January 2020
Thursday, Jan 23 - Volunteers work on the trails. 9AM-11AM. Mark Potter sends emails to volunteers. If you would like to
volunteer, call Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Sat., Jan. 25 - Elliston Park. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the Elliston Park entrance on Millstone Brook Road, SouthamptonRoad,
Southampton. Moderately-paced 3 mile hike with views of Big Fresh Pond and Wolf Swamp. Leader: Howard Reisman,  631-
283-5376.

Sun., Jan. 26 - Atlantic Gully Trail. 10AM-11:30AM. Meet near the end of Guyer Road, Watermill. Moderately-paced 3 mile
hike down a steep incline into Southampton’s most peculiar trail system and then up again for dramatic views of
Bridgehampton and the ocean beyond. Hilly terrain. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689

Thursday - Jan 30 - Blaze the new trail at Good Ground Park, Hampton Bays.  Volunteers work on the trails. 9AM-11AM.
Mark Potter sends emails to volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, call Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Please lead a hike!          

February 2020

Sat., Feb. 1 - Grassland to Grassland Hike. 10AM -11:30AM. Meet at Poxabogue Park south of the railroad trestle on Old
Farm Road in Bridgehampton. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on a moderately-paced 2 mile hike to Vineyard Field
with pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.  

Sun., Feb. 2Wickatuck Hills. 1PM-3:30PM. Meet at the Trout Pond parking lot on Noyac Road across from Mill Road for a
moderately-paced 5 mile hike with views of Little Peconic Bay, Noyack Bay, Southold Channel and Jessups Neck. Some hills,
bring a hiking stick if you have one. Leader: Bill Schildknecht, 631-725-2888.

Thursday, Feb  6 - Volunteers work on the trails. 9AM-11AM. Mark Potter sends emails to volunteers. If you would like to
volunteer, call Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Sat., Feb. 8Whiskey 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, kettlehole ponds and an enormous glacial erratic along the way.
Leader: Doreen Johnston, 516-994-5947.

Sun., Feb. 9 - “The Swamps of North Sea”. 10AM-Noon.. Meet at Elliston Park entrance on Millstone Brook Road,
Southampton. Loop around the Big Fresh alewife drain, then Paumanok Path eastbound diverting to the Great Atlantic Cedar
Swamp.  If time and stamina allow some road walk will take us to a second seldom visited cedar swamp. Walk or carpool back
to Elliston, total 2 to 3 miles. Leader: Hilary Woodward, 631-903-5017.

Thursday, Feb 13 - Volunteers work on the trails. 9AM-11AM. Mark Potter sends emails to volunteers. If you would like to
volunteer, call Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Two Event Saturday
Sat., Feb. 15Elliston 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
information.

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, 631-283-8823.

Thursday, Feb 20 - Volunteers work on the trails. 9AM-11AM. Mark Potter sends emails to volunteers. If you would like to
volunteer, call Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

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.

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.

Thursday, Feb 27 - Volunteers work on the trails. 9AM-11AM. Mark Potter sends emails to volunteers. If you would like to
volunteer, call Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Sat., Feb. 29 - Long Springs 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 new trail. Explore springs, streams and ponds.
Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright, 631-726-7503.

SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS
PRESERVATION SOCIETY
All rights reserved.
STPS is A 501(C)(3) Not For Profit
P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
southamptontrails.org

info@southamptontrails.org
SCHEDULE OF MONTHLY EVENTS
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
phone).
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
GOOD GROUND PARK
Hampton Bays
The trail is shown on the map.
YOU CAN HELP!
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
Bridgehampton
Hike led by
Jean Dodds
Jackson Dodds building
the replacement bridge at
Ligonee Creek.
Entrance to new
GULLY TRAIL,
Bridgehampton
May HOT RIDE
Morton Wildlife
Preserve Hike
Led by Joe Lane
Hiking Morton Wildlife Preserve
CONGRATULATIONS
LIZ KARPIN
STPS Trailblazer 2019
STPS participated in Southampton Town's
Earth Day Celebration
Turtles basking at
MECOX BAY
in August
ALEWIFE STREAM at
Elliston Park - Led by
Howard Reisman
Vegetation & culvert at the north end of
HAYGROUND COVE - August kayaking
Man-made nest in
Hayground Cove
FLAX POND
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 R
iverhead
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