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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




February 2007

Quote of the month

The great hills of the South Country,

They stand along the sea;

And it’s there walking in the high woods

That I could wish to be….

   --Hilaire Belloc


Quote of the month

You never know when

an adventure is going to happen.

--Christopher Morley


This month we will be viewing many of the ponds that grace our East End landscape. And to provide ample opportunities for you to get that essential outdoor exercise, a Thursday and two Sunday hikes have been added to the schedule. So, bundle up and join us! Contact hike leaders directly for information regarding the scheduled hikes. For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to .


February 3, Saturday 10 A.M.                                      BIG REED POND  (3-4 miles )

The first of a trio of pond explorations takes us to a National Registered Landmark, the tranquil body of water known as Big Reed Pond in Montauk in Theodore Roosevelt County Park.  Meet at the park site off East Lake Drive, about 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27 in Montauk. Look for the Nature Trails sign on the right and follow the dirt road to the parking area. Leader:  Ray Hartjen 324- 2490  


February 7, Wednesday  10  A.M.                                  OYSTER POND   (3-4 miles )

Woods, open fields, and great views along the way to Oyster Pond and back make for a jam-packed 3- 4 miles of great (but not difficult) hiking.  Meet at Theodore Roosevelt County Park, off Montauk Highway, about 3 miles east of “downtown Montauk.” (Look for the park sign on left.)  Leader: Ed Porco                     


February 10, Saturday 10 A.M.                                             MONEY POND  (5 miles )

Capt Kidd allegedly buried his treasure somewhere near Money Pond.  Come help us check it out and complete the loop with spectacular views of the ocean and the more tangible “treasures” of Point Woods.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd. off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.  Leader: Ed Porco


February 11, Sunday  10 A.M.                                               STONY HILL RAMBLE (6 miles+ )

Rolling beech woods, winter-bare oaks, and a bit of farmland are the feature on this inland hike, as we explore the beauty of Amagansett’s Stony Hill woods.  Brisk pace; bring food and water.  Meet on the east side of Abraham’s Path, ¼ mile north of Town Lane in Amagansett. Leader: Rick Whalen



February 14, Wednesday 10 A.M.              LONG POND GREENBELT    (4 miles)

On this special Valentine’s Day hike we will join members of the Southampton Trails Society on a hike through the Long Pond Greenbelt, followed by light refreshments at the Val Schaffner House in Bridgehampton.  Meet at the house at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (east side of highway) just north of Scuttlehole Rd.  Address is on board nailed to tree.  Follow the dirt road to the house.  Leader: Ken Kindler


February 15, Thursday  10 A.M.                             SEAL HAULOUT TRAIL  (2 miles )

If conditions are right, we will find seals relaxing 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: Ray Hartjen


February 17, Saturday  10 A.M.                            CHATFIELD’S HOLE   (3 miles )

Not a pond, but a beautiful glacial kettle hole surrounded by stately pine trees, Chatfield’s Hole was named after an early East Hampton settler.  Purchased for preservation  in 1976, the area around the hole is one of the town’s first open-space acquisitions.   Meet at the kiosk parking area on route 114 at the intersection of Edward’s Hole Rd in East Hampton (2 miles north of Stephen Hands Path).  Leader: Eva Moore


February 21, Wednesday 10 A.M.                                       GRACE ESTATE  (3-4 miles )

Water views, including the gem called Van Scoy’s Pond, are highlights of this moderately-paced hike through the preserved forest of the Grace Estate. Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 of a mile from Alewive Brook Rd intersection.

Leader: Glorian Berk


February 24, Saturday  10 A.M.                                        SAMMY’S BEACH (3 miles)              

Join us for a brisk beach walk along the beautiful shoreline of Sammy's  Beach and Three Mile Harbor wetlands. Meet at the end of Sammy’s Beach Road  (a right turn off Old House Landing Road) via Alewive Brook Rd. in East Hampton.

Leaders: Steve and Laurie Adler 


February 25, Sunday 10 A.M.               INLAND DUNES OF NAPEAGUE (6 miles )

A lovely experience awaits you, walking through inland dunes, upland woods, and swampland on this out-and-back hike with a loop in the middle.  Take Rt 27 to Cranberry Hole Rd in Amagansett (a left fork) and go over the RR tracks. We will meet just east of the triangular intersection by Cross Highway to Devon. Leader: Ken Kindler


February 28, Wednesday  10 A.M.                         WAINSCOTT VILLAGE (3 miles)

Celebrate old Wainscott with a stroll through an historic neighborhood, views of Georgica Pond and pastoral farms, and a walk along the ocean beach.  Meet by the ocean at the end of Beach Lane.  Leader: Nancy Kane 


There will be no meetings in February or March. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 9th at 7:30 in the Springs Presbyterian Church, at which time the election of new officers will be held.  Please plan to attend.



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