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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




December 2005

 Quote of the month

Peace is always beautiful.

  Walt Whitman


Don’t let chilly weather or a few snowflakes stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. Bundle up and come hiking with us!  For more information about any of the scheduled hikes, call . The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, January 9th, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall, Springs.  All members are welcome.


December 3, Saturday   10 A.M.                       NORTHWEST WOODS   (5-6 miles)

The adopters of this exquisitely tended section of the Paumanok Path will be showing off their trail as they lead the hike, including the path through the inspiring and majestic white pines.   Meet at the corner of Route 114 and Edward’s Hole Road in East Hampton.

Leaders: Helen and Larry Kutash


December 7, Wednesday   10 A.M.                               EXERCISE HIKE (3 miles)

The ideal way to warm up on a chilly December morning is to join this fast-paced hike through quiet woodlands and pastures.  Meet on Abrahams Path in western Amagansett about 2/10 miles north of the intersection with Town Lane in East Hampton.

Leader: Ethel Pulaski


December 10, Saturday   10 A.M.                       BARCELONA NECK (3.5 miles)

The adopters of this Barcelona trail have planned a woods and beach hike with views (weather permitting) as far as the Connecticut shoreline. Meet at the Barcelona Neck Golf Course clubhouse parking lot off Route 114 between Swamp Road and Sag Harbor.

Leaders: Linda Keen and Jonathan Brezin .


December 14, Wednesday   10 A.M.               CULLODEN PRESERVE (3 miles)

Spectacular views of Block Island Sound, along with tales of the ship Culloden and the Gunnuck's ghost, make this short walk through a beautiful forest an unforgettable experience. Meet in Montauk on the west side of Edgemere St/Flamingo Ave (County Rd 49) one mile north of the train station, down the hill from the intersection with Farragut Rd.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 

December 17, Saturday  10 A.M.  GRACE ESTATE TO CEDAR POINT (4-5 miles)

We will traverse the Grace Estate at a moderately fast pace along the new path into Cedar Point Park and up to the bluffs overlooking Gardiner’s Bay.    Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 of a mile from Alewive Brook Rd intersection.   Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber   


December 21, Wed.  10 A.M. OCEAN VIEW TRAIL TO ROCKY POINT (6 miles)

Take a break from the holiday mayhem to enjoy some of nature’s gifts.    Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.  
Leader: Ed Porco     


December 24, Saturday           No hike    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!


December 28, Wednesday 10 A.M.     BEACH AND ROAD WALK (2.5 TO 3 miles)

A winter beach walk to Georgica Pond and perhaps beyond.   If the tides permit, we will take a small hidden path to West End Avenue and return via the roads.   Dress warmly.   Meet at the Georgica Beach parking lot near the west end of Lily Pond Lane.  

Leader: Nancy Kane


December 31, Saturday 10 A.M.                         BARCELONA PRESERVE (6 miles)

Wonderful (and windy) water views and a stunning, diverse forest will help you “ring out the old” on this challenging loop around the outer edges of “Russell’s Neck,” which is the original name for Barcelona.   Meet at the corner of Swamp Rd and Route 114 in East Hampton.  
Leader: Richard Lupoletti  


December 31, Saturday   10 A.M.                                              POINT WOODS  (3 miles)

Holly and mountain laurel provide touches of green along this trail that features beautiful specimens of tupelo, birch and oak trees.   Camp Hero Rd, off Route 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk
Leader: Eva Moore


January 1, NOON   RICK’S ANNUAL HITHER WOODS ROMP (up to 10 miles)

Start the New Year right with Rick Whalen’s annual New Year’s hike   in Hither Woods. This is an all-afternoon ramble through Montauk’s remote and desolate winter landscape, with its gnarled oaks and rugged soundfront coastline.   Moderate pace. Bring snacks and liquids. Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, about 1 mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.  
Leader: Rick Whalen  





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