Hiking enthusiasts on the East End — or day-tripping trekkers from just about anywhere else — will no doubt appreciate these upcoming local hikes.
On Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m., the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a six-mile hike into Miller's Ground and the Sag Harbor woods. "The oaks will hopefully be leafing out, with all their subtle spring colors, for this rolling, rambling hike in the woods south of Sag Harbor," the group says on its website. Rick Whalen is the leader for this one, which will begin at the Northwest Path parking lot on Route 114 near Edwards Hole Road. Mr. Whalen can be contacted at [email protected] or 631-275-8539.
Later that day, the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center has planned a kid-friendly walk to Vineyard Pond, behind the museum in Bridgehampton. At 1 p.m., an environmental educator will help kids ages 8 and up understand and appreciate the wildlife in and around the pond. Admission is $7 for children, $10 for adults, and free for museum members. Sign-up is by calling the museum at 631-537-9735.
On Sunday, May 16, a SoFo educator will lead a hike for adults, teens, and kids ages 8 and up through the Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island at 1 p.m. The 2,039-acre preserve, owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy, has been called the "jewel of the Peconic." SoFo's admission fees and sign-up information are the same as above.