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

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




July 2008


Quote of the month
We don’t know the path yet, but that’s because we haven’t blazed the trail.
--David A Paterson

REMINDER:  Hikes start at 9 A.M., bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen on your hikes!  For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to . The next meeting will be held Monday, July 7th at 7:30 PM at Ashawagh Hall 

JULY 2, Wednesday 9 A.M.          AMAGANSETT’S INDIAN WELLS (2 miles)                      
We will walk along Main Street to Miss Amelia’s cottage, then cross Montauk Hwy to Indian Wells.  As we walk to and from the beach, we’ll learn some history of the area as well as bits of interesting real estate trivia.  Meet in parking lot behind Amagansett library. 
  Melanie Ross

JULY 5, 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.
  Ethel Pulaski

JULY 5, 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, snacks and beverage.  This hike is not suitable for young children.  Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Rd off    Rte. 27 in Napeague. 
  Lee Dion

JULY 9, Wednesday 9 A.M.         SOUTHAMPTON TRIPLE DELIGHT (4 miles)                      
The picturesque woodland paths of the Nature Conservancy’s Big Woods Preserve, the pond shore and marshland views of Emma Rose Elliston Town Park and the wetland trails of Wolf Swamp Preserve combine to form this easy 1½ hour loop trail.  A true Southampton gem!  End your Southampton adventure here or pack a lunch, a change of clothes and your own kayak, canoe or row boat and spend an afternoon on the pristine waters of Bullhead Bay, West Neck Creek and Scallop Pond.  Life vests are a must.  Call for details.  Meet at the Y intersection of Millstone Brook Rd. and Scotts Rd. in Southampton.           
  Richard Poveromo

JULY 12, Saturday 9 A.M             STONY HILL PRESERVE (3 miles)
One of our most recent releases with names like the Archery Trail and Baker Kettle Hole.
  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 east of Old Accabonac Hwy in Amagansett. 
  Gene Makl 

JULY 12, Saturday 9 A.M.           WINDMILL BIKE RIDE 20 miles (3 hours)            
Our first stop will take u s to Hook Mill windmill on
Montauk Hwy and North Main St.  We’ll then continue to Sag Harbor to meet with a docent at the windmill situated on the harbor.  Make sure your bike is in good working order.  Meet at the East Hampton Library. Please confirm .           
  Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown           

JULY 16, Wednesday 9 A.M        POINT WOODS (4 miles)                                             
Hike trails lined with large beech, tupelo, American holly, oak and mountain laurel to the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic.  We will pass Battery 113 in Camp Hero.  There are a few steep areas and a number of stream crossings, with one or two stepping stones.  It’s a beautiful hike in any season.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd., a right turn off Rte. 27 in Montauk, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.  Leader:  Larry Raymond

JULY 19, Saturday 9 A.M            CEDAR POINT PARK/ GRACE ESTATE (6 miles)         
Ramble along the picturesque trails, gently flowing streams and fresh water ponds of the Grace Estate and Cedar Point Park.
  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd., approximately ¼ mile south of the intersection with Alewive Rd. 
  Richard Poveromo

JULY 19, Saturday 9 A.M.               ACCABONAC HARBOR KAYAK TRIP          
Join an “old salt” and an
Accabonac Harbor watcher and tour this historic tidal estuary.  BYO boat or call Mike Bottini () for a delivered rental.  Life vests are required.  Meet at the end of Landing Lane, off Old Stone Hwy about ½ mile east of Springs General Store.
  Ray Hartjen

JULY 23, Wednesday 9 A.M.          SPRINGS SAMPLER (3.5 miles)                 
A combination of residential neighborhood, historic landmarks an oak forest, while at the same time never being far from the center of the Springs hamlet.  Meet at Ashawagh Hall parking area on Parsons Place just off Springs Fireplace Rd. 
  Gene Makl

JULY 26, Saturday 8 A.M.              JACOBS FARM/GREEN RIVER (3 miles)
We’ll detour from our athletic loop of Jacobs Farm to visit historic
Green River Cemetery.  Meet at the south side of Red Dirt Rd approximately ¼ mile from Old Accabonac Hwy in Amagansett.               
  Jim Zajac

JULY 30, Wednesday 9 A.M.          AMAGANSETT FRESH POND (3-4 miles)          
The leaders will point out several historic sites along this scenic trail.
  The hike will include some road walking, and, if weather permits, a beach walk along the bay.  Hikers may have to remove shoes to cross a small inlet at the end of the hike.  Meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. 
  Valerie King and David Jones


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