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.
MARCH 3, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. AMSTERDAM BEACH (2.5 miles)
This loop trail offers an exceptionally beautiful woodland experience, starring a dense strand of American holly, notable large oaks and tupelos, and stunning ocean views. Meet at the trailhead across from Deep Hollow Ranch, on the corner of Ranch Road and Montauk Highway, about 3 miles east of Montauk center. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.
MARCH 5, Monday, 7:00 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 6:30 P.M. Please note the new start time for ‘winter’ meetings. Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs between Parsons Place and Old Stone Highway. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MARCH 10, Saturday 10:00 A.M. CHATFIELD’S HOLE (3 miles)
Enjoy a winter woodland hike, and hopefully a little snow will add to the natural beauty. Bring your snowshoes. To reach the freshwater wetlands, we will follow the Northwest Path enjoying an oak forest sprinkled with pitch pines and white pines. Meet at the kiosk parking area on Route 114 at the intersection of Edward’s Hole Rd in East Hampton (2 miles north of Stephen Hands Path). Leader: Dave Luce (917) 885-5749.
MARCH 11, Sunday, 10:00 A.M. FOREVER WILD NAPEAGUE (5 miles)
Join our leader on his favorite hike -- a fast-paced round trip on rolling terrain with not one, but two rewards: spectacular unspoiled views of both Fresh Pond and Napeague Bay. Meet on Napeague Harbor Road, about one half-mile north of Route 27. Leader: Irwin Levy 516-456-1337 or email@example.com.
MARCH 17, Saturday 10:00 A.M. SHADMOOR STATE PARK (3 miles)
Close-up views of WW II bunkers, rolling surf, and one of the most awesome views on the East End along the dramatic Montauk bluffs make this a very special hike. Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Route 27, about ½ mile past Montauk center. A large sign marks the entrance. Leader: Aggie Cindrich 631-227-6193.
MARCH 23, Friday, 9:00 A.M. SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (3 miles)
This popular hike takes us along an easy, wooded trail to the shores of Block Island Sound. If conditions are right, we will find seals sunning themselves on the rocks near the shore. Note the 9 A.M. start time. Dress warmly, with proper footgear for weather conditions, and don’t forget binoculars. Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rt 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.
MARCH 24, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. ROD’S VALLEY RAMBLE (6 ½ miles)
Our hike will take off going northwest to intersect the Paumanok Path and follow westward along the bluffs. We will take several spurs out to views at The Notch and Quincetree Landing. At Quincetree, we will double back until we reach the split to several trails south of Rod’s Valley. We will return via the Lost Boulder Trail. Meet at Rod’s Valley Park (Edward Vincent Ecker, Sr. County Park), at the west end of Navy Road, Montauk. Leader: Laurie DeVito 631-813-6988.
Following our meeting on March 5, our next general membership meeting will be on Monday, April 9th (second Monday of the month), and we’ll return to starting the meeting 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.
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