Southampton Trails Preservation Society

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

info@southamptontrails.org
SCHEDULE OF MONTHLY EVENTS
LAST WEEKEND'S HIKE!
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 phone).

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.
Call Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
GHOST FOREST
Hubbard County Park
kayak adventure
led by
Marilyn Kirkbright
Saturday
November 18th

Sat., Jan. 20– 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., Jan. 21 – Long Pond Greenbelt. 10:00AM-Noon. Meet at the Nancy Boyd Willey Park,
Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike south of Mashashimuet Park. Join Friends of the Long Pond
Greenbelt for a moderately-paced 3 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Long Pond and
Little Long Pond. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., Jan. 27 - Elliston Park. 10:00AM-11:30AM. 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.

Two Event Sunday
Sun., Jan. 28 – Bay to Bay. 10AM-2PM. Meet at Pine Neck Preserve on Head of Lots Road in East
Quogue. Moderately-paced 9 mile hike from Tianna Bay to Peconic Bay through varied landscapes
with views of several ponds and Camp Tekawitha. Car pool will take hikers back to the preserve.
Leader: Liz Karpin, 516-320-0761.

Sun., Jan. 28 - 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.

    

February 2018 Events

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. Call Dai Dayton, 631-745-
0689.

Thurs., Feb. 1 - STPS Monthly Meeting. 7PM. Meet in the lower conference room of Southampton
Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road. All are welcome! For further information call Mark Potter, 631-725-
0450.

Sat., Feb. 3 – Hamlet-to-Hamlet Hike, Sag Harbor to Noyac. 1PM-3PM. Meet at the Trout Pond
parking lot on Noyac Road across from Mill Road for a moderately-paced 4 mile hike. Beautiful oak
forest trails around the pond and along parts of the Paumanok Path with glacial erratics along the
way. Leader: Bill Schildnecht, 631-725-2888.

Sun., Feb. 4 - 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

Sat., Feb. 10 – David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve. 10AM-1PM. Meet at the Preserve parking
lot on the west side of County Road 104 in Riverhead approximately 2 miles from the Riverhead
circle. Moderately-paced, hilly, 4.6 miles of majestic and somewhat alien preserve with views of 66
acre Wildwood Lake. Leader: Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.

Sun., Feb. 11 - Anna and Daniel Mulvihill Preserve and the William Mulvihill Preserve. 10:00AM-11:
30AM. Meet at end of drive at 820 Brick Kiln Road, Sag Harbor (entrance is opposite Highview Drive;
look for the white pillars). Moderately-paced 3+ mile hike through this historically interesting area.
Vernal ponds, kettle holes, glacial erratics and the Great Swamp. Leader: Jean Dodds, 631-599-2391.

Sat., Feb. 17 - Elliston Park. 10:00AM-11:30AM. 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.

Sun., Feb. 18 – Long Pond Greenbelt Grassland to Grassland. 9AM-10:30AM. Meet at Poxabogue
County Park, Old Farm Road. Sagaponack. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on a moderately-
paced 2 mile hike through oak and pitch pine forest to the grasslands of Vineyard Field with pond
views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., Feb. 24 – Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Now and Then. 10AM-11:30AM. Meet
at the parking area on Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. Moderately-paced 1 ½ mile hike through varied
forest, meadows and beach with views of Great Peconic Bay. The US Fish & Wildlife Service charges
a $4.00 parking fee/car to support this Refuge. Leader: Tony Garro, 631-725-5861.

Two Event Sunday
Sun., Feb. 25 – Quogue Wildlife Refuge. 10AM-11:30AM. Meet at 3 Old Country Road in Quogue.
Since 1934, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge has been a nature preserve that is home to diverse wildlife
including some that are permanently injured and require human care to survive. Moderately-paced, 4
mile hike to explore many habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf
Pines in the Pine Barrens. Leader: Liz Karpin, 631-728-6492; 516-320-0761 (cell).

Sun., Feb. 25 - 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.


Enjoying the woods around SEARS POND.
Get Ready!
STPS Annual Winter Benefit
Dinner
coming up
Thursday, March 8th