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 or 631-725-3367 for more information.


MAY 5, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.          NORTHWEST WOODS/GRACE ESTATE LOOP (3 miles)

Hike old woodland cart-paths dating back centuries to when Northwest Harbor was main port for the town.  We'll hike Whalebone Landing to the beach to enjoy scenic views of Barcelona Point, Mashomack Point, and Cedar Point, then walk along the beach to remains of the 1860s Kirk's Place homestead.  We'll return through birch and oak forest on a section of the Paumanok Path.  Meet at metal gate Entrance D to the Grace Estate Preserve, on the west side of Northwest Road, near Scoy Lane, approximately 1/2 mile north of the Old Northwest Road/Northwest Road intersection. Leader: Dave Luce 917-885-5749.


MAY 6, Sunday, 10:00 A.M.                                                        BIG REED POND (1.5 miles)

Come tour some of Big Reed Pond’s prettiest trails, led by Third House Nature Center interns and board members. One of the main highlights of this walk in Montauk County Park will be identification of spring ephemerals, our first wildflowers of the year. Please note that this will be a slow-paced nature walk, with lots of stops and discussion – not an exercise hike. We hope that you will join us! Meet in the Big Reed Nature Trail parking area on East Lake Drive, about 1.8 miles north of Route 27 in Montauk. Call Vicki 631-747-8273 for more information or on day of hike.


MAY 7, Monday, 7:30 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 7:00 P.M. Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Highway. Email to for more information.


MAY 12, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                          PROMISED LAND TRAIL (2 miles)

Prepare to be amazed as we amble along an intriguing landscape of pitch pines amid sand dunes on this hike along a newly refurbished trail in Napeague State Park.  We will find out how the area got its name and discover its historical importance as we absorb the piney ambiance on this truly exceptional trail. Meet the intersection of Cranberry Hole, Lazy Point and Napeague Meadow Roads. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.


MAY 12, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                      NORTHWEST DOGWOODS (3 miles)

Join us for this lovely springtime hike in the Northwest Woods. The white pines will surround you as we make our way to the beautiful dogwood trees. Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Road and Van Scoy West in the Northwest Woods of East Hampton. Leader: Tina Guglielmo 631-329-2681


MAY 12, Saturday, 9:30 A.M.          🚲 🚲 🚲         SOUTHAMPTON BIKE RIDE (20 miles)

The excursion will take us to North Sea and Conscience Point through Shinnecock Hills to National Golf Club, almost but not quite to Robins Island and Peconic Bay. We expect to complete our ride by 1 P.M. Bikes must be in good working order; Helmets are required. Meet in the parking area of Southampton College (Stony Brook University), off Tuckahoe Road. Please confirm to lois@peltzinternational or by phone. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown 631-329-9414, day of ride 917-747-0885.


MAY 19, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                       POETRY HIKE AT SAMMY’S BEACH (2 miles) 

We will stop twice on this shore hike for poetry readings.  BYOP (bring your own poem) written by you or someone else.  Or just come along to enjoy the scene. Meet at the end of Sammy’s Beach Road (a right turn off Old House Landing Road) via Alewive Brook Road. Leader:  Laurie Adler 631-329-2617 or 917-653-1463.


MAY 19, Saturday, 9:00 A.M.                                             FRESH POND LOOP (5 - 6 miles)

Our hike starts at 9 a.m. with a brief walk along the mossy south side of tidal Fresh Pond to a stretch of the Paumanok Path lined with holly, birch and beech. We'll wind through the Bell Estate and stop at the site of an old Amagansett brick kiln, then road-walk to Barnes Landing for a beach walk back to our starting point. Hikers may need to remove footwear and cuff trousers to wade across narrow Fresh Pond inlet at the end of the hike. Moderate pace; finish by noon. Meet at Fresh Pond Park, at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. Hike leaders: Valerie King & David Jones 631-267-3024.


MAY 26, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                              HITHER HILLS HIKE (6-7 miles)

This hike features interesting woods and magnificent water views. What could be better? We will shuttle to the beginning of the hike on Napeague Harbor Road where we will begin our hike on the section of the Paumanok Path known as the Stephen Talkhouse Trail. The woods have tree trunks with unusual shapes (due to their proximity to the bay). Water views abound. We return to the parking lot via the very hilly Serpent Back Trail. Bring a snack and plenty of water. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook east of the Route 27/ Old Montauk Highway split, a few miles west of Montauk. Leader: Judy Kossover 631-267-6747 or after 9:30 on morning on day of hike 845-548-7604.


MAY 26, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                  BUCKSKILL / HARDSCRABBLE LOOP (2.7 miles)

Flat terrain and a serene woodland of oak and pitch pine make this an ideal hike to start your day. Meet on Route 114, a few yards north of the intersection with Stephen Hands Path, opposite the farm-stand.  Please do not park at the farm-stand. Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265.


MAY 27, Sunday, 10:00 A.M.            JACOB’S FARM & GREEN RIVER CEMETERY (3 miles)

We’ll hike the easy loop in 165-acre Jacob’s Farm, detouring mid-way to visit historic Green River Cemetery, resting ground for locals and art-world luminaries. Meet on Red Dirt Road, approximately ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road. Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.

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 Native Dogwood flowering in May.

Native Dogwood flowering in May.