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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society


No month is as reassuring as May. . .

nature will renew itself, and warmth

and hatchlings will follow.

--Diane Ackerman in Cultivating Delight                                                         


MAY 2005


We will be enjoying May flowers and much more on this month’s hikes. We hope to see you on the trails!  For more information about any of the scheduled hikes, call .

The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, May 2, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall.

SPECIAL PROGRAM:  Following the May meeting we will be premiering the 22- minute film, “The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society/The First 25 Years,” produced by our Community Relations Committee.  Please plan to stay for this special event!


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.


May 4, Wednesday,   10 A.M.                                         WATERFENCE  (5 miles)                       

This vigorous hike, a favorite of this hike leader, takes us on the Serpent’s Back Trail and along the shore to the Waterfence overlooking Napeague Bay.  Meet at the Hither Hills West HiOverlook off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork, in Montauk.

Leader: Ed Porco    


May 7, Saturday,  10 A. M.                                              SAMMY’S BEACH  (3 miles)

Join us for a beach walk along the beautiful shoreline of Sammy's Beach and Three Mile Harbor wetlands. There will be NO dogs allowed on this hike. Meet at the end of Old House Landing Road, via Alewife Brook Road, in the Northwest section of East Hampton.  

Leader: Nancy Kane

May 11, Wednesday, 10 A.M.                                     DOGWOOD HIKE (3- 4 miles)               

This hike will offer something for everyone. The combination of forest, shore and (we hope) dogwood trees in bloom will prove a pleasure to all. Meet at the School House Plaque on Northwest Rd. about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road in the Northwest section of East Hampton. Leader: Lee Dion


May 14, Saturday,  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:  Richard Lupoletti 




May 14, Saturday,  10 A.M.      DOGWOOD HIKE encore (3-4 miles)  

See May 11, Wednesday, see above.


May 18, Wednesday, 10 A.M.                               FARM HIKE (4 miles)

This will be a moderately paced “exercise hike” through a lush beech forest and past a working farm.  Meet on Abrahams Path in western Amagansett about 2/10 mile north of the intersection with Town Lane in East Hampton. 

Leader: Ethel Pulaski


May 21, Saturday, 10  A.M.                                   ROCKY POINT PLUS (3-4 miles)

One of the best hikes in Montauk.  The route goes from Navy Road to Rocky Point onto the Paumanok Path and beyond. Meet at the end of Navy Rd. Directions: Take Rt 27 east to Second House Rd. Go north (left turn) about one mile.  Cross the LIRR tracks and make a left onto Navy Rd; follow the road to the parking lot at the end. 

Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber


May 25, Wednesday, 10 A.M.    BUCKSKILL HARDSCRABBLE LOOP (3 miles)

An easy walk in a beautiful hardwood forest.  Meet at the intersection of Rt 114 and Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton.  Please do not park in the vegetable stand parking lot.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti           


May 28, Saturday, 10 A.M.                           MONEY POND PLUS (5.5 miles)

Capt Kidd allegedly buried his treasure somewhere near Money Pond.  Come help us check it out and complete the loop with spectacular views of the ocean and the more tangible “treasures” of Point Woods. Bring water and snacks.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd. off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.   

Leader: Ed Porco


May 30, Monday, 10 A.M.   MEMORIAL DAY IN HITHER WOODS (10-12 miles)

A brisk hike in Montauk’s beautiful Hither Woods, with a lunch stop overlooking the ocean.  How do we do this?  You’ll have to join us to find out.  Bring your lunch and liquids for the long hike.  Meet at Rod’s Valley parking lot at the end of Navy Road in Montauk: Take Rt 27 east to Second House Rd. Go north (left turn) about one mile. Cross the LIRR tracks and make a left onto Navy Rd; follow road to the end.

Leader: Rick Whalen 



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