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Reeves Meadow Hike 4D13(H)

Date: Friday, April 20

This is not the same old Reeves Meadow Circular. I've planned this one to enjoy the scenic views of the cascading Pine Meadow River, the heights of Diamond Mountain, and a little scrambling on the TMI. We'll follow the east branch of Pine Meadow Road and the Sherwood path to the SBM south. Then the Katiat back to the Raccoon Brook Hills Trail and finally more scenic cascades along the Reeves Brook Trail. Meet 7:30 am at Reeves Meadow Parking lot. We will have a sustained pace (this is a fast hike); anticipate ending at about 1:30. Please confirm by email if you plan to attend jhshiker@yahoo.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harriman State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John Swanson (jhshiker@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 4D13 means fast, difficult, 13 miles

Leader's Choice, Class II-III

Date: Saturday, April 21

Leader's Choice, Class II-III. Joint AMC & KCCNY trip. Wet suit or dry suit required.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Neil Grossman

Spring in the Hudson Highlands-Scenic Hike Plus Fun in Cold Spring 3D7.5(H)

Date: Saturday, April 21

Enjoy a spring day in the Hudson Highlands on a 7.5 mile hike where we do most of our uphill ascent in the morning, on trails with beautiful views of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains, as we make our way to a particularly scenic lunch spot on the ridge. There will be plenty of time afterwards to relax in Cold Spring, and visit the galleries, have a drink or meal in the restaurants, and spend some time along the waterfront promenade. The hike takes us a part of the way up Mount Taurus on the Washburn trail, where we switch to the Undercliff trail to get up to Breakneck Ridge (we do not climb the face of Breakneck). After a walk along the ridge, we descend on the Notch trail and then on to the Brook and Cornish woods roads trails back to the starting point in Cold Spring. There are trains back to Manhattan at least every hour on the Metro North Hudson line. We will hike at a steady, moderate 3 level (not fast, but definitely not slow) pace over a distance of 7.5 miles, with some steep hills on hiking trails with varied terrain. Cumulative elevation gain will be approximately 2200 feet. There are no special skills or equipment required, other than to wear hiking boots, and have at least 2 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch. However, hikers should be in good condition to complete a fairly strenuous hike (Per AMC policy, please no dogs, unless indicated otherwise). Rain or even questionable forecast may cancel or modify; check website for latest updates.  We meet at 10:15 in Cold Spring.  The transportation information for both public transportation leaving from Grand Central and cars (AMC Trans code: 5D 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. 5 8:45 a.m. METRO-NORTH RR http://www.mta.info/schedules) Poughkeepsie train from GCT. D. Cold Spring, Putnam CO., NY. Arr. 10:07. Meet at foot of Main St. (near Cold Spring Depot Restaurant).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1 Depot Square, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Lamb
Trip Difficulty: 3D7.5
Link: Transportation Codes

Black Rock Forest Exploratory 2C8-10(H)

Date: Saturday, April 21

We are choosing routes to Sutherland Pond(legal swimming) to incorporate in our summer swim schedule.Swims will also be available at Lake Awosting in Minnewaska State Park.I don`t teach swimming but I have participated in a number of white water rescues while serving as a volunteer for the National Park Service. Transportation 2A Mountainville Take the 8:30 Short Line Bus #733 to the Mountainville bus stop Route 32 &Angola Rd arr. 9:52. Drivers meet across the road at the Black Rock Fish & Game Club parking lot In case of inclement weather please confirm.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Route 32 and Angola Rd
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp
Trip Difficulty: 2C8-10

2018 NY-No. NJ Climbing Committee Spring Training Class

Date: Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22

The annual training program is offered for the novice or beginner climber with a strong interest in climbing regularly with the club. No prior experience is necessary for the class, but it is expected that members will climb with the AMC regularly upon successfully completing the class. For those with a more serious interest in climbing, successful completion of the Climbing Committee's Training Class provides a network of experienced climbing partners and allows one to participate in scheduled club trips. The class is four days long, over two consecutive weekends, with attendance mandatory for all four days. April 21/22 and April 28/29, 2018 (all day each day). Please refer to the following link for more information and to apply: https://www.amc-ny.org/committees/climbing/#.WoEBlIgbNPZ

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Southington, CT
Region: Connecticut, West of River
Leader: Michael Geramita (amcclimbing@gmail.com)

Quick Lake Beginner Backpack (2C14.5)

Date: Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22

Quick Lake is a scenic destination with water features along the way. This is a good beginners's backpack. It's a total of 14.5 miles at a moderate pace. Experienced backpackers will also enjoy it. No steep ascents or descents. Option to camp Friday night at Frick Pond. Day 1 - hike 7.3 miles past Hodge Pond to Quick Lake lean-to in the Willowemoc Wild Forest of the western Catskills. Day 2 - hike 7.2 miles passing Frick Pond Leader can offer suggestions on gear and/or food if needed. No communal kitchen. Everyone expected to be self sufficient. Day hiking experience required. A rainy weekend will cancel. 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: If you would like to join our Yahoo backpackers participant group please send an email to backpack@amc-ny.org with your request to join. You will be emailed an invitation. As a member of the group you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Willowemoc Wild Forest of the western Catskills, NY
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) 646-334-1525 (Before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: AMC Facebook Backpackers Group

Earth Day Backpack with Waterfalls - beginners welcome!

Date: Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22

Help us celebrate Earth Day during this beginner-friendly and public transit-accessible one-night backpack trip in Harriman State Park with a conservation focus! Distance will be roughly 6-9 miles/day on a leader's choice of trails in the western section of Harriman. We'll engage in some "Leave No Trace" discussions and visit delightful waterfalls and cascades. Register to confirm your spot and get full details for the weekend. Anticipate hill climbs, rocky and wet trails, a chance of rain...learning and fun! Location: Sloatsburg, Harriman State Park Registration is required for this activity Fee: $5 AMC members/$20 non-members Participants need to supply all their own gear, including food, shelter, water. Transportation code: 1B Sloatsburg, NY. Arr. 9:15. Meet at Municipal Building Parking Lot located north of 2nd stop light. Follow signs into parking lot. 8:30 a.m. SHORT LINE bus run #401 (212-736-4700 www.coachusa.com/shortline) North Wing - Note: run #401 discharges passengers upon request during boarding along the Rt. 17 corridor. https://www.amc-ny.org/transportation-codes/#.WsK2IIjwbmE 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: If you would like to join our Yahoo backpackers participant group please send an email to backpack@amc-ny.org with your request to join. You will be emailed an invitation. As a member of the group you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Harriman State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Robert Matson (rm@theinnovationworks.com)
Co-Leader: Brittany Gollins
Trip Difficulty: All levels
Link: AMC Facebook Backpackers Group

Central Park Walk 2A4(W)

Date: Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, April 21

Walk the bridle path at a steady pace, with side trips (solid pavement/sidewalks) to Seneca Village, the ravine, the loch, Harlem Meer and Conservatory Gardens. Bring water. Meet 10:00 a.m.at Tavern on the Green which is located just inside the entrance to the park at W67th St & Central Park West. Visit MTA's website www.tripplanner.mta.info for travel directions and time

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Tavern on the Green Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Jim Peborde 212-362-1495 (No Calls After 10:00 PM)
Trip Difficulty: 2A4

Young Members Spring Kickoff Party

Date: Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, April 21

Come kick off the 2018 spring outdoor season with the Young Members of the Appalachian Mountain Club! Are you ready for hiking, backpacking, climbing, paddling, and more? We are too! Join us at North Face on Manhattan's Upper West Side for drinks, snacks, and the chance to meet like-minded, outdoor-loving young New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. We welcome those of you who have never been to an Appalachian Mountain Club event before to join us and hear what we are about! Young Members are outdoor enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s (or young at heart too!) who are an affinity group within the Appalachian Mountain Club, an organization which has been promoting enjoyment and conservation of the outdoors since 1876. Your $5 donation covers the cost of drinks, snacks, and (GASP) raffle prizes too! Select items at the North Face store will also be available at a discount for attendees.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: The North Face, 2101 Broadway, New York, NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: John Perilli (johnwperilli@gmail.com) 401-316-3375

Historic Home, Montclair History & Walk, 2A5(W)

Date: Sunday, April 22

Tour the Crane House to find out about early Montclair history, the role of the Crane family in its development, and how the town evolved into the creative, prosperous and progressive community it is today. After the tour, we'll explore picturesque streets and landscapes with a stop for lunch along the way; bring your own lunch. Tour fee: $12/$10 seniors. Accessible by public transportation or car. Bus from Port Authority at 10:00; drivers meet in Montclair, NJ at 10:30. Limited to 20 participants. Registration required. Details provided upon registration.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 110 Orange Rd, Montclair, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen
Trip Difficulty: 2A5
Link: Montclair History Center

Butler Sanctuary Excursion 3C8(H)

Date: Sunday, April 22

Earth Day in the hills of Westchester! Managed by The Nature Conservancy, this 435-acre hiking area is probably the hilliest park, and rockiest, in Westchester County. The park landscape is covered with huge bedrock formations and glacial erratics. PLEASE CONTACT L IF JOINING. If not driving, do so asap. The hike will meet at 10:30. Details, including directions, upon request. Rain or its likelihood cancels. Trail map: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/places-preserves/butler-preserve-map-with-tour-script.pdf

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Kisco, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Mike Handelsman (hikermike7@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3C8

Allamuchy/Highlands-Ranger Loop (NJ) 3C7(H)

Date: Sunday, April 22

Enjoy the first Sunday in "ages" that won't be wet, white windy or frigid! This will be a brisk hike along rail trails and woods trails in Upper Allamuchy SP. We will pass Jefferson Lake and many glacial erratics with lunch at a view!. Bring sufficient water, lunch and good boots. Meet at the Sussex Branch Trail parking at the end of Continental Dr, off Waterloo Rd in Byram NJ at 10:45 AM. No pub trans.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Continental Dr. and Waterloo Rd. Byram NJ
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Fred Hafele (jerseyrailwalker@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3C7

Twin Mountain Northward Bound 2.5C9(H)

Date: Sunday, April 22 - Sunday, April 22

At the faster end of a 2 level hike, we will proceed North bound, from Skyline Dr., passing Tamarack Lake and through Camp Glen Gray on our way to scenic overlook of NYC. Expect about 1500 feet elevation gain. Rain cancels. Trans. code 3B. Meet at Ringwood Park & Ride, 1 Cannici Dr., Ringwood, NJ at 9:02,next to the Ringwood Library. Cannici Dr. is off of Skyline Dr., about 1500 feet east of Skyline Dr. intersection with Route 511. P&R is a couple 100 feet from Skyline Dr. Bus riders take NJT Bus leaving PABT at 7:45.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Ringwood Park and Ride
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Gery Monaco (hikery@mac.com) 973-728-7350
Trip Difficulty: 2.5C9

Raritan Sojourn 2018 Part 1: 7-Mile Paddle North Branch of Raritan River

Date: Sunday, April 22 - Sunday, April 22

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. Schedule: Arrive at put-in by 11:00 am. Be ready for a shuttle by 11:30 pm. This will get us on the river by 12:15 pm or earlier. Kayak or Canoe OK. Recommend no boats over 14 Feet. 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. 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: 34 Cowperthwaite Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy Flat Water Paddle. Basic Paddle Skills needed
Link: Raritan Headwaters

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, April 22 - Sunday, April 22

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

AMC Speaker Series: A Journey Through France

Date: Monday, April 23 - Monday, April 23

Adventure traveler and documentary photographer David Roberts will take us on a journey through France, one of the world's most beautiful and varied countries. Amongst many places, we will visit Normandy, the Loire Valley, Burgundy, The Dordogne, Gascony, beautiful Provence and the fashionable Riviera, the heights of the Alps, and, of course, Paris, one of the world's truly great capital cities. Stamford based David Roberts is a retired corporate executive and has previously presented on topics ranging from Climbing Kilimanjaro, Hiking to Everest Base Camp, South-West Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, Mali, Rajasthan, South-East Asia, Bolivia, Syria and Jordan, Myanmar, the Galapagos Islands, Brazil, and the Arctic. He has traveled to around 70 countries and explored every continent, usually with hiking boots, and always with a camera. Light refreshment will be served.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street. Ground Floor. George Washington Room.
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Carrie Ho (Membership@amc-ny.org)

Appalachian Trail in Connecticut: St. Johns Ledges

Date: Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29

Get out and explore 22 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut. It's really beautiful. You'll walk the longest river-walk (5 mi.) of the entire AT along the gorgeous Housatonic River. Photo the very scenic "Great Bend" of the Housatonic. Touch the largest big-tooth Aspen in CT. Marvel at the fabulous views from St. Johns Ledges. Then enjoy many more views from other locations. There are 10 jaw-dropping viewpoints along this route. Each day we'll hike 10.5 miles at a moderate pace and slow on ascents. There will be some steep climbs, but also 5 miles of flat trail along the river. All participants should have recent backpacking experience and be in good physical shape. We'll meet in western Connecticut near Gaylordsville at 6:15 PM, complete a car shuttle, then hike about 1.5 miles up a steep slope to a tent site. No campfires are permitted in CT. 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
Region: Connecticut, West of River
Leader: Russ Faller (RussOutdoors@yahoo.com) 845-297-5126 (NCA 9:30 PM)
Link: AMC Backpackers Facebook Group

Beginner's Boat Demo Day & Barbecue at Jamaica Bay

Date: Saturday, April 28

We're targeting this trip to show AMC Young Members the multi-faceted, adventurous world of paddling. With Sebago Canoe Club as our gracious host, at publicly accessible 1400 Paerdegat Bay, in Canarsie, you can come see a whole other view of the city---the NYC skyline as viewed while paddling. Since this is also a designated wildlife refuge area, don't be distracted by the many exotic shore birds flying about. We'll offer demos and laid-back, quick start beginning experiences with sea kayaks, solo and tandem canoes, and even a few whitewater kayaks. Try them all! Hear about all the possible day trips, instructional weekends, and wilderness expeditions available throughout the coming season with the CKC paddling program. Then, stay for the barbecue and picnic at Sebago's gardens and waterside yard. All equipment, including personal flotation devices and paddles, are included. Come with extra fleece and dry clothes and crocks or similar paddling shoes. The 10 available spots will go to Young Members participants first, then to anyone wait-listed. Please indicate when you register what prior Young Members activity you've attended.

Entire Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail 5D24(H)

Date: Saturday, April 28

Hike across Harriman State Park. This hike is 23 miles with about 6000 feet of elevation gain. Must be self-sufficient. Experienced long distance day hikers only. Rain may reschedule or cancel. Contact L no later than Thursday 4/26 for details.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Suffern Bear Mountain Trail, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Robert Monczka (unknowncaver2006@yahoo.com) 908-295-2095 (NCA 10 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 5D24

Catskill Backpack in the Slide Mountain Wilderness

Date: Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29

Early season Catskill backpack in the Slide Mountain Wilderness. Climb several of the most popular peaks and enjoy great views, weather permitting. Total distance is about 20 miles. We will spend the night at about 3500 ft, so be prepared for freezing temps! This trip is for up to six experienced, self-sufficient and fit backpackers with all necessary gear. The route gains considerable elevation and has a few challenging rock scrambles. 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: Catskills
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Christiane Siebert (christiane.climbs@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Kim Tatarsky
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: AMC Backpackers Facebook Group

Harriman Beginner Backpack

Date: Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29

Moderate mileage makes this a good trip for physically fit beginners to try out backpacking or polish their skills. You should have all of the gear listed in the AMC three-season gear list (see link), and this should NOT be your first hike of the season. Route has some ups and downs. Highlights of the route include some old mines and some viewpoints. I hear the sunrise is exquisite in our planned camping spot. We will practice Leave No Trace principles and "bear-aware" camping to minimize our impact on this heavily used environment. Trail map: NYNJTC #119, Northern Harriman 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: If you would like to join our Yahoo backpackers participant group please send an email to backpack@amc-ny.org with your request to join. You will be emailed an invitation. As a member of the group you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Harriman State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Ingrid Strauch
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: NYNJTC Trail Maps

8 Mile Hike on the Hills of Southern Harriman State Park 3D8(H)

Date: Saturday, April 28

We enter and exit the park on the pleasant Reeves Brook trail, and in between we are challenged by ascents on some fairly steep hills on the Raccoon Brook Hill and 7 Hills trails with some great viewpoints of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Among the highlights are the climbs up Diamond Mountain and a short walk along part of Pine Meadow Lake, to get to the Poached Egg trail, the shortest trail in the park. Our hike ends in Sloatsburg, where we can enjoy a post-hike snack and have easy access back to Manhattan by train or bus. We will hike at a steady, moderate 3 level (not fast, but definitely not slow) pace over a distance of 8 miles, with some steep hills on hiking trails with varied terrain. Cumulative elevation gain will be approximately 2000 feet. There are no special skills or equipment required, other than to wear hiking boots, and have at least 2 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch. However, hikers should be in good condition to complete a fairly strenuous hike (Per AMC policy, please no dogs, unless indicated otherwise). Rain or even questionable forecast may cancel or modify; check website for latest updates. We meet at 10:10 AM in Sloatsburg. The transportation information for both public transportation leaving from Port Authority and cars (AMC Trans code: 1B-later bus- 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. 1. 9:10 a.m. SHORT LINE bus run #389 [masked] www.coachusa.com/shortline) North Wing for ticket purchases. B. Sloatsburg, Rockland CO., NY. Arr. 10:07. Meet at Municipal Building Parking Lot located north of 2nd stop light. Follow signs into parking lot.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 96 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Lamb
Trip Difficulty: 3D8
Link: Transportation Codes

Jersey City Vistas: Liberty State Park & Pointe Liberte 2A7(W)

Date: Saturday, April 28 - Saturday, April 28

Liberty State Park & Pointe Liberte in Jersey City Hike on Saturday April 28. Follow urban streets and green paths to Pointe Liberte, the Venice of Jersey City. This long riverfront walk promises vistas long and wide, a new perspective on the New York City skyline and surprises along the way. Remember to pack a lunch! Meet at 10:30 AM at the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City, outside the station's primary kiosk. When exiting the station, follow the signs to Grove St. and ascend the escalator; the meeting location is outside at the top of the escalator. You can use a Metro card to enter the PATH system (standard per ride; not senior or unlimited). From Manhattan, either take the 33rd St PATH toward Journal Square or the World Trade Center PATH toward NEWARK. Both stop at Grove St. Allow sufficient waiting time for PATH.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Grove St. PATH station - Intersection Grove St, Columbus Dr. & Newark Ave.
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Don Kress (swirled07@earthlink.net) 973-743-4833, Rita Cohen
Trip Difficulty: 2A7 - Flat long walk at easy to moderate pace

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, April 29

Moderately strenuous pace, historic carriage roads, gentle rolling hills, beautiful vistas. Hiking boots a must. Parking lot fee $6. Trans. take Metro-North train from GCT departing 8:43 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:22. Drivers meet train at the Tarrytown station.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Tarrytown Train Station, Tarrytown, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Jo Ann Gisolfi 914-478-1248
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Canceled: Not time for tea but time to hike at TeaTown-moderate difficulty 4 to 7 miles. Limit of 10 people. 2C7(H)

Date: Sunday, April 29 - Sunday, April 29

Teatown's nearly 15 miles of trails are used annually by over 10,000 hikers. Bring 2 quarts of water, lunch, hiking boots.Heavy rain cancels. Hikers please meet at the welcome center. Teatown maintains fourteen trails that traverse diverse terrain and habitats, including abundant fields, mixed hardwood forests, laurel groves, lakes, streams, swamps and farm land. The trails range from easy/novice to moderately difficult. Teatown's preserve provides visitors with a unique glimpse of the biological diversity of the entire lower Hudson Valley region. The trails connect to the Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway and the Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1600 Spring Street, Ossining NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Laurel Webber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Registrar: Laurel P. Weber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C7 - Moderate terrain, moderate distance
Link: Teatown.org

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, April 29 - Sunday, April 29

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Catskills Spruceton Loop Backpack

Date: Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6

A moderate 15-mile backpack with stops at Hunter Mountain fire tower and camping near Diamond Notch Falls. Day one has us hiking up to Hunter Mountain via the Spruceton Trail. We will then pick up the Devil's Path and hike to our campsite near Diamond Notch Lean-to. Day two offers a bit more climbing via the Devil's Path up and over West Kill Mountain. Beginners with one or two recent AMC trips will be considered. Please register using the link below. 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: Catskills
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Maria Nobles (hilltackler09@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: AMC Backpackers Facebook Group

Mount Tammany to Sunfish Pond and Back 3D12(H)

Date: Saturday, May 5

Hiked this 12 mile loop many times. First up Mt. Tammany which is one of the longest climbs in the greater NJ/PA area. Then onto Sunfish Pond. Finally returning along Dunnfield Creek. Multiple stream crossings which could be difficult if the water level of the creek is high. This is an all day activity wear weather appropriate clothing. Bring some food and plenty of water. Dogs are not allowed. Because this is a strenuous hike, anyone hiking with the leaders for the first time should list experience with comparable hikes in the registration email.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Kittatinny Point Visitor Center parking lot
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Raymond (Rand) Salani (RaymondSalani3@gmail.com) 732-233-4838
Trip Difficulty: 3D12

Cinco de Mayo NJ AT Backpack

Date: Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6

Approx. 17 scenic miles on the AT in NJ near AMC Mohican Lodge. Mostly moderate trail, nice views and great camping area planned. This is a good trip for strong beginners with all necessary gear. Limited to 8 Backpackers. 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: If you would like to join our Yahoo backpackers participant group please send an email to backpack@amc-ny.org with your request to join. You will be emailed an invitation. As a member of the group you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Kittatinny Ridge in New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Frank Zarb (tao5001216@yahoo.com) 347-609-5115 (NCA 10:00 PM)
Co-Leader: Dorrell Howard (1dphrastafari@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: Facebook Group

A week of water

Date: Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12

For this week we will paddle the leader's choice of flat water destinations. The exact nature of the week will be dependent on weather conditions and the strength and desires of the group. We may base camp and do day trips or do an extended expedition trip. A mix is also possible. Trips under consideration are: NJ Pine Barrens, base camp and do day trips possibly ending with an overnight on the Batstoe or Mullica. An Expedition style trip in the Adirondacks is possible. Destinations further afield are also up for consideration. Group size is limited so sign up early.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Leader Choice
Region: Other U.S.
Leader: Charles Michener (charlesmichener@msn.com) 917-370-1591 (NCA 11 p.m.) , Mark Tiernan

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 6 - Sunday, May 6

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Canaan Mountain Backcountry WV

Date: Friday, May 11 - Sunday, May 13

A two night beginner backpack of 17 miles split up with 4 on Friday, 6.5 on Saturday and 6.5 on Sunday. This is a scenic area next to Blackwater Falls State Park. We camp near a lean-to Friday and Saturday we camp at a high waterless location with great views called Table Rock. We will carry water from a mile away that we pass by on the way there. Saturday will have lots of time for a late start and early finish. Sunday we start early to get out on time. We will meet in Davis at a location to be announced later. 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: Davis WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Mid Atlantic Hikes Trip Report

Spring Pine Barrens Paddle

Date: Saturday, May 12 - Saturday, May 12

Spring Pine Barrens Paddle. Boat rentals available. We will either do the Oswego or the Wading depending on conditions.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: South Jersey
Region: New Jersey, Southern
Leader: Timothy Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Trip Difficulty: Great Beginners Paddle

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 13 - Sunday, May 13

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

2018 Leadership Workshop

Date: Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20

Those looking to lead trips for AMC are invited to this comprehensive 2-day event. It will be a great opportunity to hone your leadership skills, discuss best practices, explore new ideas, share your experiences and connect with the NY-NoJ leader community. The workshop is geared towards those aspiring to become leaders but those who have only recently become leaders will benefit as well. Participants will learn more about the AMC while building a solid foundation for becoming volunteer leaders with the NY-NoJ Chapter. At the workshop, prospective leaders will also have the opportunity to connect with a mentor as an important next step in their leadership journey. New leaders can fill in some gaps and gain confidence in leading. We will cover a variety of topics including: activity planning, leadership styles, group dynamics, conservation, accident scene management, managing challenging participants, creating a welcoming environment, and mentoring. Instruction will be provided by experienced AMC volunteers and staff. Our goal is to foster a positive learning environment where participants can improve their skills, gain confidence and delve more deeply into topics of interest to the leader community. For everyone, the workshop is a great chance to connect - visit with old friends, make new ones, and participate in a conversation about leadership within our AMC community. Registration options include: Option #1: Cabin lodging (includes 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 lunches and workshop materials): $70/person. Note: Friday night arrival is encouraged. Option #2: Shelter lodging (includes 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 lunches and workshop materials): $50/person. Note: Friday night arrival is encouraged. Option #3: Instruction-only (includes 2 lunches and workshop materials): $40/person Questions about the workshop should be sent to LeadershipWorkshopQuestions@amc-ny.org

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Camping, Climbing/Mountaineering, Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Leadership Training, Paddling, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Edward Sobin (LeadershipWorkshopQuestions@amc-ny.org) , Nathan Baker (vicechair@amc-ny.org)

Not Quite Summer Camp

Date: Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20

There's no better way to kick off summer than by running off to the woods with a whole bunch of new best buds! Join Salomon, Arc'teryx, Suunto, Campmor, Discover Outdoors, and us - the Appalachian Mountain Club - for a weekend chock full of all of your favorite outdoor activities. Hit the trails for a hike or go for a paddle on the lake. Head out for an afternoon of technical instruction or just hang out at camp and relax with some lawn games. There's no shortage of new things to try and new skills to learn from our team of experts. At night, enjoy music and entertainment around the campfire before heading off to your Big Agnes tent or your cozy bunk in your cabin. From food to lodging to transportation, we've got all the details covered. It's time to play! YOUR SIGN UP INCLUDES: -Lodging for one night at Mohican Outdoor Center Campground -Tent accommodation -Dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday -Instructors and guides for all activities (see below) -Demo gear for activities -Park fees and permits -Swag bags from sponsors OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: Round trip transportation from / to New York City ($49) Upgrade to a cabin ($30, limited spots) ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE: -How to Trail Run by Salomon -Guided hikes with the AMC and DO -Canoeing / Kayaking -Technical scrambling challenge with Arc'teryx Soho -Outdoor Skills Demos -Lawn Games -Yoga with Meghan Kramer -Astronomy Hike -Birding Hike -Biking -Campfire Entertainment -Outdoor Industry Information Area PACK LIST: To Wear - Comfortable, athletic clothing Fleece or warm layers for chilly evenings Hiking boots or sturdy trail shoes with light wool socks A hat and sunglasses Cozy clothes and shoes for sleeping and relaxing at camp Rain jacket To Pack - Sleeping bag (20 degrees or lower recommended) Sleeping pad, if camping Headlamp or flashlight Day pack for hiking Refillable water bottles Sunscreen Personal items such as toiletries Phone charger and portable batteries Packed lunch for Saturday and money to purchase extra snacks from Mohican Outdoor Center Yoga mat if needed (limited mats are available to borrow) ITINERARY SATURDAY 8:30 AM - Meet at Union Square (city departure) 10-11 AM - Arrive at Mohican Outdoor Center 10-12 PM - Registration, lunch, activity sign up 1-3 PM - Activities Round #1 330-530 PM - Activities Round #2 6-8 PM - Dinner served 830 PM - Campfire, entertainment, evening activities SUNDAY 7-8 AM - Morning Yoga Session 730-9 AM - Breakfast served 9-11 AM - Activity Round #3 12 PM - Pack up and depart 2 PM - Arrive in NYC (city return)

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Birdwatching, Camping, Climbing/Mountaineering, Cultural, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Music, Paddling, Photography, Rock Climbing, Running, Social Events, Walks, Yoga
Location: Mohican Outdoor Center
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Justin Bailey (jbailey@outdoors.org) 631-767-3336
Trip Difficulty: Fun
Link: Salomon

Nine Mile Paddle in Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Date: Saturday, May 19 - Saturday, May 19

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. Arrive at put-in by 9:30 am. We will arrange a shuttle of cars by 10:00 am. Then shuttle all cars to take out and then return to put-in in minimal cars. Plan on being on the river by 11:00 am. Contact leader or co-leader for more info. RSVP by 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 17th. Dope sheet will be sent out to anyone who RSVP one week prior to the paddle.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: 1434 Glenwood Rd, Sussex, NJ 07461
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

Canoe & Kayak, Basha Kill, QW

Date: Sunday, May 20

Spend a spring day paddling the Basha Kill in the valley between the Shawangunks and the Catskills. The Basha Kill provides a migratory stop for over two dozen species of duck, including wood duck, black duck, colorful mergansers, goldeneye, teal, bufflehead and hundreds of ring-necks. In this combination of swift-moving tributaries and the slow movement of water through the marsh also contributes to an amazing diversity of insect life, including many species of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies and the largest number of odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) anywhere in New York. Over 40 species of butterfly have been listed already, and the counting has just begun. Overall, plan to be on the water for approximately 4 hours. Kayaks, canoes and rec boats are welcome. Some paddling experience is required. Participants must have their own boat or be able to car-top a club rental. Club paddler fee of $2 can be paid on the day of the trip. Registration required by May 14. For more details, contact L

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Wurtsboro
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Glenn Barnes , Elana Fine

Raritan River Sojourn Part 2: Paddle South Branch of Raritan river from Clinton to Darts Mills

Date: Sunday, May 20 - Sunday, May 20

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. Kayak or Canoe OK. Recommend no boats over 13 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. Arrive at put-in by 11:00 am. Be ready for a shuttle by 11:30 pm. This will get us on the river by 12:30 pm or earlier. 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)
Trip Difficulty: Must have basic paddle skills, Not for Novice
Link: Bridgewater EMS

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 20 - Sunday, May 20

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

2018 Paddling Film Festival

Date: Tuesday, May 22

The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world's best paddling films of the year - whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle - in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world. Audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life. Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Films start at 7:00 p.m. $22 at the box office or $27 for advance tickets available at: https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/10122/Film/paddling-film-festival

Activity Categories: Paddling, Social Events
Location: Peter Norton Symphony Space Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Carrie Ho (Membership@amc-ny.org)
Link: Symphony Space - Paddling Film Festival

Sloop Sailing Weekend at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27

Hop aboard one of our Sloops for 2-hour sailing trips on the Great South Bay. Sit back and enjoy the ride or listen to your captain for a lesson in navigational skills. Most meals included. Cost and reservation method TBA. Please check back in April for costs and registration details.

Activity Categories: Sailing, Social Events
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: Fire Island Reservations

Devil's Path from Head to Tail in Three Days Backpack, NY

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28

A strenuous 25-mile, three-day backpack hiking the entire length of the Devil's Path. This challenging trail will take us over six Catskill high peaks and reward us with spectacular views of the Catskill plateau. Limited to six experienced backpackers. Please register using the link below.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Tannersville, NY
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Maria Nobles (acura252@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: maria nobles (acura252@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: strenuous

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, May 27

Moderately strenuous pace, historic carriage roads, gentle rolling hills, beautiful vistas. Hiking boots a must. Parking lot fee $6. Trans. take Metro-North train from GCT departing 8:43 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:22. Drivers meet train at the Tarrytown station.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Tarrytown Train Station, Tarrytown, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Jo Ann Gisolfi 914-478-1248
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 27 - Sunday, May 27

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Wanaque/Ramapo (NJ) 3C7(H)

Date: Monday, May 28

This will be a brisk hike with lunch at a scenic summit and a trip around a lake. Bring sufficient water, good boots and lunch. Meet at the Back Beach parking area in Wanaque NJ. No pub trans. Take Interstate Route 287 to Exit 55 (Wanaque/Pompton Lakes). Go north onto Ringwood Avenue (County 511), following the signs for "Wanaque." Continue for 0.7 mile to the next light, and turn right onto Second Avenue. At a "stop" sign in 0.3 mile, turn left onto the Boulevard. At the next intersection, bear right to continue on Fourth Avenue. In 0.2 mile, where Fourth Avenue bears left, continue straight ahead on Back Beach Road and follow it to its end at a large parking area.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Back Beach Park Wanaque NJ
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Fred Hafele (jerseyrailwalker@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3C7

Mullica River Family Canoe Trip

Date: Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3

This is a yearly favorite! Be a canoe gypsy as we paddle, swim and nosh our way down the river! This two day trip is lots of fun. Canoe rentals can be found near by. The Mullica is the longest wilderness paddle in New Jersey. You might even see the Jersey Devil! This is a great beginners trip. Families are welcome too.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: New Jersey, Southern
Leader: Timothy Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)

The RD trail in 2 1/2 days

Date: Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3

Backpack the bumpy and historic Ramapo Dunderburg Trail from head to tail in one evening and 2 days. There will be no shortage of ups and downs as we hike all 24 miles of one of the oldest trails in Harriman. Experienced backpackers only. This will be a late Friday afternoon start. 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: Harriman SP
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Maria Nobles (hilltackler09@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Backpackers Facebook Group

CANOE&KAYAK, ESOPUS CREEK RELEASE, WW2+

Date: Saturday, June 2

Be part of the crowd and join us on the first Esopus release of the season. Joint trip with the ADK. This is a whitewater trip, not suitable for beginners, but those with some moving water training are very welcome to join us.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Esopus Creek near Phoenecia
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Martin Plante (mjplante@yahoo.com) 201-444-3248 (NCA 9 p.m.)

20 Miles of Pure Fun

Date: Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3

Escape to enjoy this nearby vigorous 20+ mile Appalachian Trail backpack from the NY/NJ state line north to the Elk Pen at NY Rte 17. Begin with a car shuttle. Included are sweeping hilltop vistas, ridge line views, pleasant woods, lakes, a waterfall and lots of short, sometimes steep climbs and rock scrambles. Overnight camp at Wildcat Shelter. Hike starts with the short but sweet State-Line and Ernest Walter trails. Approx 10 miles each day. Open to fit beginners who can handle the mileage and moderately challenging terrain. 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: If you would like to join our Yahoo backpackers participant group please send an email to backpack@amc-ny.org with your request to join. You will be emailed an invitation. As a member of the group you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: NY/NJ State Line to Elk Pen
Region: New York, Highlands Region
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) , Fred Mader
Link: AMC Facebook Backpackers Group

Fire Island Walk 2B7(W)

Date: Sunday, June 3

Scenic Fire Island tour 7 miles at leisurely pace. Visit Cherry Grove, Sunken Forest, Ocean Beach and AMC House at Atlantique . Take LIRR train at 9:45 (check schedule or leader )from Penn Station arriving at 10.09 am In Sayville . Then taxi to ferry to Cherry Grove. Cost $16 for ferries plus LIRR fare. To visit AMC house additional fee $7.and register in advance as space is limited at fbamberger@nyc.rr.com or 718 457 5159. Do not buy LIRR day trip package as we are using two separate ferry lines. We return to Bayshore from Ocean Beach or Atlantique. Drivers take 9.52 train to Sayville and buy ticket at machine on NYC-bound platform, Seniors can buy ticket on train without penalty. Please do NOT park at Sayville as we are making around trip ending at Bayshore. L Frank Bamberger 718 457 5159 fbamberger@nyc.rr.com

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Fire Island, NY
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Frank Bamberger (fbamberger@nyc.rr.com) 718-457-5159
Trip Difficulty: 2B7

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 3 - Sunday, June 3

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Canoe&Kayak, Intro. to Canoeing Moving Water

Date: Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

Two days of canoe instruction and practice for first timers, for moving water. Or, take the course as a refresher, and we will challenge you. No prior paddling experience and no equipment needed. Learn basic strokes and maneuvers needed to negotiate the beautiful and easy but twisty rivers in our surrounding area or even paddle across a lake efficiently and without going in circles. This is a comprehensive course on eddy turns to ferrying, with plenty of hands-on practice. Fri. evening arrival highly recommended. Registration is not complete until full payment deposit is received. Enjoy tenting, campfires, and companionship. Meal prep is provided and organized for community cooking. So, bring own tent and sleep gear to sleep under the stars. Saturday training on a peaceful lake. Sunday group paddle on moving water. Special subsequent trips--both overnight and day trips--will be specially planned for us to follow-up on the skills, fun, and friendship.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling
Location: Mauch Chunk Lake State Park
Region: Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) 917-497-0446 (NCA 9 p.m.) , Charles Michener
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Shenandoah National Park Camping Trip 2D8-10(H)

Date: Friday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 12

Hike the famed Appalachian Trail through Shenandoah National Park. We'll be hiking at a moderate pace averaging 8 to 10 miles a day Sat., Sun. and Mon. with elevation gains ranging from 700 to 2,500 feet a day. Each day we hike we'll enjoy a panoramic views of forested mountains, valleys and farmland from frequent vistas. Expect an abundance of spring wildflowers, pretty waterfalls and park wildlife including deer, raccoon, opossum and black bear. One day option to visit White Oak Canyon or rugged Old Rag. Camping fee of $20 per night at Big Meadows Campground. AMC registration fee $6. Park entrance fee of $25 per car. Park dining facilities available, evening ranger led programs. Register by Friday June 1. Lanny Wexler highpt44@optimum.net (516) 390-8912 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shenandoah National Park
Region: Virginia, Shenandoahs
Leader: Lanny Wexler (highpt44@optimum.net)
Trip Difficulty: 2D8-10(H)

Beginner Kayak Instructional

Date: Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

Fri.-Sun., June 8nd-10th. Canoe&Kayak, Beginner Kayak Instruction. No experience or kayaking equipment required. We provide friendly and patient instruction for the complete beginner, as well as all necessary kayaking equipment, camping accommodations and (most) meals. (You provide your own camping equipment) We will teach you to "car-top" a whitewater kayak (on your car) which you will need to transport from the Barn to the course and back to the Barn at the end of the course. Course fee is $125 for AMC members and $150 for Non-Members. Contact LR Butch Futrell (e-mail preferred) for questionnaire to begin application process. This course fills up quickly so sign up early. To ensure we hold your spot, please do BOTH: 1.Click and complete REGISTRATION button and form. 2. When you have completed step 1, email Butch Futrell (Blunderbuddy@aol.com) using subject heading "Kayak Instructional" to let him know you did submit your registration form.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Jim Thorpe PA
Region: Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley
Leader: Butch Futrell (blunderbuddy@aol.com) 917-337-1065 (NCA 9 p.m.)

Otter Creek Wilderness two night beginner backpack

Date: Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

A moderate two night 15 mile backpack in the Otter Creek Wilderness in WV. This is to a remote wilderness area with no shelters or trail signs. We will base camp along a pretty stream both nights. We will start at the Condon Run Trailhead at the southern entrance and hike in a few miles. From our base camp we will do a loop hike on Saturday. Saturday will include a moderate climb. 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: Bowden WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Otter Creek Map and Information

Harriman Beginners Backpack (2C14)

Date: Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10

Join us for a 2day, 1night backpack in Harriman State Park. This is a beginners friendly trip as we will be packing approximately 7 miles per day. We'll pass by streams, lakes and climb up to low elevation ridge tops. Limited to 6 participants w/ all necessary equipment. Please preregister using the "Register Now" button below. Don't hesitate to sign up for a trip that is waitlisted. More often than not, there are cancellations. 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 link below: If you would like to join our backpackers participant group, please send an e-mail to backpack@amc-ny.org with your request to join. You will be e-mailed an invitation. As a member of the group, you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Harriman State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John Hilley (johnfhilley@yahoo.com) 845-988-6173 (NCA 9:00 PM)
Co-Leader: Mike Savas (mts7419@gmail.com) 631-525-3543 (NCA 8:00 PM)
Link: AMC Facebook Backpackers Group

Catskills Echo Lake Beginner-Friendly Trip

Date: Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10

Nothing in the Catskills is "easy," but low mileage -- 5 to 6 miles a day -- makes this a beginner-friendly trip, with plenty of time to practice gear management and other backpacking skills. Highlights include a fire tower, lookout points, hotel ruins, and a waterfall. NYNJTC Trail Map #141 Northeastern Catskills 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: If you would like to join our Yahoo backpackers participant group please send an email to backpack@amc-ny.org with your request to join. You will be emailed an invitation. As a member of the group you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Woodstock New York
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Ingrid Strauch
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: NYNJTC Trail Maps

Bridges, Street Art & Sculpture in Queens, 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, June 9

As we walk from Astoria Park to Roosevelt Island, bridges over the East River will provide a stunning framework for varied waterfront vistas. Explore street art along the way as well as newly commissioned sculpture at Socrates Park. Please remember to pack a lunch. Meet at 10:30 am in front of the Post Office, 2268 31st Street, Astoria. Take the N or W line to the Ditmars Blvd. station; exit on the west side of the street and walk a few yards to the Post Office.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Post Office, 2268 31st Street, Astoria, Queens, near Ditmars Blvd stop, N or W line.
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6
Link: Socrates Sculpture Park

4th Annual NY-NoJ Chapter Picnic - SAVE THE DATE!

Date: Saturday, June 9

SAVE THE DATE !! Last year our Chapter Picnic & Pig Roast SOLD OUT early. So keep your eyes open for more details coming very soon. Everyone is Welcome! There will be a full slate of activities and workshops suitable for all levels of experience. We hope to see young and senior outdoor enthusiasts, families and singles, new members and long standing members. Bring a friend or make new friends!! Day Guest ... Sat, June 9 Weekend Guest ... Fri- Sun, June 8-10 Registration will be mandatory on Eventbrite. Price TBA. Members receive a hefty discount. Become a member at AMC-ny.org

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Birdwatching, Camping, Climbing/Mountaineering, Conservation, First Aid, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Leadership Training, Meetings, Music, Paddling, Rock Climbing, Softball, Walks, Yoga
Location: The Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Co-Leader: Melissa Marine (Hospitality@amc-ny.org)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Canceled: Come see some sweet views at SugarLoaf Hill (aka Sugarloaf South)-Garrison NY. Limit 10 people. 2D6(H)

Date: Sunday, June 10 - Sunday, June 10

Sugarloaf Hill (aka Sugarloaf South) in the eastern Hudson Highlands, is the pointy peak seen when looking upriver from the Bear Mountain Bridge. It has a panoramic viewpoint to the northwest over Storm King Mountain, the West Point Military Academy and the East Hudson Highlands. There is a small amount of scrambling on this hike. Please bring 2 quarts of water, lunch and hiking boots. Heavy rain cancels. Please call leader to confirm. Meet at Parking area. Sugarloaf Hill (aka Sugarloaf South) in the eastern Hudson Highlands, is the pointy peak seen when looking upriver from the Bear Mountain Bridge. It has a panoramic viewpoint to the northwest over Storm King Mountain, the West Point Military Academy and the East Hudson Highlands. There is a small amount of scrambling on this hike. Please bring 2 quarts of water, lunch and hiking boots. Heavy rain cancels. Please call leader to confirm. Meet at parking area.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 31 wing and wing, Garrison NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Laurel Webber 646-228-7276 (9:00 AM- 9:00 PM)
Registrar: Laurel Weber 646-228-7276 (9:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Trip Difficulty: 2D6 - Moderate
Link: Sugarloaf Hill (aka Sugarloaf South)

Raritan River Sojourn Part 3: Raritan River from Flemington to Neshanic Station

Date: Sunday, June 10 - Sunday, June 10

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. PFDs will be worn at all times as requirement of the trip. Arrive at put-in by 11:00 am. Be ready for a shuttle by 11:30 pm. This will get us on the river by 12:30 pm or earlier. 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: 1200 County Rd 523, Flemington, NJ 08822
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 10 - Sunday, June 10

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Learn to Sail Weekend at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17

Join other sail enthusiasts for adventure and camaraderie while learning to sail one of our sunfish, or if experienced maybe one of our sloops. No experience necessary! We have the boats, safety equipment, and offer classroom and on-water instruction. Read and bring book, "Learn Sailing Right -- Beginning Sailing" by the US Sailing Association. Most meals included. Cost and reservation method TBA. Please check back in April for costs and registration details.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Sailing, Social Events
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: Fire Island Reservations
Link: Fire Island Sailing Alliance

Fire Island Walk 2B7(W)

Date: Sunday, June 17

Scenic Fire Island tour 7 miles at leisurely pace. Visit Cherry Grove, Sunken Forest, Ocean Beach and AMC House at Atlantique . Take LIRR train at 9:45 (check schedule or leader )from Penn Station arriving at 10.09 am In Sayville . Then taxi to ferry to Cherry Grove. Cost $16 for ferries plus LIRR fare. To visit AMC house additional fee $7.and register in advance as space is limited at fbamberger@nyc.rr.com or 718 457 5159. Do not buy LIRR day trip package as we are using two separate ferry lines. We return to Bayshore from Ocean Beach or Atlantique. Drivers take 9.52 train to Sayville and buy ticket at machine on NYC-bound platform, Seniors can buy ticket on train without penalty. Please do NOT park at Sayville as we are making around trip ending at Bayshore. L Frank Bamberger 718 457 5159 fbamberger@nyc.rr.com

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Fire Island, NY
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Frank Bamberger (fbamberger@nyc.rr.com) 718-457-5159
Trip Difficulty: 2B7

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 17 - Sunday, June 17

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Canoe&Kayak, Sedge Islands, TW1&2

Date: Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24

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 free sit-atop tandem kayaks, paddles, and PFDs available on the island, but this may 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. Be willing to share all cleaning chores, kitchen duty, and your part for the meal team that shapes our special pot luck celebration. The trip is co-sponsored by AMC and Sebago paddling clubs. Preference given to first adults who meet the criteria addressed above and who send the full cost via paypal (Paypal directions will be given when your registration is received).

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Island Beach State Park
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) 917-497-0446 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Mary Ann Hoag (maryannhoag@yahoo.com)

Wilderness First Aid Instruction

Date: Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24

The ESCI Wilderness First Aid course is an intense yet fun journey through the world of wilderness emergency care and is recommended for all outdoors people. It is a 2-day, 16-hour course (8 hours/day). It covers a full range of situations, from scrapes and blisters to life-threatening emergencies. In addition to wilderness medical care, participants learn accident scene management and how to communicate effectively with the outside world. (Or, how to give yourself the best odds that the rescue party turns up in the right place with the right equipment the first time.)

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Jonathan Silver (WildernessFirstAid@amc-ny.org) , Rich Dabal (rdabal10@hotmail.com)

Wilderness First Aid

Date: Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24

Wilderness First Aid Emergency medicine for those who travel where ambulances can't. A 2-day, 16-hour course taught by volunteer AMC instructors. Location: Coreman Harriman Outdoor Center

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: 200 Breakneck Road, Haverstraw, NY 10927
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Rich Dabal (rdabal10@hotmail.com) , Jeffrey Alpert , Ethan Gracer
Trip Difficulty: N/A
Link: Registration here

AT: MA Series 3D14(H)

Date: Saturday, June 23

Do you like strenuous day hikes? Do you like section hiking the Appalachian Trail? Then these events are for you. This will be an eight part series of day hikes to complete the state Massachusetts's Appalachian Trail. This will kick of on June 23rd unless I can get my work schedule to give me earlier an opening June. We will start in the middle of the state because the trail is a little less difficult and then move to Sages Ravine and Jug End and lastly on Mount Greylock and then into Vermont. This series will be Saturday and Sunday day hikes. These hikes will be a point to points. Expect a full day of activity. The trail will be very rocky so proper footwear is a must. Also, please bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks, rain gear, and a head lamp just in case. Thunderstorms and other crazy weather will modify or cancel the trip. Any questions, concerns, etc. please don't hesitate to contact me. Unfortunately I don't know if there will be pubic transportation for this one. Plan on County Road to Main Road Tryingham, MA ~14 Miles point to point.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Jug End
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Raymond (Rand) Salani (RaymondSalani3@gmail.com) 732-233-4838 (3D14)

Summer Solstice Medley in Central Park 2A5(W)

Date: Saturday, June 23

Celebrate summer blooms, green leafy trees and long hours of daylight. Dinner in the garden; bring your own food along with a poem to share, the words of a song, a quotation, a memory, good humor, sentimentality, irony and more. Then, walk through the park; watch the evening light wane. Meet at 5:30 pm inside the Central Park Conservatory Garden gate on Fifth Avenue at 105th Street.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Central Park Conservatory Garden Gate, Fifth Ave at 105th Street
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5

AT: MA Series 3D13(H)

Date: Sunday, June 24

Do you like strenuous day hikes? Do you like section hiking the Appalachian Trail? Then these events are for you. This will be an eight part series of day hikes to complete the state Massachusetts's Appalachian Trail. This will kick of on June 23rd unless I can get my work schedule to give me earlier an opening June. We will start in the middle of the state because the trail is a little less difficult and then move to Sages Ravine and Jug End and lastly on Mount Greylock and then into Vermont. This series will be Saturday and Sunday day hikes. These hikes will be a point to points. Expect a full day of activity. The trail will be very rocky so proper footwear is a must. Also, please bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks, rain gear, and a head lamp just in case. Thunderstorms and other crazy weather will modify or cancel the trip. Any questions, concerns, etc. please don't hesitate to contact me. Plan on Main Road Tryingham, MA to MA RT 23 ~13 Miles.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Jug End
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Raymond (Rand) Salani (RaymondSalani3@gmail.com) 732-233-4838
Trip Difficulty: 3D13

Canoe & Kayak, Rio Reservoir, QW

Date: Sunday, June 24

Explore this beautiful reservoir in Sullivan County that is part of a Bald Eagle preserve. Bring your binoculars! Paddle a total of 4-5 hours. Includes a lunch stop. Kayaks, canoes and rec boats are welcome. Some paddling experience is required. Participants must have their own boat or be able to car-top a club rental. Club paddler fee of $2 can be paid on the day of the trip. Registration required by June 18. For more details, contact L.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Monticello
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Glenn Barnes , Elana Fine

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 24 - Sunday, June 24

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Beginners' Introduction to the Mid State Trail (PA)

Date: Monday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 27

Beginner day hiking on the Mid State Trail in PA. We will camp at Greenwood Furnace State Park both nights doing day hiking trips in the area. This is a skills building trip to learn about camping and hiking.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Greenwood Furnace State Park PA
Region: Pennsylvania, Central
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Backpackers Facebook Group

Canoe and Kayak class II and class IV Deerfield river/Deerfest

Date: Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1

We have the group campsite Thursday night thru Sunday morning. It will be a three day (Fri, Sat, Sun) Dryway release (class IV) and a 5 day (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun) Fifebrook release (Class II). Come paddle with us whichever days suit you. This is also the weekend of the annual Deerfest - music, food, drink and all things boating. Come join the fun!

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Sozanne Solmaz (ssolmaz@mail.rockefeller.edu) 347-633-7296 (NCA 9 p.m.) , Charles Michener

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 1 - Sunday, July 1

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Dolly Sods Wilderness Two Night 14 mile Overlook Lovers Beginner Backpack, WV

Date: Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8

A two night backpack in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia. Start Friday afternoon at 3:00 and hike 2 miles to a spectacular overlook on the Rohrbaugh Plains Trail. On Saturday move camp to the Lion's Head overlook on Breathed Mountain over another 5 miles. On Sunday hike 7 miles to our cars on this point-to-point backpack. There will be plenty of time to relax and look at the view and swim. This backpack is suitable for beginners in good physical condition. Please note that the trails tend to be rocky and wet. There are several stream crossings and one of the campsites sometimes require a long walk for water. 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: Laneville WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: For a good map of the area.

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 8 - Sunday, July 8

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

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

Date: Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15

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 rivers as alternatives.

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

Raritan Sojourn Part 4: Paddle South Branch of the Raritan River from Three Bridges to Branchburg

Date: Sunday, July 15 - Sunday, July 15

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. PFDs will be worn at all times as requirement of the trip. 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. Arrive at put-in by 11:00 am. Be ready for a shuttle by 11:30 pm. This will get us on the river by 12:30 pm or earlier. 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 or above 9.0 feet, as per USGS 01397420 Gauge. 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: Just north of corner of Old York Road & Hillsborough Road in Three Bridges, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 15 - Sunday, July 15

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Seward Range Backpack - Adirondacks

Date: Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22

A 16 mile two night backpack to climb Seward and Donaldson in the Seward Range of the Adirondacks. Daily mileages are 4.5/7/4.5. These are officially bushwhack climbs. The trip will be to pack in our gear to a base camp on Friday and then have Saturday to climb peaks and depart Sunday morning. Approach is from the west. An optional pre trip event is planned for those interested. Camp out the night before at a free Adirondack lean-to with breakfast provided in Chestertown NY. We will meet in Tupper Lake at a location to be announced to the participants later. Bear canisters required. 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: Coreys NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Photo album from Donaldson & Emmons Backpack in 2017

Evening Views across the Hudson--All Lit Up 2A5(W)

Date: Saturday, July 21

Startling vistas across the Hudson River will appear as you walk south along the riverfront from Hoboken to Jersey City. You'll find the familiar and unfamiliar in surprising places as the evening light diminishes. Bring a light dinner and snacks to eat along the way. Meet at 6:30 pm in the NJ Transit waiting room in the Hoboken train station. From Manhattan, take the 33rd Street PATH train to the Hoboken stop. Exit the PATH station, and the NJ Transit train station will be a few steps away.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Hoboken Train Station, 1 Hudson Place
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5
Link: Path Train Schedule

Canceled: Hike lovely Lake Minnewaska! Limit 10 people. 2C7(H)

Date: Sunday, July 22 - Sunday, July 22

Located in Ulster County, NY Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, 35 miles of carriage roads and 50 miles of footpaths. Meet at nature center. Please bring 2 quarts of water, lunch, hiking boots. Heavy rain cancels. Please contact leader for clarification.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Laurel Webber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Registrar: Laurel Weber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C7 - Moderate terrain, moderate distance

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 22 - Sunday, July 22

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 29 - Sunday, July 29

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Dolly Sods WV Blueberry Backpack

Date: Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

Join us for the leaders annual backpack at Dolly Sods during blueberry season. A high-elevation area with lots of open terrain and a total of only 14 miles spread over 3 days. Trip starts at 3:00 PM on Friday so we can hike in a short distance and get a two-night backpack. A good trip for beginners. Pace will be slow with lots of time for breaks and to pick blueberries. 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: Dolly Sods WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
Link: Dolly Sods Map

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 5 - Sunday, August 5

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Evening in Sunset Park 2A5(W)

Date: Saturday, August 11

An evening walk in Sunset Park offers expansive views over the East River, ethnic diversity, bustling streets and the quiet natural space of Bush Terminal Park. Dinner at a five-star park bench with spectacular views; bring a light meal for yourself. Meet at 5:30 pm on the NE corner of 36th St. & 4th Ave (36th St. stop on D, N or R lines), Brooklyn.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 36th Street Subway Station (D, N, or R lines), NE corner 36th & 4th Ave, Brooklyn
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5
Link: Bush Terminal Park

Canceled: Come hike the beautiful Mianus River Gorge- and check out a quarry too! Limit 10 people. 2C5(H)

Date: Sunday, August 12 - Sunday, August 12

Founded in 1953, Mianus River Gorge, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research and public education throughout the region. Protects over 1,000 acres in Bedford, North Castle and Pound Ridge, NY and Stamford CT, including one of the last stands of old-growth forest in the northeast US, Manages a 877-acre nature preserve which is open seasonally with 5 miles of hiking trails and outdoor exhibits. Meet at Mianus river gorge office, Please bring 2 quarts of water, lunch and hiking boots. Heavy rains cancel. Please call leader for confirmation.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY 10506
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Laurel Webber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Registrar: Laurel Weber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C5 - moderate distance, moderate trails
Link: Mianus river gorge

5 to 6 Mile paddle along Black River WMA from Pleasant Hill Road to Cooper Gristmill in Chester, NJ

Date: Sunday, August 12 - Sunday, August 12

Come out for a 5 to 6-mile paddle in Central NJ on the Black River. See write-up below about this amazing gem. We will meet at the put-in at 11:00 am. Then shuttle cars to take out by 11:30 am. Expect to be on the river by 12:15ish. Expect a 3 to 5-hour paddle pending speed of river and people. We will start by going upriver from put-in about two miles where the river swamps out. Then turn around and go past our put-in to go another 2.6 miles downstream to the Cooper Grist Mill in Chester. there are few Beaver dams to go over along the way. This river is a small windy river that will require basic to intermediate paddle skill to navigate the turns. You must have your own boat. There are no rentals on site or nearby. PFDs are to be worn at all times while on the river. Shorter/Thinner boats would be better for this paddle. Boats over 12 feet not recommended. Bing: Water, Food/Snack, Wetsuit or drysuit, river shoes (Booties), Extra layers in case the temperature drops on us. NO OPEN TOE SHOES ALLOWED. Limit 9 people. (Limit set by NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife) Inclement weather will cancel for safety issues. Black River: The Black River is only 12 miles long from beginning to end and highlights the natural beauty of the area with its combination of marshlands, rolling uplands, lowland swamps, stands of hardwoods and pockets of conifers. A variety of flora and fauna can be found here, including turtles, muskrat, mink, and beaver, as well as many ducks, geese, and herons. The fields and forest provide a habitat for birds and animals, such as grouse, pheasant, woodcock, fox, coyote, bobcat, black bear, deer and many other species. In spring, the landscape comes alive with red-winged blackbirds, swallows, ducks, and heron, not to mention the woodland wildflowers so bring binoculars for excellent bird watching opportunities.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: 43 Pleasant Hill Road, Chester, NJ 07930
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for Novice
Link: Mike Dicola Photos

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 12 - Sunday, August 12

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Northville-Placid Trail Section Backpack - Pillsbury Mountain Trail Parking to French Louie Trail and then to N-P heading to Piseco.

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

A two night 24 mile backpack on the Northville-Placid Trail starting at the Pillsbury Mountain Trail parking lot and onto the French Louie Trail. It connects with the N-P Trail near West Canada Creek Lean-to. Head south to Piseco from there. Optional climb of Pillsbury Mountain (#82 on the 100 highest list) on Thursday starting at 10:00 AM. This 3,597' peak has a fire tower on top with spectacular views and add 6 miles to our hike total. Leaders pace will be fairly slow but this is an area that is very remote and has some trail finding issues. This is a scouting trip for the leader. Water shoes and bear canisters required. Meeting location for both trips will be in Speculator which will be given to participants later. Optional camp out Wednesday and Thursday nights. 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: Speculator NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Link: Map of West Canada Lakes Wilderness

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 19

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 26 - Sunday, August 26

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Seneca Creek WV Beginner Backpack (pet friendly)

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

A great trip for beginner backpackers. Camp out three nights a total distance of 20 miles. Start with a gentle hike in on Seneca Creek Trail a few miles. Set up a base camp for the weekend and do a loop hike on Saturday and another on Sunday. Saturday and Sunday hikes will have some moderate elevation gain. Lots of waterfalls and stream crossings. Lots of time for swimming and relaxing. This trip is suitable for dogs that have are used to hiking and are friendly around people they do not know. Dogs must be on leash at all times. 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: Spruce Knob WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Link: Seneca Creek Map

AMC Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, September 2 - Sunday, September 2

Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join our friendly AMC Co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through August. We encourage a fun, not overly competitive game, where everyone can participate. Please see the related links below to sign up and to get more info about the games, location and scheduling.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper (fernstolper@gmail.com) , Dwight Yee (dwight@dwightyee.com)
Link: Click here to sign up and for info about games, location, scheduling

Roaring Plains West Wilderness, WV, Fall Foliage Backpack

Date: Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16

A two-night backpack with 15 miles covered in an area next to the Dolly Sods Wilderness that is known for the sound of the wind roaring over the eastern continental divide. This point-to-point backpack starts Friday at 3:00 and ends mid-afternoon on Sunday. The route is generally flat to downhill but the trails are rocky, muddy and most of the mileage on Saturday is a bushwhack. Most of the trip will be above 4,000 feet in elevation. The route features numerous open vistas. Pace will be moderate for time to enjoy the views 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: Laneville WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: A Mid Atlantic Hikes trip report on the Canyon Rim Trail.

Canceled: Come explore the Rockefeller state park preserve! Limit 10 people. 2B7(H)

Date: Sunday, September 16 - Sunday, September 16

The Preserve land is comprised of a portion of the Rockefeller family estate in Pocantico Hills given to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in 1983. Since the Preserve's inception, additional bequeaths have extended its size to over 1,400 acres. The most notable feature of the Preserve is the system of carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Designed to complement the landscape, the carriage roads, many of which are accessible, allow visitors to experience and enjoy the natural wonders of the area. These scenic paths wind through wetlands, woodlands, meadows, and fields and past streams, rivers, and lakes while traversing wood and stone bridges. Please meet at Preserve Office. Bring 2 quarts of water, lunch and hiking boots. Heavy rain cancels. Please call leader for confirmation.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Laurel Webber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Registrar: Laurel Weber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2B7 - moderate trails, moderate difficulty
Link: Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Northville-Placid Trail Section Backpack - West Canada Lakes Trail to N-P at West Lake north to Moose River.

Date: Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30

A two night 24 mile backpack on the Northville-Placid Trail starting at Otter Creek Road for the West Canada Lakes Trail to the N-P Trail at West Lake. North on the N-P Trail to Moose River. Leaders pace will be fairly slow but this is an area that is very remote and has some trail finding issues. This is a scouting trip for the leader. Water shoes and bear canisters required. Meeting location will be in Indian Lake at a place to be identified to participants later. Optional camp out on Thursday night. 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: Indian Lake NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Link: West Canada Lakes Map

Canceled: Not time for tea but time to hike at TeaTown-moderate difficulty 4 to 7 miles. Limit 10 people. 2C7(H)

Date: Sunday, September 30 - Sunday, September 30

Teatown's nearly 15 miles of trails are used annually by over 10,000 hikers. Bring 2 quarts of water, lunch, hiking boots.Heavy rain cancels.Call leader to confirm. Hikers please meet at the welcome center. Teatown maintains fourteen trails that traverse diverse terrain and habitats, including abundant fields, mixed hardwood forests, laurel groves, lakes, streams, swamps and farm land. The trails range from easy/novice to moderately difficult. Teatown's preserve provides visitors with a unique glimpse of the biological diversity of the entire lower Hudson Valley region. The trails connect to the Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway and the Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1600 Spring Street, Ossining NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Laurel Webber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Registrar: Laurel P. Weber 646-228-7276 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C7 - Moderate terrain, moderate distance
Link: Teatown.org