Southold, NY

Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve

Acreage

24.8

Things to do

Hiking, Birdwatching, Photography, Nature Study, Paddling

Access

Public

Address
63445 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971

About

The 52-acre Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve in Greenport (formerly the Arshamomaque Pond Preserve) was assembled by the Town of Southold using a combination of Community Preservation Funds and Open Space Capital fund. The Trust was pleased to have played a part in its protection, assisting the Town with the purchase of 24.8 acres from the Sutermeister and Neuer families in 2000. That portion of the preserve, along the southeast edge, includes over 1/3 of a mile of land along Hashamomuck Pond.

The preserve showcases the diversity of the East End's natural environment: tidal salt marsh meadows, pristine woodlands, vernal freshwater ponds and wetlands. Its forest lands are dominated by oaks and hickories, but also includes birches, maples, American beech and mature white pines. This diversity provides habitat for a wide-range of wildlife, including: egrets, salamanders, herons, hawks, crabs, deer, bats, and fox.

On November 17, 1983, in his Focus on Nature column that ran in the News Review/Suffolk Times for 50 years, Paul Stoutenburgh wrote: “The openness of our area and the views across the farms and waterways give us something special. I never tire of the broad open spaces that Orient has to offer, the country roads and views along the North Road and Sound Avenue heading to Riverhead or the little quiet road from New Suffolk to Mattituck along the bay. Each of us has our own special place and as the seasons change we renew our acquaintance with these areas.”

His column that day was a call to us all to remain vigilant and to do what we can to protect what is special about the East End. His life — along with that of his wife Barbara — was dedicated to that purpose. Indeed, we are honored to have had Paul serve on the Trust’s Board of Directors for seven years. We thank the people of Southold for honoring Paul with the renaming of the Arshamomaque Pond Preserve to the Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve in 2013.

Visitor Information

Interested in hiking the preserve? Click here for the trail map, which can be accessed 2/10 of a mile east of the Port of Egypt Marina on Route 25, on the north side of the road.

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Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve

63445 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971

Things To Do

Hiking
Birdwatching
Photography
Nature Study
Paddling