Southampton Trails Preservation Society

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. Call Dai Dayton,


July 2018 Events

Every Thursday STPS leads Trail Maintenance Outings.  To Volunteer call Ken Bieger, 631-283-
5432. Volunteers are also needed to clean up our adopted road every month. Call Dai Dayton, 631-

Sat., July 21 -
Penny Pond. 9AM-11AM. Meet at the parking lot in Red Creek Park on Old Riverhead
Road in Hampton Bays. Moderately-paced 3.5 mile hike to five corners. Leader: Jim Crawford 631-

Sun., July 22 –
Long Pond Greenbelt. Hike to the Truman Capote Stone. 8:30AM-10AM. Meet at the
Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike for a moderately-
paced 3 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond and Deers Hole. Leader:
Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Three Event Saturday
Sat., July 28 – 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.

Sat. July 28 – Narrow Lane Cleanup. 7:30AM-8:30AM. 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-

Sat, July 28 – Kayak Heady Creek and Taylor Creek.  10AM-Noon. Meet at the end of Boatman's  
Lane off Halsey Neck Lane in Southampton. BYO kayak, paddle & lifejacket. Life jackets are
mandatory. Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright. 631-726-7503.

Sun., July 29 - Quogue Wildlife Refuge. 9AM-10:30AM. 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).
This month STPS offers-
Hikes in Bridgehampton, Southampton,
Hampton Bays, and Quogue
Kayaking in Sag Harbor, North Sea, and
Southampton Village
and a
Horseback Ride
5 chances to help clear Southampton's trails!
The hike at Penny Pond,
Hampton Bays
Led by Jim Crawford

native button bush
cephalanthus occidentalis
* can grow to 12 feet tall
* contains cephalanthin,
which destroys red blood cells