TRAIL GUIDE TO THE SOUTH FORK (with a natural
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 informative.
If you like to hike, whether for a hundred yards or a hundred miles,
Trail Guide to the South Fork
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.”
Trail Guide Press and Samples:
The press release, reviews, and samples from the book: