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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society



JUNE 2007


Quote of the month

I have walked myself into my best thoughts.


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JUNE 2, Saturday 10 A.M.                       LADY SLIPPER HIKE (2 to 3 miles)                     To guarantee seeing the beautiful pink lady’s-slipper orchid, the hike leader will have us meet at his own natural garden.  He assures us, without doubt, we will see many of these beauties.  How can we resist?  Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Rd and Oak View Highway in East Hampton. Leader: Lee Dion


Explore the beautiful beech woods of Stony Hill and the grassy oaks of Jacob Farm. Post-hike lunch at the leader’s nearby house. Brisk pace hike.  Meet on the east side of Abraham’s Path, ¼ mile north of Town Lane, in Amagansett. Leader: Rick Whalen


JUNE 6, Wednesday 10 A.M                   WATERFENCE HIKE (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 

JUNE 9, Saturday 9 A.M.   BIKE RIDE SOUTHOLD AND PECONIC 2 to 3 HOURS            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. Please confirm with leaders Jerry Brown and Lois Peltz at .

JUNE 9, Saturday 10 A.M.           POETRY HIKE AT SAMMY’S BEACH (3 miles)             We will stop twice on this shore hike for poetry readings.  BYOP (bring your own poem) written by you or someone else; Or just come along to enjoy the scene. Meet at the end of Sammy’s Beach Road (a right turn off Old House Landing Road) via Alewive Brook Rd. Leaders:  Leeanne Domash and Laurie Adler

JUNE 9, Saturday  9A.M.                   LONGSHANKS HIKE # 3 (10.8 MILES)

This loop circuit through Northwest Woods will be third in our series. The next longshanks will be in September. We meet at Chatfield Hole Preserve on Two Holes of Water road about 1.4 miles west of Stephens Hand Path. We will lunch on the beach at Alewive Brook Landing and after that it’s all downhill. Bring lunch/snacks and plenty of water. 

Leader: Cliff Bekkedahl


 JUNE 13, Wednesday  10 A.M.         LILY HILL CEMETERY WALK (2 miles)            We’ll take a leisurely stroll to an almost forgotten cemetery in Amagansett where some members of the Dominy family (craftsmen of watches, windmills, and fine furniture) are buried. Meet on Spring Close Highway, less than a mile north of the intersection with Rt 27, just north of the LIRR underpass. Leader: Richard Lupoletti 


JUNE 16, Saturday 10 A.M.                          MILLER’S GROUND (4 miles) 

Climb a South Fork “mountain”(?) and investigate a rare (?) vernal pool on this challenging romp over part of the Ronkonkama Moraine.  Mountain laurels may be in bloom. Meet on Wainscott Northwest Rd (Daniel’s Hole Rd) just north of the EH airport.
Leader: Richard Lupoletti

JUNE 20, Wednesday 10 A.M.                         BIG REED POND   (3-4 mile)             Enjoy many beautiful water views of Big Reed Pond, including a Registered Natural Landmark. Meet at the parking area off East Lake Drive, about 2 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 27 in Montauk.  Leader: Ed Porco

JUNE 23, Saturday 10 A.M.                 CHATSFIELD’S  HOLE  (3 easy miles)     Named after an early East Hampton set tler, 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 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: Gene Makl                         

JUNE 27, Wednesday 10 A.M.                         RIGHT OF WAY TRAIL (4 miles) We will walk 2 miles along the fern-lined Right of Way Trail in Montauk to a quiet lake beach where we will stop to enjoy the view. Then we’ll return on the same charming trail.  Meet at Montauk Library Parking lot off Rt 27 on the east side of town. Leader: Eva Moore       

JUNE 30, Saturday 10A.M.              STONY HILL PRESERVE (3 miles)                 One of our recent openings where names like The Archery Trail and Baker Kettle Hole become a reality.  Set in a “remote” wooded section of East Hampton, this easy hike should put you in a tranquil mood for the rest of the day. Meet at the south side of Red Dirt Rd approx. ¼ mile from Old Accabonac Hwy in Amagansett. Leader: Gene Makl 

JUNE 30, Saturday 10 A.M.            NORTHWEST  WOODS (4 miles)                  Hike on some old trails and some new ones in the Northwest woods including part of the Grace Estate.  Meet on Hands Creek road near the intersection of Van Scoys Path West, about 3 miles north of East Hampton Village. Leader:  Rick Whalen

JUNE 30, Saturday 10A.M      KAYAK PADDLE  #2  3 Mile Harbor/Goose Creek               Paddle and visit beautiful Goose Creek along the shore of Sammy’s Beach and a stop at Dayton Island, purchased and preserved by the Town, at the inlet to Three Mile Harbor.  BYO boat or call Mike Bottini for a kayak rental.  Meet at Maidstone Park on the beach at the inlet.       Life vests are required.  Leader: Richard Lupoletti

The next meeting will be held Monday, June 11th at 7:30 PM. Convene at Ashawagh Hall



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