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.

 

NOVEMBER 3, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                    STONY HILL RAMBLE (2 miles)

Amagansett’s Stony Hill area is marked by rolling terrain and provides perfect backdrop for an autumn hike.  Come explore its glacial kettleholes and embracing beech forest on this one-hour hike.  Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road.  Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.

 

NOVEMBER 5, 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 ehtps@hotmail.com for more information.

 

NOVEMBER 10, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                 AMSTERDAM BEACH (2.5 miles)

This loop trail offers an exceptionally beautiful woodland experience, starring a dense strand of American holly, notable large oaks and tupelos, and stunning ocean views. Meet at the trailhead across from Deep Hollow Ranch, on the corner of Ranch Road and Montauk Highway, about 3 miles east of Montauk center. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.

 

NOVEMBER 17, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.           19th CRANBERRY & DUNES HIKE (1.5 miles)

There is something romantic about picking wild cranberries just in time for your Thanksgiving table. Join us for our 19th anniversary of this hike, to learn about the Walking Dunes and spend some time picking cranberries. It’s fun for the whole family. Bring a plastic bag and wear low boots for the cranberry bog. Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road off Route 27 in Napeague. Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265. 

  

NOVEMBER 23, Friday, 10 A.M.                                DAY-AFTER-THANKSGIVING HIKES

Work off some extra Thanksgiving calories hiking in beautiful Barcelona Neck. Choose a 5 mile or 3.5 mile distance. Note meeting place for each.   

5-Mile Hike:  This unique trail winds its way past a lowland pine, maple and tupelo swamp, passes through an upland oak forest and skirts both tidal and freshwater wetlands. The panoramic views of the Peconic Estuary from atop 80 foot high bluffs highlight this hike. Included is a short stroll along a bay beach. Meet at the intersection of Swamp Road and Edwards Hole Road, approximately 1 mile north of Route 114. Leader: Richard Poveromo 631-283-4591 or day of hike 917-584-7280.   

3 ½-Mile Hike:   We will circle Barcelona Neck, using old Trustee Roads dating back to the 1700s. Towering bluffs offer sweeping views of Shelter Island, Northwest Harbor, Cedar Point Lighthouse, the Grace Estate and the North Fork. Some beach walking is possible. Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course Clubhouse at the end of Barcelona Neck Road, which is east of Route 114 between Swamp Road and the Sag Harbor Village boundary. Leader: Carol Andrews 631-725-3367.

  

NOVEMBER 24, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                   FRESH POND LOOP (3.5 miles)

We’ll hike a moderately-paced loop, along the Ocean View Trail to views of Napeague Bay, then on to Fresh Pond and the Elisha’s Valley Trail, finishing with the Petticoat Trail. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.  Leader:  Laurie DeVito 631-813-6988.

  

Looking Ahead:

 DECEMBER 8, Saturday, 12:30 – 3:00 P.M.                       WINTER HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

Join your fellow EHTPS members at our popular winter holiday party, again this year at Astro Pizza and Felice’s Restaurant, 237 Main Street, Amangansett. Cost is $35/person. Reserve by December 3rd. Contact Eva Moore 631-238-5134 for more information.

 East Hampton’s Northwest Woods features stands of native White Pine.

East Hampton’s Northwest Woods features stands of native White Pine.