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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




June 2005


Quote of the month:

The great way is very level,

but people delight in torturous paths.

-- Lao-tzu


June 4th is National Trails Day.  Join us on our hike that day, and also enjoy the great variety of hikes planned for this month – plus a bike ride and a kayak outing.  For more information about any of the scheduled hikes, call .

Note:  If the weather on the day of hike is inclement and you are not sure the hike is on, we recommend that you call the hike leader before setting out for the meeting place.

The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall. 


June 1, Wed. 10 A.M.   SPRINGS HISTORICAL DISTRICT (1.5 miles)

Take time to stroll through a section of Springs where houses, barns, and public buildings date back to the 1800s.  The walk includes Pussy’s Pond Trail, cemeteries, and views of Accabonac Harbor.  Meet at Ashawagh Hall, where Fireplace Rd meets Old Stone Highway.

Leader: Nancy Kane  


June 4, Saturday, 10 A. M.                        LADY’S-SLIPPER HIKE  (2-3 miles)

To guarantee seeing the beautiful but elusive pink lady’s-slipper orchid, the hike leader will have us meet at his own natural garden where the flowers almost always bloom at this time of year. It’s National Trails Day -- how can we resist?  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Rd and Oak View Highway in East Hampton.  

Leader: Lee Dion  


June 8, Wednesday, 10 A.M.                    OYSTER POND ET AL  (3 miles)

Woods, fields, and great views along the way to Oyster Pond and back make for a jam-packed 3 miles of great (but not difficult) hiking.  Meet at Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park east of downtown Montauk. 

Leader: Gene Makl                 


June 11, Saturday,  10 A.M                                    POETRY HIKE    (3 miles)

Enjoy a morning of "culture and nature" at the Walking Dunes. We will be stopping twice along the way for poetry readings. BYOP (Bring your own poem) written by you or someone else. Both readers and listeners are welcome. Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road off Rt. 27 on Napeague.

Leaders: Leeanne Domash & Laurie Adler  


June 15, Wed. 10 A.M. LOST BOULDER AND LAUREL CANYON (3-4 miles)

This scenic hike has spectacular views including the famous “Lost Boulder” and laurels that may well be in full bloom. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center on the north side of Rt. 27 about 2 miles west of downtown Montauk. 

Leader: Ed Porco           


June 18,  Saturday, 10  A.M.                          MILLER’S GROUND   (3-4 miles)                      

Come and hike over the rolling hills of Wainscott to the highest point in East Hampton.  If we’re lucky, the mountain laurels that line much of the trail will be in bloom.  Meet on Wainscott Northwest Road (also known as Daniel’s Hole Road) and the Power Line Rd, north of the East Hampton airport. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti   


June 18, Saturday   10 A.M.        BIKE AROUND SHELTER ISLAND (20 miles)

This leisurely ride will acquaint bicyclists with the back roads of this pretty island.

Meet at the South Ferry Terminal in North Haven.  (Attention bike riders: Interested in an all-day biking jaunt to Block Island on July 9th? Call the leaders this month to let them know. If there’s enough interest, we will schedule the outing.)

Call leaders Jerry Brown and Lois Peltz in advance at .


June 22, Wednesday, 10 A.M.                        RIGHT OF WAY TRAIL (4 miles)    

We’ll take this charming fern-lined trail to a lovely little beach and back to the starting point. The trail can be muddy in spots in wet weather; wear proper footgear.   Meet at Montauk Library Parking lot, just east of downtown.

Leader: Eva Moore


June 25,  Saturday, 10 A.M.        GRACE ESTATE /  A SAMPLER (3 miles)

Up Van Scoy’s Pond Rd we go to Kirk’s Place and then an unexpected turn to the west with our backs to the sun as we walk the Northwest Harbor beach to Mile Hill Rd. A short walk will take us to Ralph’s Landing Rd then to Whalebone Landing Rd, through the five corners, and back down Scoy’s Pond Rd. Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 of a mile from Alewive Brook Rd intersection. 

Leader: Nancy Kane



Join a seasoned sailor and Accabonac Harbor watcher on a tour of this historic body of water, including a water level view of the new opening to Gardiner’s Bay. BYO boat or call Mike Bottini at for a delivered rental.  Meet at the end of Landing Lane off Old Stone Highway about ½ mile from the Springs Country Store.

Leader: Ray Hartjen  


June 26, Sunday  9 A.M.                  MILLER’S GROUND CIRCUIT (5-6 miles)

A rolling woodland hike through East Hampton’s morainal hills.  No water views, but plenty of secluded woods and interesting terrain.  Moderate pace; bring liquids. Meet at the intersection of Edwards Hole Rd and Route 114. 

Leader: Rick Whalen                               


June 29, Wednesday 10 A.M.                  STONY HILL PRESERVE (3 miles)

One of our recent openings where names like The Archery Trail and Baker Kettle Hole become a reality.  Set in a “remote” wooded section of East Hampton, this easy hike should put you in a tranquil mood for the rest of the day. Meet at the south side of Red Dirt Rd approx. ¼ mile from Old Accabonac Hwy in Amagansett.

Leader: Gene Makl 



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