Guided hikes

2022 October Events

Two Event Saturday

Sat. Oct. 1 – Narrow Lane Cleanup. 8AM-9AM. Help STPS clean up litter from our adopted road. Meet on Narrow Lane and the east corner of Norris Lane. Bring gloves. Free 2022 Membership to new volunteers. 

Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. 

Sat., Oct. 1 – Kayak around Sagaponack Pond. 10am to 1pm. Put-In on Bridge Lane adjacent to bridge over Sag Pond. Leader: Vincent Scerbinski, 631-287-2713, 

Sun., Oct. 2 – Atlantic Gully Trail. 10AM-11:30M. 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.

Sat., Oct. 8 – Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt. 10AM-1PM. Meet in Vineyard Field behind the SoFo Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Fun for the Whole Family. Hikes, Crafts, refreshments, “Meet the Animals”.  For more information call Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sun., Oct. 9Full Hunters Moon Hike. Co-Sponsored with South Fork Natural History Society and Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt.  7PM. Join us on a leisurely-paced, one-hour hike through open-field mowed trails. Refreshments are served afterward at the museum. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. 

Thurs., Oct 13 – Peconic Bay Paddle. 1PM. Put-In at Helen’s Aquebogue home to paddle North Fork bays and creeks. BYO all personal gear and your kayak/canoe. Don’t own one?  Ask a few days before Oct 13, 2022 not sooner to borrow one from Helen, and then arrive at 12:30 pm to set up.  No first-time paddlers. Plan on 2 – 3 hours on the water wearing a life jacket with an attached whistle. Pouring rain or wind above 10 mph cancels.   Stay afterward to socialize.  To register and for details, contact Helen, 631-779-3236 home, 631-523-7889 text,

Sat., Oct. 15 – Tuckahoe Woods. Co-Sponsored with Southampton History Museum. 10AM-Noon. Meet on Sebonac Road, Southampton at the Kurt Billing kiosk, just east of Tuckahoe School. Moderately-paced 4-mile hike with amazing views of Cow Neck, Robins Island, and Big Fresh Pond. Leader: Tim Corwin. 631-204-7821. 

Sun., Oct. 16 – Whiskey Hill.  10AM-11AM. Meet on Mill Path off Lopers Path (heading east), Bridgehampton. Moderately-paced 1.7 mile hike with ocean views from the top of moraine with kettlehole ponds and an enormous glacial erratic along the way. Leader: Jean Dodds, 631-599-2391.

Sat., Oct. 22 – A Section of the Paumanok Path walk co-sponsored with the South Fork History Museum. 9AM-11AM.  Park along road at 1668 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, opposite the Verizon building.  Moderately-paced 4 mile hike. through oak forest with views of glacial erratics and kettleholes. Unique and varied terrain with ponds and streams. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sun., Oct. 23 – Camp Tekawitha. 10 am-12 pm. Meet at the parking lot of Red Creek Park on Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike to the old girl scout camp with beautiful bay views. Leader: Liz Karpin, 516-320-0761.


Help us celebrate South Fork Trails Weekend with our friends from the Southampton and East Hampton Trails Preservation Societies and The Greenbelt Trail Conference.

Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference (LIGTC)


9:30 AM – 5 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Tom I., 631-793-4011.

Meet at the trailhead and parking area at the north end of Spinney Road, along Flanders Road (NY 24). Hike a portion of the Paumanok Path on the western end of Long Island’s South Fork; we will pass Owl Pond and enjoy nice views as we circle around Sears Pond. Bring water, and insect/tick protection; heavy rain cancels.


10:00 AM – around 8 miles – moderate – varied – Info: Jeff, 631-902-3156, or E:

Meet at the trailhead and parking area at the north end of Spinney Road, along Flanders Road (NY 24). In celebration of South Fork Trails Weekend, enjoy the classic Flanders Woods’ rolling landscape as we make our way down the Paumanok Path past Owl Pond to Maple Swamp, then loop back up through the pines and traverse the grassy wetlands fringing Flanders Bay. Bring water, insect/tick protection, and snacks.

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society (EHTPS)


10:00 AM – 1.5 miles – easy pace – Info: Irene Daria, 917-854-5296, or E: 

Meet at the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, 229 Main Street, East Hampton. Note: Parking at the Moran Studio is extremely limited. Park on James Lane (in front of Mulford Farm, or next to Town Pond) or elsewhere. We begin with a presentation by Mary Mallios of the East Hampton Historical Society at the home of painter Thomas Moran. Mary makes this fun-loving painter, and his life, come alive. (Who knew he was instrumental in Yellowstone becoming a national park?) Afterward, we will walk the historic Ocean Avenue district where we will see the gorgeous summer “cottages” of East Hampton’s original summer colony and hear the stories of the wealthy families who followed artists like Moran to the Hamptons.

Southampton Trails Preservation Society (STPS)


10:00 AM – 3.5 miles – moderate pace – Info: Chip Dineen, 646-221-8225, or E: 

Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Hike through oak/hickory forest with beautiful pond views followed by lunch, compliments of STPS.

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


P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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