Here it is! The first comprehensive guide
to trails of the South Fork. For more than ten years the Group for the
South Fork has been working with the East Hampton Trails Preservation
Society and the Southampton Trails Preservation Society to preserve and
define the trails, ancient and new, of the South Fork of Long Island.
Mike Bottini not only helped to blaze these trails, for more than four
years he has been describing them in his column in The Southampton Press. “South
Fork Outdoors,” which served as the basis for this book, won the award
for best outdoors column from the New York Press Association in 2002.
An accomplished naturalist, Mike offers a vivid picture of the local
ecologies of the trails. From seashore to oak/pine woods, from salt-water
wetlands to freshwater ponds and kettleholes, Mike describes the unique
natural history of the remarkably diverse South Fork environments. Even
if you are only an armchair nature-lover, you'll find this book enormously
If you like to hike, whether for a hundred yards or a hundred miles,
this guide is essential. Each trail is meticulously mapped and described,
with extensive comments on what to look for and why.
From the Introduction by Bob DeLuca:
“The excellence of Mike’s work will inspire others to speak up
for the protection of the natural world. We have selected an array of
outings that will give every reader an opportunity to experience the
beauty, diversity, exhilaration and inner peace that comes from a deepening
experience of nature.�