February 2023 Events
Thurs., Feb. 2 – Monthly Zoom Meeting. 7:00PM. All are welcome! Join Zoom Meeting:
Two Event Saturday
Sat., Feb. 4 – 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., Feb. 4 – Barcelona Neck. 10AM-12:30PM. Meet at Sag Harbor Golf Club parking lot on Barcelona Neck Road off of Route 114, Sag Harbor. Moderately brisk 5.5 mile hike with views of Sag Harbor Bay, Northwest Creek and Harbor, Cedar Point Park, and Mashomack Preserve. Leader: Chip Dineen. 646-221-8225.
Sun., Feb. 5 – Flander Meander.10AM-Noon. Meet at Spinney road and follow the black trail loop. Moderately-paced 3.5 mile hike with views of Birch Creek and Mill Creek. Leader: Liz Karpin, 516-320-0761.
Sat., Feb. 11 – DOUBLE HEADER – Trout Pond and Clam Island. 10AM-Noon. Meet in the parking lot on the south side of Noyac Road, directly across from Mill Road. We begin with Trout Pond, which is an EASY but stunningly beautiful hike. This 45 minute hike is 1 ¼ miles on mostly flat terrain. Part two, for those who wish to continue, we will car pool to Clam Island Preserve, about ½ mile away and follow a beautiful trail to Noyac Bay, then walk the beach to Clam Island with incredible views of Noyac Creek and Jessup’s Neck. The walk to Clam Island and back is about 2 miles. Do one or both hikes. The public is welcome and please bring your leashed pet. Registration is preferred, but not required. Leader: Tim Corwin, 631-204-7821.
Sun., Feb. 12 – Red Creek Park to Squiretown Park. 10AM-Noon. Join us for an inaugural hike on our newest trail! Meet at Red Creek Park parking lot, 102 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays between the softball and the basketball courts. Three mile loop from park to park and back. Leaders: Eric & Hilary Woodward, 631-903-7895.
Sat., Feb. 18 – Anna and Daniel Mulvihill Preserve and the William Mulvihill Preserve. 10AM-11:30AM. Meet at the parking area at the end of the drive way, 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: Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.
Sun., Feb. 19 – SYS to Long Springs. 10AM-Noon. Meet at Southampton Youth Services (SYS), 1370A Majors Path, Southampton. Join us on a beautiful moderately-paced 4 mile hike where we will learn about invasive plant species on Long Island and what we can do to help. Leaders: Chris Cole & Kate Rummel. 516-702-8172 or 551-206-8123.
Sat., Feb. 25 – Long Pond Greenbelt Walk co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum.
10AM- Noon. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.
Moderately-paced 3.5-mile walk will take you along the Nature Center’s William B. Sickles Tree ID trail with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond, Little Long Pond and Deer Drink. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
Sun., Feb. 26 – Fire Tower Hike. 10AM-12:30PM. Meet at the kiosk on Spinney Road off Route 24, Flanders for an unusual, moderately paced 3.5 mile hike to find the plaque marking the site of the fire tower removed in 1948. Hilly terrain. 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