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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-3367 for more information.
JUNE 30, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. HITHER WOODS (3.5 miles)
We'll take in the beautiful view across Napeague Bay from the Waterfence Overlook after descending over the Ocean View Trail and Fresh Pond Landing Road. We’ll hike along pretty Fresh Pond and wooded trails on a section of the Paumanok Path, then enjoy the grasslands and woody shrubs of Elisha’s Valley. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split. Leader: Dave Luce 917-885-5749.
JUNE 30, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. JACOB’S FARM (2 miles)
The loop trail through 165-acre Jacob’s Farm traverses mostly level terrain, offering opportunity for an easy hike in a maturing woodland. Meet on Red Dirt Road approximately ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road. Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265.
JULY 7, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. GERARD DRIVE (3 miles)
Enjoy the beauty and learn some history of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay as we walk along Gerard Drive. This hike will include a look at properties recently acquired through the Town’s Community Preservation Fund. Meet at the first causeway parking area on the left on Gerard Drive off Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs. Leaders: Nick Bryan and Jeri Wellman 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403.
JULY 9, 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 email@example.com for more information.
JULY 14, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. JACOB’S FARM (2 miles)
The loop trail through 165-acre Jacob’s Farm traverses mostly level terrain, offering opportunity for an easy hike in a maturing woodland. Meet on Red Dirt Road approximately ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road. Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.
JULY 14, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. SOUTHAMPTON BIKE RIDE (20 miles)
This excursion will take us to North Sea and Conscience Point through Shinnecock Hills to National Golf Club, almost but not quite to Robins Island and Peconic Bay, with a stop at the Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery. We expect to complete our ride by 1 P.M. Bikes must be in good working order; Helmets are required. Meet in the parking area of Southampton College (Stony Brook University), off Tuckahoe Road. Please confirm to lois@peltzinternational or by phone. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown 631-329-9414, day of ride 917-747-0885.
JULY 21, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. PROMISED LAND (2 miles)
What is a Bunker Fish? What happened to the Promised Land Fishery? Come join on the new Promised Land hiking trail and learn all about a lost fishing community. This hike is only 2 miles long with a slow to moderate pace but very interesting and well worth your time. Local history at its best. Meet at the intersection of Cranberry Hole and Napeague Meadow Roads. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.
JULY 27, Friday, 10:00 A.M. ACCABONAC HARBOR PADDLE (2 hours)
We'll paddle in the protected areas of Accabonac Harbor. Bring your own kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board. Life preservers required. Meet at the boat ramp on Louse Point Road just before Louse Point Beach. Group will be limited to no more than 8 boats. Please call Valerie King 631-267-3024 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday July 26th to reserve a spot.
JULY 28, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. SHADMOOR STATE PARK (2.5 miles)
Physically and spiritually refreshing, this walk includes woodsy trails, close-up views of WW II bunkers, and one of the most awesome views on the East End along the dramatic Montauk bluffs. Portions of the trail can be muddy after a rain; wear proper footgear. Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Route 27, about ½ mile east of Montauk center. A large sign marks the entrance. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134.
JULY 28, Saturday, 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. ANNUAL SUMMER BEACH PARTY
Join fellow EHTPS members and friends at our Annual Summer Beach Party! Bring your own beach chairs, dinner and drinks, plus an optional dessert to share with others. Park at Indian Wells Beach, at the end of Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett; we assemble just left of the beach entrance. Parking passes are available for those without a Town parking permit. Contact: Steve Adler 917-653-1463 or 917-853-8601.
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