Scheduled activities

 

TUESDAYS, 8:30 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.

SEPTEMBER 30, Saturday 10:00 A.M.                                          STONY HILL RAMBLE (4 miles)

Amagansett’s Stony Hill area offers miles of wide, shaded trails along rolling terrain.  Come explore its glacial kettleholes and embracing beech forest on this two-hour, early-autumn hike.  Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road.  Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.

OCTOBER 2, 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.

 

OCTOBER 7, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                                NORTHWEST DELIGHTS (4 - 5 miles)

The leaders invite you to explore some of their favorite woodland paths and beaches in this scenic and historical area.  Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 of a mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Road. Leaders:  Nick Bryan and Jeri Wellman 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403.

 

OCTOBER 8, Sunday 10 A.M.                                                           SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (2.5 miles)

After hiking through a tranquil beech forest studded with holly and laurel, we emerge at Block Island Sound. Though they usually arrive later in the fall, an occasional seal may be seen hunting for fish or basking on the rocks offshore. Meet in Montauk on Camp Hero Road off Route 27, about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Park with all wheels off the pavement! Leader: Carol Andrews 631-668-5429.

 

OCTOBER 14, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                 POETRY HIKE AT SAMMY’S BEACH (2 miles) 

We will stop twice on this shore hike for poetry readings.  BYOP (bring your own poem) written by you or someone else.  Or just come along to enjoy the scene. Meet at the end of Sammy’s Beach Road (a right turn off Old House Landing Road) via Alewive Brook Road. Leader:  Laurie Adler 631-329-2617.

 

OCTOBER 21, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                       BIG REED POND BROWN TRAIL (3 miles)

We will follow the longest trail in this enchanting nature preserve in its autumn splendor with views of Big Reed Pond, a National Natural Landmark. Some hilly areas. Meet at the Big Reed Nature Trail parking area off East Lake Drive, on the right about 1.8 miles north of Montauk Highway. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.  

SOUTH FORK TRAILS WEEKEND

 OCTOBER 28, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                              RED DIRT TO FRESH POND (3 miles)

We’ll carpool for a short ride to Red Dirt Road, then hike along the Paumanok Path through Amangansett’s Stony Hill area to Fresh Pond Park.  Afterward, join fellow hikers for a complimentary lunch at Fresh Pond Park weather permitting; otherwise inside a nearby home. Meet at Fresh Pond Park at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett. EHTPS Leader:  Jim Zajac 212-769-4311 or jzajac4@aol.com for more information or to reserve lunch.

 

OCTOBER 29, Sunday, 10:00 AM                                                                      CLAM ISLAND(2 miles)

Moderately-paced beach hike with bay views of Jessup’s Neck. Meet at the end of Noyack Bay Avenue, Sag Harbor. Southampton Trails Preservation Society Leader: Doreen Johnston 516-994-5947.

 

OCTOBER 29, Sunday, 1:00 P.M.                                                QUOGUE WILDLIFE REFUGE (3 miles)

Since 1934, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge has been a nature preserve home to diverse wildlife, including some animals that are permanently injured and require human care to survive. Easy-paced, interpretive hike to explore many habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine BarrensMeet at 3 Old Country Road, Quogue. Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference Leader: Tom Casey 631-567-9484.

 

NOTE:  Our next general membership meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 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.

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

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Native Staghorn Sumac fruiting in September.

Native Staghorn Sumac fruiting in September.