Talkhouse was proclaimed the world’s greatest walker; he was said to have walked from Montauk to Brooklyn in one day.  Join us on this somewhat hilly path named in his honor. Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook off Route 27,  1 mile east  of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.

Leader: Lee Dion


July 28, Wednesday  9 A.M.                             BIG REED POND (3-4 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: Ed Porco 


July 30, Friday  6 P.M.  INDIAN WELLS BEACH PICNIC  (Rain date: August 6)


July 31, Saturday  9 A.M.   NEW BUCKSKILL GOODFRIEND LOOP  (3-4 miles)

Here is another new loop through majestic pitch pine forest using existing Buckskill trails and a new twist on some old ones.  Meet at the end of Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton, south off Rt. 114. 

Leader:  Richard Lupoletti 


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