The outdoor agenda 09.17.21 | The Star of East Hampton


Several upcoming hikes and paddles are ideal for those who want to enjoy late summer and early fall outdoors.

The Southampton Trails Preservation Society will be offering a Sunset Kayak Tour on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to explore Bullhead Bay, Ram Island and Peconic Bay. Paddlers will need their own kayaks, paddles and life jackets, and should bring a sandwich and a drink with them for a dinner break “on the water”. The rain will cancel the event. Richard Ruffner will lead the tour, which begins at the end of West Neck Point Road in Southampton. Mr. Ruffner’s phone number is 631-234-6100 for questions.

The South Fork Museum of Natural History and Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will be hosting a free full moon hike Monday at 7:30 p.m. with Dai Dayton in the lead. Only 25 people can participate in this one, and preference will be given to members of the group of friends. Registration is done by email [email protected].

In anticipation of September 25, SoFo is hosting a nature and bird watching cruise aboard Stony Brook Southampton’s research vessel Peconic. A naturalist from the university’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will lead the excursion, which will run from 9.45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Binoculars and a light snack are suggested. The trip costs $ 40, or $ 35 for museum members. It is for adults, but children 10 and older can attend. Registration is done by email [email protected] or by calling the museum.

Also on September 25, Carol Andrews will lead a three-mile hike for the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society through the “rolling terrain of cathedral-like forests” in the Stony Hill Preserve and surrounding areas. The hike starts at 10 a.m. and participants can park on Red Dirt Road just under a quarter mile east of Accabonac Road. Ms. Andrews can be reached at [email protected] for questions.

Another paddling group through the Southampton Trails Preservation Society will take place on September 25 at 10 a.m. From the Munn Point promenade in the village of Southampton, kayakers will go from the waters of Meadow Lane to Old Fort Pond. Life jackets are compulsory. Vincent Scerbinski is the leader and can be contacted at 631-287-2713.

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