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Young Members Weekend at Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

The NY/NJ chapter's Young Members committee is co-hosting a weekend getaway at one of the most beautiful summer destinations in the New York area. There are no cars allowed on this island of miles of beaches, quaint villages and fun bars. Relax on uncrowded beaches on the ocean, go kayaking in the bay, or hike to the Sunken Forest during the day and explore the night life in Ocean Beach. Most meals included. Mgrs: Andrea Klein and Dimitri Akrivos .

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

Hike, Scramble, & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Friday, August 17

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

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: If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. If you are a member of Meetup, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining the chapter Meetup 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

Young Members Swimmin' Snorin' & Sittin' Around Camping Weekend

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

Enjoy a relaxing and fun camping weekend getaway at the AMC Harriman Outdoor Center with a couple of hikes, some refreshing swims, canoe/kayak paddling around the lake along with social happy hours and bonfires. Whether you want to enjoy an active weekend in the sun, water and woods, playing cards against humanity with new friends, or just spend your days napping in a hammock, the choice is yours. We will have up to three afternoons of lakeside fun, two hikes, an afternoon social happy hour, and a bonfires with s'mores. You can come up on Friday night or Saturday morning. If you come Saturday, you can choose to come just for the day or stay overnight. The itinerary is subject to change at the leader's discretion. Friday Night Check-in is 3 pm. Optional dinner starts at 6 pm. After Saturday breakfast, we meet the Day trippers arriving by bus. All participants meet at 10 am in camp for the hike. Saturday's hike will be leader's choice-moderate pace, beginner friendly, approximately 6-8 miles. After the hike everyone can enjoy some swimming, paddling, socializing, napping and Social Hour. BYO adult beverages. Then we'll have dinner followed by a bonfire and s'mores. For folks staying just for the day, you'll probably want to stay for dinner, so remember to buy a dinner at check-out. Sunday Morning: Breakfast & Camp Breakdown, plus a shorter hike after breakfast. If it rains we get wet. We aren't going to cancel the event. Accommodations: We will camp on tent platforms. If you don't have your own gear, you can borrow tents and sleeping pads from the camp. Travel: If you plan to arrive Saturday morning, take the ShortLine (CoachUSA) bus from NYC Port Authority arriving in Sloatsburg at 9:15 am. This program is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Registration is limited to 30 guests. Registration is required. Prices increase after August 8 Cost Early Bird Prices Friday Arrival: $85 Members / $110 Non-members Saturday Arrival: $75 Members / $100 Non-Members Saturday Day Tripper: $20 Members / $25 Non-members Optional Dinners: $25 After August 8 midnight Friday Arrival: $100Members / $125 Non-members Saturday Arrival: $90 Members / $115 Non-Members Saturday Day Tripper: $25 Members / $30 Non-members Optional Dinners: $30 Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

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

Young Members at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

Join the AMC Young Members Committee at the Fire Island Cabin (FIC). The weekend will include leisure hiking, relaxing on the beach, and more. The FIC has Canoes, Kayaks and Sailboats (certified users only) available for use - as well as yoga equipment and a view of the bay! AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (best time to call: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Activity Categories: Hiking, Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: Fire Island Cabin
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Deborah Boone

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Songbird Trail and optional dinner. A Land and Water Conservation Fund Hike 2C5.5(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18

.Hike this birder's paradise, with mystical marshes, a cozy woods trail, and stunning views of Atlantic City. Take a sand and dirt path through green woods, with Atlantic city rising from the marsh at 3.2 miles. Look for wildlife at Experimental Pool Overlook viewing platform. View swans and Osprey nesting platforms. Short stroll on Leeds Eco-Trail over tidal salt marsh from Gull Pond Tower when leaving refuge. Impressive Visitor Center. Bring plenty of water and wear insect repellent. Optional meal after at Oyster Creek Inn, 41 N. Oyster Creek Road, Leeds Point, NJ (birth town of the Jersey Devil). Meet 3:00 p.m. (to beat the heat) in large parking lot at 800 E. Lilly Lake Road, Galloway, NJ. Directions: From the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 48 for US 9 (toward Port Republic/Smithville). Continue onto US 95/New York Road. After 5.7 miles, the entrance is on the right. GPS coordinates: 39° 27.902´ N, 74° 27.026´ W.

Activity Categories: Birdwatching, Hiking
Location: 800 E Lilly lake road galloway nj
Region: New Jersey, Southern
Leader: Priscilla Estes (pestes2@verizon.net) 267-231-9397
Trip Difficulty: 2C5.5

NJ AT Culver Gap to Blue Mountain Lakes Road 2C10+(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18

Early morning start for day hike of 10+ miles on NJ AT Section 5, moderate pace and elevation gain. Participants should be prepared to assist with shuttle. Severe weather cancels. Contact leader to register.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Barbara Beatrice , Jeff Fritzinger 917-837-4899 (before 9pm)
Registrar: Jeff Fritzinger 917-837-4899 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C10+

Mohonk Scrambles 3E10(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18

Giants Workshop & Zaidee`s Bower with long unmaintained trails in between--a 3 ladder hike.Meet at Mohonk Preserves West Trapps trailhead at 9:AM & if you have not renewed your Preserve membership please pay the day use fee.I will meet you at the trailhead right next to the toll booth.Joint w/Mohonk Preserve. In case of a stormy weather forecast contact me.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mohonk Preserve West Trapps trailhead
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E10

Multipitch Trad Climbing at the Gunks

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19

The Climbing Committee of the NY-North NJ Chapter will gather this weekend to pair off for multi-pitch trad climbing at the Gunks, just outside of New Paltz, NY. As the safety of every participant is paramount, an extensive skill set is required. This is not an event for beginners or for those that want to try out rock climbing. To be eligible, one must have completed the Climbing Course offered by the Committee every Spring OR have a long history of lead trad climbing with an in depth understanding of: building gear anchors, protecting your second throughout a climb and some basic self-rescue techniques. These skills will have to be evaluated by another established leader before you can join these events. Please contact amcclimbing@gmail.com with any questions or information on the class offered in the Spring. You can also check out the committee's website at: https://www.amc-ny.org/committees/climbing/#.W3HITehKiUk

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: New Paltz, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Michael Geramita

Mongaup River, WW Class 2+

Date: Saturday, August 18

Let's get back in the Mongaup, our favorite local whitewater river! It's a 2-barrel release, so we should have loads of fun! Experienced whitewater boaters only. Anyone stepping up their skill level should contact the leader to ensure there is sufficient safety. Pre-registration required by clicking on Register Now button. Meeting time: 10 am Meeting Place: DEP Mongaup Parking Lot Bring snacks. This is KCCNY's BBQ Weekend.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: DEP Mongaup Parking Lot
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Rosenfeld 845-548-2884 (From 10am-12noon) , Eileen Yin
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Hike with Paragon Sports, Suunto, and Salomon

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

The AMC will be leading an instructional demo hike sponsored by Paragon Sports where experts from Suunto and Salomon will join us for a hands-on field demonstration of wearable GPS technology, and footwear on the trails! We're going to navigate a beginner friendly route within Harriman State Park using Suunto's GPS technology along with Salomon for you to try on and test out some of their industry-leading footwear. A great beginner hike that follows the waters of Stony Brook and climbs up to the great views that dot the trail atop Diamond Mountain. Hikers will take in some of the best that Harriman State Park has to offer as we return on the relaxing trail along Pine Meadow Brook. We'll cover roughly 5-mile and 1,400 of uphill walking in 4 hours with rest and lunch where appropriate. We'll be meeting at the Reeves Meadow Information Center on Seven Lakes Drive before heading on the trail along the brook. This hike is more than moderately strenuous so if you are unsure of your abilities please contact the leaders to help. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking, along with packing a rain jacket and extra layers in the event of bad weather. You'll also need to pack at least 2 liters of water, plenty of snacks, and lunch. Heavy rain cancels this event. Registration is a requirement for this activity as space is very limited! If you have any questions please contact the leader.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Reeves Meadow Information Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Nathan Baker (nathan.baker.amc@gmail.com) 862-591-6844, Justin Bailey (jbailey@outdoors.org) 631-767-3336
Trip Difficulty: 3C5
Link: Paragon Sports

RESCHEDULED - Campgaw Mountain Exploration 2C6(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

THIS HIKE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM SUNDAY AUG. 19TH TO SATURDAY AUG. 18TH. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING PLACE DESCRIBED BELOW. Looking for hikers to join me on an exploratory adventure of Campgaw Mountain. We will wonder around this ski resort, where few hikers have dared to go. Hopefully we can find our way out before the first snow fall. Those who only like to do the same old, same old, please go else where. Rain cancels. Trans. Code 13, Meet 9:06- Because of Farmers Market, meet in parking lot, on Lafayette Ave.(Rt 59) under the NY Thruway over pass. This lot is immediately west of the Trans. Code 13 meeting place- commuter lot at the intersection of Lafayette Ave.(Rt. 59) & Orange Ave.( Rt.202). Bus riders take Shortline Bus # 908 Bergen County Route, leaving PABT at 8:15. Please go to parking lot, underneath overpass, described above.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lafayette Ave. and Orange Ave. Suffern, NY
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Gery Monaco (hikery@mac.com) 973-728-7350
Trip Difficulty: 2C6

Ice Caves Exploration 1F5(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

The hike is without ice to show off. The experience is rock, upon rock, upon rock in the most difficult regularly scheduled hikes. Great fun the nimble, strong, and undaunted outdoors person. Real scrambles, unmarked herd paths in the most exotic roughed landscape hereabout. At my slow pace absorb these landform inside and out. Leader Bill Hladky. 914. 874. 4640. NCA 10 PM. Call myself with interest and Sam Points Preserve to co register with them. 845.647.7989.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Gunks Ellenville NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Bill Hladky (wehladky@yahoo.com) 914-874-4640 (NCA 10 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 1f5

10 mile Taurus and Breakneck Hike 3D10(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

Let's have some fun this Sat. by hiking up Taurus and Breakneck. The planned route is to go up the Washburn trail until we get to the Notch trail, and then take the Notch trail to the Breakneck Ridge trail, and then take the Breakneck Ridge Trail to the Undercliff trail, and the Undercliff trail to the Washburn trail all the way to the parking lot. If it is getting late, we will take the Undercliff Trail to Brooke Trail and the Brook trail to the Cornish trail, and the Cornish Trail back to the cars. The hike will be a hilly demanding hike with a reasonable amount of stops. The hike is at a brisk pace, not running pace, but won't be slow either. We will stop a reasonable number of times. If you are looking for a high intensity workout or a slow stroll this is the wrong hike. Leader determines the pace, distance and mileage, number of stops, and the duration of stops. If you want to run don't come. Hiking boots required. Also, bring at least 4 quarts of water and your lunch. This is an all day hike that will start at 9:08 and end 6-7 hours later. Rain, or extreme heat cancels. No dogs allowed on hike, and no swimming. We will meet in Cold Springs, drive to the Stoney Point parking lot at the base of Taurus. Trans. 5D, but take the early train that leaves at 7:43, and arrives at 9:05. Those using Public Transportation take the 7:43 Metro North Trail to Cold Spring. If you are driving take 9D to Main Street and park at the foot of Main Street near the Depot Restaurant. L; Joe Nigro 718-331-6148. (Call only between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM) Joeni1@msn.com if you have any question feel free to call me between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM or e-mail me. Joe.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1 deport square, Cold Springs, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Joe Nigro (joeni1@msn.com) 718-331-6148 (7:30-9:30 PM)
Trip Difficulty: 3D10

South Mountain Reservation 2C5(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

We will hike on the Lenape trail about 6 miles, at a moderate pace. This will include a stop at Hemlock Falls, with a few uphill sections.We will hike to Washington Rock and have lunch. Sneakers are OK, but hiking shoes or boots are preferred. .Please bring water, snacks and a light lunch . we will meet at Tulip Springs, 64 Cherry Lane. West Orange. NJ, 07052. Meet in the parking lot...Transportation- From Penn. station take the 7:53 am #73 but to Turtle Back Zoo text me i will pick you up.train, NJ Transit to Millburn text Uber to 64 Cherry lane W.O. 07052.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: South Mountain Reservation
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Leslie Arthur (larthurbk7@aol.com) 973-968-5262 (9am-10pm)
Registrar: leslie arthur (larthurbk7@aol.com) 973-986-5262 (9am 10pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C5

Panoramic Hudson River Views, Sugarloaf, and Crafts Fair on 8 Mile Garrison Hike 3D8(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

Registration is requested (but not absolutely required) in order to help manage group size and ensure a safe and fun hike. A YES RSVP can be changed to NO at any time. Even if you are on the waitlist you will likely be able to attend due to many last minute cancellations and no shows. This is a very pleasant and interesting summer hike, where we will see many Hudson River views on trails by the river, and also have a nice climb up to Sugarloaf Hill, where we will see lots of cactus on the summit, as well as a small bamboo forest on the trail. We should have plenty of time afterwards to relax on the historic Garrison Landing by the river and visit the Garrison Art Center, which features the annual crafts fair this weekend in addition to art exhibits. Another treat on the Landing is the newly opened Dolly's Restaurant and Cafe offering gourmet food and deserts. Our hike begins right from the train station, where we proceed to walk along the trails to the scenic Arden Point. From there we hike along the ridge on the Sugarloaf trail, and ascend the mountain for our scenic lunch spot. On the way back to the train station, we hike along trails on the Glenclyffe loop, which has a few gazebos and benches to enjoy the scenery. Trains along the Hudson Line return to Manhattan at least hourly. We will hike at a steady, intermediate 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 1400 feet. There are no special skills or equipment required, other than to wear hiking boots, and have at least 3 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch. However, hikers should be in good condition to complete a fairly strenuous hike on a summer day (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 AM in the Garrison train station parking lot. The transportation information for both public transportation leaving from Grand Central and cars (AMC Trans code: 5C on the AMC New York-North Jersey website) is indicated below. Please purchase a one way ticket since there may be rides back to the city offered, and arrive a bit early to allow time to purchase tickets, and getting to the proper gate. 5. 8:45 a.m. METRO-NORTH RR [masked]http://www.mta.info/schedules) Poughkeepsie train from GCT. C. Garrison, Putnam CO., NY. Arr. 10:03. ¼-mi. W of Rts. 9D & 403.

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

RESCHEDULED - Waterfalls Hike- Plattekill Creek 1E4(H)

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

If your hike needs muscle, call Al Schlussel - Plattekill Creek - beautiful waterfalls and wonderful swimming holes. Expect to get wet as during this hike we will be walking in the creek. Obviously, this trek will be slippery and at times we will do big scrambling up wet boulders. The pace will be moderate. We'll relax and stop at each waterfall. Bring plenty of water, lunch, and snacks. Bring or wear bathing suits This trek is capped at 15 hikers. Email trip leader to be vetted. I already have 5 people, so I have room for another 10 We'll carpool so please let the trip leader know if you can offer a ride to others. Fuel,and tolls should be split among those being offered a drive up. Rain in the forecast cancels the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Plattekill Creek
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Al Schlussel (alschlussel@gmail.com) 917-597-2066 (10am -6pm)
Trip Difficulty: 1E4

NJ AT Sunrise Mountain to Culver Gap 2C5+(H)

Date: Sunday, August 19

Early morning start for day hike NJ AT partial Section 4, moderate pace. Participants should be prepared to assist with shuttle. Severe weather cancels. Contact leader to register.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Barbara Beatrice , Jeff Fritzinger 917-837-4899 (before 9pm)
Registrar: Jeff Fritzinger 917-837-4899 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C5+

Easy Walk in Hastings 2B5(W)

Date: Sunday, August 19

Slow to moderate paced walk in the interconnected Parks of Hastings. Trans. Take 12:20 Hudson line train from Grand Central & exit Hastings; drivers meet 12:55 at station & park in nearby lots. Hike begins & ends here.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Hastings Metro North Railroad Station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hal Kaplan
Trip Difficulty: 2B5

Norvin Green State Forest 3D10(H)

Date: Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 19

Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the New Weis Center. Ten miles on hiking trails taking advantage of the cooler weekend temperatures. This is the usual 4 summits route. Lets hope the waterfall will be flowing. "Early out" routes are available for those wanting a shorter hike. Check listing change from "Open" to "Canceled" on the morning of the hike. Available bus from NYC arriving at the diner stop (rte 511 & Skyline Lakes Drive) at 8.57 and is 5 mins away from the Weis. Please contact L. if you will be taking the bus so we can arrange car shuttles. Please also contact L. if you are a driver offering to take people from the bus stop to the Weis Center.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Weis Center (formerly Weis Ecology Center), 150 Snake Den Road, Ringwood NJ
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: David Hartree (hikerdavid@verizon.net) 908-757-1931 (NCA 10. p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 3D10
Link: see here for list of transportation codes incl. 3A

Harlem Valley / Taconic Ridge Bike Ride + Swim (3B50)

Date: Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 19

Join us as we bike along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, the area's lushest, most beautiful rail trail, past farms, art galleries, and hang-gliders. We will do 50 miles of cycling at a moderate pace. The way is mostly level but there are a few climbs, with a total elevation gain of 1600 feet. A leisurely lunch awaits us at refreshing Copake Falls, the midway point. Sandwiches can be purchased there, or you can bring your lunch. Remember to bring a MetroNorth bike pass if you are taking the train, water, appropriate clothing, a spare inner tube, and a swimsuit and towel if you want a dip. Ambitious riders can push on to Bash Bish Falls if they want to - it is down the road from Copake Falls. Please make sure your bicycle is in good working condition before setting out.  We will meet at the Wassaic train station at 10:00 am. NYC people can take the 7:10 am train from Grand Central, or the 7:20 am from Harlem/125th Street to Wassaic. Drivers can park their vehicles at the train station. Expect a full day of riding and a late afternoon return to the city (there are trains at 4:15, 6:15, and 8:15). Personally I recommend hanging out a bit and not rushing back - there are some lovely sights in the Wassaic/Amenia/Millerton area, and we could grab a beer or some victuals before catching the train. There are no early exits on this route, but if you feel the need to turn back early that option is always available. Please register with the leader (Tim Burrows, dreadnowt@ymail.com) by 9 pm Saturday so that you can be reached if a problem arises. Feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Tim Burrows (dreadnowt@ymail.com)

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

Midweek for Families at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Monday, August 20 - Thursday, August 23

Come and bring kids of any age for a fun week before it's time to head back to school. Mgrs: Bill Lee and Nicole Chandonnet. Nicole will lead activities for children of all ages.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Nicole Chandonnet
Registrar: Fire Island Reservations (fireislandres@gmail.com)

AT in NH Backpack

Date: Monday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 22

The July 31st trip in NH was cancelled and is being rescheduled for 8/20-22. Approx. 29 miles on Appalachian Trail. Limited to 6 experienced Backpackers with all necessary equipment. 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 are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: East of Hanover, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Frank Zarb (tao5001216@yahoo.com) 347-609-5115 (NCA 10:00 PM)
Link: AMC Backpackers Facebook Group

Hike, Scramble & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Tuesday, August 21

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Family Forest Splendor Midweek Adventure

Date: Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23

Enjoy one more mini-vacation with your family before school starts! Spend 3-days, 2-nights glamping in a renovated cabin or a comfy tent in the woods. Meals, nature crafts and other kid-friendly outdoor activities are included. This midweek adventure will offer families delightful hikes along with rustic nature crafts, wearable art, a science project, and more. There will be plenty of time for families to relax and engage in activities on their own. Kids of all ages are welcome (with their responsible adult). Nature crafts are aimed at ages 6-12 year olds. Sample schedule includes: Day 1 3:00 p.m. Arrival and Check-In 4:00 p.m. Family Time - swim, explore, kayak 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Welcome and Create a Woodland Craft 8:30 p.m. Campfire 9:30 p.m. Stargazing Day 2 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Plant and Tree Identification Hike 10:00 a.m. Leaf Printing on Tee Shirts 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Canoe Excursion and Hike 3:00 p.m. Family Time - swim, explore, kayak 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Board Games and Popcorn 9:30 p.m. Campfire Day 3 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Build a Terrarium 10:30 a.m. Pack & Check-out 11:00 a.m. Check Out 11:15 a.m. Reflection Activity 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Family Time This program is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling equipment is provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed; no permit is required. Loaner Tents and sleeping pads are available. Registration Registration is mandatory. Programs fill quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 16 cabin and 8 tenting guests. Register by Sunday, August 12 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Kids prices are discounted. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin, Adult (ages 18+): $165 member / $220 non-member Cabin, Youth (ages 13-17): $135 member / $180 non-member Cabin, Child (ages 6-12): $108 member / $144 non-member Camping, Adult: $115 member / $155 non-member Camping, Youth: $95 member / $126 non-member Camping, Child: $75 member / $100 non-member Late Order, after August 12 midnight Cabin, Adult: $185 member / $240 non-member Cabin, Youth: $155 member / $200 non-member Cabin, Child: $128 member / $164 non-member Camping, Adult: $135 member / $175 non-member Camping, Youth: $115 member / $146 non-member Camping, Child: $95 membber / $120 non-member Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

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

Canoe&Kayak: QW Wilderness Expedition: Remote Adirondacks

Date: Thursday, August 23 - Sunday, August 26

Join co leaders Sean, Naz, and Klara for a remote paddling route in the Adirondacks. Beautiful mountains. Varied pond and lake habitats. Loons, herons, beavers frequently visit this area, too! Launch from Long Pond, then explore. Some carries. Leader's choice, with group input, to include a hike for a panoramic vista. AMC affordably rents canoes if you arrange car-topping to transport them from our barn. We can match you with a tandem partner, if needed. Leaders guide you to cook the dinners and prep breakfasts we provide. Learn or review skills of orienteering, setting up shelter with tarps & knots, storing & prepping food, canoe carries, fire-making with one match--even in rain-- and more! Always a special time.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Floodwood & St. Regis Canoe Wilderness Area
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) , Charles Michener (klaramarton@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Klara Marton (klaramarton@gmail.com) , Shawn Ainechi (Sahand_ainechi@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: QW
Link: AMC Registration/Spread Sheet

Young Members Thirsty Third Thursday

Date: Thursday, August 23 - Thursday, August 23

Join us at Young Members' Thirsty Third Thursdays - a happy hour held on the third Thursday of every month. 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. Also open to "non-members," the Young Members welcomes you to grab a drink (or two), meet new people with similar interests, and chat about future outdoor activities and trips! Meet us at 5th & Mad (5th Ave and E 36th St) for an array of craft beers and signature cocktails and wines!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 5th & Mad, 7 E 36th St., New York, NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: John Perilli 401-316-3375

Adventure Sail Weekend at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26

Hey sailors-come for a sailing adventure. Includes boats, safety equipment, day long sail trip on the Great South Bay Saturday and a Sunday of sloops or Sunfish adventures. Basic skills required - this is not an instructional weekend. For information visit the Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/fire-island-sailing-alliance.Meals included. Mgrs: Beth and Tom Marinis.

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

Hike, Scramble, & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Friday, August 24

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Hike/Bushwhack/Stream Walk/Swim: Minnewaska State Park 2C5(H)

Date: Saturday, August 25

Let's try to find the End-of-the-World Pool. The leader hasn't been there since the 1980s, so his memory is dim. However, he marked it on his 1985 map. This outing starts as a trail hike, then becomes a mixture of bushwhacking and stream walking. If we find the pool (the leader is confident), we'll cool of in its crystal clear waters and recline on cool bedrock. So bring/wear a bathing suit and bring a towel. Also bring lunch, snacks & fluids, as well as, your typical day hiking gear. You must wear hiking boots and also carry water shoes, with good traction, on your pack. You will surely get your feet wet well before reaching the pool. This is a relaxed pace exploratory adventure. Joint with ADK.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Minnewaska State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Russ Faller (RussOutdoors@yahoo.com) 845-297-5126 (NCA 9:30 PM)
Trip Difficulty: 2C5

Ramapo Mountain State Forest with ice cream. A Land and Water Conservation Fund Hike 2D4(H)

Date: Saturday, August 25

Short but rewarding hike over rocks, lots of rocks, past giant boulders, lakes, castle ruins, and view of NYC. Destination is Van Slyke Castle, ruins of an early 1900s castle built by Wall Street Tycoon William Porter. Ice cream after in Pompton Lakes. Meet in dirt parking lot 47 Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ. Directions: Take Exit 57 off of I-287. Turn left off exit at light onto West Oakland. Go 0.5 miles (passing under I-287) and make a quick left into a gravel parking lot at the brown wooden park sign. GPS coordinates: 41° 01.951´ N, 74° 15.119´ W. Contact leader with questions. NJ Forest guidelines limit group size to 25.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 47 Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Priscilla Estes (pestes2@verizon.net) 267-231-9397
Trip Difficulty: 2D4

8 Mile Scenic Lollipop Loop Hike from the Town of Cold Spring 3D8(H)

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Saturday, August 25

Registration is requested (but not absolutely required) in order to help manage group size and ensure a safe and fun hike. A YES RSVP can be changed to NO at any time. Even if you are on the waitlist you will likely be able to attend due to many last minute cancellations and no shows. Enjoy a summer day in the Hudson Highlands where we do a different version of a hike from Cold Spring, on trails with beautiful views of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains, as we make our way to a scenic lunch spot on the ridge. There will be plenty of time afterwards to relax in Cold Spring, visit the galleries, and spend some time along the waterfront promenade where we will have another opportunity to have our favorite ice cream at Moo Moos. There are trains back to Manhattan at least every hour on the Metro North Hudson line. This hike route, in the shape of a lollipop, takes us all the way up to the top of Mount Taurus on the Washburn trail, where we switch to the Nelsonville trail, and after a few detours, make our way to the Undercliff trail and then the Washburn back to Cold Spring. We will hike at a steady, intermediate 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 2200 feet. There are no special skills or equipment required, other than to wear hiking boots, and have at least 3 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch. However, hikers should be in good condition to complete a fairly strenuous hike on a summer day (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: 3D8
Link: Transportation Codes

Hike with Campmor, Suunto, and Salomon

Date: Sunday, August 26 - Sunday, August 26

The AMC will be leading an instructional demo hike sponsored by Campmor where experts from Suunto and Salomon will join us for a hands-on field demonstration of wearable GPS technology, and footwear on the trails! We're going to navigate a beginner friendly route within Harriman State Park using Suunto's GPS technology along with Salomon for you to try on and test out some of their industry-leading footwear. From the parking area we'll head passed the Wick Farm Garden following the paved path for a quick visit to Wick Farmhouse. After visiting the farmhouse we go downhill on a wide, grassy road to the Grand Loop Trail which we'll be on for the remainder of out hike. We start the trail with the steepest climb you will encounter and is not typical of the terrain on the remainder of the trail. Partway through our hike a sign points the way to the reconstructed Soldiers' Huts, which are worth a short side trip if time permits. The next portion of the trail will take you across a few road junctions, over rolling hills and close to the backyards of a few homes. After a quick rest stop at a bench placed along the trail we'll cross several small wooden bridges placed over streams before Mt. Kemble becomes visible through the trees and the trail joins a small dirt road that brings us back to the start of our loop. Registration is a requirement for this activity as space is very limited! If you have any questions please contact the leader.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Barbara Evans (bevans@outdoors.org)
Trip Difficulty: 3C5
Link: Campmor

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

Pharaoh Lake Backpacking - 2C40

Date: Monday, August 27 - Thursday, August 30

Join this 4 day backpacking trip to experience pristine mountain ponds, serene shorelines, spectacular vistas and mountaintops of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness in the eastern Adirondacks. Daily mileage and terrain will be moderate. Pace 2, terrain C and mileage 40 miles over 4 days. Suitable for those with multi day backpacking experience. Pharaoh Lake backpack participants will need to meet at the Paradox Lake State Campground parking area Monday 27 August, 2018 at 8 AM to do the car shuttle before starting the trip. Please send the leader, Chris Bickford an email that you have sent in paperwork to register for this backpack. His email address is chrisbick4d@gmail.com If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. 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: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) 646-334-1525 (NCA after 9:00 PM) , John Hilley (johnfhilley@yahoo.com) 845-988-6173 (NCA after 9:00 PM)
Link: Setting Up Daily Digest

Hike, Scramble & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Tuesday, August 28

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Labor Day Weekend at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

A long weekend to enjoy all that Fire Island has to offer. The Bay and ocean water is at its warmest. Various optional activities led by Cheryl will include beach hikes and stretching/dance exercise classes. Most meals included - Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast will be added. Mgrs: Joe Marabello, Len Keff and Cheryl Bobe.

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

Hike, Scramble, & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Friday, August 31

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

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 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: If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. If you are a member of Meetup, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining the chapter Meetup 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

Using Your Tripod in Nature Photography & Labor Day Getaway Weekend

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

Commune with nature while honing your photography skills on this 4 days/3 nights Labor Day Weekend Getaway. This weekend is perfect for amateur photographers who want to improve their skills and for anyone who just wants to enjoy one last summer holiday in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Photographers should have basic technical knowledge (ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure, F-stops, etc) and own a DSLR camera and tripod. Beth Mason and Geraldine Sweeney will focus on developing your skills using a tripod to photograph nature, targeting three different techniques. We will visit two different photo sites on Saturday - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - and review our shots on Saturday evening. Our final photo shoot will be on Sunday morning/early afternoon at a third location. Please bring your iPad or computer to upload your photos that day. If you don't plan to join the photography workshop, take advantage of our prime location in the heart of Harriman State Park to hike, boat, swim and relax. Come for 4 days and 3 nights to truly de-compress and soak in the last of the summer sunshine. Choose to stay in either a newly renovated cabin or a 3-sided shelter. Storm King Cabin has 4 bedrooms, each with 4 bunks. Beaver Brook Shelter can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Modern bath houses are nearby. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Registration Registration is mandatory. Long weekeends and Photography programs fill quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 16 cabin and 8 tenting guests. Only 16 photographers will be accepted in the workshop. Register by August 22 midnight for reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $245 Members / $320 Non-members Camping: $175 Members / $235 Non-members After August 22 midnight Cabin: $265 Members / $340 Non-members Camping: $195 Members / $255 Non-members Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

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

Friends & Family Labor Day Weekend of Hiking Swimming & Camping

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

Enjoy a weekend of hiking, boating, camping, music and more over Labor Day Weekend. Everyone is Welcome! In the mornings after breakfast, we'll explore the local trails around the camp, all of which have great views. We might even find a few wild raspberries along the way. In the afternoon, we'll kayak around the lake exploring the quiet stretches of water at the opposite side of Breakneck Pond and hopefully see a mating pair of great blue herons. Before dinner in the Dining Hall, there will be time to go for a cooling swim in the lake or hang out on the swim dock. After dinner, we can enjoy a campfire or a sunset paddle. Everyone is welcome to join planned activities or do their own thing. We are camping at the Beaver Brook Shelters and Tent Cluster. Each tent platform and shelter can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Modern bath houses are nearby. Breakfast and Dinners are served in the Dining Hall. BYO meals or purchase them when registering. Waiting to purchasing meals at the camp will include a 20% late order fee. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Registration Registration is required. Holiday weekend events fill fast, so register early! Space is limited to 36 camping guests. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Register by Wednesday, August 22 for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Camping with Meals: $175 Members / $235 Non-members Camping without Meals: $50 Members / $65 Non-members After August 22 midnight Camping with Meals: $195 Members / $255 Non-members Camping without Meals: $70 Members / $85 Non-members Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Co-Leader: Anahi Naranjo
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Become an AMC Member

Canoe&Kayak, Esopus Creek: Labor Day Wknd Release, CL2/2+

Date: Saturday, September 1 - Monday, September 3

This scenic spot is a great river to develop your CL2 skills. Or, from the Upper Esopus Creek, challenge your skills in the DC wave and nearly continuous Class 2+ moves. Camp by the river near Phoenicia, NY. The release is 3 days. We hope to have new boaters navigate the 2nd half, while others run the Upper Esopus Creek, or the whole lot. Guided pot luck barbecue party Sat. and Sun. nights. Happy Hours Sat. and Sun.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
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+

Cape Cod in the Adirondack Mtns.: Paddling, Camping, Hiking, Bushwhacking

Date: Saturday, September 1 - Monday, September 3

It'll be like going to Cape Cod. Wide sandy beaches form the circumference of Carey Falls Reservoir, NW of Tupper Lake. Few people go there, so there's only an occasional power boat and, typically, no campers. The swimming is fabulous - clear water, sand and some sandbars. This outing is inspired by the Japanese practice Shinrin-yoku. We'll slow down, let go and open our senses to the natural world. We'll paddle only @3 miles (@1 hr., 30 mins.) to a basecamp on the beach. There'll be opportunities to explore the rest of the Carey Falls Reservoir (including Radio Island) and Stark Falls Reservoir (with a very short carry), hike/bushwhack into an old growth forest in the Raquette-Boreal Primitive Area and/or swim, then just lay back with a good book on the beach. Friday arrival is strongly recommended. (There's drive-up camping at the launch site if you must arrive after dark.) The paddle starts early Saturday morning. Canoes, sea kayaks or rec kayaks can be used. (Rentals available in Tupper Lake.) You'll need to bring camping gear & food. No communal kitchen. This trip is not for beginners due to the possibility of strong winds on the reservoirs. Contact leader to register by Aug. 24.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Northwest Adirondacks
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Russ Faller (RussOutdoors@yahoo.com) 845-297-5126 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners

Views from Astoria: Beyond the N Train 2A5(W)

Date: Saturday, September 1

Go beyond the N train from the beginning of Shore Blvd, through Ralph DeMarco Park, Old Astoria, and Welling Court. The Astoria waterfront and ferry offer new perspectives on a familiar city that's always changing. Astoria ferry to Manhattan at the end of the walk is optional, but highly recommended. Bring a light dinner to eat along the way. Meet at 5:00 pm in front of the CVS (31-01 Ditmars Blvd) at the intersection of Ditmars Blvd and 31st Street in Astoria. Take the N/W train to the Ditmars Blvd. station.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Intersection Ditmars Blvd & 31st St (in front of CVS), Astoria, Queens
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5

Ice Caves, Shingle Gully 3E8(H)

Date: Saturday, September 1 - Saturday, September 1

If your hike needs muscle, call Al Schlussel! Tough fun hike with rock scrambling, snowballs, temperature changes, etc. This trek is capped at 15 hikers. Email trip leader to be vetted. I already have 5 people, so I have room for another 10 Contact Leader to register and for details.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Ellenville
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Al Schlussel (alschlussel@gmail.com) 917-597-2066 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 3E8

Minnewaska to Sam's Pt 4D13(H)

Date: Sunday, September 2 - Sunday, September 2

Unusual one-way route from northeast corner of Minnewaska past Rainbow Falls, Castle Point, Murray Hill, Verdekeer Falls, to Sam's Point. Many great views. Swimming possible if weather is very hot. Meet at 9 a.m. at Sam's Pt Visitor's Center for car shuttle. No public trans (potential bus riders can check with CL/R week before hike to see if there are drivers from city willing to share a ride). Note $10 parking fee - but we will shuttle half the cars to start-point and split costs. Register with CL/R by email and/or call L with any questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 41.6698427,-74.3618859
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Nicholas Reitter 914-478-1975 (evenings Su-Th best - NCA 11p - land-line phone - do not call day of hike) , Jane Davis (jedavis_ill@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Jane Davis (jedavis_ill@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 4D13

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

Hike, Scramble & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Tuesday, September 4

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Sloop Sailing Weekend at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, September 7 - Sunday, September 9

Hop aboard one of our sloops for 2 hour sailing trips on the Great South Bay. Enjoy the ride and listen to your captain for a lesson in navigational skills. Most meals included. Mgrs: Lorraine Lurie and Christine Forkner.

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

Hike, Scramble, & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Friday, September 7

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

New Members Weekend Getaway

Date: Friday, September 7 - Sunday, September 9

Calling all new AMC members! Join your fellow hikers at the Mohican Outdoor Center nestled in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We will spend the weekend exploring trails and taking in the wonderful views and hikes this area has to offer. Existing and experienced members are welcome to come and share their outdoor experiences with others. Non-Members are also encouraged to participate and find out a little more about AMC in this incredibly scenic setting. There are various trails around Mohican Center offering amazing mountain views. Or simply relax around the cabin or go paddling on Catfish Pond, use of paddling equipment is included.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Photography, Social Events, Walks
Location: Mohican Outdoors Center
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Carrie Ho (Membership@amc-ny.org)
Registrar: Reservations, AMC 603-466-2727 (9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)
Link: Mohican Outdoor Center

Roam the Princeton Battlefield 3B7(H)

Date: Saturday, September 8 - Saturday, September 8

Roam the Princeton Battlefield as we hike, connect with nature, study history, and meet up with friends or make new ones. This will be a seven-mile hike through woods and open meadows. Join us afterwards to socialize at The Dinky Bar & Kitchen, next to the convenient Princeton train station. Meet at 10:15 AM in the Turning Basic Park parking lot next to the canal on Alexander Road in Princeton. Note: Participants should wear sturdy, preferably waterproof, hiking shoes and expect to get muddy! Sections of the trail might be covered with standing water. Consistent with Leave No Trace principles, the leaders will minimize bushwhacking but it might be necessary at times. Also note: The leaders invite participants who are arriving by public transportation to contact them about train and bus schedules. The trailhead is within easy walking distance of Princeton Station. Participants arriving by car should use the Alexander Road exit off Route 1 and park in the Turning Basin Park parking lot. To enter the parking lot, make an immediate left once you cross the Delaware and Raritan Canal and towpath.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Princeton, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Dean Witman , Stefan Erwin
Trip Difficulty: 3B7 - Moderate

Hike, Scramble & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Tuesday, September 11

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Half Day Kayak Trips and Coastal Cleanup at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16

Set off with Alison North and Eileen Yin in one of our kayaks to explore the serenity of the birding islands across the Bay or the delights of the various communities and their ice cream parlors. Most meals included. Mgrs: Merri and Rance Fox.

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

Hike, Scramble, & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Friday, September 14

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

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: If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. If you are a member of Meetup, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining the chapter Meetup 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.

Novice Backpacking Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16

** Rescheduled from Aug 3-5 to Sept 14-16, 2018 ** Have you ever wondered what it might be like to backpack? Well, wonder no more! We have just the trip for you! Our backpacking novice workshop will utilize a base camp. We are looking for nine brave souls to give our trip a go. The program might ease the mystery of camping in woods and hiking through them, too. If you have never filtered water and wondering what it might be like, we will demonstrate some filtering devices in conjunction with tablets or SteriPEN. You will also get a chance to try your hand at cooking your own food with your very own gas stove. On Saturday, we will explore a relatively peaceful area of Southern Harriman near our camp at the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Our campsite will be the brand new Rocky Flats remote backcountry tent sites, which are located on the far side of Breakneck Pond. The site has a privy and bearbox. Registered participants will receive detailed information, including what to pack, where and when to meet, etc. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Registration Register early because Novice Backpack Weekends sell out very quickly. There are only 9 spots available. First, click on Register Now to contact the Backpack Leader, Richard Breusch, who must accept you onto this trip. Then, after he confirms, click on the Eventbrite registration link to complete your registration. Cost Camping: $26 Members / $35 Non-members Rate includes 2 nights camping accommodation, instruction and leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members. Become an AMC Member and receive the discounted rate. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Richard Breusch
Co-Leader: Les Arthur , Chris Bickford
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register on EventBrite

Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Saturday, September 15

Join AMCers as we participate in an exciting conservation effort. Collect and record marine debris from a section of the beach and along the Great South Bay to help preserve the coastal environment and provide data for a national research project. There is no day guest fee for participants. Contact Marie Tanner before September 12 for further information.

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

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

Hike, Scramble & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Tuesday, September 18

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Qigong/Yoga Weekend at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23

Join Kripalu trained leader Martina Puchta to calm, strengthen and ground yourself! Practice Qigong breathing and energizing movement sequences as well as Yoga poses and flow. Most meals included. Mgrs: Sarah Dowson and Elizabeth Green.

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

Hike, Scramble, & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Friday, September 21

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Interchapter Wilderness Skills Weekend

Date: Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23

Learn all the skills to be an accomplished outdoor enthusiast! This weekend skills workshop is great for both novices and experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Join us for an Interchapter weekend focused on learning the Hard Skills you need to confidently enjoy the outdoors. This course is mix of classroom, plus lots and lots of practical, hands-on, situational instruction. Sample curriculum:: - Demo the Latest Camping Equipment - Select the Right Gear for the Right Situation - Choose the Best Backcountry Campsites - Build a Fire - Five Ways & in the Rain - Cook Over an Open Fire - Canoe & Kayak Rescue - Knots & Lines for Hikers, Campers, Boaters and Climbers - Backcountry Navigation: Map, Compass and GPS - Plan a Route - Erase the Trace - Anticipate & Manage Weather Conditions - Oh Shoot! Now what?! Deal with Common Emergencies - Forage for Edibles - Gear Hacks - and more! In the evening, we will put those skills to use building a giant bonfire to roast marshmallows and wallow in s'mores. Bring musical instruments if you want to jam. Bring your usual hiking and/or backpacking gear. Tents and sleeping pads may be borrowed from the camp. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Registration Registration is mandatory. Expect this program to fill quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 12 cabin and 44 tenting guests. Register by September 12 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with the full program at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $150 Members / $185 Non-members Camp: $100 Members / $125 Non-members Optional Friday Dinner: $24.00 Optional Trail Lunches: $13.00 After June 13 midnight ... Cabin: $170 Members / $205 Non-members Tent: $120 Members / $145 Non-members Optional Friday Dinner: $28.00 Optional Trail Lunches: $15.00 Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin , Nathan Baker
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Become an AMC Member

Stately Homes, Sweeping Lawns & Grand Trees in Newark 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, September 22

Just beyond Branch Brook Park you'll find a neighborhood of unique and stately homes built in the late 19th and early 20th century. Come, explore, stop at a yard sale, and walk the winding paths of Branch Brook Park. Remember to pack a lunch! Meet in the waiting room of Newark Penn Station at 9:45 am Together, we'll take the light rail to the Branch Brook Park/Forest Hill area where our journey will begin. From NY Penn Station take either the NJ Transit 9:07 (North Jersey Coast line train) OR the 9:14 (NE Corridor line train) to Newark Penn Station.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Waiting Room, Newark Penn Station, Newark, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6

Hike with Paragon Sports, Suunto, and Salomon

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, September 22

The AMC will be leading an instructional demo hike sponsored by Paragon Sports where experts from Suunto and Salomon will join us for a hands-on field demonstration of wearable GPS technology, and footwear on the trails! We're going to navigate a beginner friendly route within Harriman State Park using Suunto's GPS technology along with Salomon for you to try on and test out some of their industry-leading footwear. This hike in the Hudson Highlands Region features streams and gorgeous viewpoints looking out onto the Hudson River, Bear Mountain, the Hudson Highlands ridge line and the Bear Mountain Bridge. The total elevation gain for this hike is 1,732ft for just under 7 miles, out and back. We'll start the hike on a section of Camp Smith Trail at the Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House. For the first 0.4 miles there'll moderate terrain with gradual incline. After that, the trail will begin to take a steep incline up a rocky trail for the next half a mile, where we will arrive at about 665 feet above sea level. We'll then go up and down rocky terrain with a gradual incline, where we will reach 713 feet before we start to descend. This decline is quite steep, bringing us back to 321ft, but it is perfect for beginners. Our pace will keep us comfortable for the duration of the hike and we will take breaks for as needed. At 2.4 miles we will begin to gradually ascend to 565ft. Where we will walk along the equal grounded trail with small rolling hills before begining the last ascent up to Anthony's Nose. This last half-mile will be strenuous, but it will be well worth the amazing views! We will take our time going up this stretch and once we arrive at the summit, we will enjoy the many features of being atop Anthony's Nose at 899 feet! This is one of my favorite hikes to do, and well worth the panoramic views along the way! Remember, this is an out and back hike, so once we reach the top of Anthony's Nose, we will be returning to the trail head by the same route as the way up. This hike is moderately strenuous so if you are unsure of your abilities please contact the leaders to help. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking, along with packing a rain jacket and extra layers in the event of bad weather. You'll also need to pack at least 2 liters of water, plenty of snacks, and lunch. Heavy rain cancels this event. Registration is a requirement for this activity as space is very limited! If you have any questions please contact the leader.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Camp Smith Trail Parking Area
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Ashley Stein (astein@outdoors.org) 914-262-5882, Sean Amegadzie (senyoa@gmail.com) 201-931-6301
Trip Difficulty: 3C6
Link: Paragon Sports

Split Rock Loop Reservor Circular 2D11(H)

Date: Sunday, September 23

Challenging 11 mile loop hike around the Split Rock Reservoir in the scenic Skylands Region of northwestern New Jersey. Hike the rugged Four Birds and Split Rock Trail going up and over many view points with scenic panoramas of the Split Rock Reservoir and surrounding mountains. Bring lunch, trail snacks, 2 liters of water. Rain date Sun Sept 30. No go in rain. Lanny Wexler highpt44@optimum.net (

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Split Rock Reservoir
Region: New Jersey, Highlands Region
Leader: Lanny Wexler (highpt44@optimum.net)
Trip Difficulty: 2D11

Hike with Campmor, Suunto, and Salomon

Date: Sunday, September 23 - Sunday, September 23

The AMC will be leading an instructional demo hike sponsored by Campmor where experts from Suunto and Salomon will join us for a hands-on field demonstration of wearable GPS technology, and footwear on the trails! We're going to navigate a beginner friendly route within Harriman State Park using Suunto's GPS technology along with Salomon for you to try on and test out some of their industry-leading footwear. This hike in the Palisades Interstate Park features gorgeous viewpoints looking out above the Hudson River and along the shore. We will be starting our 7-mile hike on a section of the Long Path which is a famous thru-hiking trail that is 358 miles long, extending from NYC to Altamont, NY. The first 3 miles consist of mostly flat ground, dirt paths which wind through the trees about 50 feet inland from the edge of the Palisades cliffs. Eventually, we will reach the Women's Federation Monument which is a memorial acknowledging the women who played a key role in protecting the land of the Palisades region from quarrying in the early 19th century. We will then descend 520 feet down a steep set of steps along the Forest View Trail. Once we arrive on flat ground, we will continue right on white blazes which is the Shore Trail. This trail runs along the shore of the Hudson River, where we will get some spectacular views of the water. Along this path we will find a great place to take a break and have some lunch. After these next 3 miles, we will be starting an ascent which includes some switchbacks. This area is rocky and we will be moving at a slow-moderate pace. No rush! This hike is moderately strenuous so if you are unsure of your abilities please contact the leaders to help. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking, along with packing a rain jacket and extra layers in the event of bad weather. You'll also need to pack at least 2 liters of water, plenty of snacks, and lunch. Heavy rain cancels this event. Registration is a requirement for this activity as space is very limited! If you have any questions please contact the leader.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Ross Dock Picnic Area
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Ashley Stein (astein@outdoors.org) 914-262-5882
Trip Difficulty: 3C7
Link: Campmor

Hike, Scramble & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Tuesday, September 25

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Irish Song and Dance Weekend at the Fire Island Cabin

Date: Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30

Dan Hunt and team will teach Irish country set dancing and lead us in music and song. Bring a "party piece" - poem, tune, song, dance, story etc. for Saturday evening's "Hooley". Most meals included. Mgrs: Janice Crosby and David Sacks.

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

Hike, Scramble, & or Swim 3E8-11(H)

Date: Friday, September 28

Leaders choice of trails & moderate scrambles.Legal swims at Lake Awosting.Hikes at lower end of 3 seems right for the summer. Tuesday, July--3,10,17,24,&31 August--7,14,21,&28 September--4,11,18,& 25 Friday, July--6,13,20 &27 August--3,10,17,24,&31 September--7,14,21,& 28 Transportation:6A Take the 8:05 Adirondack Trailways bus from the PABT arriving in New Paltz at 10:05 Drivers park in street & prepare for shuttle--follow alternate side parking regulations If you are coming by bus please call me in order that we may wait for you if the bus is late

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Paltz Trailways bus station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 3E8-11

Wilderness First Aid Instruction

Date: Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30

Wilderness First Aid Emergency medicine for those who travel where ambulances can't. This is a 2-day, 16-hour course taught by volunteer AMC instructors. Come as a Day Student or Stay Overnight in a cabin or tent. No prior first aid experience is necessary. The course is a mix of classroom lecture and practical exercises. Topics covered include: Introduction Scene Survey Primary & Secondary Assessment Bleeding and Wound Care Musculoskeletal Injuries Shock Environmental Emergencies Bites & Stings Cardiovascular Emergencies Q & A This is an intense, fast paced, yet fun course. The course is approximately 70% lecture and 30% practical exercises. You must attend both days to obtain certification. Certification: People successfully completing this course will receive an ECSI WFA course completion e-card. The recommended renewal date is 2 years from the date of completion. The Wilderness First Aid Committee is responsible for the development and administration of a local first aid training process that has been very successful for the Chapter. By using volunteer instructors, who have been professionally trained as Wilderness First Aid (WFA) instructors, and by using local facilities, we offer our members the highest quality WFA training available, at a reasonable cost and in formats convenient to their lifestyles. Our primary goal is to increase the number of people who have been trained in WFA, and who are therefore, better able to assist in emergency situations. Our instructors have been certified as WFA instructors by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. The course is an official collaboration of the Wilderness Medical Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Registration is required. Deadline is September 17, 2018 12:30 AM Cost Cabin: $245 Member / $305 Non-member Camping: $205 Member / $265 Non-member Day Students: $120 Member / $160 Non-member (Instruction and materials only. No overnight stay or meals) Refund Policy If we cancel a course due to poor enrollment, weather or any other reason you will receive a full refund.Registrants canceling before the posted registration deadline stated in the course write-up will receive a full refund. September 17, 2018 12:30 AM Registrants canceling after the deadline will receive a full refund only if a wait-listed person takes the seat. Otherwise there will be no refund and all fees are forfeited and you will have no entitlements to course materials. You cannot transfer your seat to anyone else without the permission of the committee chair. You cannot transfer to another WFA course without the permission of the committee chair. Registrants who do not show up for the course forfeit all course fees. If you must cancel contact the lead instructor or the committee chair as soon as possible.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Richard Dabal
Link: Register on EventBrite

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: If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. If you are a member of Meetup, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining the chapter Meetup 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

LGBTQ Fall Family Hiking Weekend

Date: Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30

Enjoy Harriman State Park in all its autumnal glory during a weekend of hiking and paddling with family and friends. This laid back weekend led by Richard Breusch, AMC Backpacking Leader, is focused on relaxing and unwinding by enjoying the outdoors. Let toxic stress flow out of your body with each breath of fresh air. You can either join a hike or kayak trip, or simply enjoy a warm campfire. Partners, friends and family are encouraged to join the fun this weekend!. Choose to stay in either a newly renomvated cabin or tent platforms. Storm King Cabin has 4 bedrooms, each with 4 bunks There is a large center common room and 2 small refrigerators. Each Beaver Brook Tent Platform can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Modern bath houses are nearby. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Registration Registration is mandatory. Programs fill quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 16 cabin and 8 tenting guests. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Register by Wednesday, September 19 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Adult Cabin: $165 Members / $220 Non-members Adult Camp: $115 Members / $155 Non-Member Youth Cabin: $135 Members / $180 Non-members Youth Camp: $95 Members / $126 Non-members Child Cabin: $108 Members / $144 Non-members Child Camp: $75 Members / $100 Non-members After September 19 midnight ... Adult Cabin: $185 Members / $240 Non-members Adult Camp: $135 Members / $175 Non-members Youth Cabin: $155 Members / $200 Non-members Youth Camp: $115 Members / $146 Non-members Child Cabin: $128 Members / $164 Non-members Child Camp: $95 Members / $120 Non-members Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

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

Fall Hiking & Fine Dining at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30

What can be better than an autumnal weekend hiking in the woods and then coming home to sip wine by the fire and dine in splendor? Enjoy hiking or paddling under the beautiful fall leaves at the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Then Saturday evening, accompanied by a wood fire, enjoy a special gourmet meal paired with a not-so-serious tasting of several well-chosen, red companion beverages. A Saturday hikes at moderate level will whet your appetites. Then Eileen Yin plans group meals and guides participants, who share in meal preparation and clean up. This might be an all ATK culinary tour. Enjoying Community meals together is a favorite chapter activity. Bring your own Adult Beverages (in consultation with a knowledgeable participant). Carnivores will appreciate this weekend! We will stay in Stone Lodge, which has 3 bedrooms, each with 4 bunks, a large center common room, full kitchen and ensuite bathrooms. We also have Beaver Brook Tent Platforms fit 4 two-person backpack tents per site. Tents can be borrowed from the camp. Modern bathhouses are nearby. Check in at the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Sunday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 12 cabin and 4 camping guests. Register by Wednesday, September 19 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $170 Members / $225 Non-members Camping: $120 Members / $160 Non-members After September 19 midnight ... Cabin: $190 Members / $245 Non-members Camping: $140 Members / $180 Non-members Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

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

Wilderness First Aid Emergency

Date: Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30

Wilderness First Aid Emergency medicine for those who travel where ambulances can't. A 2-day, 16-hour course taught by volunteer AMC instructors. Course takes place Sat. and Sun. 9-5.

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center 200 Breakneck Road Haverstraw, NY 10927
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Jonathan Silver (wildernessFirstAid@amc-ny.org) 973-259-1803 (8 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, September 30

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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

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

Columbus Day Weekend in the Dacks 4D10/4+D14(H)

Date: Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8

Enjoy Fall foliage in the beautiful High Peaks Wilderness area. Not for beginners - experience with climbing 4000-footers required. Day hikes from conveniently-located lodging. Leader and Co-Leader will cater to the range of level-4 hikers, from those who want a challenging but compassionate High Peaks experience, to those desirous of more strenuous and longer-mileage adventures. Evening group dining is encouraged. Group size limited to 15. Contact L to register.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Upper Jay, NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Christa TenCate (ctencate@optonline.net) 973-615-8025 (weekedays/weekends between 8-9:30pm;)
Co-Leader: Robert Monczka
Trip Difficulty: 4D10/4+D14

Fall Foliage in Harriman

Date: Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, October 21

A moderate backpack of about 15 miles in Harriman State park.The fall foliage should be at or near peak. Strong beginners with proper equipment welcome. 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 are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John O'Brien (jjobrien5543@yahoo.com) 718-446-6493 (no calls after 9:00 PM)
Link: AMC Facebook Backpackers Group

Hike with Paragon Sports, Suunto, and Salomon

Date: Saturday, October 20 - Saturday, October 20

The AMC will be leading an instructional demo hike sponsored by Paragon Sports where experts from Suunto and Salomon will join us for a hands-on field demonstration of wearable GPS technology, and footwear on the trails! We're going to navigate a beginner friendly route within Harriman State Park using Suunto's GPS technology along with Salomon for you to try on and test out some of their industry-leading footwear. Take in the fall foliage of Harriman State Park with views on all side from atop the park's highest point, the Bald Rocks. This 6.5 miles hike will begin at Kanawauke Road and ascend Black Rock Mountain via the Ramapo - Dunderberg trail. We'll continue up to Surebridge Mountain then begin our return passing the Boston Mine and Green Pond. We'll be meeting at the parking lot just past the Island Pond Road and Kanawauke Road intersection before beginning our journey to up to about 1,400 feet. This hike is moderately strenuous so if you are unsure of your abilities please contact the leaders to help. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking, along with packing a rain jacket and extra layers in the event of bad weather. You'll also need to pack at least 2 liters of water, plenty of snacks, and lunch. Heavy rain cancels this event. Registration is a requirement for this activity as space is very limited! If you have any questions please contact the leader.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Harriman State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Nathan Baker (nathan.baker.amc@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3C6.5
Link: Paragon Sports

HIKE WITH Campmor, SUUNTO, AND SALOMON

Date: Sunday, October 21 - Sunday, October 21

The AMC will be leading an instructional demo hike sponsored by Campmor where experts from Suunto and Salomon will join us for a hands-on field demonstration of wearable GPS technology, and footwear on the trails! We're going to navigate a beginner friendly route within Harriman State Park using Suunto's GPS technology along with Salomon for you to try on and test out some of their industry-leading footwear. Starting from the kiosk at the rear of the parking area we'll head to the Lower Awosting Carriage Road and immediately turn left onto the yellow-blazed Mossy Glen Trail where we're greeted by an attractive forest of hemlock and mountain laurel. After a small bridge the trail remains close to a small stream, at times coming out on slanted rock slabs. The Mossy Glen Trail ends in an open area, with stunted pitch pines and an understory of blueberries. Here we'll turn onto the Blueberry Run Trail to cross a stream on a one-log footbridge, just below an attractive cascade. Soon, the trail moves away from the ridge to dense mountain laurel. This area was burned during a 2008 forest fire, which covered 3,000 acres, and is now starting to regenerate. Eventually you'll cross the Sanders Kill on a wooden and just after be able to catch a view of the Catskill Mountains. After crossing Route 44/55 (we'll use extreme care crossing this road) we'll pass through a gap in an old stone wall before turning onto a woods road, which descends to cross the Sanders Kill on stepping stones. To the left, you can see the stone abutments of the original bridge that crossed the stream. Built in 1856, the Wawarsing Turnpike was the first official road to cross the Shawangunk Ridge in this area. It was replaced in 1929 by the parallel Route 44/55. The trail now begins a steady climb. The road it follows has not been maintained for nearly 90 years, and it is rocky and eroded in places. As it proceeds uphill, the trail gradually comes closer to the busy Route 44/55, which can be heard and seen through the trees on the right. After reaching Route 44/55 we'll follow the blue blazes for a short distance to the parking area where the hike began. Registration is a requirement for this activity as space is very limited! If you have any questions please contact the leader.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Lower Awosting Lot
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Rafal Rogoza (rrogoza@gmail.com) , Justin Bailey
Trip Difficulty: 3C5
Link: Campmor

Prospect Park & Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, October 27

Enjoy the winding paths, sweeping meadow, mature trees and the scenic lake in Prospect Park. Then, explore the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood. We'll visit the block that was voted the "Greenest in Brooklyn". Please pack a lunch. Meet outside the front entrance of the Grand Army Plaza Library at the bottom of the stairs at 10:30 located near the Brooklyn Museum or Grand Army Plaza subway stops on the 2/3 lines.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Grand Army Plaza Library (outside at bottom of stairs), Brooklyn
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, October 28

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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Hike to the Northern Terminus - Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath 3B9(H)

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, November 3

Join us on the Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath to hike, connect with nature, stay fit, and meet up with friends or make new ones. This will be a nine-mile hike through a wooded area along the Delaware and Raritan Canal and Raritan River. It will also include a shorter, five-mile option. Join us afterwards to socialize in a college-town atmosphere and sample Harvest Moon Brewery & Café's delicious Buffalo wings. Harvest Moon is next to the convenient New Brunswick train station. Meet at 10:15 AM at the Boyd Park parking lot between the river and Route 18/Memorial Park, next to the Route 27/Raritan Avenue bridge. Note: Participants who prefer the five-mile option should park at the Dermott Lane parking lot at GPS coordinates 40°31'25.8"N 74°29'33.7"W and physical address 1298 Easton Avenue in Somerset. Carpool to the trailhead from there. Contact the leaders if you need directions or carpooling assistance. Also note: The leaders invite participants who are arriving by public transportation to contact them about train and bus schedules. The trailhead is within easy walking distance of New Brunswick Station.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Northern Terminus of the Delaware and Raritan Canal in New Brunswick, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Dean Witman (witmand@gmail.com) 920-948-2516 (9 AM-5 PM) , Stefan Erwin
Trip Difficulty: 3B9 - Moderate due to length

Many Textures of Newark-Walk & Museum 2A5(W)

Date: Saturday, November 17

Art Deco skyscrapers, downtown parks, monumental structures many made new and others have been left to deteriorate or replaced with new construction. Come and see the changes-especially at the Newark Museum where the atrium has been enlivened with a site-specific wall drawing. Textile exhibits feature exquisite Japanese inspired fashion and gift cloths. Please bring your lunch. Meet at 9:45 am in the waiting room of Newark Penn Station. From NY Penn Station take the NJ Transit 9:07 (North Jersey Coast line train) or the 9:14 (NE Corridor line train) to Newark Penn Station.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Newark Penn Station, New Jersey
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5
Link: Newark Museum

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, November 25

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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Holiday Lights Revisited, 2018 2A5(W)

Date: Wednesday, December 5

Always the same; always different; glittering holiday illuminations are bright, colorful, creative and monumental. A time to see old friends, meet new people; stay together as we dodge the holiday crowds in Midtown Manhattan. Crazy, special and always a surprise! Come after you have eaten; bring a snack & water--there won't be time for a dinner break or to make a purchase along the way. Meet at 6:30 pm outside the entrance to Avery Fisher Hall opposite the Lincoln Center Fountain.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, December 30

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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, January 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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, February 24

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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, March 31

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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, April 28

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 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. 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 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve