DECEMBER 2019         

Sat., Dec. 7 –
Hike to the Truman Capote Stone. 1PM-3PM. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061
Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond,
Long Pond and Deer Drink. Leader: Bill Schildnecht, 631-725-2888.

Sun., Dec. 8 –
Barrel Hill. 10AM-Noon. Meet on Edge of Woods Road where the power lines cross, between David White’s
Lane on the east and Long Springs Road on the west in Southampton. Hike to White Hill with geodetic survey marker and
views of the original Mackay Radio tower of ITT and more! Hilly, moderately-paced 3 mile hike. Leaders: Eric & Hilary
Woodward, 631-283-0554.

Sat., Dec. 14 –
Clam Island Polar Plunge & Meditation. 10:00AM-11:00AM- Meet at end of Noyack Bay Avenue, Sag
Harbor. Moderately-paced 2 mile beach hike with optional swim and meditation overlooking Jessup’s Neck.
Leader: Monica Wolfson, 917-657-6555.

Sun. Dec. 15 –
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 Dec 15 -
HOT Ride.  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., Dec. 21 -
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. Leader:
Doreen Johnston, 516-994-5947.

Sun., Dec. 22 –
Long Pond Greenbelt.  10AM-Noon. Meet at the South Fork Natural History Society (SOFO) Museum
parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Fast-paced 5 mile hike thru grasslands & oak
forest with views of Crooked Pond & Deer Drink. Leader: Chip Dineen, 646-221-8225.

Sat., Dec. 28 -
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.

Two Event Sunday
Sun., Dec. 29 -
Sears Bellows. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the parking area on 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., Dec. 29 -
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.

SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS
PRESERVATION SOCIETY
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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 Ken Bieger, 631-283-5432.
*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
Skull found at Long Springs
Fish Ladder at Hubbard
Creek Park
for alewives from
salt to fresh water to spawn.
Black Duck Lodge
Hubbard Park
POXABOGUE  COUNTY PARK
Glacial erratic at Whiskey Hill