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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




September 2005


Quote of the month

The day in the woods I took a compass

was the day I got lost for sure.

--John Cage


We resume the 10 A.M. starting time for hikes this month.  For more information about any of these scheduled events, call . The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, September 5, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall


September 3, Saturday 10 A.M.                     HITHER WOODS EAST (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 and turn onto Second House Rd. After about 1 mile, take the left fork (towards Port Royal). Cross the LIRR tracks and make a left onto Navy Rd; follow the road to the parking lot.   

Leader: Ed Porco 


September 3,  Saturday  10  A.M.   KAYAK PADDLE AND MOVEABLE FEAST

Explore the western and northern shores of Three Mile Harbor, including Hands Creek.

and Sammy's Beach, then stop at Joy and Richard's for coffee and….  Meet at the dead end of Island Rd in the Hampton Waters section of East Hampton, off Springy Banks via Three Mile Harbor Rd. BYO boat or call for delivered rental (). 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


September 7  Wednesday, 10 A.M.                    BARCELONA NECK (3 miles)

Rich in history, ecology, and panoramic views, Barcelona Neck is a gem of a place to explore. With nearly 700 acres in which to ramble about, the wetlands, wooded swamps, and oak and hickory forest offer a wonderland of hiking.  Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course off Route 114 (Sag Harbor Turnpike) between Swamp Road and Sag Harbor Village. 

Leader: Gene Makl 


September 10,  Saturday,  10 A.M              LONG POND GREENBELT (4 miles)  

This moderate hike takes us along the Greenbelt trail consisting of interconnected ponds,

woods, and wetlands. Meet at the entrance to Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. 

Leaders: Larry and Judy Kron      


September 14, Wednesday, 10 A.M.                     MAIDSTONE PARK (2-3 miles)                                  

Two double loops take us along a beach and scenic roads as our leader fills us in on the area's unique history.  Meet at the picnic area at the top of the hill on Maidstone Park Road, just beyond Michael’s Restaurant, via Three Mile Harbor Road and Flaggy Hole Road in East Hampton  

Leader: Nancy Kane  .


September 17, Saturday, 10 A.M                                FRESH POND (3 + miles)

The hike leaders have adopted this refreshing section of the Paumanok Path. They will point out several historic sites along the scenic trail.  Meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. 

Leaders:  Valerie King and David Jones 


September 17, Saturday, 10 A.M.                     MONTAUK BIKE TOUR (15 miles)

On this leisurely tour of Montauk’s east end, we will bike to the lighthouse through Camp Hero State Park and the Old Highway.  Some easy packed-dirt roads and spectacular views and historical sights.  Meet in the Montauk Library parking lot off Route 27, just east of the Mobil station.  Helmets mandatory. 

Leader: Burton Greenhouse  .


September 21, Wednesday, 10 A.M         BUCKSKILL AIRPORT LOOP (4 miles)                       

Within sight or sound of some major infrastructure (airport, recreation complex, rifle range) you can still find beautiful tranquility on an easy (flat) trail in the western end of town.  Meet on Wainscott-Northwest Rd (Daniel’s Hole Rd) just north of the airport where the overhead power line crosses the road. Leader: Richard Lupoletti


 September 24, Saturday, 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 1/4 mile east of Accabonac Rd.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


 September 28,  Wednesday 10  A.M.                           CAMP HERO (4 miles)

Natural beauty combined with man-made structures of historical interest makes this a unique hiking experience.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber 



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