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.


OCTOBER 5, 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.


OCTOBER 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.


OCTOBER 12, 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.


OCTOBER 12, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                                      WALKING DUNES (1.5 miles)

Some say famous silent movie actor Rudolph Valentino filmed The Sheik in 1921 on location in the Walking Dunes. Visit the most interesting and diverse place in the Town of East Hampton, and learn more about this fascinating area. Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road off Route 27. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.


OCTOBER 19, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                             HEAVEN AND BACK (3.5 miles)     Sinister sounding names like Serpent’s Back Trail and The Devil’s Cradle belie a beautiful hike, passing stands of native mountain laurel and sumac among other attractions.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.  Leader:  Jim Zajac 631-324-2425 or 212-769-4311. 

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference

Southampton Trails Preservation Society/Horses On Trails

Invite you to Celebrate 



OCTOBER 26, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                           LIGHTHOUSE LOOP (6 miles)

This hike has it all: lighthouse views, ocean vistas, tranquil woods and windswept bluffs. 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 Montauk 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.


OCTOBER 26, Saturday, TBA                                                                HORSES ON TRAILS

Bring your own horse and helmet. STPS/HOT membership required due to insurance. It’s easy to join on the day of the ride! Please call Leslie for reservation and more information.  STPS/HOT Leader: Leslie Lowery 631-603-8661.


OCTOBER 26, Saturday, 10 A.M.                                                          WHISKEY HILL (1.7 miles)

Meet on Mill Path off Lopers Path (heading east), Bridgehampton. Moderately-paced, hike with ocean views from top of moraine, kettlehole ponds and an enormous glacial erratic along the way. STPS Leader: Doreen Johnston 516-994-7825.


OCTOBER 27, Sunday, 10 A.M.                                 WESTBROOK TO CONNETQUOT (5 miles)

Meet at Westbrook Sports Complex, 12 Wheeler Road, East Islip, for a moderately-paced hike on the L.I. Trail along West Brook to Connetquot River State Park Preserve with a stop at the hatchery for a restroom break. Heavy rain cancels. LIGTC Leader: Kathie 631-682-5133 day of hike.


OCTOBER 27, Sunday, 10 A.M.                                          LONG POND GREENBELT (3.5 miles)

Meet in Mashashimuet Park, corner of Main Street and Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor for a moderately-paced hike along Long Pond, Little Long Pond, Deer Drink, Crooked Pond and on to Vineyard Field. Bus ride back. Complimentary lunch to celebrate South Fork Trails Weekend. STPS Leader: Chip Dineen 646-221-8225.


OCTOBER 27, Sunday, 10:30 A.M.                                         CAUMSETT STATE PARK (6 miles)

Meet in parking lot near the booth, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a moderately-paced, hilly caper. Explore the many side trails and great views from the cliffs at this beautiful park. Bring water and a snack. Heavy rain cancels. $8.00 fee, or free with Empire Passport. LIGTC Leader: Carol 631-223-3427.

Looking Ahead:

 NOVEMBER 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. Note the winter start time! Meet at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road. Email to for more information.

 DECEMBER 14, Saturday, 6:00 P.M.                                         WINTER HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY

Mark your calendar now for our popular winter holiday party, returning this year to South Fork Country Club on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett.

Native sumac in autumnal splendor.

Native sumac in autumnal splendor.