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JULY 2007


Quote of the month

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave behind.

-Dee Brown

Hikes for July and August start at 9A.M. unless otherwise noted.

For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to .



JULY 4, Wednesday 9 A.M.            POINT WOODS  (3 Miles)                        Walk along trails lined with large beech, tupelo, American holly, oak and black birch trees to the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic – you’ll come back invigorated and refreshed.  Meet on Meet at Camp Hero Rd. off Rt 27 in Montauk, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.          Leader: Eva Moore

JULY 7, Saturday 9 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           

JULY 7, Saturday 8 P.M.                 Sunset and Fireworks  (2 miles)

Here is a rare opportunity to learn about the great diversity of the Walking Dunes, see a stunning sunset, then watch the Devon Yacht Club’s fireworks display.  Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and refreshments of your choice.  This hike is not suitable for young children.  Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Rd off Rte. 27 in Napeague.  Leader: Lee Dion

JULY 14, Saturday 9 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 

JULY 14,Saturday 9 A.M. BIKE RIDE THE BACK ROADS OF SOUTHOLD AND PECONIC Meet at the parking area at North Ferry, Shelter Island. The leisurely ride will take us through North Fork towns with visits to Horton Lighthouse and Catapano Dairy Farm. The ride is approximately 20 miles and will take 2 to 3 hours.  Please confirm with leaders Jerry Brown and Lois Peltz at .


    Special: Sag Harbor 300th Anniversary Tours    

JULY 14, Saturday 9AM-Noon   The Whaling Village 1 

JULY 14, Saturday 1PM-3PM    The Industrial Village 1                                     

                  Tours start at the windmill on Long Wharf. Leader: Tony Garo


 JULY 18, Wednesday 9A.M          WATERFENCE VARIATION  (5 miles)                A favorite hike in Hither Hills gets some new twists and turns; this is an invigorating outing with memorable scenery. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook Parking Lot on Rt 27, 1 mile east of the intersection with Old Montauk Highway.  Leader: Ed Porco    

JULY 21, Saturday 8 A.M.              EXERCISE HIKE  (3-4 miles)                     This will be a moderately-paced ‘exercise hike” through a lush beech forest and past a working farm.  Meet on Abrahams Path in Western Amagansett about 2/10 mile north of the intersection with Town Lane in East Hampton.  Leader: Ethel Pulaski

JULY 21, Saturday 9 A.M.    GRACE ESTATE/CEDAR POINT PARK  (4miles) 

This moderately paced walk on flat terrain in Northwest will provide interesting views of a number of interconnected bodies of water. Meet at the school house plaque on Northwest Rd. about 3/10 mile from intersection with Alewive Brook Rd.  Leader: Richard Lupoletti


JULY 25, Wednesday 9 A.M.               MONEY POND PLUS  (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         

JULY 28, Saturday 8 A.M.              RED DIRT/FRESH POND   (3miles)          We’ll carpool to the intersection of Accabonac and Stony Hill Roads, then hike the Paumanok Path through the High Point and Stony Hill Preserves to Fresh Pond Park and Gardiners’s Bay.  This is an early, active trek.  Meet at the end of Fresh Pond Road, Amagansett, at 8A.M. Leader: Jim Zajac

JULY 28, Saturday 9 A.M.                KAYAK PADDLE #3                  Northwest Creek is the site of this third event of the season.  If time and conditions permit we may paddle to Shelter Island.  BYO boat or call Mike Bottini for a delivered rental.  Meet at end of Northwest Landing Rd. on the eastern shore of Northwest Creek. Life preservers required.  Leader: Richard Lupoletti.


Special: Sag Harbor 300th Anniversary Tours    

JULY 29, Sunday 9 AM-11:30AM              Literary Tour                                                 

                  Meet at the windmill on Long Wharf. Leader: Tony Garo


    The next meeting will be held Monday, July 2nd at 7:30 PM Convene at Ashawagh Hall 

 Look for up-and- coming announcements about hiking trips out of the area.
October 2007 to California wine country and Spring 2008 to Patagonia



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