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APRIL 2014


APRIL 5, Saturday 10 A.M. HITHER WOODS/ROD’S VALLEY (4-5 miles)

Join us for a hike of diverse habitat and scenery. From the parking lot at the end of Navy Road in Montauk (“Benson Point”), we will walk across “Rod’s Valley Park”, up and along scenic bluffs overlooking Fort Pond Bay, entering the Higher Woods’ interior twice on our return. Offering nice elevation changes from high points to valleys, we will get a little bit of everything on this trek. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Navy Road. Directions: Driving east on Rt 27 exit at Second House Road, which curves into Industrial Rd; take the 2nd road on the left; cross RR tracks; turn left onto Navy Road. Leader: Andrew Drake 631-294-1064.



APRIL 12, Saturday 10 A.M. BIG REED POND TO AMSTERDAM BEACH (6 miles) Enjoy a beautiful early spring hike through Indian Field to the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll carpool to the famed Big Reed Pond nature trails, then hike over grassy hills and through Montauk shad forest to the ocean bluffs at Amsterdam Beach. This is a moderately paced hike. Bring food and liquids. Meet at the Amsterdam Beach parking area on Rt 27 (corner of Ranch Road, about 3 miles east of downtown Montauk. Leader: Rick Whalen 631-267-6608 or 631-275-8539.



APRIL 13, Sunday 10 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 beech 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: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.







APRIL 16, Wednesday 9 A.M. POINT WOODS (4.5 miles)

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 crossing; one or two with stepping stones. It’s a beautiful hike in any season. Meet on Camp Hero Rd., a right turn off Rt 27 in Montauk, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Please note the time. Leader: Larry Raymond 631-668-3432.


APRIL 19, Saturday 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



APRIL 20, Sunday 10 A.M. WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE (3.3 miles)

Views of water both near and far, both seawater and fresh, abound on this vigorous hike in Hither Hills. We will visit pristine Napeague Bay, as well as idyllic Fresh Pond. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook on Rt 27 about 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork.

Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.



APRIL 26, Saturday 10 A.M. bbbbb BIKE RIDE (20 miles)

To get the bicycle season rolling, we will meet at the Amagansett Farmers Market at 367 Main Street, Amagansett, for a planning session followed by an invigorating ride. Details will be sent to interested riders who confirm with the leaders by email (lois@infovest21.com) or by phone. Be sure your bike is in good condition. Helmets required. Leaders: Jerry Brown and Lois Peltz 631-329-9419.



APRIL 26, Saturday 10 A.M. STONY HILL TO SOAK HIDES DREEN (7 miles)

Hike out-and-back from farms and fields, through the rolling beech and oak woods of Stony Hill, to the headquarters of Three Mile Harbor. This is a moderately paced hike. Bring food and liquids. Meet at the dirt pull-off on the east side of Abraham’s Path, ¼ mile north of Town Lane, in Amagansett.

Leader: Rick Whalen 631-267-6608 or 631-275-8539.



SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH Spring Brunch at East Hampton Point Restaurant.

Reservations by April 19th. Call 238-5134



APRIL 30, Wednesday 10 A.M. OCEAN VIEW TRAIL TO FRESH POND (3 miles)

This moderate-paced hike will take us past Fresh Pond in Hither Woods and along a seldom traversed, somewhat hilly trail that offers glimpses of the ocean at the highest point. Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook on Rt 27, about 1 mile east of the Old Montauk Highway fork.

Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or on day of hike 631-681-4774.



The next meeting will be held on April 7th at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall,

730 Springs Fireplace Rd, in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Hwy.


All are welcome!