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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-3367 for more information.
FEBRUARY 2, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. AMSTERDAM BEACH (2 ½ 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: Aggie Cindrich 914-227-6193.
FEBRUARY 9, 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.
FEBRUARY 16, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. NORTHWEST HARDSCRABBLE LOOP (2 miles)
Newly refurbished by Eagle boy scouts, this section of the Hardscrabble trail features a mix of oaks and pitch pines plus a few stands of mountain laurel. Mostly flat with some hilly areas. Meet at the trailhead at the end of Plank Road off Route 114. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.
FEBRUARY 23, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. INDIAN FIELD (5 miles)
Explore Montauk’s scenic Indian Field, a place of mystery and history. Oyster Pond is a highlight, but there are sights too numerous to mention. Meet at Third House in Montauk County Park, 3442 Montauk Highway, about 4 miles east of downtown Montauk. Leader: Steve Murray 917-797-6265.
Our next general membership meeting takes place on Monday, March 4, 2019, starting at 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.