East Hampton Parks & Recreation

"Explore East Hampton"

Explore Portland Reservoir Road in East Hampton

Hanna Hecht, a resident of the area for 78 years and an avid hiker, will lead the walk.  Her father John Hartinger came to the area and purchased a 60 acre farm in 1925 where he had a dairy farm.  The farm continued until the summer of 1958 when Anna's father died and 15 cows died when they sought shelter under a tree during a lightning storm.  The farm land is still owned by Anna and her family.  Hecht will share her stories about growing up in the area and lead a walk on the Portland Reservoir Road that travels through the Meshomasic State Forest.  The road was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s.

The hike offers a wonderful and unique opportunity for new residents to learn about the history of East Hampton and for life-long residents to share their recollections and stories with others.  Adults and children are welcome to join in what promises to be an afternoon of making local history come alive.

Upcoming Walks: 

10/19/2014 - Witch Hazel Festival
11/9/2014 - Walking Tour of Factories & Epoch Arts

Register Code Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Location Fees
No Registration Required   Portland Reservoir Road  N/A  N/A  Sun  10/12/2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
261 White Birch Road $0.00 R, $0.00 NR
No Registration Required   Witch Hazel Festival  N/A  N/A  Sun  10/19/2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6 Bevin Blvd. Chatham - Historical Society $0.00 R, $0.00 NR

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