February 2020

Two Event Saturday
Sat., Feb. 15 –
Elliston Park. 10AM-Noon. 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., Feb. 15 -
Horses on Trails (HOT). Bring your own horse and helmet. STPS/HOT membership required due to
insurance. It's easy to join on the day of the ride! Please contact Leslie Lowery, 631-603-8661 for reservations and more

Sun., Feb. 16 -
Tuckahoe Hills. 10AM-Noon. Meet on Sebonac Road, Southampton at the Kurt Billing kiosk, just east of
Tuckahoe School. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike with amazing views of Cow Neck and Robins Island.
Leader: Tim Corwin,
631-204-7821. Please note the telephone number is changed.

Sat., Feb. 22 – Swamp, Pond and Pines. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the parking area on south side of NY 24 and Spinney Road,
Flanders. Moderately-paced 3.8 mile hike with beautiful rolling terrain on the Paumanok Path. See Maple Swamp and Owl
Pond. Leader: Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Two Event Sunday
Sun., Feb. 23 -
Manorville Hills County Park. 10AM-1:30PM. 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).

Sun., Feb. 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. Free 2020 Membership to new volunteers.
Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., Feb. 29 - Long Springs County Park.10AM-11:30AM. Meet at east corner of Majors Path and Edge of Woods Road for a
moderately-paced 2 mile hike on STPS's newest trail. Explore springs, streams, garden ruins, and ponds. Leader: Marilyn
Kirkbright, 631-726-7503

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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!
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
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.
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.
Ticks: Dress appropriately and always wear tick repellent.

Hiking Weather: Click for the forecast
*Every Thursday STPS leads Trail Maintenance Outings.  
To Volunteer call Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.
*Volunteers are also needed to clean up
STPS’s adopted road every month.
To volunteer Call Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
kiosk at the
Hampton Bays
The trail is shown on the map.
Look at what STPS Volunteers do.
Volunteer any Thursday Morning
Maintenance on the Bay-to-Bay Trail by
Jim Crawford & Peter Lee
Contact Leslie Lowery, 631-603-8661
if you would like to participate in or lead a
horseback ride
Beach Ride

Whiskey Hill
Hike led by
Jean Dodds
Jackson Dodds building
the replacement bridge at
Ligonee Creek.
Entrance to new
Morton Wildlife
Preserve Hike
Led by Joe Lane
Hiking Morton Wildlife Preserve
STPS Trailblazer 2019
STPS participated in Southampton Town's
Earth Day Celebration
Turtles basking at
in August
Elliston Park - Led by
Howard Reisman
Vegetation & culvert at the north end of
HAYGROUND COVE - August kayaking
Man-made nest in
Hayground Cove
Big Woods
blaze down
Big Woods - brand-new white pine
Big Woods - rare red Indian Pipes
Called "the corpse plant by
New York Botanical Gardens
HOT Ride - Hallock State Park Preserve
Work Crew - Paumanok Path
broken bridge at Hubbard County Park
Southampton Trails Preservation Society
Fish Ladder at Hubbard
Creek Park
for alewives from
salt to fresh water to spawn.
View from Whiskey Hill
Camps Pond in winter.