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

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society



August 2009

Quote of the month 

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass
is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

                                                                                                                            --Helen Keller

REMINDER:  Hikes start at 9 A.M., bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen on your hikes!

The next meeting will be held Monday, July 13th at 7:30 PM at Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Hwy.  All are welcome!

REMINDER:  Hikes start at 9 A.M., bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen on your hikes!

No meeting in August: The next meeting will be held Monday, September 7th at 7:30 PM at Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Hwy.  All are welcome!

For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to

AUGUST 1, Saturday 9 A.M.              BLUFFS AND FORESTS OF CAMP HERO(3.5 miles)
After enjoying a serpentine trail through the pristine Point Woods, we will explore the Atlantic Bluffs.  Our route will include a recently cut trail safely back from the cliffs, affording wonderful views over the ocean and to the lighthouse.  We will return on Camp Hero roads to glimpse aspects of the military technology of the 60’s,70’s,  and 80’s.  Meet on Camp Hero Rd, about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.

Leader: Carol Andrews (day of hike call )            

AUGUST 5, Wednesday 9 A.M.          RALPH’S LANDING (2 miles) 
Good things still come in small packages. This easy 2 miler (some beach walking) has the best water views in the Northwest, including the Cedar Point Lighthouse, Barcelona Neck, Sag Harbor and Shelter Island. Meet at the water end of Mile Hill Road, off Old Northwest Road in East Hampton. 
Leader:  Gene Makl

AUGUST 8, Saturday 9 A.M.              BUCKSKILL/OLD MONTAUK HWY LOOP (5 miles) 
Take a different route into the 700 acre Buckskill Preserve on this moderately paced walk through peaceful, dense oak and pitch pine forest: an easy hike basically flat land.  Meet on a short section of historic Old Montauk Hwy, north of Route 27 about a hundred yards west of Rugossa Restaurant in Wainscott. 
Leader:  Richard Lupoletti


AUGUST 8, Saturday 9 A.M.             A VISIT WITH WINE MAKER CHRISTOPHER TRACY  (20 miles) 
Christopher Tracy of Channing Daughters will discuss the art and science and considerations in selecting breads and cheeses to accompany Channing Daughters wines. Meet at the farmers market on Bay Street in Sag Harbor.  Return time will be 11:30 a.m.  Please have bikes in good working order.  Helmets are required.  Leaders:  Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown.  Call to confirm     


AUGUST 12, Wednesday 9 A.M.       POINT WOODS (4.5miles)                         
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  couple of stream crossings; 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 

AUGUST 15, Saturday 9 A.M           REMEMBERING GEORGE SID MILLER JR (3 miles)
Who was George Sid Miller Jr and why is there an East Hampton trail named after him? Find out from three special people who knew him and then enjoy his trail.   Meet at the Fresh Pond Parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Rd. in Amagansett. 
Leader: Lee Dion

AUGUST 15, Saturday 9 A.M.          MONTAUK BIKE RIDE (15 – 20 miles) 
An unhurried bike ride in Montauk to historical locations.  There will be one or two stops along the way. Bikes must be in good working order and helmets are required.  Meet at the Montauk library on Rt 27  ¼ mile on left past town center. 
Leader:  Burton Greenhouse

AUGUST 15, Saturday 10 A.M.        ACCABONAC HARBOR/KAYAK PADDLE          
Join this leisurely exploration of this Springs inlet whose Native American name was applied as early as 1651.  Before we start paddling Richard Davgin of EHTPS and EH Classic Boat Society will show and tell how he built his own kayak and how you might do it too. BYO boat or call Mike Bottini () for a delivered rental.  Beginners encouraged to attend.  Life vests are required.  Meet at the end of Landing Lane off Old Stone Hwy, about ½ mile east of Springs General Store.        
Leader:  Richard Lupoletti

AUGUST 19, Wednesday 9 A.M.     ULTIMATE SHADMOOR (3.5 miles) 
In this beautiful nature preserve, we follow a serpentine trail through the uplands, bringing us to high bluffs, providing an expansive ocean view.  After hiking a trail along the bluffs, we will complete a loop with a beach walk, conditions permitting.  (At times, the shore may have some sections of cobblestone.)  Meet at Shadmoor parking area on the south side of Rt. 27, about ½ mile past Montauk center; watch for the sign at the entrance.  
Leader:  Carol Andrews day of hike cell


AUGUST 22, Saturday 9 A.M.         HANDS CREEK PRESERVE  (2 miles)
This easy 2 miler is now available for hiking.  The former Duke property, which abuts the Boys’ Harbor parcel, contains rambling woods and a short beach walk with beautiful water views across Three Mile Harbor.  This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a new perspective of an old landscape and still have time to enjoy the rest of the day.  Meet at the parking area on Springy Banks Rd just south of the intersection with Hands Creek Rd. 
Leader: Gene Makl


AUGUST 26, Wednesday 9 A.M.      MONEY POND LOOP (4.5 miles)        
Learn how Money Pond got its name and then hike to Montauk Lighthouse and to Turtle Cove for spectacular views of the ocean. We will loop back through Camp Hero.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd. off Route 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.
Leader:  Ed Porco  

AUGUST 29, Saturday 9 A.M.          LILY HILL CEMETERY (1.5 miles)
Short in distance but long on charm is this stroll on basically flat terrain to the Dominy family cemetery.  The pre-industrial revolution skills of the Dominys is an interesting chapter of East Hampton history.   Meet on Spring Close Hwy in Amagansett about one mile north of intersection of Rt 27.                  
Leader: Richard Lupoletti


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