Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M. MAINTENANCE HIKES (2 - 3 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.
APRIL 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, including our biennial election of officers. Refreshments served, and doors open at 7:00 P.M. Please note our return to a later start time. Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Highway. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
APRIL 6, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. CULLODEN POINT PRESERVE (3-4 miles)
We will see this natural wooded area and shoreline much the same as the Montaukett Indians saw it. Hidden ponds, specimen trees, and unspoiled wetlands await the hiker as we pass through Gunnunk's Garden to reach a beautiful shoreline. Meet at the roadside parking area on Flamingo Avenue immediately north of Wills Point Road in Montauk. Leader: Carol Andrews 631-725-3367.
APRIL 13, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. OCEAN DUNES NATURE TRAIL (2 miles)
Once covered by water, Napeague has a low, flat profile studded with native pitch pine, American holly and shadbush. After walking the nature trail past relic dunes to the north, we will take a spur to taller oceanfront dunes to the south, and explore the ocean beach. Wear warm, windproof clothing. Meet in the small parking area on the south side of Route 27, about 1.6 miles east of where Bluff Road and Cranberry Hole Road intersect the highway. Watch carefully on the right for the Napeague State Park sign. Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265.
APRIL 20, 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, and Jim Crawford 631-481-6228.
APRIL 21, Sunday, 10:00 A.M. STONY HILL RAMBLE (4 miles)
We’ll search for signs of spring on this two-hour walk through the rolling woodlands of Amagansett, using some trails clearly blazed and others less so. Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼-mile east of Accabonac Road. Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.
APRIL 27, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. SHADMOOR STATE PARK (2.5 miles)
Physically and spiritually refreshing, this walk includes woodsy trails, close-up views of World War 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.
APRIL 27, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. BACK-ROAD BIKE RIDE (20 miles)
We are off to visit the Sagaponack Farm Distillery and expect an entertaining visit with Dean Forster and Matt Beamer, betting on turning their farm into a "Boutique Vodka Enterprise". If weather cooperates, the group will attempt a 20-mile loop through Sagaponack, Bridgehampton and Watermill, finishing around 12:30. Bikes must be in good working order; Helmets are required. Meet in the parking area at Bridgehampton High School. Please confirm to lois@peltzinternational or by phone. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown 631-329-9414, day of ride 917-747-0885.
Following our meeting on April 1, our next general membership meeting will be on Monday, May 6, at 7:30 P.M., at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Highway. Old, new and prospective members are all welcome! Refreshments served. Doors open at 7:00 P.M.