Guided hikes

May 2022 Events

Two Event Saturday

Sat. May 7 – 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 2022 Membership to new volunteers. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., May 7 – Atlantic Gully Trail. 9AM-10:30M. Meet near the end of Guyer Road, Watermill. Moderately-paced 3 mile hike down a steep incline into Southampton’s most peculiar trail system and then up again for dramatic views of Bridgehampton and the ocean beyond. Hilly terrain. Leader: Selena May, 516-428-9492.

Sun., May 8 – Northwest Path East. 10AM-Noon. Meet at NW Road and Old Northwest Road, East Hampton. Moderately-paced 3 mile hike with views of Scoy Pond. Leader: Chip Dineen, (646) 221-8225.

Two Event Saturday

Sat., May 14 – Tuckahoe Swamp. 9AM-10:30AM. Meet at the kiosk across from 42 Whites Lane (.02 mile from North Magee Street) in Southampton. Moderately-paced 2 mile hike. It can be a little bit muddy. Leader: Tim Corwin, 631-204-7821.

Sat., May 14 – Kayak Sagaponack Pond. 10AM-1PM. Put-In on Bridge Lane adjacent to bridge. Bring your own kayak & paddle. Life jackets with attached whistle are mandatory. Leader: Vincent Scerbinski,  631 287-2713 – vscerbinski@verizon.net

Sun., May 15 – Long Pond Greenbelt. 9AM-10:30AM. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton Turnpike. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a moderately-paced 3 mile hike with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond and Little Long Pond. 

Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sat., May 21 – Wickatuck Hills.  10AM-12:30PM. Meet at the Trout Pond kiosk. Moderately-paced hike 5 mile hike. See a gigantic erratic, one of the biggest on East End. Leader: Bill Schildknecht, 631-725-2888. 

Sun., May 22 – Sears Bellows. 9:30AM-11:30AM. 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.

Sat., May 28 – Mecox Bay Paddle – 10AM-1PM. Put-In south end of Mohawk Ave., Water Mill. View the Water Mill Museum from the water and explore coves and creeks adjacent to Mecox Bay. Bring your own kayak & paddle. Life jackets with an attached whistle are mandatory. Leader: Vincent Scerbinski,  631 287-2713, vscerbinski@verizon.n

Two Event Sunday

Sun., May 29 – Whiskey Hill. 8AM-9AM Meet at the end of 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: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sun., May 29 – Peconic Bay Paddle. 1PM. Put-In at Helen’s home, 596 Peconic Bay Blvd, Aquebogue.(using a GPS, try Riverhead instead of Aquebogue). Bring your own kayak/canoe and all personal gear. Don’t own one? Helen can loan you one including paddle and life jacket (a few days before not sooner), then please arrive at 12:30 pm to set up. Beginners welcome.  Please no first-time paddlers. Plan on 2 – 3 hours paddling on the water for about 2 – 3 miles along the shore with creeks to explore.   Bring plenty of water, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, sun block, hat, etc. Afterwards swimming, walking, tables & chairs available at the beach. Life jackets with an attached whistle are mandatory. Wear shoes that can be immersed in water, please not flip-flops. Stay together.  No one paddles off by him/herself.  If you need to return to shore earlier, then two paddle together back to take-out location. Pouring rain or wind above 10 mph, cancels.  Slight rain shower is refreshing. To register contact Helen Horton 631-779-3236 home, 631-523-7889 text or hahbreeze@gmail.com (limited to 10, non-paddlers are welcome to walk the beach).

About STPS Events: 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 or 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 – If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tim Corwin at 631-204-7821.

Horses On Trails Ride: Members are encouraged to schedule and lead rides on their 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

SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS
PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

info@southamptontrails.org

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