Forget all that shopping and do something for yourself today. Air out those lungs, stretch those legs, and, maybe, get a couple of hours' break from those relatives: Two trails groups in East Hampton and Southampton are leading post-Thanksgiving outings, and newcomers will be welcomed.
The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society has two hikes planned for Friday, both beginning at 10 a.m. One, of about 3.5 miles circles Barcelona Neck from a meeting point at the Sag Harbor Golf Course clubhouse. The other takes on Barcelona from a different approach; the five-miler begins on Swamp Road near the intersection with Edwards Hole Road.
Montauk will be on the schedule on Saturday and Sunday with hikes in Hither Woods. ehtps.org
NOVEMBER 28, Friday 10 A.M. DAY-AFTER-TURKEY- DAY HIKES IN BARCELONA
Work off some of those extra calories in a beautiful environment. Choose a 5 mile or 3.5 mile distance. Note meeting place for each.
Originally opened by the NYS-DEC in 1992 and currently under the stewardship of EHTPS, this unique trail winds its way past a lowland pine, maple and tupelo swam, passes through an upland oak forest and skirts both tidal and freshwater wetlands. The panoramic views of the Peconic Estuary from atop 80 foot high bluffs highlight this hike. Included is a short stroll along a bay beach and a walk along a newly cut, never before hiked, trail addition. Meet at the intersection of Swamp Road and Edwards Hole Road, approximately 1 mile north of Route 114. Leader: Richard Poveromo 631-283-4591 or day of hike 917-584-7280
We will circle Barcelona Neck. Using old Trustee Roads dating back to the 1700s. Towering bluffs offer sweeping views of Shelter Island, Northwest Harbor, Cedar Point Lighthouse, the Grace Estate and the North Fork. Some beach walking is possible. Meet at the Sag Harbor Golf Course Clubhouse at the end of Barcelona Neck Road, which is east or Route 114 between Swamp Road and the Sag Harbor Village boundary. Leader: Carol Andrew 631-725-3367.
The Southampton’s trails group’ s Thursday outing begins at Round Pond near the Sag Harbor Village line at 10 a.m. and follows a fast-paced route, skirting Long and Little Ponds. southamptontrails.org