Guided hikes

2022 July Events

Two Event Saturday

Sat. July 2 – 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., July 2 – Kurt Billing Loop. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the kiosk on Sebonac Road, Southampton, just east of Tuckahoe School. Moderately-paced 4 mile hike with amazing views of Cow Neck and Robins Island. 

Leader: Selena May, 516-428-9492.

Sun., July 3 – Evening Walk in Vineyard Field. 5PM-6PM. Meet at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike behind the SOFO museum for a moderately-paced walk through this beautiful Long Pond Greenbelt grassland with pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Two Event Saturday

Sat., July 9-Long Springs. 9AM -10:15AM. Meet at the trailhead opposite 747 Majors Path, Southampton, just south of the intersection with Edge of Woods Road. Beautiful hike with streams, springs and vernal ponds. A few hills, but mostly flat. Moderately-paced 1.5 miles. Trails are well cleared. Leader: Tim Corwin, 631-204-7821.

Sat., July 9-Kayak from Towd Pt to Alewive Creek and Fish Cove. 10am- noon. PUT-IN on Towd Pt. Rd. Parking is on the left-hand side immediately past a Little Bridge. Bring your own kayak and paddle. Life jackets with whistles are mandatory. Vincent Scerbinski,  631 287-2713 – 

Sat., July 16-Sunset Dinner Paddle. 5PM-7:30 PM. Meet at the end of West Neck Point Road, Southampton. Explore Bullhead Bay, paddle around Ram Island, and venture into Peconic Bay. Bring your own kayak, paddle, and a sandwich & beverage for “On Water Dining!”. Life jackets with whistles are mandatory.

Leader: Richard Ruffner, cell 631-234-6100 (Rain or lightening cancels)

Sun., July 17 – Whiskey Hill. 10AM-11AM Meet at the end of 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.

Wed., July 20 –  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 a 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. Afterward 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 the take-out location. Pouring rain or wind above 10 mph, cancels.  A slight rain shower is refreshing. (limited to 10, non-paddlers are welcome to walk the beach) Everyone is welcome to stay afterward to socialize. To register contact Helen Horton 631-779-3236 home, 631-523-7889 text or 

Sat., July 23 –  Kayak Mecox Bay North.. 10AM-Noon. Put in at the end of Horsemill Lane, Water Mill.  Explore the coves and estuaries. A life jacket with a whistle is mandatory as per Insurance requirements. 

Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright, 631-726-7503.  

Sun., July 24 – Hike to the Truman Capote Stone.  9AM-10:30AM. 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 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond, and Deer Drink. 

Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Two Event Saturday

Sat., July 30 – Sag Harbor Paddle. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the parking lot at end of Cove Road off Redwood Road.

Paddle Sag Harbor Cove, Upper Sag Harbor Cove, and Otter Pond. Bring your own kayak & paddle. Life jackets with an attached whistle are mandatory. Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright, 631-726-7503.

Sat., July 30 – Anna and Daniel Mulvihill and the William Mulvihill Preserves, Co-Sponsored with South Fork Natural History Society. 9:00AM-10:30AM. Meet at the parking area at the end of the driveway, 820 Brick Kiln Road, Sag Harbor (entrance is opposite Highview Drive; look for the gray pillars). Moderately-paced 3+ mile hike through this historically interesting area. Vernal ponds, kettle holes, glacial erratics, and the Great Swamp. 

Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sun., July 31 – Walk around Lake Agawam. 9:30-11:30. Meet at Concer historic plaque at 51 Pond Lane with a stop at the Dune Church and the Halsey Homestead. Leader: Liz Karpin, 516-320-0761.

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


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