Scheduled activities

                                                                           

Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M.    MAINTENANCE HIKES (2 - 4 miles)

Weather permitting, EHTPS conducts weekly Tuesday morning maintenance hikes, preparing for other hikes on our schedule and keeping as much trail as possible clear and blazed. No experience is necessary, and new volunteers are always welcome.  Bring a lopper, trimmer or handsaw if available.  Contact Carol at andrews81@optonline.net or 631-725-3367 for more information.

 

MARCH 2, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.         CHATFIELD’S HOLE LOOP (4.5 miles)

We will follow the Paumanok Path past the Old Well and on to awe-inspiring Wilson’s Grove.  After crossing Old Northwest Road, we will hike a blue spur trail leading us to Deb Foster’s Path.  Using this orange blazed trail, we will pass Jason’s Rock and loop back to Chatfield’s Hole. Meet at Chatfield’s Hole Preserve on Two Holes of Water Road, off Swamp Road. Leaders: Laurie DeVito 631-813-6988, and Jim Crawford 631-481-6228.

 

MARCH 4, Monday, 7:00 P.M.                       GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

We welcome new old and prospective members to join us for our monthly general membership meeting. Refreshments served, and doors open at 6:30 P.M. Please note the new start time for ‘winter’ meetings. Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Highway. Email to ehtps@hotmail.com for more information.

 

MARCH 9, Saturday 10:00 A.M.                  LIGHTHOUSE LOOP (5+ miles)

This hike has it all: lighthouse views, ocean vistas, tranquil woods, windswept bluffs, and possibly seals. Starting our loop through Camp Hero, we follow the Paumanok Path to the bluffs and along a rugged little trail to Turtle Cove and the Lighthouse, returning past Seal Haul-out. Bring water and snacks; wear wind-proof clothing. (We will take a ten-minute break at the Lighthouse refreshment area.) Meet at Camp Hero Road off Route 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Leader: Carol Andrews 631-725-3367.

 

MARCH 10, Sunday, 10:00 A.M.      NORTHWEST HARBOR WALK (1.5 miles)

Northwest Harbor was the main port of East Hampton from 1654 until the first wharf was built in Sag Harbor in 1761. Join us for a short hike around the beach of the harbor and learn about its colorful past as we enjoy views of Shelter Island, Cedar Point Park and Barcelona Neck.  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.

 

MARCH 16, Saturday 10:00 A.M.                          PROMISED LAND (2 miles)

Enjoy hiking a new trail in undeveloped Napeague State Park, through the site of the former Smith Meal Fish Factory and along a stretch of Gardiners Bay known as Promised Land. Meet in the parking lot at the intersection of Cranberry Hole and Napeague Meadow Roads. Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265

                          

MARCH 23, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                              JACOB’S FARM (2 miles)

The loop trail through 165-acre Jacob’s Farm traverses mostly level terrain, offering opportunity for an easy hike in a maturing woodland.  Meet on Red Dirt Road approximately ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road.Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.

 

MARCH 30, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                       HITHER WOODS (3.5 miles)

We'll take in the beautiful view across Napeague Bay from Waterfence Overlook after descending over the Ocean View Trail and Fresh Pond Landing Road.  We’ll hike along pretty Fresh Pond and wooded trails on a section of the Paumanok Path, then enjoy the grasslands and woody shrubs of Elisha’s Valley.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split. Leader: Aggie Cindrich 914-227-6193.

 

 

Looking Ahead:

 

Following our meeting on March 4, our next general membership meeting – including biennial election of officers - will be on Monday, April 1 [no fooling], and we’ll return to starting the meeting at 7:30 P.M., at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Highway. Old, new and prospective members are all welcome! Refreshments served. Doors open at 7:00 P.M.

Eastern Skunk Cabbage leafs out in March.

Eastern Skunk Cabbage leafs out in March.