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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




March 2006


Quote of the month

Being aware of the splendor of the seasons,

of the natural world, makes us understand

man’s critical need for wild places.

---Jo Northrop , Country Matters


This month we hike from winter into spring with a schedule that offers a variety of opportunities for taking in the beauty of our East End area.   For more information about any of the scheduled hikes, call . The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall, Springs.  All are welcome.


March 1, Wednesday,   10 A.M

This walk begins at the Nature Preserve on David’s Lane just west of the intersection with Egypt Lane.   We will walk past the Maidstone Club and along a stretch of ocean beach, then through the Nature Preserve.  

Leader: Nancy Kane 


March 4, Saturday,   10 A.M.
FISH FACTORY HIKE  ( 2.5 - 4 miles)

Join us for a tour of saltwater marshes and historic buildings in the backwoods of Amagansett. Tidal conditions will dictate the final route, which can be as much as 4 miles if high tides cause a 1 ½ mile detour.   Wear proper footgear.

Meet in the parking area at intersection of Cranberry Hole Rd and Napeague Meadow Rd in Amagansett.

Leader: Nick Stephens 


March 8, Wednesday,  10 A.M.

This moderate-paced hike will take us past Fresh Pond in Hither Woods and along a seldom traversed, somewhat hilly, trail that offers glimpses of the ocean through the still-bare trees.  

Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook on Rt 27, approx. 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork.  

Leader: Eva Moore  


March  11, Saturday,   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  

March 15, Wednesday,  10 A.M.
BIG REED POND  (3-4 miles)
Enjoy many beautiful water views of Big Reed Pond, including a Registered Natural Landmark. This hike also takes us past the famed   “Indian Fields” where early Montaukets lived.

Meet at the parking area off East Lake Drive, about 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27 in Montauk.   Turn right at the sign and follow the dirt road to the parking area.

Leader: Ray Hartjen


March 18,  Saturday,  10 A.M.

This moderate-paced 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  


March 22, Wednesday, 10 A.M.
CAMP HERO (3 + miles)

On this third day of spring, we will pass WW II bunkers on   the way to the Battery 113 trail, a scenic and moderately hilly trail through the awakening woods.
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  


March 25, Saturday, 10 A.M.

Hike through Amagansett farmlands and the Stony Hill woods en route to Fresh Pond and the bay.   A delightful and varied hike.   Moderate to brisk pace.  

Meet at the beach parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett, for car pool to start point.

Leader: Rick Whalen


March 29, Wednesday,  10 A.M.


We’re hoping for ideal conditions that will bring swimming seals out to bask on the rocks of Block Island Sound.   Remember to bring binoculars.

Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leader: Eva Moore



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