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The Outdoor Agenda 07.23.21

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:43

Meditation, a pond exploration, hiking, and historical walking tours are on the outdoors agenda in the coming weeks.

On Sunday, the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center in Bridgehampton will venture under the water’s surface. Participants will explore ponds with an underwater drone, learn how drones work, and maybe even meet a friendly turtle along the way. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. There is a $15 fee for adults, $10 for children (SoFo members are free). Advance registration is required by phone at 631-537-9735.

Looking for a more meditative Sunday? Amagansett's Quail Hill is inviting beginners and previous meditation practitioners to enjoy the acres of rolling beauty there. Participants will practice seated and walking meditation with Peter Corbett, a Zen Buddhist. Those interested are urged to take whatever will allow them to comfortably sit in meditation, such as a blanket, chair, or cushion. Meditation begins promptly at 9 a.m. For questions or comments, Mr. Corbett can be emailed at [email protected].

Jumping ahead to Saturday, July 31, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will host a hike of the Hither Hills Coastal Trail in Montauk. Exploring a combination of the Rum Runners Trail and road and coastal trails, hikers will be surrounded by great views of Gardiner's Bay. The meeting place can be found by taking Route 27 east to Second House Road, going north (a left turn) for one mile, crossing the railroad tracks, and making a left turn onto Navy Road and following it to the end. The hike begins at 10 a.m. Steve Murray is the hike leader and can be reached for more information at 917-797-6265.

For those whose interests include both history and the outdoors, there will be free walking tours of historical sites around the East Hampton Village Green on July 31 at 7 p.m. Hugh R. King, the village historian and director of the Home, Sweet Home Museum, and Julianne Lester will describe some of East Hampton's early notable residences and worthy residents. The tour will set out from Home, Sweet Home on James Lane. Tours will also be given on Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28, and Sept. 4. A link to reserve spots for any of the dates can be found on the village's Facebook page. There is a 15-person limit for each outing.

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