Ridge to River Walk New Paltz- 6 Miles -Easy- 2 Spaces Available

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  • 06/11/2022
    8:45 am - 5:50 pm

The Ridge to River Trail is a new path in New Paltz, NY that connects the Wallkill River to the Shawangunk (“The Gunks”) Mountain Ridge.  It is a mostly paved and gravel carriage road that meanders through rolling hills, beautiful farmland and the woods on the edge of the ridge.  If you are looking for an easy hike/walk that will get you some fresh air and out of the city with other fun people, this is the event for you!

How it works:

  • When you register, we will send you all the details you need to know on how to meet the group.
  • You may take 8:45am Metro-North train to Poughkeepsie or drive to meet the group at the train station.
  • Your guide will pick you up and drive you to all the activities then back to the train.

What to expect:

  • 7 members and friends will be attending.
  • From the train station the group will stop at a local deli to pick up food and enjoy lunch alongside the Hudson River.
  • After lunch we will head to the walk/hike
  • We will finish the day with a visit to Bad Seed Hard Cider Mill for snacks and samples.
  • You will be on the 5:50pm train back at the latest.

About the hike:

The River to Ridge trail is possibly the easiest walk that we have.  Terrain-wise it would be a level 1 or 2 (out of 10) difficulty however it is 6 miles of walking.  If you think you can handles 6 miles sign up! The path is a carriage road with is packed gravel. We start at the Wallkill River and walk to the base of the mountain ridge. (sneakers are fine).  There are a few inclines that are minor uphill. It is mostly out and back with 2 sections of small loops.

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.

Cost:  $85 general members / $75 VIP Members.

Included: transportation from Poughkeepsie train station to all activities. Hike & guide fees, gratuities,

Not Included: train fare, lunch, hard cider samples.

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.

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

Dress: Business casual/neat

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

Nonrefundable unless canceled.


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