This is one of our most breathtaking hikes! Challenge your sense of adventure as you work your way to the top of the Spring Farm Trail Head as the hustle and bustle of the city gives way to quiet, forested paths and 360 degree views of the valley and the famous Gunks Mountain range near New Paltz, NY. Enjoy an invigorating day out of the city with other fun members of our group as you will be treated to some of the most spectacular views of the Hudson Valley.
Your day will begin with the breathtaking train ride from Grand Central along the Hudson River. The concrete and congestion of the city will melt away to rolling hills and dazzling river views. Your guide/host will meet you at Poughkeepsie train station (the last stop) and wisk you off to a mountain range where you will spend about 2 hours hiking with a stop along the way to enjoy lunch overlooking the valley. After the hike we will visit a farm stand for free Hard Cider Samples and fresh veggies. If time permits we will enjoy a craft brew at The Culinary Institute of America. This hike includes a moderate rock scramble (climbing on boulders) it is suggested for those who are in good shape. No experience needed.
$85 ($75 for VIP members) includes: round trip transportation from train station to all attractions, hiking, all hiking fees.taxes and tips. You can also opt to drive to meet the group in Poughkeepsie.
What is not included: since not all will be drinking, brewery costs (usually $2-$5 per person), lunch. Train.
What to bring: Hiking shoes or sneakers with hard soles and good treads, sunblock, bottled water, bag lunch.
What to expect: 7-13 fun and friendly people who love the outdoors.
Hiking level: The hike is fairly easy with some forest paths and carriage roads (level5) The rock scramble would be a 6 out of 10 difficulty for a rock scramble. If you are afraid of heights there are a few spots that may get you. If you have never done this before and have question contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You guide will be with you the whole way and there is no race to the top , but once you get there you'll appreciate the effort you made
Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.
Do I need a ticket? Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list with the guide. If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment.
Dress Code: Dress for the weather. Yo9u may be on your knees on the rocks so hiking pants are recommended.
How will I find the group? We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.
Ages: 21+ Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated. If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.
Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles. You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).
Questions? If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at email@example.com or call 212-873-2256.
This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.
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