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-

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).

August 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.
                       To volunteer Call Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Thurs., August 2 - STPS Monthly Meeting. 7PM. Meet in the second floor conference room at
Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road. All are welcome! For further information: 631-726-

Sat., Aug. 4 – Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge. 10AM-11:30AM. Meet at the
Refuge entrance on Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. Moderately-paced hike with views of Great
Peconic Bay. The US Fish & Wildlife Service charges a $4.00 parking fee to support this Refuge.
Leader: Tony Garro 631-725-5861.

Sun., Aug. 5 – Long Pond Greenbelt. 8:30AM-10AM. Meet at Poxabogue County Park on Old
Farm Road, Sagaponack. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on a moderately-paced 1 ½
mile grassland to grassland hike with pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., Aug. 11 – Kayak Hubbard Creek. 10AM-Noon. Meet on Upper Red Creek Road (a left off
Red Creek Road) at the abandoned cement garage on the left, about 2 miles north of Rte 24 in
Flanders. Bring your own kayak & paddle. Life jackets are mandatory. Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright.
631-726-7503.  *
Mystery - We will try to figure out what the cement structures are.

Sun., Aug. 12 – Bike Hike. 9AM-11:30AM. Meet on Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. Bike to and from
Sag Harbor Golf Club with a beautiful walk through Barcelona Neck to the beach on a wide dirt
road. Leader: Chip Dineen, 646-221-8225.

Two Event Saturday
Sat., Aug. 18 – 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, 631-745-0689.

Sat., Aug. 18 - Clam Island, View from the Other Side! 9:00AM-10:00AM- Meet at end of Noyack
Bay Avenue, Sag Harbor. Moderately-paced 2 mile beach hike with bay views of Jessup’s Neck.
Leader: Doreen Johnston, 516-994-5947.

Sun., Aug. 19 - Laurel Valley County Park. 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: Tim Corwin, 631-204-7821.

Sat., Aug. 25 - Elliston Park. 9AM-10:30AM. 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., Aug. 26 – Sears Pond. 9AM-11AM. 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.

this month!
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