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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society



APRIL 2007


Quote of the month

Treat the earth well.  It was not given to you by

your parents.  It was loaned by your children.

--from Environmental and Ecologically Good website


Short walks or long walks – there are hikes for everyone in April.  Because the weather is unpredictable at this time of year, you may want to contact hike leaders before setting out if it looks like rain.  For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to .com


April 4, Wednesday 10 A.M.                                              GOFF POINT HIKE (4 miles)

This new hike takes us along the beach in Napeague as far as Goff Point.  Extensive beach walking.  Meet at the entrance to the Walking Dunes at the end of Napeague Harbor Rd.Leader: Nick Stephens 


April 7, Saturday 10 A.M.                       NAPEAGUE TO FRESH POND (3-4  miles)

This lovely section of the Paumanok Path takes us into scenic Hither Woods along a winding trail lined with oak, hickory,  and pitch pine to the mirror-like Fresh Pond.  Some moderately steep areas.  Meet at Napeague Harbor Rd north of the RR tracks. 

Leader: Larry Raymond 


April 7, Saturday 10 A.M.                                   BUCKSKILL PINE BARRENS (6 miles)

A six-mile loop hike through the Buckskill Pine Barrens in East Hampton, including some land recently preserved, with a short detour to Daniels Hole.  Trailhead is just north of Rt 27 (turn at the old Main Beach Surf Shop).  Brisk pace on mostly flat terrain; bring water.  Meet on Old Montauk Hwy (parking area just west of Almondito Restaurant) in Wainscott.  Leader: Rick Whalen 


April 11, Wednesday 10 A.M.                         NORTHWEST WATERWAYS (4 miles)

Our walk will take us past Scoy's Pond  (where we see signs of beaver activity), Scoy's run, Alewive Brook, and along Northwest Harbor beach.  Along the way we will have a look at Alewive Pond.  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Road, about 3/10 of a mile from the Alewive Brook Road intersection.  Leader: Nancy Kane  324-5799                 

April 14, Saturday  10 A.M.                                   THREE MILE HARBOR  (4 miles)   

Cross the 175 foot Tanbark Creek Bridge (built by the EHTPS) while enjoying the view from the mouth of Three Mile Harbor.  Ramble on to Stony Hill and back.  Meet at the intersection of Springy Banks and Soak Hides Roads in East Hampton.  Leader:  Gene Makl                              


April 18,  Wednesday 10 A.M.      BUCKSKILL HARDSCRABBLE LOOP (2.7 miles)

Here’s a dandy, short exercise hike that will physically and emotionally benefit all participants. Serene woodland setting, flat terrain, and moderate pace make it an idea way to start your busy day.  Meet at the corner of Rt 114 and Stephens Hands Path in East Hampton. Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


The following is the first of 10 hikes in a monthly series (excluding July and August)  of long walks (8 to 13 miles) for those who really want to stretch their legs on the trails.  We are calling this the “Longshanks Hike Series,” and you are invited to come to any one of all of them from April through next March.


 April 21 , Saturday   9 A.M.                                  LONGSHANKS HIKE #1 (9.5 miles)

Test your mettle on this challenging, moderately paced walk from Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett to the Montauk Recycling Center via the Paumanok Path, Elisha’s Valley Trail, and along the Parkway Trail.  Some beach and dune walking required.  Bring water, snacks, and lunch.  Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center, just off Rt 27, about 2 miles east of the Hither Hills West Overlook for a car move.  Leader: Richard Lupoletti


April 21, Saturday  10 A.M.                                        OCEAN VIEW TRAIL (3 miles)  

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 at the highest point.  Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook on Rt 27, about 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork.  Leader: Eva Moore          


April 25, Wednesday 10 A.M.                                JUMP TRAIL, ETC (5 easy miles)   

Lots of woods, water, and walking.  Enjoy this easy five mile loop to Northwest Harbor and back.  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Road and Van Scoy’s Path West in East Hamtpon.   Leader: Gene Makl 


April 28, Saturday 10 A.M.                        AMAGANSETT FRESH POND (3-4 miles)

The leaders will point out several historic sites along this scenic trail.  The hike will include some road walking, and, if weather permits, a beach walk along the bay.  Hikers may have to remove shoes to cross a small inlet at the end of the hike.  Meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. 

Leaders: Valerie King and David Jones


April 29, Sunday  12 NOON       SPRING BRUNCH      After April 1, questions may be directed to Richard Lupoletti at .


 The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 9th at 7:30 PM in the Springs Presbyterian Church, at which time the election of new officers will be held.  Please plan to attend.



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