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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society


 …all I ask is a windy day

with the white clouds flying…

-- John Masefield


In like a lion, out like a lamb… March is a month of changes.  Experience the invigorating  variety of March as you walk with us this month. For more information on any of the hikes listed, call .



MARCH  2005


March 2, Wednesday   10 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: Ed Porco 



March 5, Saturday  10 A.M.                                             JACOB’S FARM (2 miles)

One of our newest trails in Springs, this is fast becoming one of the most popular. Come and find out why. Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Rd.

Leaders: Niki and Joe Lombardi 


March 9,  Wednesday   10 A.M.                           SEAL HAUL OUT TRAIL (2.5 miles)

This hike takes us along an easy wooded trail to the shores of Block Island Sound. If conditions are right, we will find seals basking on the rocks near the shore.  Dress warmly with proper footgear for weather conditions—parts of the trail may be muddy. Don’t forget binoculars. Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leader: Eva Moore 


March 12, Saturday  10 A. M.        NORTHWEST DUEL-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. Meet at Hands Creek Rd and Van Scoy’s Path West. Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber 


March 16, Wednesday, 10 A.M.                                OLD BARCELONA  (3 miles)                             

This hike through an  828 acre preserve includes spectacular dunes and views of Northeast Creek and Northwest Harbor.  Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course off Route 114.

Leader:  Nancy Kane  


March 19, Saturday  10 A.M.                              MULVIHILL PRESERVE (4 miles)

This two-year-old trail in Bridgehampton takes us through a beautiful forest of oak, hickory and beech trees.  The terrain is varied and somewhat hilly. Meet at Brick Kiln Road, 0.4 mile north of Scuttle Hole Road, across from Bridge Lane in Bridgehampton.

Leader: Ken Kindler  or e-mail:


March 20, Sunday 10 A.M.    HITHER WOODS DUAL DISTANCE (10 mi. or 4 mi.)

Celebrate the first day of Spring in Hither Woods, the largest piece of protected land on the South Fork.  Walk the entire preserve (10 miles) or as far as beautiful Fresh Pond and back (4 miles).  Long hikers bring water and lunch.  Meet in the parking lot at the end of Navy Road in Montauk, via Second House Rd from Rt 27. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti


March 23,  Wednesday 10 A.M.                                             MONEY POND CIRCULAR (7 miles)

Bring drinks and lunch for this long hike through the stunning acreage of Montauk's eastern-most forests.  Beginning on the Point Woods Trail, we will walk to the lighthouse and return via the Money Pond and Seal Haul Out trails, for another chance to glimse the visitings seals. 

Leader: Ed Porco 


March 26, Saturday 10  A.M.                                              JUMP TRAIL, ETC (5 miles)

Lots of woods, water, and walking.  Enjoy this easy five mile loop 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 



A beautiful 7 mile hike along part of the Northwest Path, through the woods of East Hampton’s Grace Estate Preserve to the Gardiner’s Bay bluffs at Hedges Bank in Cedar Point County Park.  Meet at the intersection of Northwest and Old Northwest Highways in East Hampton. Bring water and lunch.  Leader:  Rick Whalen


March 30, Wednesday 10 A.M.                   JACOB’S FARM/ STONY HILL (4 miles)

One of many new loops in Stony Hill makes for an interesting contrast with Jacob’s Farm. Our walk will include a side trip to the Green River Cemetery.  Meet on Red Dirt Road across from Jacob’s Farm entrance, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Rd.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, March7th at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall



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