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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




April 2006


Quote of the month

The land belongs to the future….

We come and go but the land is always here.

And the people who love it and understand it

are the people who own it – for a little while.

--- Willa Cather in O Pioneers!


April showers bring Mayflowers – and sometimes hike cancellations.  If conditions look iffy, be sure to call the leader before setting out for the hike. (In light showers, the hike might well go forward.)  For more information about any of these scheduled hikes, call . The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, April 3, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall, Springs.   All are welcome.


April 1, Saturday   10 A.M.                                       MONEY POND TRAIL (4-5 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.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd. off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk. 

Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber 




April 2, Sunday 10 A.M.           A TOUR OF THE NORTHWEST WOODS (6-8 miles)

Tour the Grace Estate and Grassy Hollow areas of Northwest Woods, with a sampling of hidden ponds, white pine forest, and the bay.  Length of hike may vary depending on leader’s inclinations.  Moderate to brisk pace; bring water.  Meet at the intersection of Old Northwest Road and Northwest Road, East Hampton. 

Leader: Rick Whalen


April 5, Wednesday   10 A.M.                                               FRESH POND (3+ miles)

Unusual plants and several historical sites add special interest to this scenic walk.  Meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. 

Leader: Nick Stephens


April 8, Saturday   10 A.M.         JACOB’S FARM   HIKERS’ CHOICE (2 or 4 miles)

The hike leaders will take us on the enchanting 2 mile loop trail through Jacobs’ Farm. Those who would like more exercise are invited to do the loop again from opposite direction for a total of 4 miles. Meet on Red Dirt Road, ¼ mile from Accabonac Highway

Leaders:  Niki and Joe Lombardi   


April 12, 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


April 15,   Saturday   10 A.M.                              OLD BARCELONA (3-4 miles)

This 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 


April 19, Wednesday 10 A.M.                 GRASSY HOLLOW VARIATION (4 miles)              

The last remnants of an early village can be seen on this variation of a popular hike.  Meet at the School House Plaque, ¼ mile from Alewife Brook Rd intersection in East Hampton’s Northwest.  Leader: Gene Makl     


 April 22, Saturday 10 A.M.            GREEN RIVER CEMETERY AND MORE (4 miles)

Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to Green River Cemetery in Springs, resting place of many famous artists and writers.  We will get there on a moderately paced walk through two beautiful, but markedly different, landscapes: Stony Hill and Jacob’s Farm.  Meet on Red Dirt Rd across from Jacob’s Farm entrance, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


April 26, Wednesday 10 A.M.                                 MONTAUK POINT LOOP (7-8 miles)

We’ll walk the Point Woods Nature Trail to Turtle Cove, then continue on to Money Pond and the Seal Haulout Trail.  After a short beach walk, we’ll pick up the trail to Ogden’s Brook.  Bring lunch and liquids for this moderately- paced, lengthy hike. Meet on Camp Hero Road off Rte 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.

Leader: Ed Porco 


April 29, Saturday 10 A.M.                      THE OTHER WHITE PINE FOREST (4 miles)

With a new connection between the Grace Estate and Grassy Hollow, hiking in the Northwest just keeps getting better.  Join us for a shady and easy trek past Joshua’s Hole with its majestic white pines.  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Road and Van Scoy’s Path-West in East Hampton.  Leader: Gene Makl 


April 30, Sunday   ANNUAL SPRING BRUNCH   12-3 PM at East Hampton Point Restaurant. Reservations required.   Call Niki and Joe Lombardi at .



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