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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




September 2006


Quote of the month

Come forth into the light of things.

Let nature be your teacher.

 --William Wordsworth


This month we revert to our usual starting time of 10 A.M. for most hikes.  No more excuses, you sleepyheads – it’ time to get out and enjoy the treats of nature at this turning time of the year.  For more information about any of these scheduled events, call .

The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall, Springs.  All are welcome.



How would you like to hike the entire length of the East Hampton segment of the Paumanok Path, approximately 44 miles?  You will have the opportunity to do it this fall and winter in four separate monthly hikes of 10-12 miles each in October, November, December and January. Look for details on your upcoming hike schedules and on our Website: www.ehtps.org


September 2,  Saturday  10 A.M.                          SHADMOOR STATE PARK (3 miles)

This spectacular hike includes a newly cut woodsy trail, close-up views of WW II bunkers, and one of the most awesome views on the East End along the dramatic Montauk bluffs. Portions of the trail can be muddy after a rain; wear proper footgear. Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Route 27, about ½ mile past Montauk center.  A large sign marks the entrance. 

Leader: Eva Moore


September 3, Sunday  9 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 Mike Bottini () for a delivered rental.  Life vests are required. 

Leader: Richard Lupoletti


 September 6, Wednesday 10 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.  Following the hike we will drive to a local restaurant for a refreshing lunch. We’ll meet at the South Ferry dock to set up carpools. Call the leaders by Monday September 4 to reserve your place at lunch.

Steve and Laurie Tamber 


September 9,  Saturday  10 A.M.                              FRESH POND TRAILS  (3 + miles)

The hike leaders have adopted and look after this 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 13, Wednesday  10  A.M.                             BIG REED POND  (3- 4 miles)

Enjoy the lush trails around Big Reed Pond in their late summer splendor; ripe grapes, apples, and hickory nuts may be found along the way. Meet at the park site off East Lake Drive, about 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27 in Montauk.  Follow the dirt road to the parking area. Leader:  Ray Hartjen 324- 2490


September 16,  Saturday  10 A.M.                       CHATSFIELD’S HOLE  (3 easy miles)

Named after an early East Hampton settler, Chatfield’s Hole is a beautiful glacial kettle hole surrounded by stately pine trees.  Purchased for preservation in 1976, the area around the hole is one of the town’s first open-space acquisitions.   Meet at the parking area on route 114 at the intersection of Edward’s Hole Rd in East Hampton (2 miles north of Stephen Hands Path).  Leader: Gene Makl                         


September 20, Wednesday  10 A.M.                                   BARCELONA NECK (4 miles)

Join us for a pleasant 4-mile hike along an historic peninsula that features oak and hickory forests and panoramic views of tidal wetlands.  Meet at Swamp Rd, ¼ mile east of its junction with Route 114. Leaders:

Bill and Jody Flynn 


September 23, Saturday   10 A.M.                                           WATERFENCE  (5 miles)  

This vigorous hike, a favorite of this hike leader, takes us on the Serpent’s Back Trail and along the shore to the Waterfence overlooking Napeague Bay.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook Parking lot off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork, in Montauk. 

Leader: Ed Porco    


September 27,  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 30, Saturday  10 A.M.                          LONG POND GREENBELT (5 miles)

This moderate-paced, fairly flat hike takes us along the Greenbelt trail consisting of interconnected ponds, woods, and wetlands; a true sojourn into nature’s classroom (see quote above).  Meet at the entrance to Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor.

Leaders: Larry and Judy Kron.   



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