THE EAST HAMPTON TRAILS PRESERVATION SOCIETY MAY HIKING SCHEDULE


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REMINDER: Bring water, insect repellent and sunscreen on your hikes!

MAY 2, Saturday 10 A.M.                                    WATERFENCE OVERLOOK LOOP (4 miles)

We’ll visit pretty Fresh Pond and take in the beautiful view across Napeague Bay from the Waterfence Overlook. After descending during the outward half of the hike, we’ll be climbing through wooded trails on our return. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook parking area on Montauk Highway approximately one mile east after taking the left fork of the Montauk Highway/Old Montauk Highway split. Leader: Dave Luce 917-885-5749.

 MAY 3, Sunday 10 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.

 MAY 9, Saturday 10 A.M.                                                        BARCELONA NECK (4 miles)

We will circle Barcelona Neck, using old Trustee Roads dating back to the 1700’s. Towering bluffs offer sweeping views of Shelter Island, Northwest Harbor, Cedar Point Lighthouse, the Grace Estate and the North Fork. Some beach walking is possible. Meet at the end of Barcelona Neck Road (near the Sag Harbor Golf Course Clubhouse). The turnoff is east of Route 114 between Swamp Road and the Sag Harbor Village boundary. Leader: Carol Andrews631-725-3367.

MAY 16, Saturday 10 A.M.                                      STONY HILL & JACOB’S FARM (8 miles)

Enjoy a stroll through the spring greenery of Stony Hill Woods and the Jacob’s Farm Preserve. You’ll find rolling terrain and beautiful beech forest – even a rare American Chestnut tree. Meet at the dirt pull-off on east side of Abraham’s Path, ¼ mile north of Town Lane, in Amagansett. Bring food & liquids. Leader: Rick Whalen 631-267-6608 or 631-275-8539.

MAY 16, Saturday 10 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 16, Saturday 10 A.M.                        SHELTER ISLAND BIKE RIDE (20 miles)

We have scheduled a visit with Captain Bill Clark the Third who will reminisce about the history and colorful stories of the South Ferry. Then off for a 20-mile loop around Shelter Island. We finish at 12:30. Meet at the parking area for the South Ferry, Sag Harbor. HELMETS REQUIRED. Leaders: Lois  Peltz & Jerry Brown 631-329-9414 or 917-747-0885 orlois@infovest21.com

 MAY 23, Saturday 10 A.M.                                 PONDS, HIDDEN AND NEW (2.5 miles)

This hike is about fresh water ponds. We will visit two artificial man made ponds and two natural ponds one of which is hidden and only a handful of people have seen in the last 50 years. This hike must pique your curiosity. Meet at the hike leader’s home, down a long private driveway, 74 Hands Creek Road. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.

 MAY 23, Saturday 10 A.M.                                             HITHER HILLS HIKE (6-7 miles) 

Hike mainly on the lovely, hilly Paumanok Path beginning on Napeague Harbor Road where we’ll enjoy the forest of pitch pine and bayberry. Lovely bay views will also abound. We’ll end the hike on the very hilly Serpent Back Trail.   Bring food and plenty of liquids. This hike will be a shuttle.  Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook east of the Route 27/Old Montauk Highway split.  Leader: Judy Kossover  631 267-6747.  After 9:30 A.M. on the morning of the hike call:845 548-7604.

 MAY 24, Sunday 10 A.M.          JACOB’S FARM AND GREEN RIVER CEMETERY (3 miles)

We’ll detour from our athletic loop of Jacob’s Farm to visit historic Green River Cemetery. Meet at the south side of Red Dirt Road approximately ¼ mile from Old Accabonac Highway in Amagansett. Leader: Jim Zajac 212-769-4311.

 MAY 25, Monday 10 A.M.                                       NORTHWEST HISTORIC HIKE (7 miles)

Learn about East Hampton history on this Memorial Day hike while visiting some of Northwest Woods’ most historic places. We’ll visit the Van Scoy homestead site, as well as Scoy’s Pond and Kirk’s Place in the Grace State on this scenic circuit hike. Meet on Hand’s Creek Road, at the intersection of Scoy’s Path West. Bring food & liquids. Leader: Rick Whalen 631-267-6608 or 631-275-8539.

 MAY 30, Saturday 10 A.M.                                                  LOST BOULDER HIKE (3 miles)

This scenic hike will include the Laurel Canyon trail as well as the Bridal Falls trail leading to a monumental glacial erratic. The hike lasts about 1½ hours. Meet at the Montauk Recycling Center on the north side of Route 27 about 2 miles west of downtown Montauk. Leader: Eva Moore 631-238-5134 or day of hike 631-681-4774.

        For general information about hiking in East Hampton, go to www.ehtps.org or write to ehtps@hotmail.com