Hudson Valley Easy/Moderate Hike, Fun Day & BBQ Day Trip-Midtown Departure Option

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  • 09/04/2021
    8:45 am - 5:50 pm
Take a breather from the city and spend a day in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  We have a marvelous adventure planned that has a little something for everyone. You will start the day hiking scenic trails before joining members of our overnight camping trip for more outdoor merriment. We will visit the grounds of the NYSN private campsite at The Vinecroft Estate in Esopus, NY and venture to a hard cider orchard. You may take our passenger van from Midtown or meet the group in Esopus.

What to expect:

  • You can take our passenger van from midtown OR DRIVE TO MEET THE GROUP ($15 payable when you arrive). Or you can drive to meet the group in Esopus. From there your guides will bring you to an easy Level 3 moderate local hike (at most about 3 miles or 90 minutes to an hour).
  • Next, we will head to the NYSN private riverside estate for a BBQ Lunch with the weekend campers outside at the campsite.
  • After lunch we’ll socialize, play games and hike the property. You’re welcome to take out one of our kayaks or go swimming in the river. A place to change and a shower are available.
  • Later in the afternoon we will head to a local hard cider orchard for
    socializing and samples.
  • If the trains are running you will be brought back to the Poughkeepsie train station in time for the
    5:50 pm Metro-North train back to the city. Otherwise you can take the van back for an addition $15

Menu: We are happy to accommodate your food preferences—just let us know!

The basic menu will include hamburgers, beef hot dogs, grilled chicken, potato, macaroni salads, coleslaw and chips. Water and soft drinks will also be on deck.


If you wish to take our passenger van departing from 31st street and 8th avenue at 8:45am and returning to the same location please choose “add round trip van transportation”  (Additional $50)

What to bring: 1 liter of water for hike, comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers, backpack, sandals or water socks for kayaking, bathing suit and towel if swimming, and sunblock.

COVID-19 Protocols:

  • This event is open to vaccinated and non vaccinated members.
  • If you have not been vaccinated, please do not come if you have been exposed or have recently tested positive.
  • We will take temperatures when you arrive.
  • If there is a mix of vaccinated and non vaccinated participants we will have to ask that masks are worn while in close proximity to others.

Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You’re 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.

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 at the door.  If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment.   If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher.  If you registered and paid a confirmation email will be sent to you when you registered and on the day of the event.

Dress Code: Dress for the weather.  Comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers are recommended. At all events we ask that you use your best judgement based on the event. There are never jackets and ties required unless specifically stated.  Keep it neat, be yourself and look your best.

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 the 20s to 40s age group although some events can skew younger or older (50s) 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 please 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 or call 212-873-2256.

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled due to dangerous weather conditions .

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



254 West 31st, near 8th, New York, New York, 10001


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