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

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society




March 2009


Quote of the month
In some mysterious way, woods
have never seemed static to me.

In physical terms, I move through them
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
--John Fowles

For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to .  There will not be a February meeting.

For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to . The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 2, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall 780 Springs-Fireplace Rd in Springs, between Parson Place and Old Stone Highway.

All are welcome!

MARCH 1, Sunday 10 A.M.            HITHER WOODS REPLAY (10-12 miles)

Not quite the New Year’s hike, this Hither Woods expedition might feature ocean as well as bay. Whatever … it will still be long and challenging.  Test yourself in Montauk’s wildness; three thousand acres of ridges and hollows, oaks and hickories.  Moderate to brisk pace.  Bring water and snacks.  Meet at Montauk Recycling Center trail head, Montauk Hwy Rte. 27. 
  Rick Whalen (info only)

MARCH 4, Wed. 10A.M.                NAPEAGUE HARBOR RD - FRESH POND (3-4 miles)

This lovely section of the Paumanok Path includes views of Fresh Pond.  Meet at the road side parking area on Napeague Harbor Rd. approximately .3 of a mile north of Montauk Hwy.
Leader: Ed Porco

MARCH 7, Saturday 9 A.M             PAUMANOK PATH #3 (13 miles) 

This third section of the Paumanok Path hike series features the rolling hills and beech forest of Stony Hill and the picturesque dunes of Napeague.  Meet at the road side parking area on Napeague Harbor Rd approximately .3 of a mile north of Montauk Hwy.  
  Cliff Bekkedahl and Richard Poveromo or day of hike

MARCH 7, 10 A.M.                         CHATSFIELD’S HOLE  (3 easy 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 Route 114 at the intersection of Edward’s Hole Rd in East Hampton (2 miles north of Stephen Hands Path).  
Leader: Eva Moore

MARCH 11, Wednesday 10 A.M.     STONY HILL/JACOB’S FARM   (4+ miles) 

We will traverse uphill to the highest point in Springs where you can view Gardiners Bay and Accabonac Harbor, then continue up hill and down dale to the Archery Trail, cross Red Dirt Rd to Jacob’s Farm to an unmarked trail, returning over Red Dirt Rd and the glacial erratic at our starting point. Meet on Accabonac Rd north of Stony Hill Rd. 
  Ray Hartjen   

MARCH 14, Saturday 10 A.M.         BARCELONA NECK (3-4 miles)                

We will circle Barcelona Neck, using both the old Trustee roads, dating back to the 1700’s.  High bluffs offer wonderful views of Shelter Island, Northwest Harbor, Cedar Point Lighthouse and the Grace Estate.  Some beach walking.  Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course, east of Route 114 in East Hampton. 
  Carol Andrews ; day of hike

MARCH 18, Wednesday 10 A.M.     SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (3 miles) 

This popular hike takes us along an easy wooded trail to the shores of Block Island Sound.  If conditions are right, we will find seals sunning themselves on the rocks near the shore.  Dress warmly with proper footgear for weather conditions. Remember to bring binoculars.  Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rte. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.
Leader: Eva Moore

MARCH 21, Saturday 9 A.M.           PAUMANOK #1 (13 miles)

This challenging hike features Southampton’s lovely Laurel Valley, the enchanting views and lowland paths of the Long Pond Greenbelt and hardwood forest of Millers Ground.  Meet at the Northwest Woods kiosk on Rte. 114 at Edwards Hole Road, approximately 1.5 miles west of Stephen Hands Path.
Leaders: Ken Kindler and Richard Poveromo (on day of hike ).

MARCH 21, Sat. 10A.M.                  CULLODEN/GUNNOCK’S GARDEN TRAIL (3miles)

The beautiful trail loop will provide spectacular views of Fort Pond Bay, Block Island Sound and the Culloden Point wetlands, in addition to some beach walking.  The trailhead is on Edgemere Ave. which becomes Flamingo Rd. in Montauk.
Leader: Carol Andrews day of hike

MARCH 25, Wednesday 10 A.M.      ROCKY POINT PLUS (3-4 miles)

One of the best hikes in Montauk.  The route goes from Navy Road to Rocky Point onto the Paumanok Path and beyond.  Meet at the end of Navy Rd. Directions: Coming from the west, 3 miles past Hither Hills Overlook, make a left onto Second House Road and follow it for one mile. Where the road curves, continue travelling straight onto Navy Road. Cross over railroad tracks, take the next left and follow this road to its end. 
Leader: Ed Porco

MARCH 28, Saturday 10 A.M.          POINT WOODS/BATTERY 113 HIKE (4 mles)

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; 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.  
  Larry Raymond


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