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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-3367 for more information.
AUGUST 5, Saturday 9:00 A.M. WALKING DUNES (1.7 miles)
How and why are the Walking Dunes walking? Join Lee Dion on this informative short hike, in one of the most interesting and diverse areas on all of the East End. Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.
AUGUST 6, Sunday 9:00 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 hike. Meet on Red Dirt Road, about ¼ mile east of Accabonac Road. Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.
AUGUST 12, Saturday 9:00 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 914-227-6193.
AUGUST 12, Saturday 9:00 A.M. NORTH FORK BIKE RIDE (20 miles)
Join us along the back roads of the North Fork for picturesque views and rolling hills. We intend to complete our ride and visit by Noon. Bikes must be in good working order; helmets required. Meet at the Shelter Island North Ferry Terminal on Summerfield Place, Shelter Island Heights. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry M. Brown. Confirm with Lois at email@example.com, or with Jerry day of ride 917-747-0885.
AUGUST 19, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. GRACE ESTATE / NORTHWEST HARBOR (3.5 miles)
Hike old woodlands cart paths dating back several hundred years to when Northwest Harbor was main port for the town. We'll hike Whalebone Landing Road to the beach to enjoy scenic views of Barcelona Point, Mashomack Point and Cedar Point, then walk along the beach to remains of the 1860s Kirk's Place homestead. We'll return through birch and oak trees on a section of the regional Paumanok Path route. Meet at the metal gate entrance D to the Grace Estate Preserve, on the west side of Northwest Road, near Scoy Lane, and approximately 1/2 mile north of the Old Northwest Road/Northwest Road intersection. Leader: Dave Luce 917-885-5749.
AUGUST 19, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. HIKE IN HITHER WOODS (approx. 7miles)
Hiking through lovely woods and experiencing fabulous water views will be the theme of this hike. From our meeting place we will shuttle to the Hither Hills West Overlook and take the hilly Serpent's Back Trail to Old North Road. We'll walk east until we reach the hilly Paumanok Path which will take us to stunning water vistas and beautiful woods. We end the hike by climbing to a panoramic view of Fort Pond Bay and Block Island Sound. The hike should take about 3 1/2 hours. Bring a snack and plenty of water. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center, about two miles east of the Hither Hills West Overlook on Route 27. Inclement weather could cancel, call if in doubt. Leader: Judy Kossover 631 267-6747 or after 8:30 a.m. on day of hike 845 548-7604 or by e-mail: Woodtuxduo@aol.com.
AUGUST 26, 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, and we'll be joined by representatives of the Peconic Estuary Program. 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.
AUGUST 26, Saturday 10:30 A.M. GOOSE CREEK PADDLE (2 hours)
We’ll paddle by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board through Goose Creek salt marsh, aka "The Maze" in Three Mile Harbor. Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife viewing opportunities abound in this tidal creek. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP, or contact Amagansett Beach & Bicycle at 631-267-6325 to pick up a rental. Life preservers required. We leave at 10:30 to catch the appropriate tide. Meet at the town dock at the end of Gann Road off of Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road in Springs. Leaders: Laurie and Steve Adler 917-653-1463 or 917-853-8601.
There is no membership meeting in August. Our next general membership meeting will be held on September 4, 2017 starting at 7:30 PM at Ashawagh Hall, 730 Springs Fireplace Road in Springs between Parson's Place and Old Stone Highway. Old, new and prospective members are all welcome! Refreshments served. Doors open at 7 P.M.
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