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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




January 2006


Quote of the month

To be interested in the changing seasons

 is … a happier state of mind than

 to be hopelessly in love with spring.

   ---  George Santayana  


If your New Year’s Resolution is to get more exercise, this selection of hikes will help you achieve your goal and lift your spirits at the same time.  Please note that all Wednesday hikes are in non-hunting areas. (There is no big game hunting on weekends.)  For more information about any of the scheduled hikes, call . The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, January 9th, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall, Springs.  All are welcome.


January 1, Sunday NOON,    HITHER WOODS, THE TRADITION (up to 10 miles)
Start the New Year right with Rick Whalen’s annual New Year’s hike in Hither Woods. This is an all-afternoon ramble through Montauk’s remote and desolate winter landscape, with its gnarled oaks and rugged sound front coastline.  Moderate pace. Bring snacks and liquids. Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, about 1 mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.  Leader: Rick Whalen                      

January 4, Wednesday 10 A.M.    NORTHWEST RAMBLE  (3-4 miles) 
Come out and enjoy the brisk air 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 and Van Scoy’s Path West.
Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber                                   

January 7, Saturday 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 sunning themselves on the rocks near the shore.  Dress warmly with proper footgear for weather conditions. Don’t forget binoculars. Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rte 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leader: Ray Hartjen                       


January 11, Wednesday 10 A.M.             CEDAR POINT PARK (2 miles)

For some of the best water views on the East End, nothing beats this easy wooded trail to Hedges Banks overlooking Gardiner’s Bay.  Meet at the log cabin park office building just inside Cedar Point Park  (off Cedar Point Road, which is off Alewive Brook Road) in NW East Hampton.

Leader: Gene Makl 


January 14, Saturday 10 A.M.   STONY HILL AND JACOB’S FARM (4 miles)

Any season is a good season for enjoying the trails in this woodsy preserve.  The Baker Kettlehole is among the natural phenomena we will see along the way.  Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile from the intersection with Accabonac Road. 

Leader: Nancy Kane 


January 18, Wednesday 10 A.M.    LILLY HILL CEMETERY WALK  (2 miles)

We’ll take a leisurely stroll to an almost forgotten cemetery in Amagansett where some members of the Dominy family (craftsmen of watches, windmills, and fine furniture) are buried.  Meet on Spring Close Highway, less than a mile north of the intersection with Rte 27, just north of the LIRR overpass. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


January 21, Saturday 10 A.M. COUNTY AND STATE PARKS TREK (5-6 miles)

Enjoy spectacular water views of Lake Montauk, Block Island Sound, and Oyster Pond on this moderately paced, out-and-back hike through Theodore Roosevelt County Park and Montauk State Park.   Meet at Third House in the county park, off Rte 27, 3/10 of a mile east of East Lake Drive in Montauk. 

Leader:  Richard Lupoletti 


January 25, Wednesday 10 A.M.  POINT WOODS (3 miles)

Walk along trails lined with large beech, tupelo, American holly, oak and black birch trees to the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic – you’ll come back invigorated and refreshed.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd.  off Route 27 in Montauk, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leader: Ed Porco


January 28, Saturday 10 A.M.     MULVIHILL PRESERVE LOOP (4.5 miles)

This two-year-old forest trail offers varied terrain, somewhat hilly, with ponds and streams amid oak, hickory and beech trees.  Meet on Brick Kiln Road across from Bridge Hill Lane, 3/10 of a mile north of Scuttlehole Road in Bridgehampton. The hike will be moderately paced.

Leader: Ken Kindler or e-mail .



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