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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society


Away, away, from men and towns,

To the wild wood and the downs –

To the silent wilderness

Where the soul need not repress

Its music.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

February 2005 Hikes

Taking a walk outdoors this month may be just the thing you need to sweep the winter cobwebs out of your head.  Here are a variety of hikes you will enjoy, some long, some short.  For more information on any of the walks listed, call . The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, February 7, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall.


February 2,  Wednesday   10 A.M.                           SEAL HAUL OUT TRAIL (2.5 miles)

We' re all holding our breath-- will Sagaponack Seal see his shadow today? Hikers are hoping that old Sagg and his kin will be basking on the rocks in Block Island Sound, whether in sun or shade.   Come out and be there to greet them (if conditions are right). Meet on Camp Hero Road off Rte 27 in Montauk, about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.
Leader: Ed Porco 

February 5, Saturday  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.

Leader: Nancy Kane 

February 9, Wednesday 10 A.M.      POINT WOODS AND CAMP HERO (4-5 miles)

This is just what the doctor ordered for your mid-week doldrums. Join us as we hike through scenic Point Woods and history-rich Camp Hero.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd, off Route 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk. 

Leaders:  Steve and Laurie Tamber 


February 12, Saturday  10 A. M.              INDIAN FIELD EXPLORATION (5-10 miles)

The area known as Indian Field is a thousand-acre expanse of moors, woods, and wetlands east of Great Pond in Montauk and is one of Long Island’s most wild and beautiful areas.  The length of this hike will depend on weather and trail conditions, so be prepared for a moderate to long hike.  Bring lunch and liquids.  Meet at the Nature Trails parking area off East Lake Drive. (Make a right turn after the sign and follow the dirt road.)

Leader: Rick Whalen 

February 13, Sunday 

A short (3 miles), but beautiful hike of the brand-new trail loop at Culloden Point.  Meet at the trailhead on the west side of Flamingo Avenue in Montauk, just north of Wills Point Road. Leaders: Tom Ruhle and Rick Whalen  .


February 16, Wednesday, 10 A.M.                EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE  (2 or 4 miles)

This road-and-beach walk begins at the Nature Preserve on David’s Lane just west of the intersection with Egypt Lane. We will walk past the Maidstone Club and along a stretch of ocean beach.  An additional two miles will take us down quiet lanes and through a portion of the Nature Preserve.  You have the option of doing the first part only, or going the full four miles. 

Leader: Nancy Kane 


February 19, Saturday  10 A.M                     NORTHWEST  MAJESTY    (4 miles)

The adopters of this exquisitely tended section of the Paumanok Path will be showing off their trail as they lead the hike, which includes a majestic stand of white pine trees that never fail to inspire.  Meet at the corner of Route 114 and Edward’s Hole Road in East Hampton. Leaders: Helen and Larry Kutash 


February 23,  Wednesday 10 A.M.                    FLAGGY HOLE 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 snack and liquids. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook on Route 27 about 1 mile east of the split with Old Montauk Highway. Leader: Ed Porco


February 26, Saturday 10  A.M.                     LONG HOLLOW-STONY HILL (3 miles)

Ramble through the mixed hardwood forest of Stony Hill in the quiet of a winter morning. Meet at the intersection of Accabonac Highway and Stony Hill Road in Springs.

Leader:  Ray Hartjen 



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