East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to establishment, protection, maintenance, and enjoyment of trails, paths, and natural lands in the Town of East Hampton and throughout New York State. Our activities include weekly guided hikes offered to the public free of charge throughout the year on East Hampton's almost 200 miles of trails. In warmer weather, we also offer opportunities for road cycling, and for paddling by kayak, canoe or SUP around the Hampton's numerous bays and harbors. Volunteer members of EHTPS help in trail planning, mapping and maintenance, as well as educational and social activities. Members enjoy many social events, including a winter holiday party, spring brunch, summer beach picnic, and occasional movable feasts. More information, as well as a link to our membership form (http://static1.squarespace.com/static/513fcc29e4b07e09335b64c9/t/53604240e4b08c41d0c67454/1398817344536/EHTPS+membership+form.pdf), is available on our website (http://www.ehtps.org).
PLEASE NOTE: Meetup.com not infrequently shows incorrect starting locations for EHTPS activities on its maps, notwithstanding our best efforts to correct. PLEASE FOLLOW WRITTEN DIRECTIONS for where to meet, and contact the activity leader if you have any doubts or questions.
BACK-ROAD BIKE RIDE (20 miles)
We are off to visit the Sagaponack Farm Distillery and expect an entertaining visit with Dean Forster and Matt Beamer, betting on turning their farm into a "Boutique Vodka Enterprise". If weather cooperates, the group will attempt a 20-mile loop through Sagaponack, Bridgehampton and Watermill, finishing around 12:30. Bikes must be in good working order; Helmets are required. Meet in the parking area at Bridgehampton High School. Please confirm to lois@peltzinternational or by phone. Leaders: Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown[masked], day of ride[masked]
SHADMOOR STATE PARK (2.5 miles)
Physically and spiritually refreshing, this walk includes woodsy trails, close-up views of World War II bunkers, and one of the most awesome views on the East End along the dramatic Montauk bluffs. Portions of the trail can be muddy after a rain; wear proper footgear. Meet at the Shadmoor parking lot on the south side of Route 27, about ½ mile east of Montauk center. A large sign marks the entrance. Leader: Eva Moore[masked]
MAINTENANCE HIKES (2 to 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 [masked] or[masked] for more information.
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 [masked] for more information.