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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society



December 2007


Quote of the month

Good-by, kind year, we walk no more together,

But here in Quite happiness we part.

— Sarah Doudney


For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 3rd at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall.


Check out the inaugural hikes on the new Springs/Amagansett Trail

*Designates hikes recommended for families


DECEMBER 1, Saturday 10 A.M.                 SPRINGS/AMAGANSETT (4 1/2 miles)                            Join us on this historic inaugural hike on a new trail that connects Springs with Amagansett.  In the works for over a year, this 4 1/2 mile trail leads through residential neighborhoods, historic landmarks, oak forest, open fields and farm land; while at the same time never being far from the centers of the two hamlets.  Hike starts after a brief dedication ceremony.  Meet at the Ashawagh Hall parking area on Parsons Place (just off Springs Fireplace Road) Return transportation to Ashawagh Hall will be provided.  Leader:  Gene Makl


DECEMBER 5, Wednesday 10 A.M       NAPEAQUE MEADOWS DUNES (5 miles)

A section of the Paumanok Path, a unique and very seldom hiked is a combination of open salt marsh and secondary dunes, even a cranberry bog.  There may be wet sections; wear boots.  Meet on a gravel road off Napeaque Meadow Road about 6/10 of a mile north of Route 27.  Leader:  Nick Stephens


DECEMBER 8, Saturday 10 A.M.        SPRINGS/AMAGANSETT (4 1/2miles) 

A repeat of the historic inaugural hike held last Saturday, this time in reverse, from Amagansett to Springs.  Meet at the municipal parking area behind the Amagansett Library off Route 27.  Return transportation to the library will be provided.                                           

Leader:  Nancy Kane


DECEMBER 9, Sunday 10 A.M.              HITHER WOODS FIGURE 8 HIKE (8 miles)

We will hike a Figure 8 route through Montauk Hither Woods, the better to enjoy the forest interior and the rugged coast. Moderate pace but fairly hilly terrain.  Bring lunch and water.  Meet at Montauk Recycling Center trail head, north side of Route 27, two miles east of Hither Hills Overlook in Montauk.  Leader:  Rick Whalen


*DECEMBER 9, Sunday 1P.M.            SEAL HAULOUT HIKE (2 miles)

This early afternoon 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.  Don’t forget binoculars.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.  Leader:  Richard Lupoletti


DECEMBER 12, Wednesday 10 P.M.              LOST BOULDER  (3-4 miles)

This scenic hike has spectacular views from Panorama including the famous “Lost Boulder” on a 3-4 mile loop. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center on the north side of Rt. 27 about 2 miles west of downtown Montauk.  Leader:  Ed Porco 


DECEMBER 15, Saturday 10 A.M.  MILLER’S GROUND/ LONG POND                                                      MOVABLE FEAST         (4miles)

Take an invigorating walk at a moderate pace and meet fellow hikers from Southampton Trails Society on this jointly sponsored hike of an underutilized section of the Paumanok Path.  The hike ends at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center where a free cold buffet lunch and hot coffee will be waiting.  Meet at the Nature Center, 1601 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike on the east side of the road about two miles north of intersection Route 27 and    100 yards north of intersection  with Scuttlehole Road. 

Leaders:  Richard Lupoletti and Ken Kindler


*DECEMBER 19, Wednesday 10 A.M.           SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (3 miles) 

This popular hike takes us along an easy wooded trail to the shores of Block Island Sound, with a one mile detour to Money Pond.  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 Rt 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. 

Leader:  Eva Moore


DECEMBER 22, Saturday                       HIKERS’ HOLIDAY / NO HIKE


DECEMBER 26, Wednesday 10A.M.       OYSTER POND (3 miles)

Woods, fields, and great views along the way to Oyster Pond and back make  for a jam-packed 3 miles of great (but not difficult) hiking.  Meet at Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park east of downtown Montauk.  Leader:  Ed Porco    


DECEMBER 29, Saturday 10 A.M.          HITHER HILLS RAMBLE  (3-4miles)

Say “Goodbye to ’07 and an early “Hello” to your ’08 resolution to get more exercise on this moderately paced hike over the rolling inclines of Hither Hills.  The highlights are two spectacular water views, one of serene Fresh Pond (Montauk) and the bays from Waterfence.  Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook in Montauk, about one mile east of Route 27and the Old Montauk Hwy split.  Leader:  Richard Lupoletti





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