Awosting Falls Snowshoeing Trip/Hard Cider Day Trip- Beginners Welcome

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  • 01/22/2022
    8:45 am - 3:50 pm


The forecast is for several inches of snow in the Hudson Valley this week. Join us as we take an adventure through this beautiful winter wonderland with a fun group of members and friends.  A snowshoe is footwear for walking over the snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called “flotation.” We have selected a pristine location for a winter hike that will take you to Awosting Falls at Lake Minnewaska.  This is an easy/mostly flat trail that offers amazing views through snow covered woods and a 188 foot mostly frozen waterfall.

How it works

Your day will begin with the spectacular trip along the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson River Line to Poughkeepsie, NY (or you can drive and meet the group at the train station). We will pick the group up at 10:40am.

We will stop at the #1 pizzeria in the Hudson Valley (Rino’s of New Paltz) for a slice then head to the trail. (You may also bring your own food.)

After the snowshoeing we will stop at Bad Seed Hard Cidery for snacks and samples.

You will likely be on the 5:50pm train back home at the latest.

The Trail: Conditions permitting we will be on the Lake Minnewaska loop trail.  This is an easy trail that winds through the woods, around the lake and is all on carriage roads.

Difficulty level: 4 out of 10.  Beginners welcome but you should be able to hike through a 2-mile nature preserve.  The trails used will be determined by the conditions.


General Members: $110 ($100 for VIP members) includes: Snowshoe rental, Hiking fees, guide fees, snacks at Hard Cidery and transportation from Poughkeepsie train station to all activities and back.

Not included: train fare, lunch, cider samples

What do I need to wear? snow boots or waterproof hiking boots, thermals, warm gloves, snow pants (optional).  It is going to be in the low thirties, please use you best judgement as to what is best for you.  You can always leave items in the van if you bring too much.

If you are driving there yourself, please contact dave@newyorksocialnetwork

Covid 19 Protocols: Fully Vaccinated & Covid Negative
We ask for your cooperation and understanding during this unusual time.  Our guidelines are designed so that we can continue bringing together as many people as safely as possible.  If you do not agree with the guidelines we have set below you may wish to consider another event.

  • This event is open to fully vaccinated members as well as unvaccinated members who can show proof of a Covid negative test within 48 hours of the event.  This must be a test administered by a testing site or medical professional. (Not a home test)
  • If you have not been vaccinated and do not have test results, please do not register.
  • If this event is outdoors facemask masks will be optional but required while in close proximity to others.
  • Please be respectful of others
  • Event limited to 7 people so there is space for everyone to be safe.  Please note that you will be traveling in an 8 passenger SUV with 7 people. Windows open, masks on.  Each trip in the vehicle is approx. 5-10 minutes.

Can I come alone?  Yes, 98% of those attending this event will likely register on their own. You are welcome to bring as many nonmember guests, friends & coworkers 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.

Dress Code:  Dress for the weather.  Dress in layers.  Look at the local forecast for New Paltz, NY. Snow boots or hiking waterproof boots 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 for the event and send follow up emails as we get closer.

Ages: 21+

Questions?  Contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256 M-F 10am-4pm

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.


or Drive to Meet the group at PK Train Station, New York, Poughkeepsie


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