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Love Hiking? Here Are Some Upcoming Treks

Hiking enthusiasts on the East End — or day-tripping trekkers from just about anywhere else — will no doubt appreciate these upcoming local hikes.

May 7, 2021
Plan Your Outdoor Agenda With These Upcoming Hikes

It's that time of year when the trees, plants, and flowers start blooming into color, with warmer temperatures that make shoreline walks increasingly more pleasant. Looking ahead to May 8, here are some hikes and walks in which to enjoy the outdoors.

At 9 a.m., the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt has a three-mile hike planned at Little Long Pond from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dai Dayton will lead the hike, which will start at the Friends' Greenbelt Nature Center at 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. She can be contacted at 631-745-0689.

Apr 30, 2021
On the Water: Things to Know as Season Begins

Before the fishing scene gets into full swing over the next few weeks, there are a few things that bear reminding for those who ply our waters with a rod and reel and more.

Apr 29, 2021
An Idea That's for the Birds, Literally

The idea behind the new 2/3 for the Birds campaign is simple: By planting two-thirds of one's property with native greenery and abstaining from the use of pesticides, homeowners can help local bird species make a comeback. Experts say it's a critical way to restore avian populations that have been dying off since the 1970s.

Apr 22, 2021
On the Water: Overboard on the Weather

There is an old fishing proverb: "Wind from the west, fish bite the best. Wind from the east, fish bite least. Wind from the north, do not go forth. Wind from the south, blows bait in their mouth."

Apr 22, 2021
Walks on the 'Wild' Side: Guided Hikes and Outdoor Adventures

Hikes to see seals, traverse grasslands, and search out the chorus of spring peepers

Apr 16, 2021
On the Water: Passing the Time Away 

After a fatigue-laden winterlong game of avoiding Covid and basically just staying home (and perhaps listening to too much Pink Floyd), it felt much as if a heavy block of cement had fallen off my shoulders when I finally got back on my boat for the first time since November. It was cathartic and energizing.

Apr 15, 2021
In Pursuit of Three Mile Harbor Kelp Farming

The East Hampton Town Trustees are throwing their support behind a proposal from the town's shellfish hatchery director to fund a pilot kelp-farming program in Three Mile Harbor. 

Mar 11, 2021
Heavy Snow Expected During the Day on Monday

In its 6 a.m. report, the Weather Service said to expect snow on the East End of Long Island until about 1 p.m. before it changes to rain and snow in the afternoon, then all rain on Monday night. The wind will be from the northeast, 22 to 32 miles per hour with gusts to 47. At night, sustained winds could reach 34 with gusts to 50.

Feb 1, 2021
Montauk Bird Count Yields 129 Species

The 91st Montauk Christmas Bird Count, held on Dec. 19, tallied 129 species, the second-highest total over the last 10 years, with the highlight of the day the sighting of a wood thrush, the first in count record.

Jan 29, 2021
Take a Hike in the New Year

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to ring in the new year outdoors with a walk or hike at one of many state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, and public lands.

Dec 26, 2020
South Fork Baymen's Voices Heard Again in LTV Archives

Hidden within a subset of LTV's video collection, are recordings of local fishermen, bygone and not, reminiscing about simpler times from the 1980s onward. Over 100 shows in the LTV archives document this moment of change, when the State Department of Environmental Conservation began imposing strict sanctions, in the form of quotas, on what had been a relatively unfettered way of life.

Dec 23, 2020