Scheduled activities

 

TUESDAYS, 9:00 AM     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.

 

JUNE 29, Thursday, 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.     NAPEAGUE HARBOR PADDLE

Enjoy a one-mile paddle along the scenic state parkland bordering the east side of Napeague Harbor to Goff Point for a BYO picnic, returning by the light of the setting sun. Bring a flashlight for packing up, and dress for a cool evening on the water. Lifejackets required. Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road. Leader: Mike Bottini 631-267-5228. Contact Mike if you need to rent a kayak or SUP (single kayaks- $40, tandem kayaks and canoes - $60, and standup paddleboards - $50, all including lifejackets and paddles).

 

JULY 1, Saturday, 9:00 A.M.                                                                HITHER HILLS JAUNT (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 8:30 on morning on day of hike 845-548-7604.  

 

JULY 8, Saturday, 9:00 A.M.                                                 STEPHEN TALKHOUSE PATH (4 - 5 Miles)

Stephen Talkhouse was proclaimed the world’s greatest walker; he was said to have walked from Montauk to Brooklyn in one day.  Join us on this somewhat hilly path named in his honor.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook off Route 27, one mile east of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split.  Leader:  Lee Dion 631-375-2339.

 

JULY 8, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                                PADDLE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (2 hours)

We’ll paddle the protected waters of Northwest Harbor to Cedar Island Lighthouse in Cedar Point County Park for a snack on the beach. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or SUP, plus a snack. Lifejackets required. Bug spray and sunscreen recommended. Meet at the end of Alewife Brook Road in the Northwest Woods. Leader: Kathi Goldman 631-324-7421 or 917-748-4850.

 

JULY 15, Saturday, 9:00 A.M.                                                                          GERARD DRIVE (3 miles)

Enjoy the beauty and learn some of the 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 Rd. in Springs.  Leaders:  Nick Bryan and Jeri Wellman 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403.

 

JULY 22, 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 29, Saturday 9:00 A.M.                                                                   CHATFIELD’S HOLE (3 miles) Named after an early East Hampton settler, Chatfield’s Hole is a beautiful glacial kettle hole.  To reach the freshwater wetlands, we will follow the Northwest Path enjoying an oak forest sprinkled with pitch pines and white pines.  Purchased for preservation and public use in 1976, the area around Chatfield’s Hole is one of the town’s first open-space land acquisitions.  This trail section is also one of the town’s first trails, cut and formally opened in 1989.  Meet at the kiosk parking area on Route 114 at the intersection of Edward’s Hole Road in East Hampton (2 miles north of Stephen Hands Path).  Leader:  Dave Luce 917-885-5749.

 

JULY 29, 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.  We’ll provide camaraderie, ambience, tables for desserts, and bags for trash.  Park at Indian Wells Beach, at the end of Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett; we assemble just left of the beach entrance. Temporary parking passes are available for those without a Town of East Hampton parking permit. Contact: Lynne Weinlandt 631-604-2958 or 917-304-3188.

 

JULY 30, Sunday 9:00 A.M.                  SPRINGS-AMAGANSETT TRAIL MAINTENANCE HIKE (3 miles)

Volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks joined forces with EHTPS last month to clear and partially re-blaze the Springs-Amagansett Trail.  We’ll enjoy the fruits of that labor while continuing the re-blazing effort through the Stony Hill area.  Paint, brushes and gloves provided.  Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road.  Leader:  Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.

NOTE:  Our next general membership meetings will be on Monday, July 10th, and on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, starting 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 P.M.

For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to ehtps@hotmail.com

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Native Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) flowering in July.

Native Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) flowering in July.