Southampton Trails Preservation Society
We Are A 501(C)(3) Not For Profit

P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Squiretown Park
Hampton Bays added to
STPS's Hikes 2012
One of the many  
old tent platforms
Southampton Trails Preservation Society
work party in preparation for inagural hike on
June 2, 2012.
CAMP TEKAWITHA - Squiretown Park

Town of Southampton's purchase from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

The town paid $16.5 million for Camp Tekakwitha, 65 acres along the Great Peconic Bay, with money from its
Community Preservation Fund. Money in the fund comes from a 2 percent tax on the sale of real estate or vacant land.

Donna Giancontieri, a spokeswoman for the town supervisor, Patrick A. Heaney, said that Southampton was eager to
preserve the area, which is residentially zoned, as a family beach. ''The camp could have been subdivided for houses,
she said.
Award by President Glorian Berk at the
Annual STPS Fundraisng Dinner on Feb.28, 2013

Southampton Trails Preservation Society (STPS) and the Town of Southampton are pleased to announce  the
opening of the Hamlet to Hamlet Footpaths.  The ribbon cutting, seen in the accompanying photo occurred on

The genesis for the Hamlet to Hamlet Footpaths came from Tony Garro during a walking trip to southwest trails
system in England that take walkers from village to village.  Looking at the existing trail system within the Town
of Southampton, STPS realized that some of these trails could be repurposed to walk from hamlet to hamlet.

Thanks to the foresight of many, the Town of Southampton has a large array of walking trails pieced together
from Town and County open space, CPF purchased land, and the Nature Conservancy.  Using these existing
trails, a group of STPS members planned routes from hamlet to hamlet, created and installed a unique blaze
system, and with the assistance of the Town’s GIS department, developed a map of the Hamlet to Hamlet

The initial footpaths link Mashashimuet Park to Bridgehampton at Lumber Lane and from Mashashimuet Park
to Noyac at Trout Pond.  Scheduled for completion in 2015 are links to Elliston Park in North Sea and
Southampton Village.  Walkers on these footpaths will encounter the unique Long Pond Greenbelt, the glacial
terminal moraine and the outwash plains.   

The hike from Mashashimuet Park to Bridgehampton is 3.7 miles passing through the Greenbelt along Long
and Crooked Ponds, then following the old railroad right of way to Lumber Lane.  The hike to Noyac is 5.3 miles
crossing from the Greenbelt into the Mulvihill Preserve and then over the top of the moraine to Trout Pond.
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created and approved by the East Hampton Town Board this past May.  It is
located at Rod's Valley Park (Fort Pond Bay Park, Benson Point) property
and may be accessed from the Paumanok Path. The site is only 14 miles
from not a bad follow up hike after a hike to camp. the end of the trail at
Montauk Lighthouse.  

Up to 6 people may stay at one time, maximum stay of 1 night.
Permit for stay is available to anyone over 18.  
Anyone interested in obtaining permission may contact Andrew Drake,
Environmental Analyst, Land Acquisition and Management, Town of East
Hampton. Phone:631-324-7420
Fax: 631-324-7425