Guided hikes

2022 August Events

Two Event Saturday

Sat. Aug., 6 – 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., Aug. 6 –  Hubbard Creek Paddle. 10AM-Noon. Enjoy the untouched estuaries of serene Hubbard Creek and Parts of Flanders Bay. Meet on Upper Red Creek Rd, Flanders. Look for STPS sign on west side of road. Bring your own kayak (or paddle board) and paddle.  Lifejackets with attached whistle are mandatory. 

Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright, 631-726-7503.

Sun., Aug. 7 – Tuckahoe Hill. 9AM-11AM. 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 and Robins Island. 

Leader: Selena May, 516-428-9492.

Sat., Aug. 13 – Hike to the Truman Capote Stone co-sponsored with South Fork Natural History Society. 9AM-11AM. 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.

Sun.,  Aug. 14 – Block Island Day Hike. Circumnavigate central Block Island on the Protected Greenway Trail. Walk through Rodmans Hollow, Turnip Farm, Smiling Through, and many other scenic areas on Block Island. Moderately-paced, adults only. Hilly, glacial washout terrain. Bring lunch and water and appropriate footwear. Inclement weather cancels. $90 Round trip Ferry departs at 10AM from Montauk Harbor (Viking Fleet). Call Chip Dineen for reservations, 646-221-8225.

Sat., Aug. 20 – 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 whistle are mandatory. (Rain or lightening cancels). Leader: Richard Ruffner, cell 631-234-6100

Sun., Aug. 21 – Evening Walk in Vineyard Field. 5PM-6PM. Meet at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike behind the SOFO museum. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a moderately-paced walk through this beautiful Long Pond Greenbelt grassland with pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Thurs., Aug. 25 –  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 (limited to 10, non-paddlers are welcome to walk the beach).

Two Event Saturday

Sat., Aug., 27 – New Trail loop at the Anna and Daniel Mulvihill Preserve and the William Mulvihill Preserve. 9:00AM-11:00AM. 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: Tim Corwin, 631-204-7821.. 

Sat., Aug., 27- Kayak Bull Head Bay to Scallop Pond & Back.10am to 1pm. PUT-IN at the end of Barkers Island Rd.  Bring your own kayak, paddle and lifejacket.Life jackets with an attached whistle are mandatory. 

Leader: Vincent Scerbinski, 631-287-2713 –

Sun., Aug. 28 – Hampton Bays Beach Walk. 9AM-11AM. Start at the Shinnecock inlet and walk to Ponguogue beach and then back to the Inlet. Rain cancels. 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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