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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




April 2008


Quote of the month (in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd)

It good to realize that, if love and peace can

  prevail on earth, and if we can teach our

children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and

 beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

--Jimmy Carter, in An Outdoor Journal


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.

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


APRIL 2, Wednesday 10 A.M                                EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE (2.5-3 miles)

This walk begins at the Nature Preserve on David’s Lane, just west of the intersection with Egypt Lane.  We will walk past the Maidstone Club and along a stretch of ocean beach.  Learn about the original Rowdy Hall and Sarah and Gerald Murphy, the “Golden Couple” of the twenties.  Add an additional ½ mile for a walk through the nature preserve.  Meet at the parking area on Davids Lane.  Leader:  Nancy Lane


APRIL 5, Saturday 10 A.M.                                   LONGSHANKS #4 (11miles)

Walk from Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton, to the Nature Center in Bridgehampton's Long Pond Greenbelt. We will park near the Nature Center (Val Schaffner House) and car pool to Alewive Brook Landing.

Driving directions to the hike destination: from Route 27, turn right, north on Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (CR-79) for approximately 2 miles.  Pass Scuttlehole Road on the left and immediately to the right, find a Nature Conservancy sign by a gated dirt driveway.  The driveway is to the Nature Center (Val Schaffner House); it’s on the east side of Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk. about 100 yards north of the Scuttlehole Road intersection.  If coming from the west you can follow Scuttlehole Road from Rte. 27 in Water Mill all the way to its end, then turn left onto CR79 and a quick right takes you up the driveway.   Leaders: Richard Poveromo and Ken Kindler (I won't be home the morning of the hike)


APRIL 5, Saturday 10 A.M.                                 CULLODEN /GUNNUCK’S GARDEN TRAIL (2-3 miles)  A
 short but beautiful hike along a trail loop at Culloden Point leads to spectacular views of Fort Pond Bay, Block Island Sound, and the wetlands of Culloden Point.  Meet at the trailhead on   Edgemere (becomes Flamingo) Avenue in Montauk, about 1 mile east of the firehouse, past Willis Point Rd intersection.  Leader:  Eva Moore  

APRIL 9, Wednesday 10 A.M.                                WATERFENCE (5 miles)                              
A vigorous hike through some beautiful landscape.  Come join our leader on a walk in Hither Woods.  We will follow the Serpent’s Back Trail to the Waterfence shoreline overlooking Napeague Bay.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of the Montauk Hwy/Old Montauk Hwy split.  Leader: Ed Porco

APRIL 12, Saturday  10 A.M.                               BUCKSKILL/HARDSCRABBLE (4-5 miles)        
A lovely loop hike on pine needles carpeted paths.  Meet at parking area on crescent spur north of Rt. 27 just west of Daniel’s Hole Rd. in Wainscott.  Leader:  Cliff Bekkedahl                         

APRIL, 16 Wednesday 10 A.M.                            LIGHTHOUSE LOOP (4 miles)

We will hike to the Seal Haulout area before continuing along the shore to Montauk Point.  With luck, we will walk along a beautiful purple strand of garnet sand on our approach to the lighthouse. Meet at Camp Hero Rd. in Montauk about 1 mile east of Deep Holllow Ranch.                      Leader:  Carol Andrews (cell # )


APRIL 17, Thursday I P.M.                                  BUCKSKILL /HARDSCRABBLE (2.5 miles)

Here is another in the new series of “shortshanks” hikes in the early afternoon.  A moderate paced hike over basically flat terrain through a serene corner of the 700 acre Buckskill Preserve.  Meet at the corner of Rt 114 and Stephans Hands Path in East Hampton.                                 Leader:  Richard Lupoletti


APRIL 19, Saturday 10A.M.                                 BUCKSKILL/OLD MONTAUK HWY LOOP (4 miles) 

Take a different route into the 700 acre Buckskill Preserve on this moderately paced walk through peaceful, dense oak and pitch pine forest: an easy hike basically flat land.  Meet on a short section of historic Old Montauk Hwy, north of Route 27 about a hundred yards west of Almoncello  Restaurant in Wainscott.  Leader:  Richard Lupoletti


APRIL 20, Sunday 10 A.M.                                    NORTHWEST WOODS HIKE (6 miles)   

The sparkling shore of Northwest Harbor beckons on this classic hike through the Oak forest and white pine groves of Northwest Woods.  We’ll follow some of the oldest woods trails and some of the newest, hiking through greenbelts and into the Grace Estate Preserve.  Moderate to brisk pace.  Meet on Hands Creek Rd. at Van Scoy’s Path West, East Hampton. 

Leader:  Rick Whalen


APRIL 23, Wednesday 10 A.M.                             GEORGICA POND (2 .5-3 miles)

A beach walk to Georgica Pond and perhaps beyond.  If the tides permit, we will take a small hidden path to West End Avenue and an ocean beach overlook, returning via the road.  Meet at the Georgica Beach parking lot near the west end of Lilly Pond Lane.  

Leader:  Nancy Kane  


APRIL 26, Saturday 10 A.M.                                 STONY HILL/JACOB’S FARM (4 miles)         
On this moderately paced hike we will enjoy two forests of contrasting landscapes and atmospheres. Along the way we will pay a brief visit to Green River Cemetery, resting place of many famous artists and writers.   Meet on Red Di rt Road about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Rd.  Leader:  Richard Lupoletti

Reserve by April 21st  For information call Rose Marie DeSantis   

APRIL 30, Wednesday 10 A.M.                            NAPEAGUE TO FRESH POND (3-4 miles)                                                           &n bsp;           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


The next meeting will be at Ashawagh Hall at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 7th 2008


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