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.

 

SEPTEMBER 1, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                            STEPPINGSTONE POND (1.5 miles)

This short but pretty walk takes us through woods to a lovely pond where swans and snowy egrets are often seen, then on to a pasture where horses may be grazing.  It is ideal for new hikers and suitable for children ages 7 and up, accompanied by an adult care-giver. Bring water.  Meet in Montauk on West Lake Drive (County Road 77) about ½ mile north from Route 27.  Look for the small TRAIL sign and park on the grass well off the blacktop.  Leader:  Eva Moore  631-238-5134 or 631-681-4774.

 

SEPTEMBER 8, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                        NORTHWEST DELIGHTS (4 - 5 miles)

The leaders invite you to explore some of their favorite woodland paths and beaches in this scenic and historical area.  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Road, about 3/10 of a mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road. Leaders:  Nick Bryan and Jeri Wellman 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403.

 

SEPTEMBER 9, Sunday, 10:00 A.M.                                      STONY HILL RAMBLE (4 miles)

Amagansett’s Stony Hill area offers miles of wide, shaded trails along rolling terrain.  Come explore its glacial kettleholes and embracing beech forest on this two-hour hike.  Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road.  Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.

 

SEPTEMBER 10, 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.

 

SEPTEMBER 15, Saturday, 9:00 A.M.            BOYS AND GIRLS HARBOR PARK (1.5 miles)

What are erratic boulders and lopped trees? Join Lee on another of his easy walking historical hikes. Learn about a Northwest farmer's yearly spring chores. This hike is designed for all hikers, slow to moderate pace. Bring a friend and learn some local history. Meet at Boys and Girls Harbor Park on Springy Banks Road, 1/4 mile south of its intersection with Hands Creek Road.  Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.

 

SEPTEMBER 15, Saturday, 9:00 A.M.     🚲 🚲 🚲      SOUTHOLD BACK ROADS (20 miles)

Join us for a moderately-paced ride on the back roads of Southold, with a possible end-of-ride stop at North Fork Shack for lunch. Bikes must be in good working order; Helmets are required. Meet at North Ferry Terminal in Shelter Island Heights for the ferry to Greenport. Please confirm to lois@peltzinternational or by phone. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown 631-329-9414, day of ride 917-747-0885.

 

SEPTEMBER 22, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                FRESH POND LOOP (5 - 6 miles)

Our hike starts 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 1 p.m.. Meet at Fresh Pond Park, at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. Hike leaders: Valerie King & David Jones 631-267-3024.

 

SEPTEMBER 29, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.      HITHER WOODS COASTAL TRAIL (3 - 6 miles)

We will hike a combination of the Old North (Rum Runners) Road and Coastal Trails, enjoying great views of Gardiners Bay, which is sometimes calm, often windswept, and always spectacular, with an optional side-trip along the cliffs on Stephen Talkhouse Path to Quincetree Landing. Take Route 27 east to Second House Road. Go north (left turn) about one mile.  Cross the LIRR tracks and make a left turn on to Navy Road; follow road to the end. Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265.

 

SEPTEMBER 29, Saturday, 11:00 A.M.                             GOOSE CREEK PADDLE (2 hours)

We’ll paddle by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board through Goose Creek salt marsh, aka "The Maze" in Three Mile Harbor. Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife viewing opportunities abound in this tidal creek. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP, or contact Amagansett Beach & Bicycle at 631-267-6325 to pick up a rental. Life preservers required.  We leave at 11:00 to catch the appropriate tide.  Rain date: Sunday, September 30. Meet at the town dock at the end of Gann Road off of Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road in Springs. RSVP via phone by September 28. Leaders: Laurie and Steve Adler 631 329-2617 or 917 653-1463.

 

Looking Ahead:

 

OCTOBER 1, 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. Meet at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road. Email to ehtps@hotmail.com for more information.

For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to ehtps@hotmail.com

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 Native Goldenrod flowering in September.

Native Goldenrod flowering in September.