East End Eco-Ventures

Join us to explore the east end of Long Island through nature-based outdoor adventures and educational activities.

Montauk Natural History Weekend

Snowy Owl, Walking Dunes, winter 2013 weekend (Joe Costa photo).

           Snowy Owl, Walking Dunes, winter 2013 weekend (Joe Costa photo).

Montauk Winter Weekend

January 13 – 15, 2017

Winter is a quiet time but also peak birding and seal-watching time. Hike the bluffs, “Walking Dunes”, beaches, Hither Woods, Napeague Dunes, and visit the Montauk seal haulout site. Weekend accommodations (Friday and Saturday nights) are at the Montauk Manor House with an indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, exercise room, and a spacious lobby where we meet. Suites are large with kitchen, living room, bedroom; some are duplex and many have 2 baths, 2 separate entrances.

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Field Trips: Montauk Bluffs and Lighthouse (ocean beach); Seal Haulout / Oyster Pond; Walking Dunes at Hither Hills; Camp Hero Woods & Bluffs; Napeague Dunes and Beach; Big Reed Pond State Park; Point Woods streams and bluffs; Mickey’s Great Geology Walk; Birding by Car (on very cold days).

All hikes are fairly easy and we stop to talk about flora, fauna, history, etc.

Cost: $395 includes 2 nights (double occupancy; additional $140 for single room), 5 meals, 5 guided hikes, 2 evening programs and star watch, plus free pickup at LIRR station.

If you’d like to just join us for the nature walks, meet in the lobby of the Montauk Manor (8:30 am for the morning walk; 1:30 pm for the afternoon walk); $10 per person fee.

Trip Leaders: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe and Mike Bottini

To register, send check to:

American Littoral Society

28 West 9th Road

Broad Channel, NY 11693

For more info & reservations call (718) 474-0896 or e-mail ALS chapter Director Don Riepe at: don@littoralsociety.org.

This is a partnership program with American Littoral Society and NYC Audubon.

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