TUESDAYS, 9:00 AM MAINTENANCE HIKES (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.
MAY 6, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. AMSTERDAM BEACH TRAIL (2-2.5 miles)
Our hike will traverse one of our newest and prettiest trails. We enter the Montauk Moorlands, enjoying the rolling terrain studded with holly and shadbush. After crossing several small streams, we arrive at the bluffs with splendid views of the Atlantic Ocean and Amsterdam Beach. Bring water. Meet at a small parking lot on Rte 27 about three miles east of Montauk Village and across from Deep Hollow Ranch Stables. Leader: Carol Andrews 632-725-3367.
MAY 13, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. NORTHWEST DOGWOODS (3 miles)
Join us for this lovely springtime hike in the Northwest Woods. The white pines will surround you as we make our way to the beautiful dogwood trees. Meet at the intersection of Hands Creek Road and Van Scoy West in the Northwest Woods of East Hampton. Leader: Tina Guglielmo 631-329-2681
MAY 13, 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 Rd. Leader: Laurie Adler 917-653-1463. Rain date Sunday, May 14.
MAY 14, Sunday, 10:00 A.M. NOMINICKS AND EAST (5 miles)
With our destination pristine Fresh Pond in Hither Hills, we’ll hike along the Paumanok Path eastward from Napeague Harbor, through a rolling forest of pitch pine and bayberry, then below the Walking Dunes to more level ground featuring a mix of hardwood species. A delightful hike in any season. Meet on Napeague Harbor Road off Route 27 in Napeague. Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.
MAY 20, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. HISTORY HIKE TO DOMINY CEMETERY (1.5 miles/2 hours)
We will hike a little used trail from Spring Close Highway to the Dominy Cemetery where we will be met by a local historian and Town Crier, Hugh King. He will tell us about the famous and talented woodworking family and their exploits in the 17th and 18th century. Meet just beyond the railroad underpass on Spring Close Highway. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.
MAY 20, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. BIKE RIDE – SAG HARBOR AND NORTH HAVEN (20 miles)
A moderately-paced ride through outer Sag Harbor and North Haven; approximately 2-1/2 hours. Meet at the parking area adjacent to Dodds and Eder store in Sag Harbor.Bikes must be in good working order; helmets required. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry M. Brown. Confirm with Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org, or day of ride, Jerry 917-747-0885.
MAY 27, Saturday, 10:00 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 9:30 on morning on day of hike 845-548-7604.
MAY 28, Sunday, 10:00 A.M. TREASURE INLAND (3.5 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.
Our next general membership meeting will be held on MAY 1, 2017 starting at 7:30 PM at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs Fireplace Road in Springs between Parson's Place and Old Stone Highway. All are welcome!