EAST HAMPTON TRAILS PRESERVATION SOCIETY
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NOVEMBER 29, 30 and DECEMBER 2013
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
NOVEMBER 29, Friday 10 A.M. BARCELONA NECK (6 miles)
This trail, originally opened by the NYS-DEC in 1992, passes through lowland pine and upland oak forests, meanders past a tupelo swamp and climbs the 80 foot bluffs which boast an unmatched panoramic view of the Peconic Estuary. This hike includes a bay beach walk. Bring food and liquids. Meet at the intersection of Swamp Road and Edwards Hole Road, approximately ½ mile north of Rt. 114 in East Hampton. Leader: Richard Poveromo 631-283-4591 or day of hike 917-584-7280
NOVEMBER 30, Saturday 10 A.M. HITHER HILLS (11 miles)
Burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories while you enjoy hiking in lovely hilly woods and seeing spectacular water views. You will need to bring plenty of liquids and lunch. WeÕll keep a steady (not fast) pace. Inclement weather could cancel, call if in doubt. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center. From there we will shuttle to the beginning of our hike on Napeague Harbor Road.
Leader: Judy Kossover – 631-267-6747
DECEMBER 1, Sunday 10 A.M. NORTHWEST HARBOR WALK (1.5 miles)
Join us for a short hike around the beach of the harbor where we talk about its colorful past as we enjoy views of Shelter Island, Cedar Point Park and Barcelona Neck. Northwest Harbor was the main port of East Hampton from 1654 until the first wharf was built in Sag Harbor in 1761. Meet at the Northwest Harbor County parking area at the end of Northwest Landing Road off Swamp Road.
Leaders: Celia Paul and Steve Rosen 631-324-7907
DECEMBER 7, Saturday 10 A.M. AMSTERDAM BEACH TRAIL (2.5)
Our hike will traverse one of our newest and prettiest trails. We enter the Montauk Moorlands, enjoying the rolling terrain studded with holly and shadbush. After crossing several small streams, we arrive at the bluffs with splendid views of the Atlantic Ocean and Amsterdam Beach. Bring water. Meet at the trailhead on Montauk Highway opposite Deep Hollow Ranch.
Leader: Ed Porco 631-603-2262
DECEMBER 8, Sunday 10 A.M. GHOST TOWN HIKE (4 miles)
Did you know that there is a ghost town in the middle of East Hampton? Join a local historian for a tour of the section of the Northwest woods that was a flourishing 18th century settlement, long since abandoned to the dogwoods, pines, and oak trees. The trail was recently refurbished with new markers and informational signs. Revised brochures for a self-guided hike will be available. Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd. about 3/10 of a mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Rd in East Hampton. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339
DECEMBER 14, Saturday 10 A. M. INLAND TREASURES (3.5 miles)
On this easy hike we will visit two of the East HamptonÕs finest inland natural wonders: the majestic White Pine Forest and bucolic ChatsfieldÕs Hole. Meet at the intersection of Old Northwest Rd/Northwest Rd in East Hampton. Leader: Jim Zajac 631-324-2425
DECEMBER 15, SUNDAY 10 A.M. BIG REED POND NATURE TRAIL (4+ miles)
In 1979, Big Reed Pond was added to the National Register of Natural Landscapes. Please join us for a moderately paced hike along the ecologically diverse, and historically significant, Big Reed Pond Nature Trail. Meet at the Big Reed parking area off East Lake Drive, approximately 2 miles north of the Montauk-East Lake Drive intersection. Leader: Richard Poveromo 631-283-4591 or day of hike 917-584-7280
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH Holiday Party at South Fork Country Club
Reservations due by December 7th
DECEMBER 21, Saturday 10 A.M. SHADMOOR BLUFFS AND BEACH (3 miles)
Our hike will take us through a low, windswept forest to the tops of the ocean bluffs affording wonderful views of water, beach and hoodoo formations. Following a bluff-top trail, we reach Ditch Plains, where a short beach walk will follow. Meet at Shadmoor State Park, on the right side of Rte 27, about a half a mile east of Montauk village. Leader: Carol Andrews 631-725-3367
DECEMBER 28, Saturday 10 A.M. SEAL HAUL OUT TRAIL (2.5 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. DonÕt forget binoculars. Meet at Camp Hero Road in Montauk, a right turnoff Rte 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.
Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134
JANUARY 4, Saturday 10 A.M. HITHER WOORD NEW YEARÕS HIKE (10+ miles)
Join Rick Whalen on his 25th consecutive Hither Woods New YearÕs Hike. This is MontaukÕs spacious wilderness on 3,000 acres of glacially carved hills and hollows, with oak, hickory, beech, and holly trees with miles of sound front coastline. Bring water and snacks. Hike is at a moderate pace. Meet at Hither Hills overlook on Rte 27 in Montauk. Weather never cancels!
Leader: Rick Whalen 631-267-6608
The next meeting will be held on December 2nd at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall,
730 Springs Fireplace Rd. in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Hwy.
All are welcome!