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The Outdoor Agenda 07.16.21

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 12:20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

There are plenty of benefits to getting outside. Why not find out for yourself this week with these exciting outdoor activities?

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is offering weekly Tuesday morning maintenance hikes. Beginning at 8:30, participants will help prepare the way for other hikes, ensuring that as many of the trails are cleared as possible. No experience is necessary, and new volunteers will be welcomed. Participants should bring a trimmer or handsaw. More information can be had from Howard Fine and Lynn Cronin at [email protected] or 631-537-1743.

On Friday, July 23, the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and folks from the South Fork Natural History Museum will head out on a full buck moon hike. At 8:30 p.m., participants will embark on a leisurely paced hike through open-field trails. The July moon is called a buck moon because this month is when the new antlers of buck deer appear. Those interested have been asked to meet in the SoFo museum parking lot at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. Masks are required. Registration is by emailing [email protected]. The hike's leader, Dai Dayton, can be reached at 631-745-0689.

Calling all Capote fans! On Saturday, July 24, the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will host a hike to the Truman Capote stone off Widow Gavits Road where Sagaponack meets Sag Harbor. The outing will involve a moderately paced three-mile trek through hickory and oak forest with views of Deers Hole and Crooked Pond. The start time is 9 a.m. Ms. Dayton has more information.

Also on the 24th, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will have an easy two-mile hike offering beautiful views of the natural environment starting at 10 a.m. The meeting place is the parking lot on Red Dirt Road in Springs, about one-quarter mile east of Accabonac Highway. Eva Moore, who will be out front, has more information at 631-238-5134, or 631-681-4774 on the day of the hike.

Last, Paul King III, a SoFo environmental educator, will head up a leisurely walk at Northwest, East Hampton. Children 6 and over can explore a salt marsh and learn about the animals that inhabit it. There is a $15 fee for adults, $10 for children, and SoFo members can take part for free. The walk starts at 10 a.m., and advance reservations are required at 631-537-9735, a number at which directions to the meeting place can also be learned.

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