Tuesdays, 8:30 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 email@example.com or 631-725-3367 for more information.
JULY 6, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. NORTHWEST WOODS/ GRACE ESTATE LOOP (3 miles)
Hike old woodlands cart paths dating back several hundred years 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 beach to the remains of the 1860s Kirk's Place homestead. We'll return through birch and oak trees on a section of the regional Paumanok Path route. Meet at the metal gate entrance D to the Grace Estate Preserve, on the west side of Northwest Road, near Scoy Lane, and approximately 1/2 mile north of the Old Northwest Road/Northwest Road intersection. Leader: Dave Luce 917-885-5749.
JULY 8, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
JULY 13, Saturday, 9:00 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 Park parking area at the end of Northwest Landing Road off Swamp Road. Leaders: Celia Paul and Steve Rosen 631-324-7907.
JULY 13, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. 🚲 AMAGANSETT/NAPEAGUE BACK ROADS (20 miles)
A moderately paced bike ride through the back roads of Amagansett and Napeague, including a visit to Balsam Farms. Rain, thunder or lightning cancel ride; please have bikes (and tires) in good working order and don't forget your helmets. Expect completion at noon. Meet in the municipal parking lot behind the Amagansett Library on Main Street. Please confirm to lois@peltzinternational or by phone. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown 631-329-9414, day of ride 917-747-0885.
JULY 14, Sunday, 9:00 A.M. STONY HILL RAMBLE (4 miles)
The rolling woodlands of Amagansett provide a fine venue for a summer morning hike in the shade of mature oak and beech trees. Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼-mile east of Accabonac Road. Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.
JULY 20, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. PONDS OF EAST HAMPTON (1.5 miles)
This hike is about ponds. We will visit several natural and man-made ponds. We will learn how Kettle Hole Ponds are made and about the life expectancy of a pond. This is not a strenuous hike, slow to moderate pace. Good for all abilities. Invite a friend and learn about what EHTPS is all about. Meet at the hike leader's home, 70 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.
JULY 20, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. ACCABONAC HARBOR PADDLE (2 hours)
Enjoy a leisurely paddle by canoe, kayak or paddleboard through the nooks and crannies of Accabonac Harbor. Experience beautiful scenery in this salt marsh that houses an abundance of shorebirds, a plethora of osprey, and possibly eagles. Meet at the end of Landing Lane, off of Old Stone Highway in Springs. Lifejackets required. RSVP by July 19; rain date, Sunday, July 21. Leader: Laurie Adler 917-653-1463 or 631-329-2617.
JULY 27, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. SHADMOOR STATE PARK (3 miles)
Close-up views of WW II bunkers, rolling surf, and one of the most awesome views on the East End along the dramatic Montauk bluffs make this a very special hike. Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Route 27, about ½ mile past Montauk center. A large sign marks the entrance. Leaders: Paul and Lynn Devany 516-225-4757.
Following our meeting on July 8th, our next general membership meeting will be held on September (the second Monday of the month) starting at 7:30 PM at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs Fireplace Road in Springs between Parson's Place and Old Stone Highway. All are welcome!
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