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 email@example.com or 631-725-3367 for more information.
DECEMBER 2, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. PROMISED LAND TRAIL (2 miles)
Take a break from hectic holiday chores and enter an intriguing woodland of pitch pines amid sand dunes on this hike along a newly refurbished trail in Napeague State Park. We will find out how the area got its name and discover its historical importance as we absorb the piney ambiance on this truly exceptional trail. Meet the intersection of Cranberry Hole, Lazy Point and Napeague Meadow Roads. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.
DECEMBER 3, Sunday, 10:00 A.M. LIGHTHOUSE LOOP (5+ miles)
This hike has it all: lighthouse views, ocean vistas, tranquil woods, windswept bluffs, and possibly seals. 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 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. Leaders: Carol Andrews 631-725-3367.
DECEMBER 9, Saturday, 12:30 – 3:00 P.M. WINTER HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Astro Pizza and Felice’s Restaurant, 237 Main Street, Amangansett. $34 per person. Reserve by December 2. Contact Eva at 631-238-5134 for more information.
DECEMBER 10, Sunday, 10:00 A.M. STONY HILL JAUNT (3 miles)
Join on a fast-paced hike, from the rolling topography of Stony Hill to the breathtaking grasslands in Amagansett. Optional post-hike bonus: Walk the Nancy Kane Trail (<1 mile) for a brief tour of Green River Cemetery in Springs, the final home for art icons Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner and Frank O'Hara among others. Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road. Leader: Irwin Levy 516-456-1337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECEMBER 16, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. FRESH POND LOOP (3.5 miles)
We’ll hike a moderately-paced loop, along the Ocean View Trail to views of Napeague Bay, then on to Fresh Pond and the Elisha’s Valley Trail, finishing with the Petticoat Trail. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split. Leader: Laurie DeVito 631-813-6988.
DECEMBER 23, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. SHADMOOR STATE PARK (2 miles)
The Roosevelt's Run trail affords us mesmerizing panoramic views from along the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic and hoodoo formations. We'll also see a pair of WW II observation bunkers. Meet at Shadmoor State Park, on the south side of Route 27, about one half mile east of Montauk village. Leader: Dave Luce 917-885-5749.
DECEMBER 30, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. TREASURE INLAND (3 ½ miles)
On this easy hike, we’ll visit two of East Hampton’s finest inland natural wonders: the majestic White Pine Forest, and bucolic Chatfield’s Hole. Meet at the intersection of Old Northwest Road and Northwest Road.Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.
JANUARY 1, Monday, 11:00 A.M. HITHER WOODS NEW YEAR'S DAY HIKE (8 miles)
Hike the forested expanse of Hither Woods, Montauk, on the first day of 2018. This is 3,000 acres of secluded woodland, with frontage on Block Island Sound, and we will explore much of it from end to end. Note the late morning start. Moderate pace with some hills. Bring food & liquids. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split. Leader: Rick Whalen (631) 267-6608 or (631) 275-8539.
Our next general membership meeting will be on Monday, January 8, 2018, starting at the NEW TIME of 7:00 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 6:30 P.M.
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