Snow Shoeing Trip in the Hudson Valley: Black Creek Trail-Beginners Welcome

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  • 02/13/2021
    8:45 am - 3:50 pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL FOLLOW COVID GUIDELINES FOR THIS TRIP. 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 through near a beautiful creek, through the woods and to a spot overlooking the Hudson River.

How it works

Your day will begin with the spectacular trip along the Metro North Railroad 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.  The snow shoe location is 10 minutes from the train station.  Following the snow shoeing we will go to Bad Seed Hard Cidery for samples and pizza.

You will likely be on the 3:50pm train back (in time to be home for Superbowl!)

The Trail: Conditions permitting we will be on the Black Creek Preserve.  This is an easy trail that winds through the woods, over creeks and along the shore of the Hudson River.

Difficulty level: Beginners welcome but you should be able to hike through a 2 mile nature preserve. There are 2 inclines that would have the difficulty level of climbing 8 flights of stairs. The trails used will be determined by the conditions.


General Members: $120 ($110 for VIP members) includes: Snow Shoe rental, Hiking fees, guide fees, pizza and snacks and transportation from Poughkeepsie train station to all activities and back.

Not included: train fare

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 brought too much.

If you are driving there yourself please contact dave@newyorksocialnetwork

Covid 19 Protocols:
-Please do not come if you have been exposed. You may cancel up to one week for a refund.

-Within one week you will be given a credit to use for selected events.

-We will take temperatures when you arrive.

-Event limited to 6 people so there is space for everyone to be safe.  Please note that you will be traveling in an 8 passenger SUV with 6 people. Windows open, masks on.  Each trip in the vehicle is approx. 5-10 minutes.

-Face masks must be worn while within close proximity..

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

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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