Southampton Trails Preservation Society

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STPS is A 501(C)(3) Not For Profit
P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
About STPS Events: You normally don't need to call ahead to reserve a place, and they are always free and fun.  Come out and enjoy!

Cancellations: From time to time, there are weather related cancellations caused by rain, heavy snow or icy trail conditions. To avoid any
inconvenience, please contact hike or event leaders to confirm that the event is taking place.

Ticks: Dress appropriately and always wear tick repellent.

Trail Maintenance - Every Thursday - There is always room for a new pair of hands to help with trail upkeep.
Please contact: Ken Bieger, 631- 283-5432.

Horses On Trails Ride: Members are encouraged to schedule and lead rides on favorite trails. Choose a date and a time. BYO horse.
Call with ideas or to see what's on the schedule. Must be a member of STPS/HOT to participate due to insurance requirements. It's easy to
join on the day of the ride!  Leader: Leslie Lowery. 631-603-8661

Hike leaders wanted!  If you have a favorite trail that you would like to share with others as a hike leader,  or if you would like to explore
some new trails -- STPS has 300 miles of trails -- please contact Dai Dayton at 745-0689 or Marilyn Kirkbright at 631-726-7503 (text of

Hiking Weather: Click for the forecast
*Every Thursday STPS leads Trail Maintenance Outings.  
To Volunteer call Ken Bieger, 631-283-5432.
*Volunteers are also needed to clean up
STPS’s adopted road every month.
To volunteer Call Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
Sign at the new
Hampton Bays
The trail is shown on the map.
Look at what STPS Volunteers do.
Volunteer any Thursday Morning
Contact Leslie Lowery, 631-603-8661
if you would like to participate in or lead
horseback ride
Maintenance on the Bay-to-Bay Trail by
Jim Crawford & Peter Lee
The November Ride
It's time to find  Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens).

Wintergreen is a small native shrub found throughout
Southampton's woods.
In the spring that plant produces white flowers, but now
it is spectacular, if tiny.

Look for it on the forest floor near the pines.

Its berries are bright red and edible. Inside they white
and rather fleshy.

The Algonquins used them as a cold remedy and used
the leaves to make a tea.

February 2019 Events

Sat., Feb. 23 – Long Pond Greenbelt Harborfrost. 10AM-11AM. Meet at Mashashimuet Park in Sag
Harbor. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for an easy-paced 2 mile hike. See Round Pond and
Fore and Aft Pond and take a walk on the old RR Spur trail used long ago to transport ice from the
ponds to NYC and Sag Harbor. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689

Sun., Feb. 24 - Whiskey Hill. 10AM-11AM Meet on Mill Path off Lopers Path (heading east),
Bridgehampton. Moderately-paced, 1.7 mile hike with ocean views from top of moraine with kettlehole
ponds and an enormous glacial erratic along the way. Leader: Jean Dodds, 631-599-2391.

Sat., Mar. 2 – CHATFIELD’S HOLE. 10:00AM-Noon. Meet at Chatfield’s Hole on Two Holes of Water
Road (off Swamp Road, Sag Harbor/East Hampton). Join us on a combined hike with East Hampton
Trails Preservation Society.  Moderately-paced 4.5 mile hike following the Paumanok Path past the Old
Well and on to awe-inspiring Wilson’s Grove. After crossing Old Northwest Road, we will hike a blue spur
trail leading us to Deb Foster’s Path. Using this orange blazed trail we will pass Jason’s Rock and loop
back to Chatfield’s Hole. Leaders: Laurie DeVito (631-813-6988) & Jim Crawford (631-481-6228)

Sun., Mar. 3 – Bay to Ocean South. 10AM-Noon. Meet at 113 Farm Court, Sagaponack. Moderately-
paced 4 mile hike through beautiful farm fields to Peters Pond Beach. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., Mar. 9 - Whiskey Hill. 10AM-11AM Meet on Mill Path off Lopers Path (heading east),
Bridgehampton. Moderately-paced, 1.7 mile hike with ocean views from top of moraine with kettlehole
ponds and an enormous glacial erratic along the way. Leader: Doreen Johnston, 516-994-5947.

Sun., Mar. 10 – Manorville Hills County Park. 10AM-2PM. Meet at the park trailhead on the east side
of Route 111, Manorville. Moderately-paced 8 mile hike through a dense stand of white pines then past a
lovely glacial kettlehole. Beyond, the trail travels up and down the convoluted hills, deposited as part of
the Ronkonkoma Moraine by the receding glaciers of the last Ice Age. Elevations top out at 250 feet.  
Bring water and a lunch. Leader: Liz Karpin, 631-728-6492; 516-320-0761 (cell).

Sat., Mar. 16 – Barcelona Neck. 10AM-Noon. Meet at Sag Harbor Golf Club parking lot on Barcelona
Neck Road off of Route 114, Sag Harbor. Moderately brisk 5.5 mile hike with views of Sag Harbor Bay,
Northwest Creek and Harbor, Cedar Point Park, and Mashomack Preserve. Learn how Barcelona got its
name Leader: Chip Dineen, 646-221-8225.

Sun., Mar. 17 - "May You Have Warm Words For a Cold Day" St. Patrick's Day Walk With a
Blessing and a Poem or Two
.  9AM-11AM. Meet at Mashasimuet Park, Sag Harbor for an easy-paced
journey through the GREENbelt....of course. Leader: Joe Lane, 631-725-3942.

Two Event Saturday

Sat., Mar. 23 – Narrow Lane Cleanup. 8AM-9AM. Help STPS clean up litter from our adopted road.  
Meet on Narrow Lane and east corner of Norris Lane. Bring gloves. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., Mar. 23 - Flanders Fire Tower. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the kiosk on Spinney Road on the south side
of CR24 just east of Birch Creek. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike through the amazing Long Island Pine
Barrens with pond views and the plaque marking the site of the fire tower removed in 1948. Leader: Jim
Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Sun., Mar. 24 – Elliston Park. 9AM-10:30AM. Meet at the Elliston Park entrance on Millstone Brook
Road, Southampton. Moderately-paced 3 mile hike with views of Big Fresh Pond and Wolf Swamp.
Leader: Howard Reisman, 631-283-5376.

Sat., Mar. 30 -
Dancing with Daffodils. 10AM-12:30PM. Meet at the Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife
Refuge, Noyac. Join us to celebrate our annual rite of spring. Don’t miss it! The Refuge collects a $4
entry fee per car. Leader: Joe Lane 631-725-3942.

Sun., Mar. 31 – Tuckahoe Woods. 10AM-Noon. Meet on Sebonac Road, Southampton at the Kurt
Billing kiosk, just east of Tuckahoe School. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike with views of Cow Neck and
Robins Island. Leader: Tim Corwin, 631-204-7821.

Whiskey Hill
Hike led by
Jean Dodds
Jackson Dodds
building the
replacement bridge at
Ligonee Creek.
The Bridge-building Team
at Ligonee Creek