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
|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)
May 15 – 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 look 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 email@example.com 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 Connecticut. Ave. (p.47 of Mike's Paddling Guide). ( Also available on Google maps)
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- 30th Year Anniversary Celebration at Parrish Memorial Hall, 5PM-7PM.Herrick Road, Southampton.
$25/person. Join members and guest of STPS to celebrate 3 decades of trail fun with nearly 300 miles of public trails
preserved! For information or to make a reservation: 631-283-0071.
June 11-Whaling! 9AM-11AM. 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
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!
BIG FRESH POND