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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




May 2008


Quote of the month
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
--William Shakespeare

For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to . The next meeting will be at Ashawagh Hall Monday, May 5th 2008.                   

May 3, Saturday 9 A.M.            LONGSHANKS #5 (9 miles)                                
We will hike to Hilda Lindley’s house then to Oyster Pond, along the beach to the Seal Haul-out Trail and on to Money Pond Trail.  We‘ll continue past the lighthouse parking lot to Turtle Cove.  From there we‘ll take the old Montauk Hwy to the Point Woods Trail and connect with the Ogden Brook Trail to Cornergate, returning to the Third House Parking area.  Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Park parking lot off Route 27 about 3/10 of a mile east of East Lake Drive.     L
eader:  Ed Porco

May 3, 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.  Rain date, May 4th.                                                                       
Leaders:  Leeanne Domash and Laurie Adler             

May 7, Wednesday 10 A.M.      CEDAR POINT PARK (2 miles) 
For some of the best water views on the East End, nothing beats this easy wooded trail to Hedges Banks overlooking Gardiner’s Bay.  Meet at the log cabin park office building just inside Cedar Point Park, off Alewive Brook Rd. in Northwest. 
Leader:  Gene Makl

May 10, Saturday 10 A.M.        NAPEAGUE STATE PARK SHORTSHANKS HIKE (2.5 miles)         
A necessary by-pass of the Paumanok Path created a perfect Shortshanks through a serene and beautiful forest of pitch pines and hardwood trees.  We will walk this level stretch at a modest pace, stopping to smell the roses wherever they beckon.  Meet on Napeague Meadow Rd. about 1 mile north of Rt 27 in Napeague. 
Leader: Richard Lupoletti                               

May 10, Saturday 10 A.M.        BARCELONA PLUS (7 miles)                                 
Ramble a path through white pine and hard wood forest.  Amble past a tupelo swamp and trek along the eighty- foot bluffs and beach overlooking Northwest Harbor, Cedar Point, Shelter Island and Sag Harbor.  Walk a newly cut spur, with a view of Northwest Creek Point.  Meet on the dirt road extension of Edwards Hole Rd., west of intersection with Swamp Rd. 
Leader:  Richard Poveromo

May 14, Wednesday 10 A.M     HISTORIC SPRINGS/POLLOCK- KRASNER (1.5 miles)                     T
ake a mile and a half walk through historic springs, with buildings dating back to the 1800’s.  There will be a charge of $5 for a tour of the Pollock/Krasner House.  Rain or shine.  Please confirm.             
eader:  Nancy Kane

May 17, Saturday 10 A.M.         DOGWOOD HIKE (3-4miles)                               
This hike will offer something for everyone. The combination of forest, shore and hopefully dogwood trees in bloom will prove a pleasure to all. Meet at the school house plaque on Northwest Rd. about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road in the Northwest section of East Hampton.   
ader:  Lee Dion

May 18, Sunday 10 A.M.            STONY HILL (6 miles)
From the farm’s edge to the beech forest canopy, Stony Hill is a fine place for a hike.  You can thank the Peconic Land Trust and a few generous benefactors for preserving this splendid area.  Moderate to brisk pace on moderately hilly terrain.  Bring lunch and water.  Meet on the east side of Abrahams Path about ¼ mile north of Town Lane intersection in Amagansett. 
Leader:  Rick Whalen

May 21, Wednesday 10 A.M.      BIG REED (4 miles) 
In 1979 Big Reed Pond was added to the National Register of National Landscapes.  Discover why, on this moderately paced walk along the Big Reed Pond Nature Trail.  Some wet sections.  Meet at the public parking area on East Lake Drive, Montauk. 
Leader:  Richard Poveromo

May 24, Saturday 9 A.M.           NORTHWEST HARBOR BIKE RIDE                                                   
This leisurely ride will take us through the Northwest, our destination will be Barcelona Point with a visit to Kevin McAllister, the Peconic baykeeper, who will share vital information with our group concerning the water quality of Northwest Harbor.  Meet at the end of Alewive Brook Rd. in Northwest.  Please confirm. 
Leaders:  Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown

May 24, Saturday 10 A.M.         HITHER WOODS (6 miles)                                                   
We’ll hike the Paumanok Path from Napeague Harbor Rd. and then return via the hilly Serpent’s Back Trail.  Beautiful woods and stunning water views abound.  Bring water and snacks.  Meet at the Hither Hills West overlook off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of the Montauk Hwy split.  Rain will cancel.      
der:  Judy Kossover

May 25, Sunday 10 A.M.           LONGSHANKS #6 (10 miles)                                                            
A fast paced hike along the Deb Foster, Paumanok, and Northwest Trails.  Among the highlights are beautiful white pine forest, magnificent Northwest Harbor and a lunch (byo) on the beach at Chatfield’s Hole.  Meet at schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd. about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road. 
Leaders:  Jerri Wellman and Nick Bryan

May 28, Wednesday 10 A.M.    CHATSFIELD’S HOLE (3 miles)                                     
Named after an early East Hampton settler, 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 Rte 114 at the intersection of Edward’s Hole Rd in East Hampton (2 miles north of Stephen Hands Path). 
Leader:  Gene Makl  

May 31, Saturday 10 A.M.        NAPEAGUE TO FRESH POND (3-4 miles)                                                                       
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  

May 31, Saturday 9A.M.           KAYAK PADDLE #1     NORTHWEST WATERS
Harbor, Alewive Brook, Alewive Pond and Cedar Point Lighthouse are featured.  We will join a group of EHTPS hikers at the lighthouse to hear Bob Allen speak about this recently designated National Historic Landmark.  BYO boat or call Mike Bottini, for a delivered kayak (including paddle and life vest).  Meet at the end of Alewive Brook Rd. at Northwest Harbor.  Life vest mandatory for all.
Leader:  Penny Stark, any questions –call Richard Lupoletti  

May 31, Saturday 10 A.M.        CEDAR POINT LIGHTHOUSE (3 miles)
Join us on a leisurely stroll along the beach to Cedar Point Lighthouse, our guest speaker will be member Bob Allen, great grandson of the last lighthouse keeper, who will share some personal history about this newly designated National Landmark.  Meet at the visitor’s parking lot about 1 mile into the park in the Northwest section of East Hampton. 
Leader:  Richard Lupoletti


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