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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




September 2008


Quote of the month

"…In wildness is the preservation of the world.”

--Henry David Thoreau


NOTE:  We are continuing the 9 A.M. starting time for the month of September.   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 on Monday, September 1st at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall. All are invited to attend. 


SEPTEMBER 3, Wednesday 9 A.M.    NORTHWEST EXPLORATION (4 miles)

Enjoy over 1000 acres of preserved town and county woodland; much of it as it was when the Northwest was a thriving community 300 years ago.  Meet at the school House Plaque at the curve on the northern end of Northwest Road in East Hampton. 

Leader:  Gene Makl


SEPTEMBER  6, Saturday 9 A.M.             STONY HILL/JACOB’S FARM (3-4 miles)

On this moderately-paced walk, we will enjoy two forests of contrasting aspects and atmosphere, the rolling bush forest of Stony Hill and the flat oak forest of Jacob’s Farm.  Meet on Red Dirt Road about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Highway. 

Leader:  Richard Lupoletti


SEPTEMBER 6, Saturday 9 A.M.            FROM THE WOODS TO THE BAY (10miles) Longshanks Hike  # 9.
We will hike around Fresh Pond and then follow the Paumonauk Path into the woods of the Bell Estate, crossing into the Stony Hill area and on to the Archery Trail and Jacob’s Farm Loop.  Ending with a walk on the bay beaches, via Barnes Hole Rd.  At Fresh Pond Inlet we may take off our shoes and wade across the water.  At the end of the hike you may go for a swim or kayak at Fresh Pond on your own.  Meet at the Fresh Pond Parking Lot in Amagansett.   

Leaders:  Valerie King and David Jones


SEPTEMBER 10, Wednesday 9 A.M.       THREE MILE HARBOR (4 miles)

Cross the 175 foot Tanbark Creek Bridge (built by the EHTPS) while enjoying the view from the head waters of Three Mile Harbor.  Ramble on to Stony Hill and back.  Meet at the intersection of Springy Banks and Soak Hides Roads in East Hampton.

Leader:  Gene Makl


SEPTEMBER 13, Saturday 9 A.M.           HIGH POINT DROP (3 miles)

We will car pool to the top of Stony Hill then follow the Paumanok Path through the woods and then connect to the Springs/Amagansett Trail to our point of beginning.  Meet at Ashawagh Hall parking area on Parsons Place just off Springs-Fireplace Road. 

Leader: Jim Zajac


SEPTEMBER 13, Saturday 9 A.M.          KAYAK PADDLE 3 Mile Harbor/Goose Creek              

Paddle and visit beautiful Goose Creek along the shore of Sammy’s Beach with a stop at Dayton Island, purchased and preserved by the Town, at the inlet to Three Mile Harbor.  BYO boat or call Mike Bottini for a kayak rental.  Meet at Maidstone Park on the beach at the inlet.  

Life vests are required. 

Leader:  Richard Lupoletti


SEPTEMBER 17, Wednesday 9 A.M.    COASTAL HITHER WOODS (3.5 miles)

We will hike a combination of the Old North (Rum Runners) Road and the coastal trail to Quincetree Landing. Enjoy great views of Gardiner’s Bay, which is sometimes calm, often windswept, always spectacular.  Take Second House Rd., left on Navy Rd.  Parkat the end of Navy Rd.

Leader:  Carol Andrews (cell: )    


SEPTEMBER 20, Saturday 9 A.M.         QUAIL HILL FARM (2-3 miles)

On this stroll through the Amagansett community farm, we will see crops of sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and beans; visit the chicken house; observe activity (from a distance) at the beehive, and discover other wonders of a working farm. Meet in the parking area on Deep Lane, off Side of the Hill Road (left turn off Stony Hill Rd. 

Leader:  Nick Stephens 


SEPTEMBER 24, Wednesday 9 A.M.     SPLIT ROCK/RAM LEVEL (3-4 miles)

This hike takes us from the woods to the grassland.  We will begin by hiking east on the Parkway Trail and then west on the Old Montauk Highway past Ram Level to Split Rock then return to the parking lot.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of the Montauk/Old Montauk Hwy split. 

Leader: Ed Porco


SEPTEMBER 27, Saturday 9 A.M.         POETRY HIKE AT SAMMY'S BEACH (2 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 scenery.  Meet at the end of Sammy’s Beach Road (a right turn off Old House Landing Road) via Alewive Brook Road.

Leaders: Leeanne Domash and Laurie Adler



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