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

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




August 2005


Quote of the month:


Why should I go anywhere else

when I’m already here?

--An old salt from Old South Bay


For more information about any of these scheduled hikes, call The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, September 5, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall

Note: Most hikes will start at 9 A.M. during July and August.  

July 31, Sunday, 9 A.M.     CEDAR POINT PARK TO GRACE ESTATE (4-5 miles)

A trek across the terminal moraine and some outstanding water views are featured on this hike through Cedar Point Park and a corner of the Grace Estate.  Meet at Northwest Harbor at the end of Alewive Brook Road. Insect repellant is advised.  

Leader: Richard Lupoletti


August 3, Wednesday, 9 A.M.                               QUAIL HILL FARM  (2-3 miles)

On this stroll through the Amagansett community farm, we will see crops of sweet potatoes, beans, and asparagus; visit the chicken house and the beehive; amble through Bayberry Tree Farm; and pick raspberries and blackberries. Meet in the parking area on Deep Lane, off Side of the Hill Road (left turn off Stony Hill Rd).

Leader: Nick Stephens 


August 6, Saturday,  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 East Lake Drive, about 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27 in Montauk.

Leader: Ray Hartjen


August 6, Saturday  9 A.M.                                 COUNTRY BIKE RIDE (20 miles)                                             

On this leisurely ride we will stop to visit local farms and chat with the farmers as they begin their August harvest.  Be sure your bike is in good condition; helmets are mandatory!  Meet at the East Hampton library.

Call leaders Jerry Brown and Lois Peltz at to confirm. 


August 7, Sunday 9 A.M.              HITHER WOODS, INSIDE AND OUT (6 miles)

Hike the deep interior of Hither Woods as well as its coastal edge.  A nice summer’s hike in any weather.  Moderate pace. Bring liquids.  Meet  in the parking lot at the end of Navy Road in Montauk. Directions: Take Rt 27 east and turn onto  Second House Rd. After about 1 mile, take the left fork (towards Port Royal). Cross the LIRR tracks and make a left onto Navy Rd; follow the road to the parking lot.

Leader: Rick Whalen


August 10, Wednesday, 9 A.M.                          THREE MILE HARBOR (4 miles)   

Cross the 175-foot bridge over Tanbark Creek (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 


August 13, Saturday, 9 A.M.        FLEXIBLE  NORTHWEST RAMBLE (at least 3 miles)

The mood of the leaders and the weather will determine the length and breadth of this  interesting hike. A route of 3, or 4+, or 6+ is possible, so bring liquids and snacks. Both the shorter and longer hikes feature beautiful stands of white pines. Meet at the intersection of Rt 114 and Edwards Hole Rd. in East Hampton

Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber                


August 17, Wednesday, 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, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.

Leader: Lee Dion


August 20, Saturday, 9. A.M.              HITHER WOODS EXPLORATION (9 miles)

Strap on your hiking boots, pack liquids and lunch, and prepare for a wonderful day in some of the most gorgeous woodland on the East End.  Meet in the parking lot at the end of Navy Road in Montauk.  Directions: Take Rt 27 east and turn onto Second House Rd. After about 1 mile, take the left fork (towards Port Royal). Cross the LIRR tracks and make a left onto Navy Rd; follow the road to the parking lot.

Leader: Ken Kindler 


August 20, Saturday  9 A.M.                            ACCABONAC  KAYAK OUTING

A 2 ½ hour kayak/canoe trip with information about the harbor, including preservation efforts and wildlife. Meet at Landing Lane in East Hampton. Life vests are required! For kayak or canoe rental, contact leader Mike Bottini at or call him at .


HIKING PLUS / August 20, Saturday 3 P.M. to approximately 9 P.M.

Our new travel committee invites you for a rejuvenating sojourn to Shelter Island, which will include a 2- hour hike in glorious Mashomack Park followed by a catered picnic at a scenic island venue; the day will conclude with a concert at the Perlman Music Camp. Meet at the park lodge at 3 PM.  Cost is $20 per person for the picnic. Call Lynn and Bob Kanter at for details. To reserve, send your check to  Bob Kanter,  P.O. Box 986, East Hampton, NY 11937 before August 6th. Limit: 30  


August 24,  Wednesday 9 A.M.                  WATERFENCE VARIATION (5 miles)

 A favorite hike in Hither Hills gets some new twists and turns; this is an invigorating outing with memorable scenery. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook Parking Lot on Rt 27, 1 mile east of the intersection with Old Montauk Highway. 

Leader: Ed Porco 


August 27, Saturday 10  A.M.                       STEVE’S HIKE & PICNIC (3-4 miles)

Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy after Steve Peskin’s hike; we will provide the drinks and watermelon. Meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett.  

Leader: Steve Peskin


August 31, Wednesday 9 A.M.                   JUMP TRAIL AND BEYOND (5 miles)

Lots of woods, water, and walking. Enjoy this easy 5 miler to Northwest Harbor and back.  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Road and Van Scoy’s Path-West in East Hampton.

Leader: Gene Makl 


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