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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




May 2006


Quote of the month

In those vernal seasons of the year,

when the air is calm and pleasant,

it were an injury and sullenest against

Nature not to go out and see her riches…

-- John Milton


For more information about any of these scheduled hikes, call .

This month’s meeting will be held on Monday, May 1 at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall, Springs.   All are welcome.


May 3, Wednesday   9:30 A.M.    MASHOMACK PARK HIKE AND LUNCH (6 miles)                                     

Bring your cameras and binoculars for this beautiful, moderately paced hike on part of the famed 2100 acre preserve on Shelter Island.  Following the hike we will drive to a local restaurant for a refreshing lunch. We’ll meet 9:30 A.M. at the South Ferry dock to set up carpools. Call the leaders by May 1st to reserve your place at lunch.

Steve and Laurie Tamber 


May 6, Saturday   10 A.M.                                POETRY HIKE AT THE DUNES   (3 miles)

Enjoy a morning of "culture and nature" at the Walking Dunes. We will be stopping twice along the way for poetry readings. BYOP (Bring your own poem) written by you or someone else. Both readers and listeners are welcome. Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road off Rt. 27 on Napeague.  

LeeAnne Domash & Laurie Adler     


May 6, Saturday 10 A.M.                                 WAINSCOTT HISTORIC HIKE (2-3 miles)

On this road and sidewalk stroll, we will explore the history of beautiful Wainscott Village with a leader whose family has been there for 11 generations. Meet at the end of Beach Lane between Georgica and Wainscott Ponds.  

Leader: Hilary Osborn Malecki


May 10, Wednesday   10 A.M.                  GRACE ESTATE DISCOVERY HIKE (3 miles)

Take a walk with Lee and learn the difference between a lake, a pond, a pool, and a kettlehole – some rarely seen before.  Also visit a stand of endangered princess pine.

Some off-trail hiking.  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 of a mile from Alewive Brook Rd intersection. 

Leader: Lee Dion 


May 13, Saturday   10 A.M.                                                      SAMMY’S BEACH (3 miles)

Join us for a beach walk along the beautiful shoreline and Three Mile Harbor wetlands.  Meet by Gardiner’s Bay at the north end of Old House Landing Road, via Alewive Brook Road, in the Northwest section of East Hampton.

Leader: Nancy Kane


 May 13, Saturday 10 A.M.                                                            BIKE HIKE (18-20 miles)

This will be a 2 to 2 ½ hour leisurely ride from East Hampton village to Louse Point. On the return leg we will visit with the famous writers and artists buried in the Green River Cemetery in Springs, followed by a short rest stop at the Springs General Store.  Meet at the East Hampton Library.

Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown


May 17, 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 underpass.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti  


 May 20, Saturday 10 A.M.                                                DOGWOOD HIKE   (3- 4 miles)

The combination of forest, shore and dogwood trees (which should be in bloom at this time) will prove a pleasure to all. Meet at the School House Plaque on Northwest Rd. about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road in the Northwest section of East Hampton.

Leader: Lee Dion


May 24, Wednesday   10 A.M.                              SHADOOR STATE PARK   (2-3 miles)                  

With improved trails along the ocean bluffs and through woodlands, plus close-up views of dramatic moorlands and World War II bunkers, this is a spectacular hike. Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Rte. 27, about ½ mile past Montauk center.  A large sign marks the entrance. 

Leader: Eva Moore


May 27, Saturday 10 A.M.                                                 THREE MILE HARBOR (4 miles)

Enjoy impressive water views of the closed end of the harbor and cross a 175-foot bridge built by EHTPS.  Then ramble to Stony Brook on a flat, moderately paced out-and-back over a section of the Paumanok Path.  Meet at the intersection of Springy Banks Rd and Soak Hides Path, off Three Mile Harbor Rd in East Hampton.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti  


May 27, Saturday 10 A.M.                                    HITHER WOODS JAUNT (11 miles)

Today we will hike in the woods and along the shore where we will enjoy stunning views. The pace will be steady with stops at viewpoints. Please be prepared with ample amounts of liquids, lunch and snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Inclement weather or excessive heat could cancel or modify hike – call leaders if in doubt.  Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center about two miles east of the Hither Hills West Overlook.

Leaders:  Judy and Jack Kossover 


May 28, Sunday 9 A.M.                      HITHER WOODS—THE GREAT ZIG-ZAG (6-7 miles)

Test your sense of direction on this crooked hike through the eastern reaches of Hither Woods. Ram Level, Rod’s Valley, Riah’s Ridge, and the Lost Boulder – see all these and more

on this imaginative tour-de-force.  Moderate pace.  Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center

parking lot (see directions above).

Leader: Rick Whalen


May 31, Wednesday 10 A.M.                                                      NAPEAGUE PINES (3 miles)

Another new and interesting addition to our trail system through a rarely traveled pitch pine and dune forest.  Join us on this inaugural journey.  Meet at the LIPA substation on Napeague Meadow Road, one-half mile east of Cranberry Hole Rd. 

Leader: Gene Makl  



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