Long Island Trail Lovers Coalition

preserving, protecting and enhancing
our nature and recreation trails



Laurel Canyon



Follow Montauk Highway two miles east of the Hither Hills Overlook parking area to the Montauk Recycling Center.  There is a gravel-covered parking lot here.  From the parking area, walk towards the highway and look for the opening to the “Parkway Trail”, then head east.  The opening is a tunnel into green, not to be confused with the private driveway opposite the parking area.  After a 5-minute walk you will reach the Paumanok Path; turn left.  Continue up a mild incline for a breathtaking view of Fort Pond Bay.

I continued following the western section of the Paumanok Path.  This section of the path first goes east and then north before it resumes its westbound direction.  The trail descended into the protected “canyon” with unusually lush plant growth.  I followed a “shelf cut” trail out of the canyon.  Where the trail intersects a woods road, I turned left (heading south) to cut across the eastward eccentricity in the Paumanok Path. If you are afraid of loosing your way, turn around and head back the way you came.  I would recommend that you take Charles Whalen’s East Hampton Trail Guide (call 324-1127) and a compass for this hike.

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Long Island Trail Lovers Coalition

Ken Kindler
Open Space & Trails Advocate
Post Office Box 1466
Sayville NY 11782

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