Ashawagh is the American Indian word for "place where two roads come together," which is perfect to describe the…More location of this community center in the Springs section of East Hampton, where Fireplace Road meets Old Stone Highway. The Springs Improvement Society chose the name when it purchased the old school building in 1909 for a dollar.
As it was then, the hall is rented out for local parties and gatherings. Many art shows and fundraisers set up here. Now, a full-service kitchen, recently renovated bathrooms and open spaces with wood floors are available for use.
A monument honoring those from Springs who served in the Civil and First World War was erected just outside the hall in 1925 as a gift from the Indawandawin Club, a group of women from the area who held an annual fair where they sold their home sewn items. The names of those who have served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam have since been added.
Shadmoor State Park is named for the abundant shadbush that grows there, though it is probably best known for the two…More concrete bunkers that remain there from World War II, when they were built to hold artillery guns and protect the East Coast.
With more than 2,400 feet of ocean beach, visitors can access Shadmoor State Park by two stairways or lookout over the bluffs. On the hiking trails, you'll also see black cherry trees and clusters of the federally endangered sand plain gerardia plant. The elevated platforms are great for birdwatching; there is a fresh water lake; and salt water fishing is allowed. Dogs are allowed, as long as they are on a leash no more than 6 feet long.