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Back by popular demand .... the East Hampton Trail Maps!

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society



January 2008


Quote of the month

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson



For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to . The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 7, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall.

Call Raymond at  RMC Travel () by Jan 15—first come, first serve There’s still time to get in on this amazing experience (room for four more).

The Patagonia trip is on for March 18-29th!


     Bring on the New Year by hiking East Hampton Trails !



(10 miles)

At the end of a long weekend, enjoy the leader’s annual New Year’s Day Hike in Hither Woods.  Be prepared for a full day, as this hike will ramble through much of the magnificent Montauk  forest.  This is a moderately paced hike on some hilly terrain.  Bring lunch and liquids.  Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook, Route 27 on Montauk Highway.                             

Leader:  Richard Whalen


JANUARY 2, Wednesday 10 A.M.                      MONEY POND   (4 miles)

Learn how Money Pond got its name and then hike to the Montauk Lighthouse. Meet at Camp Hero Rd. off Route 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.

Leader:  Eva Moore


JANUARY 5, Saturday 10 A.M.         LONGSHANKS #6 BARCELONA PLUS (9 miles)

Walk a new trail west of Rt 114 that will allow us to stretch our longshanks into the Barcelona Preserve where challenging hills, beaches and spectacular water views beckon.  Bring water and a lunch snack.  Meet on Merchants Path ( the continuation of Swamp Rd.) about one mile west of intersection with Rt 114.  Leader:  Richard Poveromo


JANUARY 7, Monday 1 P.M.                       NAPEAGUE LOOP  (2 miles)

Cast your vote for seasonal afternoon hiking by coming on this moderately paced walk through a unique section of sparsely used forest.  While totally flat the terrain includes some sandy sections typical of secondary dunes.  Meet on Napeague Meadow Rd. about a half mile north of intersection with Rt. 27.  Leader: Richard Lupoletti


JANUARY 11, Friday 1 P.M.                       LILY HILL CEMETERY (2 miles)

Catch the warming rays of the afternoon sun on this easy stroll to the historic cemetery of the Dominy family, craftsmen of tools, watches, windmills and furniture.  Meet on Spring Close Highway, about one mile north of intersection with Rt. 27. 

Leader:  Richard Lupoletti  


JANUARY 12, Saturday 10 A.M                          OYSTER POND (3-4 miles)

On this part of the Paumanok Path, the peaceful winter woods studded with holly trees contrast sharply with the gusty shoreline of Oyster Pond.  After crossing Ogden’s Brook Bridge, we will continue along West Oyster Pond Rd. to the former site of the East Hampton Gun Club.  At the viewpoints, we will see the pond much the same as the Indians saw it.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd. Montauk, a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. 

Leader: Carol Andrews


JANUARY 16, Wednesday 10 A.M            BATTERY 113   TRAIL (2-3 miles)

We will take the trail to Battery 113 in Camp Hero then hike back on the Old Montauk Hwy.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd. Montauk, a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. 

Leader: Ed Porco


JANUARY 19, Saturday 10 A.M            FISH FACTORY HIKE (2.5-4 miles)

Join us for a tour of saltwater marshes and historic buildings in the backwoods of Amagansett.  Tidal conditions will dictate that final route, which can be as much as 4 miles if high tides cause a 1 ½  mile detour.  Wear proper footgear.  Meet in the parking area at intersection of Cranberry Hole Rd and Napeague Meadow Rd. in Amagansett.

Leader: Nick Stephens


JANUARY 20, Sunday 10 A.M.            MONTAUK POINT LOOP (7 miles)

This spectacular circuit is a tour-de-force of the New York State Parklands around Montauk Point.  There are magnificent bluff top views of the Atlantic, but there are surprises too- beautiful woods, rushing streams, and a secret pond.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd. in Montauk, a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.  Leader: Rick Whalen


JANUARY 23, Wednesday 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:  Ed Porco


JANUARY 26, Saturday  10 A.M.   


We’ll detour from our athletic loop of Jacob’s Farm to visit historic Green River Cemetery. Meet at the south side of Red Dirt Rd. approximately ¼ mile from Old Accabonac Highway in Amagansett. 

Leader:  Jim Zajac


JANUARY 30, Wednesday 10 A.M.      RIGHT  OF WAY TRAIL  (4 miles)

We will traverse a 2-mile section of this “secret” trail, which is part of the Paumanok Path. Because this trail is close to the wetlands, expect some muddy portions; wear proper footgear.  Meet at the Montauk Library on Montauk Highway across from the community church in Montauk.

Leader:  Eva Moore



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