For hikers who enjoy history, Celia Paul and Steve Rosen will lead a short walk at Northwest Harbor on Sunday that will also be something of a history lesson. The harbor was East Hampton's main port from 1654 until 1761.
While imagining what it may have looked like in those times, hikers will also enjoy views across the water to Shelter Island, Cedar Point County Park, and Barcelona Neck. The meeting place is the county parking area at the end of Northwest Landing Road at 10 a.m. Ms. Paul and Mr. Rosen can be reached at 646-872-5353 or [email protected].
Other weekend hikes include an East Hampton Trails Preservation Society trek to Montauk's Culloden Point on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a six-mile hike, first through a new North Neck Trail, on the south side of Flamingo Avenue, and then on to Culloden Point. The meeting place is at the Culloden Point historic marker, about 400 feet north of Wills Point Road. Lunch and liquids are suggested. Rick Whalen will lead and can be reached at 631-275-8539 or [email protected].
The Montauk Point State Park will host three-mile hikes to observe wintering seals and shorebirds on Saturday at 11 a.m., Sunday at noon, and Monday at 1 p.m. Hikers should meet in the lower parking lot 10 minutes before the hour. Space is limited and reservations are required at 631-668-5000, extension 0 or by searching "seal walks Montauk" at Eventbrite.com. The cost is $4 per person, and children 3 and under are free.