For those who enjoy hiking or paddling, here are two upcoming opportunities to do exactly that.
Eva Moore of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a three-mile hike through Shadmoor State Park on Saturday at 9 a.m. The route includes dramatic views of the bluffs, a newly cut trail, and close-up views of World War II bunkers. The meeting place is the Shadmoor parking lot, approximately a mile east of downtown Montauk. Ms. Moore can be reached at 631-238-5134, or 631-681-4774 the day of the hike. This time of year the lot fills up quickly, so those who want to join should get there a little early.
Tuesday night, you can see the sunset in a different way, aboard a kayak or paddleboard in North Sea Harbor. From the Conscience Point boat ramp, the East End Explorer crew will launch at 6 p.m. and paddle around the point to discuss the shellfish hatchery. From there they will pass the Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge en route to Serenity Pond, where a group floating meditation will prepare everyone for the sunset at one of the bay beaches. Along the way a nature guide will discuss the flora and fauna.
For those who do not have a kayak or paddleboard, they can be rented from East End Explorer. This program costs $15 per adult or $10 per child, but is free for South Fork Natural History Museum members. Registration is by emailing [email protected] or calling the museum.