Scheduled activities

                                                                           

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 andrews81@optonline.net or 631-725-3367 for more information.

 

OCTOBER 1, 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 6, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                                POINT WOODS TRAIL (3 miles)

Walk along trails lined with large beech, tupelo, American holly, oak and black birch trees dressed in their early autumn foliage to the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic – you’ll come back invigorated and refreshed.  On the way we will admire WWII Battery 113 in Camp Hero.  Meet on Camp Hero Road off Route 27 in Montauk, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.  Leader:  Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.

 

OCTOBER 13, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.                                              SHELTER ISLAND (2 1/2 miles)

Come check out recent progress on Shelter Island's growing trail network.  We'll walk through Sachem Woods to Sylvester Manor, then onward to the beach.  Pack a snack for the hike and/or lunch at the beach. Meet at the intersection of Route 114 and Jaspa Road, in front of Shelter Island Craft Brewery. Park on Jaspa Road.  Leader: Joe Denny 631-603-8105.

 

OCTOBER 14, Sunday, 10:00 A.M.                                                    BARCELONA NECK  (3 miles)

Rich in history, ecology, and panoramic views, Barcelona Neck is a gem of a place to explore.  With nearly 700 acres in which to ramble about, the wet lands, wooded swamps, and oak and hickory forest offer a wonderland of hiking.  Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course clubhouse off Route 114 between Swamp Road and Sag Harbor village.  Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265.

 

OCTOBER 20, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.            HARDSCRABBLE & BUCKSKILL NW LOOPS (5 miles)

Eagle Scout Sage Mitty and members of his troop have recently restored the hilly and wooded NW Buckskill Loop.  A short connecting trail takes us over to the flatter Hardscrabble Loop with more oaks and pitch pines to enjoy. Meet at the cul-de-sac on Plank Road off Route 114, about one mile west of Stephen Hands Path. Leader: Dave Luce 917-885-574

Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Southampton Trails Preservation Society/Horses On Trails

Invite you to Celebrate

SOUTH FORK TRAILS WEEKEND

 

OCTOBER 27, Saturday, 11:00 A.M.             CRANBERRY HOLE TO FRESH POND (2 miles)

We’ll carpool for a short ride to Cranberry Hole Road, then hike along the Paumanok Path through Amangansett back to Fresh Pond Park.  Afterward, join fellow hikers for a complimentary lunch at Fresh Pond Park weather permitting; otherwise inside a nearby home. Note the 11 A.M. start time. 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 27, Saturday, Noon                                                    BLYDENBURGH COUNTY PARK

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference turns 40! Come one, come all to Blydenburgh County Park and help us drag our great organization into middle age. Come early if you wish to hike first (hikes leave at 11:30 and 1:00), and then at 2:00 PM celebrate with us at a gathering on the lawn outside our office in the Blydenburgh-Weld House. We’ll have refreshments, a 50-50 raffle and a tent in case of inclement weather. We expect some dignitaries to help us mark the occasion.

 

OCTOBER 27, Saturday                                                                              HORSES ON TRAILS

Bring your own horse and helmet. STPS/HOT membership required due to insurance. It’s easy to join on the day of the ride! Please call Leslie for reservation and more information on time and place. STPS/HOT Leader: Leslie Lowery 631-603-8661.

 

OCTOBER 28, Sunday, 10:00 A.M.                                                TROUT POND (3.5 miles)

Meet at the Trout Pond parking lot on Noyac Road across from Mill Road for an easy-paced hike around historic Trout pond. Afterward, join fellow hikers for a complimentary lunch at the picnic area. STPS Leader: Joe Lane 631-725-3942.

Looking Ahead:

 NOVEMBER 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. Note the winter start time! Meet at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs-Fireplace Road. Email to ehtps@hotmail.com for more information.

 

DECEMBER 8, Saturday, 12:30 – 3:00 P.M.                                     WINTER HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

Mark your calendar now for our popular winter holiday party, again this year at Astro Pizza and Felice’s Restaurant, 237 Main Street, Amangansett.

 Native Winged Sumac adds autumnal color.

Native Winged Sumac adds autumnal color.