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.

MAY 4, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.   RIGHT OF WAY TRAIL CLEAN-UP HIKE (2.5 miles)

We will walk along a charming, fern-lined section of the Paumanok Path, pausing to visit some horses, then exit the woods to pick up debris along Route 27 on the return leg. Bags will be provided; work gloves optional. Boots or waterproof shoes are recommended if the weather has been rainy. Meet at Montauk Library Parking lot on the east side of town opposite the Community Church. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.

MAY 6, 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.

MAY 11, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. – 5 P.M.   EH CELEBRATE SPRING STREET FAIR

Come visit our booth at the 3rd annual East Hampton Celebrate Spring Street Fair on Newtown Lane in the heart of East Hampton Village. Renew your membership and learn about our upcoming activities.

MAY 12, Sunday 10:00 A.M.          NORTHWEST DOGWOODS (3.5 miles)

Our native dogwood ranks among nature’s finest flowering trees. We’ll keep our eyes open for them as we make our way past Scoy Pond to Northwest Harbor for views of Barcelona Neck and Shelter Island, then back inland through rolling Grassy Hollow. Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Road, about 3/10 of a mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road. Leader: Jim Zajac 631-324-2425 or 212-769-4311.

MAY 18, 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. East Hampton Town Parking Sticker is required for Fresh Pond parking lot. Hike leaders: Valerie King & David Jones 631-267-3024.

 MAY 18, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.       🚲 🚲 🚲          SHELTER ISLAND BIKE RIDE (20 miles)

A beautiful ride along some of the less traveled roads of Shelter Island. Along the way we hope to stop and chat with an old timer for some "Shelter Island Gossip". Rain, thunder or lightning cancel ride. Please have bikes (and tires) in good working order and don't forget your helmets! Moderate pace; expect completion at approximately 12:30 P.M. Meet in North Haven at the South Ferry Terminal, 399 South Ferry Road, Sag Harbor. Please confirm to lois@peltzinternational or by phone. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown 631-329-9414, day of ride 917-747-0885.

MAY 25, 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: Aggie Cindrich 631-227-6193.                                       

MAY 25, 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.

 Looking Ahead:

May is Membership Month. Renew or begin an EHTPS membership online at www.ehtps.org

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. Following our May 6 meeting, our next meeting will be on July 8. Note that this is the 2nd Monday of the month. 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.

Our native dogwood blooms in May.

Our native dogwood blooms in May.