Southampton Trails Preservation Society
Content copyright 2016. SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS PRESERVATION SOCIETY All rights reserved.
We Are A 501(C)(3) Not For Profit
P.O. Box 1171
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
A Welcome From The President Of STPS
|FACT: There are over 290 miles of trails within Southampton Town. It's a daunting task to keep them all clear and open for you, and
we do our very best!
Every Thursday morning we work on one of the trails, camaraderie and jokes are abundant. Usually delicious home baked cookies
reward those who show up. We welcome anyone who would like to help maintain our wonderful trail system.
STPS, a volunteer not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to protecting historic trails, preserving greenbelts and open
space, and creating new trail systems. Horses on Trails (HOT), a division of STPS encourages recreational horseback trail
riding. We offer free guided hikes, rides and kayak trips throughout Southampton and along the Paumanok Path. All Are
Welcome. Please join us!
2016 Calendar of Special Events (our regular calendar can be found Here)
January 26-Trail Trekking Tuesday. 11:30AM-1:30PM. Meet at the intersection of Brick Kiln Road and Stoney Hill Road,
Sag Harbor. Vigorous 5 mile hike. Leader: STPS Member, Hillary Woodward, 631-903-5017.
February 23 – Trail Trekking Tuesday. 11:30AM-1:30PM. Meet on Edge of Woods Road, just east of Long Springs
Southampton. Vigorous 5 mile hike. Leader: STPS Member, Hillary Woodward, 631-903-5017.
February 25 – Annual Winter Benefit Dinner, 1 North Steakhouse, 322 West Montauk Hwy. Hampton Bays, 6PM
Information – STPS Board Member and Horses On Trails (HOT) Chair, Leslie Lowery, 631-603-8661.
March 19 – Horses On Trails (HOT) Event – Presentation and book signing with Wendy Williams, author of The
Horse, The Epic History Of Our Noble Companion. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, 2PM-4PM.
Wendy is a lifelong equestrienne and journalist whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal,
The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, among many other publications. She is the author of several other
books, including Kraken and Cape Wind. For Info: 631-745-0689.
April 9 – Alewife Adventure. 10-Noon. Meet at the Elliston Park entrance on Millstone Brook Road. Moderately-paced 3+
mile hike with views of Big Fresh Pond and Wolf Swamp. Leader: STPS Membership Chair, Howard Reisman, 631-283-5376.
April 23 - Paumanok Path 8 Mile Hike. Hike the last connection to be completed of the 124 mile trail. Meet at the Kurt
Billing Loop trailhead. Directions: From County Road 39, turn north at the Magee Street traffic light. Turn right at the stop
sign (Tuckahoe School on your right) onto Sebonac Road. Trailhead parking is on the left, approximately 0.2 mile from
Magee Street. We will shuttle to the beginning of the hike, Camp Tekawitha. Leader: STPS Board Member, Ken Kindler,
April 30- Literary Tour of Sag Harbor. 9AM-11AM. Walking tour. Explore Sag Harbor's unique literary history from James
F. Cooper to John Steinbeck. Meet at Whaling Museum on Main St. Leader: STPS Events Chair, Tony Garro, 631-725-5861.
May 1 – MAY DAY PADDLE: Signs of Spring on the Peconic River. 9AM – 1PM. Join wildlife biologist Mike Bottini on
this 5 mile nature paddle along the most scenic portion of Long Island's longest river, the Peconic, from Connecticut Avenue
to Mill Road. Along the way we'll also be looking for signs of River Otters, which made a big comeback on eastern Long
Island in the past two years. Bring a snack. Paddlecraft rentals available through Mike (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-
267-5228): canoe ($60); single kayak ($40); tandem kayak ($60); SUP ($50). Includes lifejacket. Meet at Connecticut
Avenue access. Rte. 24 west, left on River Road, left on CT. Ave. (p.47 of Mike's Paddling Guide).
May 28 – Inaugural Bay to Ocean Hike. Meet at Long Wharf in Sag Harbor with lunch at Peters Pond Beach, Sagaponack.
10AM-2PM (return shuttle). Leaders: Sagaponack Mayor Don Louchheim and STPS Founding members Pingree Louchheim
and Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
June 11-30 Year Anniversary Celebration at Parrish Memorial Hall, Herrick Road, Southampton. $25/person. 5PM-8PM.
Join us to celebrate 3 decades of trail fun with nearly 300 miles of public trails preserved! For info: 631-283-0071.
June 11-Whaling! Truth more exciting than fiction. The ships, the men, the frenzy in the most over the top era of American
economic history. Meet at the windmill on the Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. Leader: STPS Events Chair, Tony Garro, 631-725-
June 18 –Children’s Introduction to Trails co-sponsored by SoFo and FLPG. 10:30AM-Noon. An easy hike around
Vineyard Field with views of ponds, grasslands. Nice hike for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Visit the museum afterwards for
refreshments. Leader: STPS Secretary, Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
July 2 – Patriotic Tour of Sag Harbor. 9AM-11AM. Battle sites, military heroes; and birth of the Stars and Stripes? Meet at
the windmill on Long Wharf. Leader: STPS Events Chair, Tony Garro, 631-725-5861.
July 7 – The Rogers Memorial Library & Southampton Trails Preservation Society invite you to a Visit with Tim
Hayes Author of Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal. 5:30PM at the Morris Meeting Room, Rogers Memorial
Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. Riding Home is a book about the joy, wonders, self-awareness and peace of
mind that can come from a horse/human relationship. Mr. Hayes has made “natural horsemanship” his life’s work. Register at
www.myrml.org or call 631-283-0774, ext. 523.
August 6 – Kayak Beautiful, Serene Scallop Pond. 10AM-Noon. Meet on Scallop Pond Road off Scott Road,
Southampton. BYO Kayak, paddle and life jacket. Life jackets are mandatory. Leader: STPS President, Marilyn Kirkbright.
September 18 – Presentation on the History of Mulvihill Preserve by Sally Spanburgh, Chairperson, Landmarks &
Historic Districts Board Town of Southampton. 1PM. Meet at the Mulvihill farmhouse, 820 Brick Kiln Road, Sag Harbor
to learn its history as well as the property’s including how that information was discovered. A tour of the home will follow and
a small exhibit of the home and property’s history will also be on display. An optional 1.5 mile hike through the property will
follow led by Southampton Town Planning Director, David Wilcox. For info: 631-283-0071.
October 22 – Inaugural Bay to Bay Hike. Meet at Head of Lots Road in East Quogue. 10AM-2PM. Leaders: STPS Board
Members, Jim Crawford, 631-481-6228 and Liz Karpin, 631-728-6492.
November 12 - Hamlet to Hamlet Hike. Elliston Park, Southampton to Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor.
18.2 miles with 5 mile interval hikes and refreshments. 9AM-4PM. Leaders: STPS President, Marilyn Kirkbright, 631-726-
7503 and STPS Board Member, Liz Karpin, 516-320-0761.
December – Hike the Entire Paumanok Path from Rocky Point to Montauk Point - TBA
Good Ground Celebration, Hampton Bays - TBA
|Southampton Trails Preservation Society
30 Year Celebration 1986-2016
Southampton Trails Preservation Society and Horses On Trails
proudly announce our
THIRTIETH YEAR and nearly 300 MILES OF PUBLIC TRAILS!