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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




November 2005


Quote of the month

Great explorers know all the right trails.

  --TV ad for Nissan


November 2, Wednesday  10 A.M.                                NORTHWEST RAMBLE (3-4 miles)

Come out and enjoy the fall colors on this ramble through the woods of Northwest. This somewhat fast-paced but mostly flat walk will take us along the Jump Trail to the Timber Lane bypass and onto Five Corners. Meet at Hands Creek Rd and Van Scoy's Path West.

Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber 


November 5, Saturday   10 A.M.                                                     MILLER’S GOUND (4 miles)

Climb a South Fork "mountain" (?) and investigate a rare (?) vernal pool on this challenging romp over part of the Ronkonkoma Moraine.  Meet on Wainscott Northwest Rd (Daniel’s Hole Rd) just north of the EH airport.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti


November 9, Wednesday  10 A.M.          MERRILL LAKE AND MOVEABLE FEAST (2-3 miles)

We start with a stroll through the Nature Conservancy’s Merrill Lake Sanctuary. (Wear boots. It may be wet.)  We then explore neighborhood trails in the Springs Woodblock area and end up at the leader’s home for coffee and bagels.  Meet at the Merrill Lake Sanctuary on the eastern side of Springs Fireplace Rd, just north of Talmage Farm Lane. 

Leader: Nancy Kane


November 12, Saturday 10 A.M.   CULLODEN �THE GUNNUCK�S GARDEN TRAIL (3 miles)

A short but beautiful hike along a brand-new trail loop at Culloden Point leads to spectacular views of Fort Pond Bay, Block Island Sound, and the wetlands of Culloden Point. Meet at the trailhead on the west side of Edgemere/Flamingo Avenues in Montauk, about 1 mile north of the firehouse.

Leaders: Tom and Amy Ruhle


November 16, Wednesday  10 A.M.                        NORTHWEST WOODS SAMPLER (4 miles)

Little Scoy’s and Alewive were probably one large pond or part of Northwest Harbor thousands of years ago.  We’ll view them all on this walk through the beautiful Northwest Woods in the crisp

Autumn air.  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Road about � mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti                    


November 19, Saturday 10 A.M.                            SHADMOOR STATE PARK  (2-3 miles)

With recently reopened trails, the sights in Shadmoor are better than ever.  The close-up views of WW II bunkers, the Montauk hoodoos, and the rolling surf make this a very special hike. The trail can be muddy; wear proper footgear. Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Route 27, about � mile past Montauk center.  A large sign marks the entrance. 

Leader: Eva Moore


November 20, Sunday  10 A.M.   ROUND AND ROUND IN MILLER’S GROUND (6 miles)

Trails curve up and down through wooded hills and hollows of the extraordinary Miller’s Ground Preserve.  We’ll hike a series of loops and try to get some exercise in this week-before-Thanksgiving jaunt.  Hilly, moderate to brisk pace.  Meet on the East Hampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike (Route 114), south of Edwards Hole Road in East Hampton. Bring snacks and liquids.

Leader: Rick Whalen


November 23, Wednesday 10 A.M.                          CRANBERRIES AND DUNES (3 miles)

Our leader will fill us in on the secrets of the mysterious Walking Dunes and take us to the bog where cranberries abound at this time of year.  Wear boots and bring a container if you want to harvest some berries for your Thanksgiving table.  Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road off Route 27 in Napeague. 

Leader: Lee Dion 


November 24, Thursday  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


November 25, Friday 10 A.M.                                                      WATERFENCE (5 miles)

On the day after Thanksgiving there’s nothing better for your waistline and your psyche than a vigorous hike through some beautiful landscape. Come join our leader on a walk in Hither Woods. We will follow the Serpent’s Back Trail to the Waterfence shoreline overlooking Napeague Bay.  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    


November 26, Saturday  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. � mile from Old Accabonac Hwy in Amagansett. Leader: Gene Makl 



November 30, Wednesday  10 A.M.                 HITHER WOODS RAMBLE (3-4 miles)

The autumn woods beckons hikers and we offer you a chance to respond with a moderately paced trek along the Parkway Trail to the Old Montauk Highway, and a visit to the landmark Split Rock.  Meet at the Hither Woods West Overlook on Route 27 about 1 mile east of the split with Old Montauk Hwy. 

Leader: Ed Porco



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