Hudson Valley Moderate Hike, Fun Day & BBQ Day Trip

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  • 07/02/2022
    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 while joining members of our overnight camping trip for more outdoor fun. We will visit the grounds of the NYSN private campsite at the Vinecroft Estate in Esopus, NY and venture to a hard cider orchard.

What to expect:

  • You may take Metro-North or drive to meet the group in Poughkeepsie, NY. From there your guide will pick you up in our van and bring you to an easy Level 4/5 hike (out of 10 difficulty).
  • 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.
  • You will be brought back to the Poughkeepsie train station in time for the
    5:50 pm Metro-North train back to the city.

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.

Cost: $130 / ($120 Lifetime VIP members) includes:  transportation to and from the train station to all activities, hiking fees, guide fees, BBQ lunch (we will accommodate your food needs), all taxes and tips.

COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with current city and state protocols vaccination status is not mandatory for this event.  However, we do ask that participants act in a responsible manner and do not attend if feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been recently exposed.  Mask wearing is optional unless the venue or city has mandated that.  Everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era.
This event is nonrefundable.  If you have tested positive for Covid and cannot attend, we will do our best to provide you with credits to select future events with a copy of your positive test results. Please note that due to the cost involved in some activities credits may not be used for the event you missed.

Not included: Train fare, items you may purchase, cider tasting ($12) is optional.

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.

Can I come alone? Yes, most guests do! It’s a great way to meet new people.

Recommended ages:  21+.  The main demographic will be 30s and 40s but there will be many 20s and even 50s so those folks will feel right at home.

Questions? Email Dave Cervini at or call 212.873.2256, M-F 10am to 4pm.

Nonrefundable unless canceled.

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