Hamptons Memorial Day Weekend Primer: 5 Outdoor Activities

Bluebird in flight
Bluebird in flight, Photo: Steve Byland/iStock/Thinkstock

Need to get outside this weekend? With the weather this beautiful, it would be a shame not to enjoy the best landscapes the East End has to offer. Here are five suggestions to keep you outdoors and active this weekend. Check out the events below, or visit our Events Calendar and find many more options to set your own path.

1. Southampton Trails Preservation Society Hikes Paumanok Path to the Mulvihill Preserve – Meet STPS at Sag Harbor Industries on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24 for a hike down to the recently expanded Mulvihill preserve. Enjoy a 4-mile, 2-hour hike through oak forests, showcasing views of glacial erratics, kettleholes, ponds and streams. Call 631-725-3942 to reserve a spot!

2. Montauk Point Hike with the East Hampton Trails Society – Join EHTS at the Point Woods Trailhead at the end of Camp Hero Road in Montauk at 10a.m. on Saturday, May 24 to enjoy this four-hour, 7-mile hike from Point Woods to the landmark Montauk Lighthouse and back. Many residents and vacationers have yet to visit the lighthouse, so take this fine opportunity to see it and hike the parkland nearby. Call 631-267-6608 for reservation.

3. Yoga in the Vines at Wolffer – If hiking isn’t how you imagined the start of your summer, enjoy the outdoors in a more relaxed way. Take an hour, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, and stretch your troubles away at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard (139 Sagg Road) in Sagaponack. All levels welcome, price is $25. Mat and water required. Call 631-537-5106 or visit wolffer.com.

4. Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse Cruise – For only $25-35, between 4-6 p.m. in Greenport, you can take this unique opportunity to visit the “Bug” offshore lighthouse and enjoy a unique, narrated tour by the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation. Meet at the foot of 3rd street at the Shelter Island Ferry on either Saturday May 24 or Sunday May 25. Call 631-477-2100 or visit eastendseaport.org.

5. Southampton Trails Preservation Society hikes Laurel Valley – Join STPS for a moderately-paced 3 miles through one of the East End’s densest concentrations of mountain laurels. Starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 25 and lasting for two hours, the STPS hike will begin by meeting at the kiosk on Deerfield Road in Noyac opposite Deerwood Path (North Side Hills). Call 631-283-2638 for info and reservations.





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