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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




February 2008


Quote of the month (in honor of Valentine’s Day)

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton


For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to . There will not be a February meeting.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 3, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall.                             


FEBRUARY 2, Saturday 10 A.M                           OCEAN VIEW TRAIL  (3 miles)                        This moderate-paced hike will take us past Fresh Pond in Hither Woods and along a seldom traversed, somewhat hilly trail that offers glimpses of the ocean at the highest point.  Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook on Rt 27, about 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork. 

Leader: Eva Moore


FEBRUARY 2,Saturday 10 A.M.                       LONGSHANKS #2       (9.6 miles)

We will hike on a newly opened trail northward that connects with Buckskill loop then westward to Miller’s Ground and loop trails, then eastward along switchback trails to Hardscrabble loop and southward over a flat terrain with some tricky turns.  Bring water and snacks.  Meet at public parking site on spur road on North side of Rt. 27 between Daniel’s Hole Rd. to the east and Wainscott Stone Rd. to the west. 

Leader: Cliff Bekkedahl


FEBRUARY 6, Wednesday 10 A.M.                               WATERFENCE  (5 miles)          

Come join our leader on a vigorous hike through some beautiful landscape 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 Highway/Old Montauk Highway split. 

Leader Ed Porco   


FEBRUARY 9, Saturday 10 AM  STONY HILL/TOPSIDE & UNDERSIDE  (3 miles)       

A loop through the Stony Hill area will include trails in the Highpoint Preserve in Amagansett and the Accabonac Preserve, and the old town brush dump (euphemistically referred to as “Accabonac Meadows”) in Springs.  Meet at the corner of Accabonac Highway and Stony Hill Road. 

Leader: Nancy Kane


FEBRUARY 10, Sunday 10 A.M.                          PINES OF WINTER  (4-5 miles)

Enjoy a day exploring in the pines, the conifers of East Hampton’s famed White Pines forest. We will hike through the pines, on trail and off. This is a moderate paced hike, but some bush whacking may be involved.  Bring water and snacks.  Meet at Chatfield’s Hole ( pond on Two Holes of Water Rd. about ½ mile south of Swamp Rd.) in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods.

Leader:  Rick Whalen


FEBRUARY 13, Wednesday 10 A.M.                             LOST BOULDER  (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 


FEBRUARY 16, Saturday 10 A.M.                              THE POND TOUR  (6 miles)

Striking views of the frozen landscapes of Oyster Pond, Big Reed Pond and Lake Montauk reward the hiker.  Include the rolling hills of Deep Hollow Ranch, a pretty woodland path and the spectacular overlook from Startop Ranch and you have a “not to miss” seasonal walk.  Some wet sections.  Meet in the public parking area of Theodore Roosevelt County Park, east of downtown Montauk. 

Leader:  Richard Poveromo


FEBRUARY 17, Sunday 1 P.M.           NORTHWEST TOUR of the PONDS  (3-4 miles)

Follows trails and trustee roads to tour the Ponds and view the Harbor in the Northwest Woods.  Meet at the parking area on Northwest road ¼ mile south of Alewive Brook Road.

Leader:  Lynn Mendelman


FEBRUARY 20, Wednesday 10A.M.                                   OYSTER POND  (3-4 miles)

Woods, open fields, and great views along the way to Oyster Pond and Ogden’s Brook Bridge 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.” (Watch for park sign on left.) 

Leader: Ed Porco


FEBRUARY 20, Wednesday 1 P.M.                         SEAL HAUL OUT TRAIL (2 miles)

This popular hike takes us along an easy wooded trail to the shores of Block Island Sound. 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: Eva Moore 


FEBRUARY 23, Saturday 10 A.M.                POINT  WOODS TRAIL (3-4 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.  On the return we will pass Battery 113 in Camp Hero.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd. off Route  27 in Montauk, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. 

Leader:  Larry Raymond  


FEBRUARY 27, Wednesday 10 A.M.                           OYSTER POND  (3-4 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    


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