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Canceled: CANCELLED - Hook Mountain North Circular 2C7(H)

Date: Thursday, June 20

Canceled - due to forecast. Will reschedule soon. We will climb the ridge of Hook Mountain on the Long Path and enjoy great scenic views, with considerable ups and downs. Then, take switchbacks down to the Treason Trail and explore the sculpture garden. See Ted Ludwiczak, Sculptor:https://youtu.be/eXn2W-O97Sg The return will be along the bike / shore trail of Rockland Lake State Park. Meet 9:30 a.m. with lunch and fluids. L Irv Reich 917-913-2742 Richiam@aol.com No email day of hike. Please email richiam@aol.com so I know you are coming. As always, check your email by 7am to confirm hike. Severe weather conditions may cancel. Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north to Exit 4, and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto US 9W. Continue north on US 9W for about 10 miles (2.8 miles beyond the intersection with NY 59 in Nyack). At the bottom of a hill, turn right and enter Rockland Lake State Park. Continue ahead on the main park road, which curves to the right, and proceed for 1.5 miles to a three-way intersection. Here, the main road bears left, but you should continue ahead onto Landing Road (marked by a "No Outlet" sign). After passing a fire station to the right, park in the spaces provided on either side of the road, just before a barricade across the road.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hook Mountain Landing Road
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Irv Reich (richiam@aol.com) 917-913-2742
Trip Difficulty: 2C7

Young Members Thirsty Third Thursday

Date: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, June 20

Join us at the 20's & 30's Thirsty Third Thursdays - a happy hour held on the third Thursday of every month. 20's & 30's (or young heart too!) is an affinity group within the Appalachian Mountain Club NYNJ Chapter. Our events are open to to anyone who as an interest in the outdoors and would love to get involved with a large and active community of outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, and trip leaders. The Thirsty Third Thursday's serve as a great opportunity to meet fellow AMC folk, aspiring trip leaders, and seasoned outdoor veterans. We share stories, ideas, and advice over a cold beverage. If you are a bit shy, or not sure if this is a group you're quite ready to spend a day on the trail, rock, or water with then we invite you to come get to know us!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: The New York Beer Company 321 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: John Perilli (johnwperilli@gmail.com) 401-316-3375

Young Members Weekend

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Meet new friends for walks to the Fire Island Lighthouse or the Sunken Forest, watch the sun set from our deck, kayak on the Bay, or just chill out on the ocean-side beach. Mgrs: Tom Marinis and Adrienne Hensen. This weekend is reserved through Eventbrite. All details are in the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fire-island-weekend-june-21-23-young-members-amc-nynj-tickets-59914420645 For additional questions on the YM weekend only, email AMC.EmilyBerry@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: EventBrite - Use provided link (EmilyBerry@gmail.com)
Link: EventBrite Registration Link

Reeves Meadow 3C10(H)

Date: Friday, June 21 - Friday, June 21

https://www.verywellfit.com/caution-naked-hiking-day-june-21-3436274 Friday 6/21 is national naked hiking day. Come join us to see what the woods have to offer. But please be aware - this is NOT a participation event; everyone is expected to wear clothes!! We'll take the Pine Meadow trail east several miles to the SBM then head up and over Panther Mountain; various WR 's will bring us back to the PM and out to the cars. Except for the brief climb up to Panther Mt. this will be a flat hike (a true C, if that) Drivers should go to the Reeves Meadow parking area . Please arrive at 9:30. No public transportation. Pre-registration is required, so please let me know if you're coming. thanks jay beilis cell 201-966-5482 jdb242424@yahoo.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Reeves Meadow Visitors Center, Sloatsburg, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: jay beilis (jdb242424@yahoo.com) 201-966-5482
Registrar: jay beilis (jdb242424@yahoo.com) 201-966-5482
Trip Difficulty: 3C10

Yoga & Kayaking Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Rejuvenate your soul and refresh your spirit with a weekend of yoga and kayaking! In the mornings and evenings, experience Yoga and Qi Gong movement, breathing and awareness exercises on the deck beside Breakneck Pond with Martina Puchta, a certified Kripali and Integral Yoga Instructor. Hone your senses in and around nature while relaxing and strengthening your muscles. In the afternoons, explore the far shores of the lake in a kayak or canoe with Eileen Yin. Towards sunset, you might even encounter our resident beavers. If there's interest, we'll take a short hike to forage wild blueberries. Of course, there will be plenty of time to swim, sunbathe or simply relax. Meals will be taken in the Dining Hall. Optional Trail Lunches may be purchased upon arrival. We will stay in Storm King Cabin 1 & 2. Cabins are identical. Storm Kings have 4 bedrooms each with 4 bunks. There is a large center common room and 2 small refrigerators. Thick mattresses, blankets and pillows are provided. Each Beaver Brook Shelter can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Secure bearbox is available for food storage. Bath houses are nearby and have hot showers and flush toilets. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program more than sold out last year, So, register early! Space is limited to 32 cabin (no camping) participants. Register by Saturday, June 7 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-Members - Not Available After June 7 midnight ... $20 added to each ticket price Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (Fri & Sat), 2 dinners (Fri & Sat), 2 breakfasts (Sat & Sun), and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Social Events, Walks, Yoga
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Martina Puchta , Eileen Yin
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: EventBrite Registration

Writers' Weekend Retreat at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Explore your inner Thoreau during this serene weekend Writers' Workshop! Come out and be inspired by the arrival of summer, and the beauty and tranquility of the natural world in the spirit of well-known American nature writers such as Henry David Thoreau, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Loren Eiseley and you! No writing experience needed! We will eat dinner and breakfast meals in the Dining Hall. Optional Trail Lunches may be purchased upon arrival in the camp office. We will stay in White Oak Cabin, which has 2 bedrooms each with 1 upper and 2 lower bunks. There is a common room with a small refrigerator and wrap-around porch. Modern bath houses are nearby and have hot showers and flush toilets. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Registration Registration is mandatory. Space is limited to 6 guests. Register by June 7 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members After June 7 midnight ... $20 will be added to each ticket price Rate includes 2 nights accommodation, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts ad program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Eventbrite and credit card fees are not included for Non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsey Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, New York, Hudson River Valley, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Gail Larkin
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Girl Scouts Introduction to Camping Weekend

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Let's get ready to Camp! This weekend is designed to introduce Girl Scouts to the wonders of tent camping. We have lots of activities planned for the weekend, including hiking, kayaking/canoeing and swimming. Skills and badge work will include learning to pitch a tent, fire building, outdoor cooking, reading maps and how to use a compass. Accommodations Participants will find shelters the perfect place to pitch their tent. Each shelter can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. A secure bear box is available for food storage and bath houses are nearby and have hot showers and flush toilets. Registration Registration is mandatory. Space is limited to 12 guests. Register by June 8 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Camping, Adult: $125 member / $165 non-member Child: $85 member / $115 non-member After June 8 midnight, $20 will be added to all Early Bird Prices. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsey Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, New York, Hudson River Valley, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Lakeside Yoga & Kayaking Weekend

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Rejuvenate your soul and refresh your body with a weekend of yoga and paddling. In the mornings and evenings, experience Yoga and Qi Gong movement, breathing and awareness exercises on the deck beside Breakneck Pond with Martina Kane, a certified Kripali and Integral Yoga Instructor.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks, Yoga
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin , Martina Puchta
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

20's & 30's Fire Island Cabin Weekend

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Overview: The only thing better than a summer weekend spent at the beach is a weekend at the beach with your AMC friends. Join us at the Appalachian Mountain Club cabin in the Atlantique neighborhood on Fire Island. June 21-23 is a designated Young Member weekend for those in their 20's and 30's, but everyone is welcome to join regardless of age. Planned activities: On Saturday morning let's walk to Ocean Beach to rent fat tire bikes (https://www.instagram.com/oceanbeach_bikerentals/). We can spend a couple of hours riding along the beach, followed by lunch in town at one of the restaurants. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. >> Check out our other Fire Island weekend, August 9-11 << What else can I do on Fire Island: Included with your fee the AMC cabin provides kayaks, sail boats, beach chairs and umbrellas Visit National Park Service managed sites including the Sunken Forrest and Fire Island Lighthouse (https://www.nps.gov/fiis/index.htm) Enjoy the nightlife in the nearby town of Ocean Beach or take a water taxi further up the island to Cherry Grove and The Pines Packing list: Rent linens for $20 or bring your own Footwear appropriate for long walks in sand Towel for showering or sitting on the beach Layers for chilly nights Water shoes for rocky beaches All the usual items: Sunscreen, bug spray, sun hat, daypack, toiletries, swimsuit, spending money and a positive attitude Notes for first time visitors: We're so glad you're joining us! Group meals are provided on Friday and Saturday night, as well as Saturday and Sunday morning. You're on your own for lunch so you can either bring food from home, or walk into Ocean Beach to pick up supplies in grocery stores. When you arrive at the cabin, you'll be asked to sign up for two easy chores, items like happy hour prep, breakfast clean up or other tasks that help keep the cabin running smoothly. There is a dedicated manager who will be cooking group meals. There are two large co-ed bunk rooms in the main cabin as well as cubby holes in the common area where you can keep smaller items such as water bottles or snacks for easy access. More information is available here: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/fire-island Directions: Download the Fire Island Ferry app before you leave home to make it easier to purchase tickets for the ferry service and water taxies. From NYC, take the LIRR to the Bay Shore stop. Walk to the ferry terminal or take a $5 shuttle bus ride there. Then board the ferry to the Atlantique stop (http://www.fireislandferries.com/schedules/dunewoodatlantique/), and from there it's a short walk to the AMC cabin.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Sailing, Walks
Location: Fire Island Cabin
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Emily Berry (AMC.EmilyBerry@gmail.com)

Paddle the Great Swamp of New York

Date: Saturday, June 22

A beautiful, secluded & undeveloped wetland of over 6,000 acres, with a wide variery of flora & fauna - including 9 rare species. The Great Swamp is the second largest freshwater wetland in NYS. It is part of the East Branch of the Croton River and is located in eastern Dutchess & Putnam Counties. It's an adventure navigating through this maze of water and trees is this dismal swamp. There are no rentals in the area, so you'll need to bring your own boat & gear or car-top a boat from the AMC-NY/NoJ Barn or somewhere else. Canoes & kayaks are appropriate. You may have difficulty navigating with a sea kayak, because there are tight turns around downed trees. However, others have accomplished this. Also bring binoculars, lunch & water. PFDs must be worn while on the water. Optional stop for refreshments after the paddle. Register with leader for meeting time & place. The number of participants is limited, so register early. Joint with ADK.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Patterson, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Russ Faller (RussOutdoors@yahoo.com) 845-297-5126 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate; quiet water
Link: http://www.frogs-ny.org

Bonticou Crag-Ins & Outs 2F4(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22

Two fully charged headlamps required. Loose fitting pants over long socks & knee sleeves advised. Old no hood sweatshirt over thin base layer advised. Be well hydrated to avoid cramping in Yet Another Lemon Squeezer, The Superman, The Shaft, The Thin Man Exit, & Why Me. Please register-Group size limited. Please contact re your questions or concerns: 845-214-8520

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mohonk Preserve
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp (martymcarp@gmail.com) 845-214-8520 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 2F4

Blooming Garrison 2C/D7(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22

About 7 miles with two solid climbs, some rolling hills, some great views and a sociable sit-down lunch and snack stop. On Sugarloaf South Summit , we will see prickly pear cactus (likely with many blooming yellow flowers) and a super Hudson view . There are some great new views from the route up (and down) Sugarloaf resulting from big May 2018 storms and resulting major trail work. After lunch we climb up the AT and sometimes see some left over laurel. Hiking boots required. Bring sufficient water--at least 2L water/sports drink needed--more suggested.. Rain cancels ,contact L if unsure.. Trans. 5C Garrison NY train station (Putnam County) but take early train from Grand Central (7:32 AM) arriving 8:57 AM at Garrison station where ALL meet. For cars, it is just down a small curved road at jct. of routes 9D & 403.(toward Hudson River)

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Garrison NY train station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Jane Levenson (leventree@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2C/D7

Class II+ Mongaup

Date: Saturday, June 22

Class II+ Mongaup River 2 Barrel Release. Join me for the first Mongaup release of Summer. Be prepared for fun and challenging paddling. Note that as a dam release the water will be cold and dress accordingly. Register with Neil Grossman neilgrossman@mindspring.com

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Neil Grossman (neilgrossman@mindspring.com)

Sebago Boat Launch 3D11(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22

This will be a fast level 3 hike, with about 2200 feet elevation and 11 miles, we hike brisk at a steady 3 level, only stop for lunch and short water breaks in between. From Sebago parking lot, we take the blue, red and yellow trail to Panther Mountain, back along Pine Meadow Lake and Diamond Mountain Bring lunch, water and wear hiking boots. Please be ready to at 9:00 am Directions to: Lake Sebago Boat Launch The parking lot is about 4.5 miles from the intersection with Route17. Driving north on Seven Lakes Drive, the parking lot will be on your left side of the road, going down to the lake.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sebago Boat Launch Harriman State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Rita Gollin (ritagollin@yahoo.com) 973-720-0953
Trip Difficulty: 3D11

Four Mountains and some Ridges 2D7(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22

All meet at the White Bar crossing of old 106/now Kanawauke Rd. ready to hike at 8:15. No major water crossings and the mud should be manageable. Four good climbs and some open ridges for views. Bring at least two qts. of water and be prepared for sun on the open ridges. Since I no longer hike alone, let me know by 7 PM Friday that you would like to join me: wandatrails@gmail.com. Pace is an leisurely two with stops for water. Sit-down lunch of 20-25 min. on Tom Jones. Not appropriate for beginners. I don't know when we will be out. Southern Harriman map. Tom Jones and Black Rock are South and North of Kanawauke Rd. respectively. No public trans. The most efficient route is SR 17N to 17A/106 leftish exit. Make a right onto 106 East and go about 2 1/4 miles to unimproved lot on the right.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harriman State Park Route 106 parking area
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Wanda Davenport (wandatrails@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2D7

Schunemunk at the Solstice: Trestle to Trestle 2D8(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

We will spot cars in order to hike the highest ridge in the Lower Hudson Valley (elev. 1664) from south to north. Expect a long, steady ascent with some modest scrambles, followed by easy walking on an open ridge with spectacular views. Ample sun/wind protection and water required. Bus passengers (trans. 2A) MUST preregister. L's cell phone for day of hike only: (203) 832-8752.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Otterkill Road, West Cornwall, NY, c. 200 yards west of Moodna Creek Viaduct.
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John Fitzpatrick (rozsaphile@earthlink.net) 203-846-8171
Trip Difficulty: 2D8

Ice Caves Summer Solstice Celebration 1E5(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

All ages: adults: 20-30's and families are welcome. Only requirements are adequate strength, sense of adventure, and the wilderness sand box skills to match the steeps, scrambles, and bushwhacking of the Ice Caves. At my slow pace, bask in the bliss of almost the longest light day of the year while exploring the crushing walls of the flume, winter's ice in the dark cave, and in the cracks, great and small, the small wonders of the earth. Maybe we will be temporarily rubber persons all twisted while doing the rabbit hole. Expect an unrelenting cubic rockiness, defying ordinary explanation. Possible dinner in Ellenville. Group limited to 15. 8 spaces left.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Gunks
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Bill Hladky (wehladky@yahoo.com) 914-874-4640 (NCA 10:00 PM)
Trip Difficulty: 1E5

10 Mile Agony Grind Hike 3D10(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

Let's have more fun by going hiking again on Sat. by going to a place we don't go often. The hike will be about 10 miles long and have one long steep climb, and a few smaller ones, and a neat scramble through Agony Grind twice. This hike will be a typical hike with the usual assortment of hills, lakes, valleys, woods roads, etc. This hike won't be run at a brisk pace, but won't be slow either. It could be a demanding hike for some. We will stop a reasonable number of times. If you are looking for a high intensity workout or a slow stroll this is the wrong hike. Leader determines the pace, mileage number of stops, and duration of stops. If you want to run, do not come. Bring at least 4 quarts of water your lunch and wear hiking boots. If all goes well we will take the AT to the S, the S to the IH, the IH to FL, the FL to the WM, the WM to the TS, the TS to the LME, the LME to the FL, the FL to IH, the IH to the S, and the S to the AT. Rain or extreme heat cancels. No swimming and no dogs. Trans. 1F Arden Valley Road. Drivers arrive at the ELK Pen Parking lot at 9:20 and then walk down Arden Valley Road for 1/4 of a mile and meet the Bus riders at the Junction of Arden Valley Road and route 17. Bus Riders are always welcome. There is no need to let me know you are coming by bus, but if you have any questions about the hike feel free to call or e-mail me. Bus riders take the 8:30 Short Line bus from PABT NY to Harriman which Arr. 9:26. Ask the bus driver to let you out at the Welcome to Harriman Park sign on Route 17 at Arden Valley Road. Buy a one-way bus ticket. Leader will be on the bus, so just follow me to the meeting place. The short line ticket office is on the second floor of the North Building of the PABT. The bus usually leaves from gate 403. Arrive by 8:00. Sometimes the bus line is long, and the bus company doesn't provide a second bus, so you may not get on it if you come late. Drivers meet in parking lot just past the Thruway Bridge on Arden Valley road., and then walk back to RTe. 17. L: Joe Nigro 718-331-6148 (7:30-9:30 PM) Joeni1@msn.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Arden Valley Road, off Rte. 17
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Joe Nigro (joeni1@msn.com) 718-331-6148 (7:30-9:30 PM)
Trip Difficulty: 3D10

Canceled: Young Member 10 Mile Harriman Traverse Hike 3C10(YM)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

Intermediate Difficulty Hike (10 miles, 2000ft elevation gain, moderate pace, not for beginners or slow hikers, no bailouts) This will be another scenic hike in the southern section of Harriman. The hike will start in Kakiat Park and follow the Kakiat trail up Cobus Mountain. We'll then switch to the S-BM and Conklin's Crossing trails which will bring us to Pine Meadow Lake. The lake will be our lunch spot and place to relax and take in the views. After lunch we'll take a combination of trails including a section of the Seven Hills Trail that will bring us through many scenic viewpoints. Optional drinks & food at Stone Meadow Inn. Bring food and at least 2 liters of water. Public Transit Directions: 8:45am Coach USA bus from Port Authority. Enter Port Authority from the entrance between 40th & 41st street. Purchase a one way ticket to Suffern and a one way return ticket from Sloatsburg. Ticket can be purchased from the Coach USA ticket counter on the first floor (Booths 11-15 next to NJ Transit ticketing). I recommend getting to the gate 30 min before departure. Meeting spot will be at the bus gate. Driving Directions: This hike starts and ends in different locations. Let me know if you're planning to drive and I'll try to arrange a car shuttle. The hike will start in Kakiat Park at 9:45a (GPS: 41.145597, -74.113495) and will finish at Reeves Meadow parking lot (GPS: 41.173917, -74.168689).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Kakiat Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Vlad Rud (vraod98@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3C10

Ramapo Mtn. State Forest 3D8(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

Meet at Ringwood Park and Ride at 9.51 a.m. Short car shuttle to trailhead. Hike will go on a variety of trails taking in overlooks throughout the day. Possibly, cactus will be in bloom. Moderate to upper moderate pace on forest trails for up to 8 miles. For transportation from NYC Port Authority transportation code is 3B but take late bus departing 8.30 arriving 9.51. Forecast of extreme heat may cancel (check STATUS entry on this listing after 8 p.m. Fri. for a change to Canceled). Note about hike rating - see also hike codes for AMC chapters https://www.outdoors.org/outdoor-activities/difficulty-ratings. This hike is rated 3D8, which means a brisk pace and with hills and a few scrambles for 8 miles. There will be rest stops at places with good views and at trail junctions. If you are unsure of your abilities to complete this hike (for example of you have previously been on Level 2 hikes only) please call so we can discuss.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Ringwood Park and Ride is on Cannici Drive off of Skyline Drive
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: David Hartree (hikerdavid@verizon.net) 732-379-9975 (Evenings 7-10 p.m. (or text at any time))
Trip Difficulty: 3D8
Link: Description of some of the route from the NY NJ Trail Conference

Canceled: CANCELLED- Sugarloaf Mountain, Hudson River Views and More on 8 Mile Garrison Hike 3D8(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRUCUMSTANCES, I NEED TO CANCEL THIS HIKE. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. Registration is requested in order to help manage group size and ensure a safe and fun hike. A YES RSVP can be changed to NO at any time. Let's hope for a nice summer day in the Hudson Highlands, where we will see many Hudson River views on trails by the river, which face West Point on the other side, and have a climb up to Sugarloaf Mountain, where there will be lots of cactus on the summit, as well as small bamboo forests on the trail. We should have plenty of time afterwards to relax on the historic Garrison Landing by the river and visit the Garrison Art Center. Another treat on the Landing is the newly opened Dolly's Restaurant and Café (named after the Hello Dolly movie which was filmed here) offering gourmet food and deserts. Our hike begins right from the train station, where we proceed to walk along the trails to the scenic Arden Point. From there we hike along the ridge on the Sugarloaf trail, and ascend the mountain for our scenic lunch spot. On the way back to the train station, we hike along trails on the Glenclyffe loop, which has a few gazebos and benches to enjoy the scenery. Trains along the scenic Hudson Line return to Manhattan at least hourly. We will hike at a steady, brisk 3 level (not fast, but definitely not slow) pace over a distance of 8 miles, with some steep hills on hiking trails in the woods and on rocky terrain. Hikers should wear hiking boots, have 3 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch, and be in good condition to complete a strenuous hike (Per AMC policy, please no dogs, unless indicated otherwise). Rain or even questionable forecast, as well as very wet and slippery rocks, may cancel or modify; check website for latest updates. We meet at 10 AM in the Garrison train station parking lot. The transportation information for both public transportation leaving from Grand Central and cars (AMC Trans code: 5C on the AMC New York-North Jersey website) is indicated below. Please purchase a one way ticket since there may be rides back to the city offered, and arrive a bit early to allow time to purchase tickets, and getting to the proper gate. 5. 8:32 a.m. METRO-NORTH RR [masked]http://www.mta.info/schedules) Poughkeepsie train from GCT. C. Garrison, Putnam CO., NY. Arr. 9:53. ¼-mi. W of Rts. 9D & 403.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Garrison, NY train station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Lamb
Trip Difficulty: 3D8
Link: Transportation Codes

Ramapo Valley County Reservation 2C5(H)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

We will hike the Vista loop (yellow blaze). This is about 5 miles at a moderate pace, with a few uphill sections. There are beautiful overlook scenic views. where we will have lunch...Hiking shoes/boots are preferred .Please bring snacks,water and a light lunch. Public Transportation, Suffern, Rockland CO NY bus and/or train Uber or cab to trail head. PLEASE GO ON MEETUP.COM AS THAT IS THE LIST I WILL USE FOR REGISTRATION, thanks.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah NJ 070430
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Leslie Arthur (larthurbk7@aol.com) 973-986-5262 (4pm to 10pm)
Registrar: leslie arthur (larthurbk7@aol.com) 973-986-5262 (4pm to 10pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C5

Skills and drills on the Delaware

Date: Sunday, June 23

Join us on the scenic Delaware for a day of drilling and practice. This trip is for beginners and returning paddlers who want to sharpen their skills. We will be paddling the Staircase to Sparrow bush section of the river with plenty of opportunity to practice basic skills.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Charles Michener (charlesmichener@msn.com) 917-370-1591 (NCA 9 p.m.)

Garrison Circular 2B6H)

Date: Sunday, June 23

Moderate hike in this scenic area. trans 5C but use 11:32 from Grand Central. Drivers park in commuter lot & meet train, arriving 12:51. Hike starts & ends here.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Garrison Metro North station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hal Kaplan (kapkotours@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2B6

Midweek

Date: Sunday, June 23 - Thursday, June 27

Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Reeves Meadow Circular 3C8(H)

Date: Sunday, June 23 - Sunday, June 23

Summertime and the hiking is easy. I am toning my hikes down for the summer heat. Sounds like the rain will stay away also. Moderate 3 pace, steady hike, not a run. We will climb about 1600 feet. 3 liters water, lunch and hiking boots required. Steady rain cancels. If you are a strong 2 level hiker, you will feel comfortable on this hike. Lunch will be between 12:30 and 1pm so bring a snack if needed. No transportation L Mark Gordon 917-679-2861 NCA 10p.m. We meet at 9am at Reeves Meadow visitors center. GPS: 41.173916, -74.168658 Driving directions from the George Washington Bridge: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/George+Washington+Bridge,+Fort+Lee,+NJ/Reeves+Meadow+Information+Center,+54+Seven+Lakes+Dr,+Sloatsburg,+NY+10974/@41.0121964,-74.3483879,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c2f6bdce18ab07:0x43e0227030fb8c72!2m2!1d-73.9527159!2d40.8516964!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c2de55729547c1:0x3bf9f138be8dcf93!2m2!1d-74.1683797!2d41.1739851!3e0?hl=en

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Reeves Meadow visitors center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Mark Gordon (BRIDALGUY@HOTMAIL.COM) 917-679-2861 (NO calls after 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: 3C8

Ward Pound Ridge in Earliest Summer 3C/D10-11(H)

Date: Sunday, June 23 - Sunday, June 23

Rumor has it that the rain will stop long enough to allow us to hike Sunday. You will not see a greener or more florally resplendent recreational area than WPR in late June of a rain-soaked spring. Expect a brisk but not a hurried pace, with 1600-1900 feet of elevation gain. All of that rain has produced mud, of course - lots of it! However, the park's highly networked trail system will afford options for keeping our feet as dry as possible. A $10 per car entrance fee is charged. Email registration is required. Meeting details in my replies. Our exact trail usage will also take into account the effects of the recent rain on ground conditions. The Sunday outlook must remain dry for the hike to proceed. It looks good as of this posting. No public transportation.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cross River, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Mike Handelsman (hikermike7@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3C/D10-11

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 23 - Sunday, June 23

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details, please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Yoga Workshop

Date: Tuesday, June 25 - Thursday, June 27

Join certified Hatha yoga teacher Richard Barcia for classes that are designed for the mind, body and heart. Learn new poses and breathing techniques designed for all levels. Yoga mats provided.

Activity Categories: Social Events, Yoga
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Deerfield River Class 2 Fifebrook Section and Class 4 Dryway section - Deerfield Fest

Date: Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30

Please join us for a 3-day release on everyone's favorite, the Deerfield River. We have a gorgeous group camp site in a State Park starting Thur night. It is also the weekend of the Deerfield Fest, a AW fundraiser organized by Zoar outdoor. We will run both the Class 2 section and the Class 4 section daily. Hope to see you there.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Sozanne Solmaz (ssolmaz@binghamton.edu)

Iyengar Yoga / Vegetarian Weekend

Date: Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30

Iyengar yoga is the practice of alignment and mindfulness. Cheryl Malter, long time teacher, instructs with precision, and attention to individual postural corrections. Most meals included. Mgrs: Elizabeth Green and Brett Stia.

Activity Categories: Yoga
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Martina Puchta
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Birdwatching Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30

Let's go birding! Get your binoculars out as we welcome our lovely birds as they migrate back to their ancestral nesting ground in Harriman State Park. Come enjoy their splendid beauty, and hear their lovely song. Saturday we plan to explore Doodletown, with the hopes of seeing Cerulean Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers and Indigo Buntings, just to mention a few of the species we may see. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Accommodations Choose to stay in either a newly renovated cabin or a 3-sided and roofed shelter. Cranberry Cabins 1 and 2 each have 1 queen bed and 2 bunks. The shelter can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Bath houses are nearby and have hot showers and flush toilets. Registration Registration is mandatory. Space is limited to 8 guests. Register by June 14 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-Members After June 14 midnight ... Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camp: $145 Members / $185 Non-members Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Birdwatching, Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsey Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, New York, Hudson River Valley, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Miriam Rakowski
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Young Members' Hike, Swim and Camp Weekend of Fun !

Date: Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30

Let's get outside! What can be better than a weekend camping outdoors, hiking through the woods, swimming in a refreshing mountain lake and relaxing by an evening campfire with new friends? Enjoy a 3 days / 2 nights summer weekend hiking, swimming, paddling or just relaxing at the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. On Saturday we will have a beginner friendly hike in the morning followed by plenty of afternoon time to enjoy swimming or paddling in the Lake. Saturday afternoon we will enjoy a social happy hour with some snacks and an evening bonfire with s'mores. Bring your own adult beverages to enjoy at happy hour, meals and campfires. Sunday morning you can enjoy your choice of more hiking, swimming, paddling or just lakeside relaxation. This weekend, we will stay at Beaver Brook Tent Platforms and Shelters. Meals will be taken in the Dining Hall. Meals included are Saturday breakfast, Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast. Optional Friday Dinner and Sat/Sun Trail Lunches may be purchased separately. The event is sponsored by the NY-NoJ Chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Canoe, kayaks and yoga equipment is available for free courtesy of the New York-North Jersey Chapter. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sells out, so register early! Space is limited to 40 participants. Register by June 14 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Camping: $95 Members / $120 Non-members After June 14 midnight .... $20 will be added to each ticket price Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (Fri & Sat), Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday Trail Lunch and Sunday Trail Lunch may be purchased separately before you check out in EventBrite or at the camp. Meals purchased upon arrival may be subject to a 20% surcharge. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Herb Zoota
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on Eventbrite

Canoe & Kayak Whitewater Week of Southern Rivers, CL 1+, CL 2, CL 3, CL4

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, July 7

Fireworks! Flowering redbud trees! Feisty wave trains! New friends! Join AMC leader and experienced paddlers for a joint-club Week of Rivers with our friends from the Carolina Canoe Club. WE'LL COORDINATE WITH REGISTRANTS TO SEE WHICH DAYS WE ALL WISH TO ATTEND, THUS OPTIMIZING CAR POOL POTENTIAL! This is the Carolina Canoe Club's flagship annual whitewater paddling event. Each year around the 4th of July, paddlers converge on the Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground in Bryson City, NC for 9 days of paddling fun, evening activities, and camping. Bryson City is nestled in the western corner of North Carolina, right in the heart of whitewater heaven, the Nantahala River Gorge. Though not a comprehensive list, nearby rivers include the Nantahala, Tellico, Tuckasegee, and Ocoee. There are even wild and scenic CL 1 options, too! As with last year, AMC leaders coordinate a group within the event's bigger base camp and guide you as you choose your challenge each day. One of our chapter paddlers, Liz, lends her legendary dad as a frequent safety river leader VIP. Hang out all 9 days with us, or stay for just a few. Feel free to email me for more info, or view their website: https://www.facebook.com/events/967929523416612/ https://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers-2019

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina
Region: Other U.S.
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com)

Cranberry Lake 50 Challenge 4B48.3(H)

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

F-out of your mind... 50 miles in one day!? Yeah why not!? Let's challenge ourselves and push our limits far beyond we think we can. After all, limits are only in our heads where we draw the ceiling. And, we tend to undermine our physical capabilities. So, let it be that this day will forever change that mindset and break through your comfort zone! Whether we really execute the whole route within a day or not, I am sure you can say confidently that you pushed your limit far more than you thought you could. On Saturday, June 29 (rain date being a week later on July 6), we'll kick off the dirt, if not the mud, bright and early... well rather dark and early... at 4 am going around the Cranberry Lake clock-wise starting from the Cranberry Lake Campground where we spend the Fri and Sat nights before returning to NYC on Sun. Hoping to wrap up the entire route by 8~10 pm, which returns 16 to 18 hours of total duration or 2.68~3.01 MPH overall pace, including breaks. Total elevation gain is less than 3.5k feet over the course, so mostly flat, which should help us speed up. This hike is clearly designed for the advanced hikers with lots of experience under the belts who are comfortably capable of navigating in the wilderness on their own. Beginners and intermediate hikers, who would like to explore this part of the Adirondacks, are also welcome to join the trip and explore the area on their own, but must be self-sufficient with their own planning, navigation and car-camping. There are numerous of short hikes, paddling and swimming to do in/around the lake(shore) to keep you entertained for the entire weekend, if not longer. For those who are shooting for the Cranberry Lake 50 challenge, refer more details at: https://www.ramblr.com/web/mymap/trip/47098/1460703/ Except for those I personally invited, you must coordinate your own ride (whether driving, renting your own car or carpooling) and book your own campsite. Our campsite is shared on the above-referenced URL if anyone wants to grab a site closer to us (subject to availability). RSVP and address any questions you might have. I am not going through the packing list. If you are signing up for this hike, you are expected to know what to bring.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Social Events
Location: Cranberry Lake Campground
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 4B48.3
Link: Planned Route & Full Description

Catskills Triple Mountain Extravaganza: Slide-Cornell-Wittenberg

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30

Fantastic trip for experienced backpackers ready for a mid-season challenge. Let's get our hearts pumping by tackling Slide, Cornell and Wittenberg mountains in sequence, staying overnight at Terrace shelter, and then back out on Sunday up (North) from the shelter, and around (West-SouthWest) back to the cars. Total about 7.5 miles on Saturday (with lots of elevation gain and loss: 1500' in first 2.25 miles; down and up and down and up . . .), and then 7 miles with only slightly lower strenuosity on Sunday. Plenty of water along the way to fill up, and we'll need it! The rewards will be outstanding!

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Slide Mountain Wilderness
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Richard Bryan (rbryan@rickbryan.com) 212-979-2868 (7:30 - 10:00 PM) , Ingrid Strauch
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Here's a like to the first leg of the hike and the parking location

Rockefeller State Park Preserve 2C5(H)

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

New members, old timers, and regulars, hike five miles at a moderate pace on mixed trails and rolling hills. We'll explore the northern section of Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Our hike will be very scenic and last about 3 hours. Bring a snack and at least one quart of a drink. Text leader with questions. Hike begins at 9 AM sharp.. L: Steve Galla 914-953-2222 Text preferred. Directions: Parking Lot at Rockefeller State Park Preserve 125 Phelps Way (Route 117) Pleasantville, NY, 10560 No Public Transportation

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Rockefeller State Park Preserve - Parking Lot
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Steve Galla (steve@stevegalla.com) 914-953-2222 (Text anytime.)
Trip Difficulty: 2C5, easy to moderate

Midweek

Date: Sunday, June 30 - Thursday, July 4

No activities scheduled. Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 30 - Sunday, June 30

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details, please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

July 4th Lower Yough Trip

Date: Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7

Come join us for the AMC's annual July 4TH weekend (Thurs. July 4 through Sun. July 7 2019) trip to Western Pennsylvania's Youghiogheny and nearby rivers. Lower Yough is suitable for whitewater paddlers with experience on Class III rivers, permits provided. Other nearby rivers ( Upper Yough, Cheat, Stoneycreek) may be running and we may have official trips to those rivers depending on the availability of appropriately rated river leaders for them. Camping at a nearby campsite ( with large pavilion ). Full days paddling on Thurs. July 4,5 and 6 less on Sunday then that long drive home. Location: Ohiopyle, PA, Pennsylvania, Western, PA

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Pennsylvania, Western
Leader: Butch Futrell (blunderbuddy@aol.com) 917-337-1065 (NCA 9 p.m.)

Susquehannock Trail System Backpack

Date: Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7

This will be a moderately-paced 3-day backpack. We'll be scouting a section of the Susquehannock Trail System (STS) and link trails in Potter County, PA. Participants have the option of meeting the group Thursday night at Cherry Springs State Park campgrounds or joining the group Friday morning at 9 am at the campgrounds. Friday morning we will park some vehicles at Patterson State Park and head to the West Branch Trail head on West Branch Road. We will hike west on the WBT to its junction with the Susquehannock Trail System and camp there Friday night. Trail may be wet and terrain will vary, with a few steep climbs and descents and some stream crossings. Total mileage for the day is 6.76 miles. Saturday we will attend the monthly meeting and cook out with the Susquehannock Trail Club at a member's residence, and camp on their land Saturday night. Sunday we will scout a section of the East Fork Trail - there are several options. (total mileage may be 3 miles or 5.5 miles).

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Potter County, Pennsyvania
Region: Pennsylvania, Central
Leader: Jean MacFarlane (maxinemac@yahoo.com) , David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Cherry Springs State Park

Do Your Own Thing Weekend

Date: Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7

No scheduled activities. Relax, walk to the Lighthouse, sit on the beach under an umbrella, kayak in the Bay. Your time is your own! Most meals included. Mgrs: Wylie Goodman and John Maier

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Bear Mountain Inn Circular Backpack ( 2C17 )

Date: Saturday, July 6 - Sunday, July 7

A moderate 17 mile overnight backpack trip that offers river, mountain and lake views. Sunset and sunrise vistas will be all ours as we camp under the stars. Limited to 8 backpackers. Beginners w/recent backpack experience are welcome. Learn about new Backpacking Trips and stay up to date on the status of this trip by joining " Daily Digest " here: https://www.outdoors.org/get-involved/membership-faqs Recommended Gear List https://www.rei.com/content/dam/documents/pdf/expert-advice/Backpacking_Checklist_Printable.pdf If you are a member of Facebook, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining our backpackers group. See the link below:

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Bear Mountain State Park
Region: New York, Highlands Region
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) 646-334-1525 (Before 9 PM) , Ingrid Strauch
Co-Leader: Vlad Rud
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: AMC Facebook Backpackers Group

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 7 - Sunday, July 7

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details, please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Midweek

Date: Tuesday, July 9 - Thursday, July 11

No activities scheduled. Please note: Monday, July 8 is not available.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Nature Essay Book Club

Date: Wednesday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 10

We love the outdoors. Renowned poet Mary Oliver's short essays further enrich our love of nature's true mysteries. Please RSVP directly to Loretta Brady, AMC paddler at lorettajbrady@hotmail.com so we can know how many chairs to add! Can't get to read all the essays? No worries. This is an experienced essay group that welcomes new members and steers discussion to rich and witty analyses of the text. Come ready to share the essays you loved. Can't make this night? This stimulating group meets monthly here on the second Wednesday of every month, covering all kinds of profound, enlightening and fun essay writers. BOOK CULTURE gives a generous discount to members of this essay club, so if you buy books there (or at any of it's other branches) be sure to mention this and save some $$$. The Essay Book Club meets every second Wed. here at 7 pm and is open to ALL! Past selections included Barbara Kingsolver SMALL WONDER. Future titles will or could include: Svetlana Alexeivitch's VOICES OF CHERNOBYL, Damon Young's WHATEVER DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU BLACKER, Toni Morrison, and more.---but most often many other titles relevant to lovers of nature and the planet. Feel free to ask more questions about this event, or future monthly sessions. Again, though, faster responses can be had if you email me directly. lorettajbrady@hotmail.com

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Birdwatching, Conservation, Cultural, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: Book Culture Book Store 536 W 112th St. NY NY 10025
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com)

Kayak Trips Weekend

Date: Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

Set off with Alison North and Eileen Yin in one of our kayaks to explore the serenity of the birding islands across the Bay or the delights of the various communities and their ice cream parlors! This is not an instructional weekend. Suitable only for guests with reasonable paddling experience. Most meals included. Mgrs: Cheryl Bobe and Len Keff

Activity Categories: Paddling, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Alison North , Eileen Yin
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

20's & 30's Harriman Takeover

Date: Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

For the 2nd year in a row 20's & 30's committes from across the region are taking over Corman Harriman Outdoor Center for an entire weekend! **REGISTER NOW! You don't want to miss it!** 20's & 30's committees from across all AMC chapters are getting together to throw a weekend long bash at the Corman Harriman Outdoor Center (CHOC) in Haverstraw, NY, about 37 miles north of New York City. We've lined up an entire weekend of fun outdoor activities, workshops, good food, and live music for you. Activities include day and night hikes, swimming, paddling, trail maintenance workshops, conservation workshops, yoga on the dock, games, music, and bonfires (feel free to pack musical instruments if you're moved to jam). This weekend is a celebration of all things outdoors and our chance to recognize the incredible growth of 20's and 30's communities from across AMC's region. Of course, we welcome people of any and all ages to join us! Accommodations & Meals: Accommodations are in newly renovated cabins or camping on tent platforms and 3-sided shelters. One ticket entitles one person to one spot on a tent platform or shelter, or to one bunk in a cabin, plus meals listed on each ticket. NOTE: Alcohol is not permitted to be sold at CHOC, but those who are 21+ are welcome to bring their own beverages to enjoy. Cost: Saturday Picnic ONLY: $65.00 - (Includes Saturday Picnic and all activities) Tent Camping: $120.00 - (Includes Saturday Picnic, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, and all activities) Cabin: $160.00 - (Includes Saturday Picnic, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, and all activities) Friday Arrival Option: Additional $35.00 - (Allows access to your accommodations on Friday Night. Also Includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch)

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Birdwatching, Camping, Climbing/Mountaineering, Conservation, Cultural, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Music, Paddling, Photography, Rock Climbing, Running, Social Events, Yoga
Location: Corman Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Highlands Region
Leader: Justin Bailey (jbailey@outdoors.org) 631-767-3336, Rafal Rogoza (rrogoza@gmail.com) , Thomas Meehan (thomas.meehan1@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Fun
Link: Carpool Site

Nature, Dinner & Design along the Long Island City Waterfront 2A5(W)

Date: Saturday, July 13

Experience an exhilarating design adventure as you leave urban Long Island City and walk the length of Gantry Park to the end of the Hunter's Point Salt Marsh. A high path and a parallel low path will provide varied perspectives-we'll do both. Dinner in the park-remember to pack your own! Bring a small treat to share. Meet: 4:00 pm in the seating area at the Citicorp Building at 1 Court Square in Queens (intersection of Jackson and Thompson Avenues); closest subway is the Court Square station on the E and 7 lines.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 1 Court Square; intersection of Jackson & Thompson Avenues, Long Island City, Queens
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5

Bear, West, Timp and Bald 4D11(H)

Date: Saturday, July 13

Climb Bear Mt. on Major Welch. Lunch on West Mtn. Climb the Timp and then Bald. Hike is about 11 miles at a reasonably fast pace. Heavy rain cancels. Trans. 5B, BUT take 7:32 train from Grand Central arriving at Manitou 8:47. Drivers take Manitou Rd. from Route 9D 1.25 miles North of Bear Mountain Bridge.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Manitou Metro North Station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Rich Siegelman (rsiegelm@optonline.net) 973-398-9207 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 4D11

Canoe&Kayak, Esopus Creek Release, CL2/2+

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14

This is a great river to develop your CL2 skills. Camp by the river near Phoenicia, NY. Sat. happy hour will be provided by us all. Bring your favorite drink and snacks. Alcoholic drinks are permitted at the campsite. Meals are on your own. Pot luck and cook at the campsite, or eat in town. Participants can pool ideas on this. Register online. Camping cost is approximately $12 per person per night. If release cancels leaders would consider the Lehigh river as an alternative. For more information you may also contact Milana and Oleg Buslovsky as co-leaders of the event at mobusmail@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Esopus Creek, Phoenecia , NY
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) 917-497-0446 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: CL 2/2+

Harriman Backpacking Trip

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14

Moderate overnight backpacking trip in Harriman State Park of about 20 miles on the Appalachian Trail and the Long Path. Limited to 8 participants w/ recent backpacking experience and all necessary gear. Please register using the link above.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Harriman State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Martin Tibbetts (mrt3320@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Paul Greenberg (pgreenx@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2C20

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 14 - Sunday, July 14

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details. please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Midweek Sail School

Date: Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18

This is a 3 full day sailing school for students of all levels. Beginners come learn to sail; experienced sailors receive coaching to expand skills, learn to sail the larger boats, or get authorized to sail on your own. We will work with Sunfish and day sailors. Arrive Monday afternoon, check-in with the manager and enjoy the beach. Dinner is served in the evening, followed by hands on sessions and informal navigation and star gazing. Breakfast Tuesday AM, followed by classroom session, then the on-water program starts, lasting through Thursday late afternoon. Have a great time and learn a lot, interspersed with fun and time on the beach. Registration includes classroom sessions and intensive on water instruction, boats, equipment, meals and 3 nights lodging. Read and bring book, "Learn Sailing Right -- Beginning Sailing" / by the US Sailing Association. Mgrs: Rebecca and Marty Turetzky. Please note: Day Guests are not permitted during sail school days.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Sailing
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm)
Link: US Sailing

Cranberry Lake Exploration 3C65

Date: Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 20

This 6 day trip will explore the rolling hills, lakes, ponds and rivers of the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest and Five Ponds Wilderness. Some backpacking will be on the CL50 trail. Other times we will backpack side trails and ascend a few moderate peaks. A highlight will be backpacking to the Five Ponds and Sand Lake trails to witness ancient forests and giant trees. For those who have already done the CL 50 this is a chane to see some of the areas you didn't see the first time around. For those who haven't been to this area it's an introduction to a truly wild place with remnants of logging and sportsmen's camps inhabited in the early 1900. We will travel at a moderate pace and cover 10-12 miles a day. There are no early outs once we get started. This is a trip suited for experienced multi day backpackers who can manage their food and gear for 5 days. This is not suitable for first time backpackers. Please refer to the Adirondack Mountain Club's " Western Trails 1st Edition " for detailed information. See the Nat Geo Old Forge/Oswegatchie Map #745 for trail info and topographic. For those interested in keeping up with trip postings please see the links to our Facebook Backpackers Group and to the AMC Daily Digest.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Cranberry Lake Wild Forest
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) , Ingrid Strauch
Co-Leader: TBD
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: AMC Facebook Page

Canoe&Kayak, Salmon River, NY, Whitewater CL 2/3

Date: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Release weekend on the Salmon. A fun river with mostly class 2 whitewater. There is some easy class 3 action for people stepping up their skill level. Lots of play spots including "Titanic," a very friendly hole to learn how to side surf (or find out what window shading means). Group Camping at Stoney's Pineville Camp Ground.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Pulaski, NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Jennifer Koermer (jennifer_koermer@yahoo.com) , Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) 917-497-0446 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: CL 2/3

Live Music Weekend

Date: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Join Brian Farren and the St Elvis band in making music, from folk to rock. The fun begins on the deck at sunset! Come prepared to dance, sing along to your favorite songs or if you wish, bring your instrument and jam. Most meals included. Mgrs: Diane Serlin and Susan MacDonald.

Activity Categories: Music, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Monongahela National Forest WV Bike-Packing (40 miles biking/5 miles backpacking)

Date: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

This bike-packing trip begins and ends at Blackwater Falls State Park in WV. Much of the ride is on gravel forest service roads that allow vehicle traffic though there won't be much of it. Our first afternoon consists of taking a paved park road and on to national forest land to reach a parking lot for the Lindy Point Overlook. We leave our bikes here and hike .80 of one mile round trip to an outstanding overlook. Upon returning to our bikes we continue on rolling terrain with one stream crossing (no bridge) to the Table Rock trailhead. It is 1.1 miles to reach another outstanding overlook where we will camp for the night. Some of this trail can be ridden. There is no water at this campsite. On our second day we will return to the forest service road and continue till we reach a junction for FR244A. After another stream crossing (no bridge) we descend steeply on a gravel road to a narrow paved road on the other side of which is the Otter Creek Wilderness Area. We continue on this paved road to Hendricks WV where we will cross a river on a pedestrian bridge and take more gravel roads to enter the Fernow Experimental Forest. This part of the ride is uphill at about a 3-4% grade till we reach the Big Springs Gap trailhead. From here we leave our bikes and enter the Otter Creek Wilderness to get to a camping spot after .90 miles with swimming as an optional activity. On our third day we return to Hendricks and head to Thomas on a rail trail for 10 miles gently uphill. At Thomas we return to Blackwater on a busy 2 lane road which is also part of the Allegheny Trail. Daily biking mileage: 6.8/13.8/20 Daily hiking mileage: 1.9 rolling terrain assuming we walk to campsite/2.0 with 1.1 rolling and .90 downhill/.90 uphill Helmets, gloves, high visibility vest, spare tube & repair parts required along with backpacking gear that you can safely carry riding a bike. Mountain or Hybrid bikes only. Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time for looking around and relaxing. While Sunday's mileage is a little long about 5 miles is downhill and 10 gently uphill on a 3-4% grade. Trip photo is the view from where we will camp Friday.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Bicycling - Mountain
Location: Davis WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: Dave Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Dean Witman (witmand@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jill Watkins
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Google Maps Overall Route

Norvin Green Circular 4D10(H)

Date: Saturday, July 20

Hilly, scenic 10-mile hike including Buck Mtn., Carris Hill, and High Point at a reasonably fast pace. Heavy rain cancels. Trans. 3B NJ Transit bus 197 leaves PABT 7:30 a.m. arrives 8:51 Ringwood Park and Ride on Cannici Dr. near library off Skyline Drive, 1500 ft. from its T junction with Rt. 511.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Ringwood Park and Ride
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Rich Siegelman (rsiegelm@optonline.net) 973-398-9207 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 4D10

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 21 - Sunday, July 21

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Midweek for Families

Date: Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25

Bring kids (4 and over) for a fun week at our Cabin on this barrier island. If playing in the Bay or the Ocean isn't enough, our Gazebo is stocked with games for day and night time activities. We will pick blueberries and all can assist in preparing a great dessert! Mgrs: Kim Spelman and Crystal Williams.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Kim Spelman
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm)

Learn to Sail Weekend

Date: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Join us for an action-packed weekend of adventure and camaraderie while learning to sail our fleet of boats. No experience necessary! Weekend includes classroom sessions, boats, equipment, and on-water instruction. Arrive Friday afternoon on the ferry from Bayshore. Check-in with the manager, get settled, and enjoy the beach. Dinner is served in the evening, followed by hands on sessions and informal navigation and star gazing. Breakfast Saturday AM, followed by classroom session, then the on-water program starts, lasting through Sunday late afternoon. Read and bring book, "Learn Sailing Right -- Beginning Sailing", (US Sailing Association) Mgrs: Tom and Beth Marinis. Please note: Day Guests are not permitted during sail school days.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Sailing, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: US Sailing

Ladies Canoe & Kayak Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Bring a friend and enjoy a hazy, lazy paddling weekend at Breakneck Pond in Harriman State Park. This laid back, free and easy weekend is perfect for a Girls Weekend Away! Gain confidence in canoes and kayaks with other ladies in this weekend. Donna and Klara will review basic canoe and kayak strokes, followed by a lazy paddle to the far side of the lake. No experience is necessary. Paddlers of all levels are welcome, but must be comfortable swimming in deep water. If you would rather stay closer to shore, enjoy free time hiking, swimming, sunbathing or simply relaxing. We will take meals (breakfasts and dinners) in the Dining Hall. Trail lunches may be purchased separately when you arrive at the camp. We will stay in Storm King Cabin or Beaver Brook Tent Platforms. Storm King Cabin has 4 bedrooms, each with 2 bunk- and 2 single- beds, plus a large common room with dining table, futons and mini fridges. Thick mattresses, blankets and pillow are provided. Each Beaver Brook Tent Platform can accommodate four 2-person backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Secure bearbox is available for food storage. Modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets are nearby. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Registration Registration is mandatory. Ladies Canoe & Kayak programs sells out, so register early! Space is limited to 16 cabin and 8 camping guests. Register by July 12 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. After that date, all prices increase by $20. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet when the EventBrite Registration Confirmation is sent. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-Members After July 12 midnight ... $20 will be added to each ticket price. Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (Fri & Sat), 2 dinners (Fri & Sat), 2 breakfasts (Sat & Sun), and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Klara Marton , Donna Morgan
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Canceled: Backpack the Loyalsock Trail - Eastern Half (2C32)

Date: Friday, July 26 - Monday, July 29

Loyalsock State Forest's rocky and steep trails will give us an excellent setting for this backpacking adventure. As the trail guide mentions, "The name Loyalsock Creek is from the Native American phrase, 'LAWI-SAQUICK,' meaning middle creek, since it flows between Muncy Creek and Lycoming Creek." This area features rugged, forested mountains and valleys will offer us rich views of flora and fauna. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), visitors have observed bears, bobcats, coyotes, and river otters. Joining the Loyalsock Trail to the west of the mid-point at Mile 29.61, our route will encompass more than the eastern half of the trail, 32.25 miles, from Mile 26.96 to the eastern terminus. Close to the Loyalsock State Forest District Office, our meeting place and parking area will be next to the trailhead at 41.447896, -76.451922 which is along Mead Road just west of the PA-220 intersection. From this parking lot, we will shuttle to parking along Dry Run Road (41.430207, -76.670514) which is close to where the bridge crosses Dry Run. From the parking area, we will ascend to the southeast for 0.8 miles until we reach the Loyalsock Trail at Mile 26.96. The next part of our trip will be a 5.25-mile segment that will take us to our first campsite along High Knob Road at 41.443495, -76.644773. On Day 2, we will hike 9.7 miles to the Loyal Canyon Vista Trail junction at 41.446839, -76.573944 and camp there. We will hike through Worlds End State Park on Day 3, perhaps stopping at the designated swimming area, and continue to one of three campsite options for the third night. On Day 4, we will hike across the Iron Bridge on Rock Run Road that crosses Loyalsock Creek. After the arduous stream crossing, there will be a mandatory stop at Mile 57.23, The Haystacks, for swim call. From there, we will continue east to the Dutchman Falls trailhead, collect the vehicles parked there, and return the drivers to the vehicles we left at Dry Run Road. Equipment: Follow the attached REI Backpacking Checklist for general guidance. Direct detailed questions to one of the leaders. This trip is intended for participants who have completed several backpacking trips of two nights or longer. If you have concerns about your experience level, contact one of the leaders before registering. If this trip is not for you, we will help you to find a more suitable one. Notice to Registrants: While anyone may register, this is a scouting trip that it will be run by leaders-in-training with experienced, qualified leaders providing backup. Please join us to assist them in building their skills and preparing to lead trips on their own.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Laporte Township, PA
Region: Pennsylvania, Central
Leader: Dean Witman (witmand@gmail.com) , Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2C32 See link for details on rating.
Link: Chapter Trip Difficulty Ratings

New Members Family Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Wonder what we do in the AMC? Come meet other outdoor enthusiasts and learn more about us! This weekend is primarily designed for new and prospective Family Members, but everyone is welcome. We have lots of activities planned for you, including hiking, canoeing and kayaking, swimming and Social Hour. No experience necessary. Just bring your sense of humor and be ready to share lots of laughs! Bring games and musical instruments for group fun! You have a choice of bunking in a cabin (Storm King & White Oak) or camping (Beaver Brook Tent Platforms) for two nights. We will separate family cabins and adults only cabins. You may We will all eat together in the Dining Hall. This program is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling equipment is provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is accessible by public transportation Registration Space is limited to 22 cabin & 16 camping guests. so register early! All minors must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Early Bird discounts apply if you register before July 12 midnight. After that date, add $20 to each ticket price. Kids prices are discounted. An Information Sheet will be sent to all registered participants attached to your confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin, Adult (ages 18+): $175 member / $230 non-member Cabin, Youth (ages 13-17): $145 member / $190 non-member Cabin, Child (ages 6-12): $115 member / $150 non-member Camping, Adult: $125 member / $165 non-member Camping, Youth: $105 member / $145 non-member Camping, Child: $85 member / $115 non-member Rate includes 2 nights lodging, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, hikes and activities, and volunteer leadership. Trail lunches can be purchased separately before completing registration or at camp. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Carrie Ho (membership@amc-ny.org)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Novice Backpacking Family Workshop at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to backpack with your kids? Well, wonder no more! We have just a family-friendly workshop for you! Our backpacking novice workshop is designed to get the whole family outdoors. We will utilize a base camp to simpliy logistics. The program might ease the mystery of camping in woods and hiking through them. You will learn techniques that apply to backpacking and are applicable to car camping. Every activity will be hands-on for the kids. Everyone will learn water purification techniques, including filtering and tablets and SteriPEN. You will also get a chance to try your hand at cooking your own food with your very own gas stove. On Saturday, we will take an easy hike to explore a relatively peaceful area of Southern Harriman near our camp at the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Registered participants will receive detailed information, including what to pack, where and when to meet, etc. We will stay at Beaver Brook Shelters in the heart of the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center and right next to the lake! There is a bearbox for food storage and a modern bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets. No need to buy expensive equipment. You may borrow (free!) tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags from the camp. Just inform the leader in advance. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. The camp is accessible by public transportation. Registration Before buying a ticket for this event, you must contact the Backpack Leader Richard Breusch (richge@optonline.net) to confirm your spot. Register early because Family Novice Backpack Weekends sell out very quickly. There are limited spots available. Registration deadline: Sunday, July 21 midnight. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cost Camping, Adult: $40 Members / $50 Non-members Camping, Youth & Child: $20 Members / $25 Non-members Rate includes 2 nights camping accommodation, instruction and leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Richard Breusch
Registrar: Richard Breusch (Richge@optonline.net)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Raritan Sojourn 2019: 7-Mile Paddle North Branch of Raritan River

Date: Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, July 27

Enjoy a seven-mile mostly flat-water paddle down the North Branch of the Raritan River from Bedminster through North Branch to Branchburg. Along the way, it passes farmlands (Snearowiski Farm only one of them) and several parks (White Oak Park, North Greenway Park, North Branch Park). There is one portage just before Rt. 202 over a small spillway. Our journey will end at the confluence of the North and South Branches of the Raritan River. We will stop at the crossing for Rt. 28 in North Branch for a snack. There is an option for an early out at the lunch stop. All details will be sent to registered participant one week before scheduled day. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. Cancelation Policy: This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is continuous heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 2.8 Ft or above 6.0 feet (as per USGS 01399830 Gauge on the North Branch Raritan River at Rt. 28 in North Branch NJ). Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in light rain. RSVP: Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Full details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who registered.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who registered.
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com) , Susan Allen (susanwallen70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy Flat Water Paddle. Basic Paddle Skills needed
Link: Raritan Headwaters

Nine Mile Paddle in Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Date: Sunday, July 28 - Sunday, July 28

Nine Mile Paddle in Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge A rare north-flowing river, the Walllkill, flows through Sussex County New Jersey into Orange County New York. Paddle canoe or kayak, all types welcome. From Glenwood Road in Sussex, NJ to Oil City Road (State Line Road in Pine Island, NY. This river is all flat water with a minimal current. Some climb over's may be encountered. The nine-mile paddle will be a long nine miles, be sure you're up to it. Well worth the paddle. Join us for a spectacular paddle on a beautiful unknown treasure New Jersey river. No Club boats available, you must bring your own boat and all equipment. Register by clicking on the link below. Full Details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who register.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full Details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who register.
Region: New Jersey, Western
Leader: Brian Horowitz 908-625-4916 (NCA 10 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Mary Ann Hoag (maryannhoag@yahoo.com) 212-729-3535
Trip Difficulty: Must have basic paddle skills and be able to stear
Link: Wallkill Paddle Brochure

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 28 - Sunday, July 28

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details, please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Midweek

Date: Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1

Midweek at the Fire Island Cabin.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Practice and Authorization Days

Date: Monday, July 29 - Tuesday, July 30

Ready to use the sailboats at Fire Island Cabin on your own? Members who are experienced sailors with strong basic sailing skills can come out for evaluation to become "authorized" to sail one of our boats on your own. Practice and coaching from FIC Instructor is offered. This is a good place to develop your skills and build confidence to prepare for your authorization evaluation, with supervision from our instructor. Anyone who has completed our weekend or mid-week sail class is welcome to attend. Come for either, or both days. If you are coming for the day, pay the day guest fee upon arrival; if you are staying overnight, and sailing both days, reserve a bunk (lodging only). Upon arrival check-in with the Manager and pay the day guest fee (or grab your bunk), and ask for the sail Instructor. This is not a learn to sail class! You must have basic ability to sail a boat independently, or do not attend this session. Those who do not know how to sail should enroll in learn to sail weekend or Mid-week Sail School.

Activity Categories: Sailing, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Midweek Fundamentals of Chess Workshop

Date: Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1

Kevin Hilly teaches: chess rules and board setup; the movement of chess pieces; basic opening, middle game, and endgame strategies; basic tactics; check, checkmate, stalemate. Three mornings of instruction designed to bring beginner students to a complete understanding of the rules and the object of the game. Adults and children welcome - recommended minimum age is 7. For questions email Khilly@twc.com. Evening sessions will be for open play and Q&A.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Do Your Own Thing Weekend

Date: Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4

No scheduled activities. Relax, walk to the Lighthouse, sit on the beach under an umbrella, kayak in the Bay. Your time is your own! Most meals included. Mgrs: Rebecca and Marty Turetsky,

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Yoga & Hiking Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4

Rock your weekend with a stellar combination of hiking and yoga! In the mornings, salute the sun and warm up your muscles with yoga by the lake led by certified instructor Chloe Liu. Then explore the trails in Harriman State Park with Hike Leader (and mix master) Herb Zoota. Of course, there will be plenty of time to swim, sunbathe, paddle around the lake, or simply relax. Meals will be served in the Dining Hall. Optional Trail Lunches may be purchased at camp by ordering one day in advance. We will stay In Storm King Cabin, Cranberry Cabin, and Beaver Brook Tent Platforms. Storm King Cabin has 4 bedrooms, each with 2 bunk- and 2 single-beds. There is a large center common room and 2 small refrigerators indoors and a fire ring outdoors. Cranberry Cabin has 2 bunks and a double bed (shared by 2 people), plus an indoor bathroom. Thick mattresses, blankets and pillows are provided in cabins. Each Beaver Brook Tent Platform can accommodate four 2-person backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Secure bearbox is available for food storage. Modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets are nearby. Camping equipment may be borrowed (free!) on a first come first served basis. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. The camp is accessible by public transportation. Registration Registration is mandatory. Yoga programs fill very quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 20 cabin and 24 camping participants. Early Bird discounts apply if you register before July 19th midnight. After that date, add $20 to each ticket price. An Information Sheet will be sent to all registered participants attached to your confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin (Cranberry): $195 Members / $245 Non-members Cabin (Storm King): $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-Members After July 19th midnight, $20 will be added to each ticket price. Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (Fri & Sat), 2 dinners (Fri & Sat), 2 breakfasts (Sat & Sun), and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks, Yoga
Location: The Stephen and Betsey Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Herb Zoota
Co-Leader: Chloe Liu
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Rothrock State Forest PA Beginner Level Bike-Packing (19 miles bike/12 miles hiking from a base camp)

Date: Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4

This is a meet anytime in the late afternoon Friday at Greenwood Furnace State Park where we will have a pair of walk in campsites reserved. Saturday we leave our cars at the park office and via Turkey Hill Road, bike 9-1/2 miles on gravel forest service roads to a free with reservation campsite near the end of Frew Road. Saturday afternoon do an out and back section hike as far as we want south on the Standing Stone Trail. Sunday morning do a shorter northbound out and back hike to Hunter's Rocks on the Standing Stone Trail. After breaking camp we head back to Greenwood Furnace State Park by retracing our route of the day before. Helmets, gloves, high visibility vest, spare tube & repair parts required along with backpacking gear that you can safely carry riding a bike. Mountain or Hybrid bikes only. Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time for looking around and relaxing. See the first link for detail on the elevation change (about 1,200' each direction on bikes) and route from campground to remote campsite. This route and camping location may change as we cannot reserve the remote campsite till 90 days before the trip but we typically have no trouble getting one of these campsites.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling - Mountain, Camping
Location: Greenwood Furnace State Park PA
Region: Pennsylvania, Central
Leader: Dave Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jill Watkins (jill@watkinsdesignworks.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
Link: Google Directions from campground to remote campsite

Mini-Landscapes, Maxi-Monuments & Public Art in Battery Park City and Beyond 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, August 3

We'll be thinking about the varied landscapes, memorials and monuments neatly installed along the river promenade. From Rockefeller Park to the Battery and then north to the South Street Seaport, the changing light and open space will enhance the experience. You are encouraged to bring a photo of someone you would like to remember, in paper or digital form. We can share memories at a quiet moment along the way. Dinner along the waterfront-bring your own! Meet 4:30 pm at the City Hall Park fountain; at intersection of Broadway, Park Row & Chambers Street; conveniently located near several subway lines. Check which one is best for your location.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: City Hall Park at intersection of Broadway, Park Row & Chambers Street
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6
Link: city hall park

A week in the Adirondacks

Date: Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 9

Paddle the rivers in the Adirondacks - slow current and sharp turns requiring good boat control. The group will stay at Meacham Lake Public Campground. People would be responsible for their own meals or they can go to Paul Smith's College's dining hall, at least for dinner each night. If one goes there for breakfast as well, one can pick up bag lunches then. There will likely be lift-overs, duck-unders and beaver dams. Kayakers must be able to get in and out of their boats, sometimes in deep water. The trip is limited to 12 boats.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Donald Getzin

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 4 - Sunday, August 4

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details, please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Midweek

Date: Monday, August 5 - Thursday, August 8

Midweek at the Fire Island Cabin.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island

Midweek Kayaking trips

Date: Tuesday, August 6 - Thursday, August 8

For kayakers with experience, paddle the Great South Bay to the Lighthouse or to the islands to observe the birds or perhaps to the Sunken Forest with Richard Barcia.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Young Members Weekend

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

Meet new friends for walks to the FI Lighthouse or the Sunken Forest, watching the sun set from our deck, kayaking on the Bay, or just chilling on the ocean-side beach. Mgrs: Andrea Klein & Dimitri Akrivos. This weekend is reserved through Eventbrite. All details are in the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fire-island-weekend-june-21-23-young-members-amc-nynj-tickets-59914420645For additional questions on the YM weekend only, email AMC.EmilyBerry@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: Eventbrite
Link: Eventbrite Registration Link

Summer DSLR Photography Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

Commune with nature while honing your photography skills during this Weekend Workshop. This weekend is perfect for amateur photographers who want to improve their skills and for non-photographers who just want to enjoy a summer stay-cation by the lake. Photographers should have basic technical knowledge (ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure, F-stops, etc) and own a DSLR camera and tripod. Beth Mason and Geraldine Sweeney, who won the 2016 AMC Outdoors Magazine Photography Contest, will focus on developing your skills using a tripod to photograph nature, targeting three different techniques. We will visit two different photo sites on Saturday and review our shots in the evening. Our final photo shoot will be on Sunday morning/early afternoon at a third location. Please bring your iPad or computer to upload your photos that day. If you don't plan to join the photography workshop, take advantage of our prime location in the heart of Harriman State Park to hike, boat, swim and relax. We will eat in the Dining Hall and stay in newly renovated Mountain Laurel Cabins or Beaver Brook Tent Platforms. Mountain Laurel is set up with 2 bedrooms, each with 2 bunk-beds, a common room, 2 small refrigerators, and a fire ring or BBQ. Thick mattresses, blankets and pillows are provided in cabins. Each Beaver Brook Tent Platform can accommodate four 2-person backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Secure bear box is available for food storage. Modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets are near all accommodations. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Registration is mandatory. Photography programs fill very quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 8 cabin and 4 camping participants. Early Bird discounts apply if you register before July 26th midnight. After that date, add $20 to each ticket price. An Information Sheet will be sent to all registered participants attached to your confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-Members Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (Fri & Sat), 2 dinners (Fri & Sat), 2 breakfasts (Sat & Sun), and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Trail lunches may be purchased at the camp. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Photography, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Geraldine Sweeney
Co-Leader: Elizabeth Mason
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

YM Hike Swim Camp Weekend of Fun Redux at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

Let's get outside! What can be better than a weekend camping outdoors, hiking through the woods, swimming in a refreshing mountain lake and relaxing by an evening campfire with new friends? Enjoy a 3 days / 2 nights summer weekend hiking, swimming, paddling or just relaxing at the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. On Saturday we will have a beginner friendly hike in the morning followed by plenty of afternoon time to enjoy swimming or paddling in the Lake. Saturday afternoon we will enjoy a social happy hour with some snacks and an evening bonfire with s'mores. Bring your own adult beverages to enjoy at happy hour, meals and campfires. Sunday morning you can enjoy your choice of more hiking, swimming, paddling or just lakeside relaxation. This weekend, we will stay at Beaver Brook Tent Platforms and Shelters. Meals will be taken in the Dining Hall. Meals included are Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast. Optional Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, and Sat/Sun Trail Lunches may be purchased separately. The event is sponsored by the NY-NoJ Chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Canoe, kayaks and yoga equipment is available for free courtesy of the New York-North Jersey Chapter. The camp is accessible by public transportation. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited. Register by July 26 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Camping: $95 Members / $120 Non-members After July 26th midnight .... $20 will be added to each ticket price Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (Fri & Sat), Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday Trail Lunch and Sunday Trail Lunch may be purchased separately before you check out in EventBrite or at the camp. Meals purchased upon arrival may be subject to a 20% surcharge. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Rock Climbing
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Herb Zoota
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register on EventBrite

20's & 30's Fire Island Cabin Weekend

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

Overview: The only thing better than a summer weekend spent at the beach is a weekend at the beach with your AMC friends. Join us at the Appalachian Mountain Club cabin in the Atlantique neighborhood on Fire Island. August 9 - 11 is a designated Young Member weekend for those in their 20's and 30's, but everyone is welcome to join regardless of age. Planned activities: On Saturday morning let's walk to Ocean Beach to rent fat tire bikes (https://www.instagram.com/oceanbeach_bikerentals/). We can spend a couple of hours riding along the beach, followed by lunch in town at one of the restaurants. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. >> Check out our other Fire Island weekend, June 21-23 << What else can I do on Fire Island: Included with your fee the AMC cabin provides kayaks, sail boats, beach chairs and umbrellas Visit National Park Service managed sites including the Sunken Forrest and Fire Island Lighthouse (https://www.nps.gov/fiis/index.htm) Enjoy the nightlife in the nearby town of Ocean Beach or take a water taxi further up the island to Cherry Grove and The Pines Packing list: Rent linens for $20 or bring your own Footwear appropriate for long walks in sand Towel for showering or sitting on the beach Layers for chilly nights Water shoes for rocky beaches All the usual items: Sunscreen, bug spray, sun hat, daypack, toiletries, swimsuit, spending money and a positive attitude Notes for first time visitors: We're so glad you're joining us! Group meals are provided on Friday and Saturday night, as well as Saturday and Sunday morning. You're on your own for lunch so you can either bring food from home, or walk into Ocean Beach to pick up supplies in grocery stores. When you arrive at the cabin, you'll be asked to sign up for two easy chores, items like happy hour prep, breakfast clean up or other tasks that help keep the cabin running smoothly. There is a dedicated manager who will be cooking group meals. There are two large co-ed bunk rooms in the main cabin as well as cubby holes in the common area where you can keep smaller items such as water bottles or snacks for easy access. More information is available here: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/fire-island Directions: Download the Fire Island Ferry app before you leave home to make it easier to purchase tickets for the ferry service and water taxies. From NYC, take the LIRR to the Bay Shore stop. Walk to the ferry terminal or take a $5 shuttle bus ride there. Then board the ferry to the Atlantique stop (http://www.fireislandferries.com/schedules/dunewoodatlantique/), and from there it's a short walk to the AMC cabin.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Sailing, Walks
Location: Fire Island Cabin
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Emily Berry (AMC.EmilyBerry@gmail.com)

White Mountain NH Hut to Hut Backpacking [Young Members 20's & 30's]

Date: Friday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 13

About the Trip The AMC High Huts in the White Mountains of New Hampshire are some of the jewels in the AMC's crown. Many Appalachian Trail thru hikers consider the White Mountains to be both the most beautiful and the most difficult section of the entire trail. The Huts offer an opportunity for "backpacking lite," allowing us to enjoy the spectacular scenery with a less strenuous itinerary and a lighter load. This trip is a 4-night, 5-day hut-to-hut traverse of the three huts located along the Presidential Range: Madison Spring, Lakes of the Clouds, and Mizpah Spring. We'll spend the first night at the Highland Center Lodge, then go southbound on the Appalachian Trail. We will also optionally summit all of the Presidential peaks along the way, including Mt Washington. Prerequisites Despite the relatively short distances between the huts and the lighter loads on our backs, these are still strenuous hikes. You must be in good physical condition, and you must have proper gear for alpine conditions. Mt Washington has some of the worst weather in the world, and winter conditions (even winter storms) are possible even in high summer. To help ensure everyone's safety, we will be screening everyone who applies for this trip. Important: The cost of this trip includes all breakfasts and dinners, you will be responsible for all of your lunches and snacks. An extensive pack list, meal planning tips, and detailed itinerary will be provided after registering. Please contact trip leaders with any questions. Itinerary Friday We stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch in 4-person bunkrooms. Saturday We'll take the AMC Hiker Shuttle departing the Highland Center at 9:00 AM to Valley Way trailhead and take one of several routes up to Madison Spring Hut. A quick soak for our tired feet in the cold stream which runs past the hut from Star Lake before watching the sunset with some after-dinner tea and coffee. 4.3 mi / 4050 ft Sunday We hike the AT to Lakes of the Clouds Hut, optionally summiting Mts Adams, Jefferson, Clay, and Mt Washington before descending to the Hut. If the weather is warm, swimming in the Upper Lake is permitted. Another spectacular sunset from the comfort of the Hut dining room. 7.3 mi / 3350 ft Monday We continue on the AT to Mizpah Spring Hut and finish the Presidential Range, optionally summiting Mts Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, and Jackson. 7.5 mi / 1600 ft Tuesday We descend from Mizpah Spring Hut to the Highland Center via the Mizpah Cutoff to the Crawford Path. You may drive home the same day or make separate arrangements to stay in Highland Center (or anywhere else) 2.6 mi / 1950(down)

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Benjamin Black (benjamin.black@gmail.com) , Justin Bailey (jbailey@outdoors.org) 631-767-3336, Ana Agudelo (anagudel06@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3D24
Link: Carpooling

Trail Maintenance Work & Play Day at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Saturday, August 10 - Saturday, August 10

Come perk up our favorite short hike! We'll spend a couple hours maintaining the Suffern Bear Mountain Trail between Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center and Big Hill Shelter. Afterwards, we'll all jump in the lake for a refreshing swim or grab a canoe/kayak for a fun paddle! For those who choose to stay, we'll share a Social Hour with participants of other Chapter Events at Corman Harriman Outdoor Center this weekend. We supply all the training and tools. All you have to do is bring work gloves if you have them. Wear long sleeves, long pants and a hat. Bring water, bug spray, lunch, and your good humor! This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and the Trails Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment is made available free of charge courtesy of the New York-North Jersey Chapter. The camp is accessible by public transportation. Registration: Registration is mandatory. Spaces are limited to 8 participants. Cost: FREE Event includes volunteer leadership, access to the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, and Social Hour nibbles. BYO lunch and adult beverages. Cancellation Policy Please cancel online in advance so your space can be made available for other participants.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register on Eventbrite

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 11 - Sunday, August 11

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details, please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Midweek

Date: Monday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15

No activities scheduled.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Learn to Kayak Weekend

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

Learn how to paddle a kayak with Oily Gotel and David Michael. No experience needed. Practice the basic skills and you will be on your way! Have some experience? Then bone up on your skills. Mgrs: Sarah Dowson and Nathalia Thompson.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Raritan Sojourn 2019: Paddle South Branch of Raritan river from Clinton to Darts Mills

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 17

Paddle an easy 10-mile paddle on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Clinton to Darts Mills with a few riffles that vary with water levels. The river meanders through fields and woods covered with wild roses. We start at the Clinton Put-in located at the end of Ramsey Road. This trip is a gentle section through woodlands and fields. After 0.5 miles, the river opens to two large ponds created by dirt removal during the construction of Interstate Route 78. We will explore the ponds for turtles and frogs. Then will exit the ponds by staying on the left side. After passing under the Hamden Road Bridge, we will approach the Round Valley pumping station and a dam which will require a very easy portage on grass. We then continue and to stop for lunch at Camp Car (real bathrooms available). From Camp Car, we will continue down the river. When we reach Packer's Island it is best to stay in the left channel. After passing under the Route 31 Bridge, in 1.3 miles past Packer's Island the river will parallel route 523 on our right. The Darts Mill take-out is on the right about 350 yards from the bridge. A total of 10 Miles and about 5 to 6 hours with a lunch/bio stop. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. Kayak or Canoe OK. Recommend no boats over 14 Feet. Early Out for a shorter trip at Camp Carr can be arranged. All details will be sent to registered participant one week before scheduled day. This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 2.8 Ft. or above 9.0 Ft., as per USGS 01397000 Gauge. Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in light rain. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Ramsey Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com) , Susan Allen (susanwallen70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Bridgewater EMS

Raritan Sojourn 2019: South Branch of Raritan River - Flemington to Neshanic Station

Date: Sunday, August 18 - Sunday, August 18

Paddle 8 miles on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Flemington to Neshanic Station Township. There will be at least one portage over Rockerfellows Mill Rd. Dam and fun few other ripples along the way. Hopefully, the Bald Eagles will return to their nest for another year. We will pass by a few parks, farmland and several bridges as well. Lunch will be at Old York road in Three Bridges which will be an opportunity for an early out. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 4 .0 feet or above 5.5 feet, as per USGS 01397420. Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in the light rain. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Exact details will sent out to one week prior to event to those who register
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com) , Susan Allen (susanwallen70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 18 - Sunday, August 18

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. For details, please click on the Related Link below. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park/

Midweek for Families

Date: Monday, August 19 - Thursday, August 22

Bring the kids (age 4 and over) for a fun week before it's time to head back to school. Mgrs: Bill Lee and Nicole Chandonnet. There will be activities for children of all ages.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Nicole Chandonnet
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm)

Adventure Sail Weekend

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Calling all mates-come for a sailing adventure. Come for a sailing adventure and meet new and old sailing allies! Basic sailing skills necessary, with coaching included! Weather conditions permitting, Saturday will be a day long sail trip on the Great South Bay for the entire fleet (past adventures have been trips to the Fire Island Lighthouse and Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest. On Sunday there will be a day of sloops and Sunfish adventures, or you can find a moment to go to the beach and/or use a canoe or kayak if you so desire. Mgrs: Lorraine and Andy Lurie. Basic skills required- this is NOT an instructional weekend.

Activity Categories: Sailing
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: Fire Island Lighthouse

Do Nothing Weekend! at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Let us wrap up our Summer in a relaxing weekend. We have organized a guided hiking trip to Ramapo Torne on Saturday. I will host a Speaker Series to share my AMC adventures in Scotland. All other times are on your own - you can read a book, relax in the swim dock, enjoy sunbathing, take a kayak out to the Breakneck pond, or do a morning yoga. It is all your choices. No experiences necessary. Just bring your sense of humor and be ready to share lots of laughs! Bring games and musical instruments for group fun! You have a choice of bunking in a cabin or camping for two nights. We will separate family cabins and adults only cabins. We have space available in Storm King 1 which includes 4 bedrooms that each sleep 4 along with a shared common room. For camping we have tent platforms at the Beaver Brook camping site. Each tent platform can fit 4 two person tents. Bathroom facilities are nearby both the cabin and camping. We will all eat together in the Dining Hall. If tenting, bring your usual camping gear, though you may also borrow tents and sleeping pads from the camp. This program is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling equipment is provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is accessible by public transportation Check in at the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Sunday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm. Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 16 cabin and 8 camping guests. Register by Friday, August 9th midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camping: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After Friday, August 9th midnight ... Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camping: $145 Members / $185 Non-member Rate includes 2 nights accomodation (Fri & Sat), 2 dinners (Fri & Sat), 2 breakfasts, and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing for fees for Non-members. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Carrie Ho
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Become an AMC member

Labor Day Weekend

Date: Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 1

A lovely weekend to enjoy all that Fire Island has to offer. The Bay and Ocean water is at its warmest. Relax and enjoy, your time is your own! Reserve Sunday (bunk only, no meals) as a midweek night. Mgrs: Len Keff and Joe Marabello.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 1 - Thursday, September 5

Midweek at Fire Island. Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Yoga Workshop

Date: Tuesday, September 3 - Thursday, September 5

Gentle Flow Yoga with Jonnie Dale. Includes breath and meditation exercises to increase flexibility, strength and joy.

Activity Categories: Social Events, Yoga
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Qigong/Yoga Vegetarian Weekend

Date: Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8

Join Kripalu trained leader Martina Puchta to calm, strengthen and ground yourself! Practice Quigong breathing and energizing movement sequences as well as Yoga poses and flow. Mgrs: Kinga Bernath and Paul Ewey.

Activity Categories: Yoga
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Martina Puchta
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Raritan Sojourn 2019: South Branch of the Raritan River - Three Bridges to Branchburg

Date: Saturday, September 7 - Saturday, September 7

Kayak or canoe downriver on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Three Bridges, NJ to Old York Road in Branchburg, NJ. The 10-mile paddle will take around 4 to 5 hours with fairly steady but relaxed paddling with a lunch stop. This section of river flows through open space, sparse woods, and old fields, with lots bird life. This will be a flat-water paddle with a few class 1 ripples as the river meanders around many bends in a steady easy current. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. The downriver trip will end where South Branch joins the North Branch to become the Raritan River proper. Early out option at lunch stop about half-way at Elm Street in Neshanic Station.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full details will be sent to those who register about 1 week prior to the event.
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com) , Susan Allen (susanwallen70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 8 - Thursday, September 12

No activities scheduled. Do your own thing! Sunday check-in is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Raritan Sojourn 2019 - Rain Date/Leaders Choice

Date: Sunday, September 8 - Sunday, September 8

Weill paddle a 10 mile section of the Raritan River. Exact deatils TBA announced. Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. PFDs will be worn at all times as requirement of the trip. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full details will be sent to those who register about 1 week prior to the event. GPS not correct.
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com) , Susan Allen (susanwallen70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Sloop Sailing Weekend

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

Hop aboard one of our sloops for 2-hour sailing trips on the Great South Bay. Sit back, enjoy the ride and perhaps try your hand at the tiller. Mgrs: Ted Pitt and Liz Tymczyszyn.

Activity Categories: Sailing, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Moose River Plains - West Canada Lakes Wilderness Bike-Packing (26 miles bike/5 miles hike) w/optional climb of Wakely Mtn.

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

This Bike-Packing scouting trip begins Friday evening as an arrive anytime car camping night at Wakely Dam. We begin early Saturday morning by driving to the Wilson Ridge Trailhead. Leaving our cars there we bicycle around the Little Moose Wilderness on first Cedar River Road and then Otter Brook Road. We then take the Otter Brook Trail to the junction of the Lost Pond Trail. This is a bike ride of 18.7 miles. We leave bikes there as we enter the West Canada Lakes Wilderness on a 2.6 mile backpack to the Cedar Lakes #2 Lean-to/Camping area which is on the Northville-Placid Trail. Sunday morning return to our bikes and continue on the Otter Brook Trail which at Little Moose Lake becomes the Wilson Ridge Trail. End at our cars. This is a bike ride of 6.8 miles and hike of 2.6 miles. Note: There is one difficult stream crossing on Otter Brook Trail that may require we stop and retrace our route, find a new camping spot for Saturday night and return to our cars Sunday via Cedar River Road. See Otter Brook Pond Trail trip report for more information. Optional climb of Wakely Mountain. Leader will be arriving Thursday night to camp at Wakely Dam for a Friday ascent of Wakely Mountain. Wakely is #66 on the Adirondack 100 highest list at 3,766'. Let leader know if you want to do this optional climb. Ascent is 6 miles round trip if we drive to the trailhead. We will probably walk which will add 1 mile. Note that this is a scouting trip for the leader. I have visited Wakely Dam, climbed Wakely Mountain this past winter and driven Cedar River and Otter Brook Roads. I've hiked the N-P where we will be camping Saturday night. The rest is new. The roads are sand or gravel and generally flat or rolling. Otter Brook Trail according to the trip reports are generally a flat woods road. Helmets, gloves, high visibility vest, spare tube & repair parts required along with backpacking gear that you can safely carry riding a bike. Mountain or Hybrid bikes only. Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time for looking around and relaxing. Trip photo is the view from where we will camp Saturday.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling - Mountain
Location: Indian Lake NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Dave Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: John Wrynn (jwrynn@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate w/one bad stream crossing
Link: Route map & photos along route

Canoeing and Coastal Cleanup Weekend

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

Participate in these exciting activities offered on the weekend: American Canoe Association: Intro to Paddling Workshop: During this hands-on experience, basic skills and safety will be introduced by leaders Carol and Tom Durkin. Learn tandem paddling strokes and rescue. Instruction will include how to travel on open water, canoe games and quiet water maneuvers. This workshop will prepare you for a lifetime of canoeing. Annual International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 21: Join AMCers as we participate in an exciting conservation effort. Collect and record marine debris from a section of the beach or bay Help preserve the coastal environment and provide data for a national research project. Mgrs: Merri and Rance Fox.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Paddling, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: Ocean Conservancy

Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day

Date: Saturday, September 21

Join AMCers as we participate in an exciting conservation effort. Collect and record marine debris from a section of the beach and along the Great South Bay to help preserve the coastal environment and provide data for a national research project. There is no day guest fee for participants. Contact Marie Tanner by September 17 for further information.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Marie Tanner 718-379-7508
Link: Ocean Conservancy

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 22 - Thursday, September 26

No activities scheduled. Do your own thing! Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Irish Music in a Dindle Pub

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

Dan Hunt and Gina Carmody will lead us in the great tradition of Irish music and song for a rollicking good time. A few dance steps might be thrown in as well! Mgrs: Alison North and Andrew Kirsch.

Activity Categories: Music, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 29 - Thursday, October 3

No activities scheduled. Do your own thing! Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Seniors Autumn Hiking Midweek Getaway

Date: Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 3

Get out with Seniors and other friends for an Autumn Hiking Midweek Getaway. Don't miss the final Chapter Event at Corman Harriman Outdoor Center this year! John Rowen and other hike leaders will offer 2 hikes a day at varying difficulty levels on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Stay for 3 days and 2 nights in either Stone Lodge Cabin, White Oak Cabin, or Beaver Brook Tent Platforms. All cabins have bedrooms with comfortable bunk beds with thick mattresses, 2 blankets, and a pillow. Stone Lodge has indoor bathrooms and a kitchen. Modern bathhouses are near White Oak and camping platforms. Dinners (Tuesday & Wednesday) and Breakfasts (Wednesday & Thursday) will be served in the Dining Hall. Registration is mandatory. Space is limited to 22 cabin and 8 camping participants. Register by Tuesday, September 17th midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet attached to their registration confirmation. Cost, Early Bird Prices Cabin, Stone Lodge: $190 Members / $250 Non-members Cabin, White Oak: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After September 17th midnight, $20 will be added to all Early Bird Prices. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John Rowen
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Driviing Directions to Corman Harriman Outdoor Center

Canoe & Kayak, Sedge Islands, TW1&2

Date: Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6

An unbelievable paradise of sunsets and paddling. Wild-life and sea life abound, including clamming, guarding terrapin turtle eggs, and long or short course sea paddling. Bringing your own kayak, paddles, and PFDs is strongly recommended. All kayaks must have flotation: bulkheads or flotations bags. There are sit-atop tandem kayaks, paddles, and PFDs, but this will limit which paddling tours you can choose. 1-2 expert sea kayak instructor/leaders will be attending to help. Some paddling experience is required. Rain, wind, current and tidal strength may curtail the lengths of paddles, but will not cancel the trip. Be prepared for "wilderness" level of insect presence in some parts of island at dusk. Basic paddling experience expected. Must be able to lift and move kayaks to help set up seasonal storage. Trip is co-sponsored by AMC and Sebago paddling clubs. Very limited group size. This year, simple meals and menus will be decided in advance by both co-leaders, then participants contribute assigned items and help in cooking and cleaning. Preference given to registered adults (no teens or children) who meet criteria above. Registration does not guarantee participation. Instructions will follow. For questions, email co-leader, Mary Ann Hoag. maryannhoag@yahoo.com Texts preferred to phone calls.

Activity Categories: Birdwatching, Conservation, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Island Beach State Park
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Mary Ann Hoag (maryannhoag@yahoo.com) 212-729-3535 (NAC 9 pm)
Co-Leader: Mark Tiernan

Esopus Creek, Class 2+

Date: Saturday, October 5

Join the crowd on the last Esopus release of the year. Open to paddlers with Class 2 skills and an appropriate boat. Wet/dry suit required. Contact leader by email to register.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Martin Plante (mjplante@yahoo.com) 201-444-3248 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Registrar: Martin Plante (mjplante@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Class 2+
Link: Esopus Creek Gauge

Bike Old Croton Aqueduct - Croton to Yonkers

Date: Saturday, October 19 - Saturday, October 19

Must RSVP. Hybrid or Mountain Bike. Helmet and gloves are required. Bring adequate drinks, though we stop to buy lunch. Terrain: Rolling, flat, and minor hills. Enjoy an all-day, leisurely, Halloween, one-way ride through Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow including the historic Old Dutch Church. From the Croton Point Park, bicycle the dirt path of the OCA with many stops including Sing Sing, Octagon House, OCA Visitor Center, Lyndhurst, and the many weirs and conical ventilators. We set the tone and pace with a meditative labyrinth walk. Coursing through the middle of Westchester, the route is sometimes tricky to find, hence a guided tour. Early out options. The trail itself is mostly flat but there are some moderate climbs where we get on and off the trail at the fragmented points, and on the way to and back from our lunch stop in Tarrytown, NY. We take the Metro-North train back to Croton-Harmon from Yonkers ($5 bike pass (re-usable forever if you buy at Grand Central) + $5 fare). Must have wider tires, no road bikes. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Map of route available at: Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct: http://www.aqueduct.org/ For more details and meet time, contact L.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Westchester County
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Skip Doyle (OutdoorSkipper@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes
Trip Difficulty: 8B25
Link: Old Croton Aqueduct