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A Pink Moon Hike and Other Local Treks

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:21
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From Amagansett to Water Mill, hiking enthusiasts have plenty of options this weekend.

The South Fork Natural History Museum will mark Earth Day on Saturday with walks in Vineyard Field behind the museum at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each will be led by a SoFo environmental educator. Reservations are required at 631-537-9735.

On Monday, SoFo and the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt are sponsoring a full "pink moon" hike, with Jean McDermott in the lead. This full moon got its nickname from the pink wild ground phlox that blooms in early spring. Because of Covid protocols, a maximum of 25 hikers can join the outing, so reservations are again a must by emailing [email protected].

The Southampton Trails Preservation Society has invited hikers to join Dai Dayton on a trek along the Atlantic Gully Trail -- what it calls the town's "most peculiar trail system" -- on Sunday at 9 a.m. The three-miler begins with a "steep incline" and includes views of Bridgehampton and the ocean. Ms. Dayton's number, for those who need it, is 631-745-0689. The meeting place is near the end of Guyer Road.

Marilyn Kirkbright of the Southampton Trails Preservation Society will lead hikers on a four-mile excursion around Trout Pond in Noyac on Saturday. Participants have been asked to meet at the pond parking lot on Noyac Road for this 10 a.m. excursion. Ms. Kirkbright can be reached at 631-726-7503 with questions.

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will host a hike through the fields of the Peconic Land Trust's Deborah Ann Light Preserve and into the hilly woods of Stony Hill on Saturday at 10 a.m. Hikers will loop through the woods and return as they came. Those wishing to participate have been asked to meet on the east side of Abraham's Path about one-quarter mile north of Town Lane. Face coverings will be required. Rick Whalen can be contacted at [email protected] or 631-275-8539 with questions


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