Guided hikes

2022 December Events

Thurs., Dec. 1 – Monthly Zoom Meeting.  All are welcome! 7PM. To join Zoom Meeting:

Two Event Saturday

Sat. Dec. 3 – 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., Dec. 3 – Kayak, Circumnavigate Big Fresh Pond. 10AM-Noon. Bring your own kayak and paddle.  Life jackets with attached whistle are mandatory. See where the alewives enter and leave; experience the end of the beautiful fall; explore the dumbbell shape of the pond. Park and launch from the south side of Millstone Road, Southampton, approximately 1/4 mile west of the Elliston Park entrance. Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright, 631-726-7503. Map and photos will be emailed.

Sun., Dec. 4 – Sears Bellows. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the parking area, 63 Bellows Pond Road, Hampton Bays. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike through the amazing Long Island Pine Barrens with pond views. Leader: Liz Karpin, 516-320-0761.

Sat., Dec. 10 – Kayak Indian Island Park, Flanders. 10AM-Noon. Bring your own kayak and paddle.  Life jackets with attached whistle are mandatory. Explore the estuaries; see the wildlife; participate in the last kayak paddle of 2022. East-side turn off Rte 104 – there’s a sign. Have lunch with other enthusiasts.  Leader: Richard Ruffner,, 631 234-6100.

Sat., Dec. 10 – Long Pond Greenbelt. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a moderately-paced 3.5 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond, and Little Long Pond. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sun., Dec. 11 – 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 along the way. 

Leader: Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

Sat., Dec. 17 – Grassland to Grassland co-sponsored by South Fork Natural History Society (SOFO). 9AM-10:30AM. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot at 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on a moderately-paced 1 ½ mile hike from Vineyard Field to the Poxabogue County Park. Leader; Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Two Event Sunday

Sun., Dec. 18 – SYS to Long Springs. 10AM – Noon. Meet at SYS, 1370A Majors Path, Southampton, Beautiful hike with streams, springs and vernal ponds. Moderately-paced 4 miles. Leaders: Eric & Hilary Woodward, 631-903-7895.

Sun., Dec. 18 – HOT Ride at Brookhaven State Park. Bring your own horse and helmet and must be a member of STPS, but it’s easy to join on the day of the ride! (insurance requirements). Specific location and meeting time TBA. For more information email: 

Val, or Debbie, 

Sat., Dec. 24 – Happy Holidays

Sun., Dec. 25 – Happy Holidays

Sat., Dec. 31 – Barrel Hill. 10AM-Noon.  Parking 100 feet east of 171 Edge of Woods Road, Southampton. Hike to Barrel Hill and then to the panoramic view of the SYS Overlook.  Terrain is hilly.  Moderately paced 3 1/2 mile hike.  

Leader: Tim Corwin 631-204-7821.

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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