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Bundle Up for Wintertime Hikes

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 10:36

It's cold out there for sure, but that won't stop the action on the local hiking trails.

Amy Ruhle of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a 2.5-mile hike to the moorlands at Amsterdam Beach in Montauk on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The route includes a wooded trail, views of preserved moorlands, the former Andy Warhol compound, Dick Cavett's old house, and the ocean. The meeting place is the small parking lot off Route 27 across from Deep Hollow Ranch, a few miles east of downtown Montauk. Ms. Ruhle can be reached at [email protected] or 631-521-3602.

On Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 11, Montauk Point State Park naturalists will lead three-mile hikes to see seals, starting from the lower parking lot at the Lighthouse. The cost is $4 per person, but children 3 and under can join for free. Dogs are not allowed. Registration is required by searching "Montauk seal walks" at or by calling 631-668-5000, extension 0. 

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum are co-sponsoring a full "cold moon" hike on Tuesday evening from 5 to 6. It'll be a leisurely stroll through Vineyard Field behind the museum in Bridgehampton. The meeting place is the SoFo parking lot. Registration is by emailing [email protected] or calling Dai Dayton 631-745-0689.


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