Lake Minnewaska Moderate Hike, Farm Stand and Hard Cider Day Trip

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  • 07/30/2022
    7:45 am - 4:50 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 at the Lake Minnewaska State Park.  We’ll also stop by a farm stand and an orchard that features hard cider.

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 a moderate Level 4 hike at Lake Minnewaska.
    It’s about 2.5 miles or 90 minutes
  • Along the way on the hike we will stop for lunch.
  • 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
    4:50 pm (or 5:50 at the latest) Metro-North train back to the city.
  • You will be traveling in an 8 passenger SUV.


About the hike: The hike is about 2.5 miles depending on the trail we take. Hiking shoes are recommended.

Cost: $85 ($75 Lifetime VIP members) includes:  transportation to and from the train station to all activities, hiking fees, guide fees,& all taxes and tips.

Not included: Train fare, items you may purchase, cider tasting ($10) is optional.

What to bring: 1 liter of water for hike, comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers,


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.


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

Dress Code: Dress for the weather.  Comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers are recommended.

Ages: 21+

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

Nonrefundable unless canceled.


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