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
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).

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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.

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.


March 2018 Events

Thurs., Mar. 1 - STPS Monthly Meeting. 7PM. Meet in the lower conference room of Southampton Town
Hall, 116 Hampton Road. All are welcome! For further information: 631-726-7503.

Sat., Mar. 3 – Sears Bellows County Park. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the parking area, 63 Bellows Pond
Road in Hampton Bays. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike through the amazing Long Island Pine Barrens with
pond views. Leader: Liz Karpin, 516-320-0761.

Sun., Mar. 4 – Tuckahoe Hills. 10AM-12:30PM. 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.

Sat., Mar. 10 – Cranberry Bog Preserve.
10AM-11AM. Meet at the dirt parking area marked by the
Preserve’s sign, on County Road 63, Riverhead. Short, easy walk around Sweezy Pond. We’ll learn the
history of the bogs and check out the new bridge. After the hike Ken will be taking an exploratory hike into
the Sarnoff Preserve if anyone would like to join him. Leader: Ken Kindler, 631-879-3602, email:
Ken@HikeLI.com

Sun., Mar. 11 – Sears Pond. 10AM- Noon. Meet at Spinney Road on the south side of CR24 just east of
Birch Creek for an unusual moderately paced 3 mile hike to find the plaque marking the site of the fire
tower removed in 1948. Leader: Jim Crawford 631-481-6228
       
Sat., Mar. 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Walk. 9AM-10:30AM. Meet at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. Join
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on a moderately-paced 4 mile hike with spectacular views of Long
Pond, Little Long Pond and more. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sun., Mar. 18 – TBA

Tues., Mar. 20 - Spring Hike In Laurel Valley. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the kiosk located on Deerfield Road
in Noyac across from Deerwood Path (North Side Hills). Moderately-paced 3 mile hike through wooded
knolls and laurel-filled ravines. Hilly terrain. Leader: Chip Dineen, 646-221-8225.

Two Event Saturday

Sat., Mar. 24 – Barcelona Neck. 10AM-11:30AM. Meet at Sag Harbor Golf Club parking lot on Barcelona
Neck Road off of Route 114, Sag Harbor. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike past ruins of a 1920’s house.
Amazing views from 80’ bluffs of Sag Harbor Bay, Northwest Creek and Harbor, Cedar Point Park and
Mashomack Preserve. Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright, 631-726-7503.

Sat. Mar. 24 – 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.

Two Event Sunday
Sun., Mar. 25-Trout Pond /Clam Island. 10AM-11:30AM. Meet at Trout Pond parking lot on Noyac Road
across from Mill Road for an easy, moderately paced 3-4 mile hike around historic Trout pond and Clam
Island County Park with views of Morton Wildlife Refuge. Leaders:  Ken and Sue Bieger, 631-283-5432

Sun., Mar. 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.

Sat., Mar. 31 – 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., Apr. 1 - Sears Pond. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the kiosk on Spinney Road, Flanders 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. Leader: Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228.
STPS will honor
Councilperson Julie Lofstad
as Trailblazer of the Year
at the
STPS Annual Winter Benefit Dinner
Thursday, March 8th
at 75 Main
75 Main Street ,Southampton
6pm
for reservations and more information.
Leslie Lowery: 631-603-8661

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.
Hike at Elliston Park
led by
Howard Reisman
* At the Alewife Drain
*At the graveyard
Hiking Morton
Join STPS
to celebrate the
contributions of
Julie Lofstad
to the trails in
Southampton
Town!