Hiking since 1975, the Valley Stream Hiking Club (VSHC) invites those members of this free Meetup Group, who enjoy hiking in the beauty of the outdoors while in the company of others with similar interest, to hike with us. The intent being that after you hike three times with us you will be interested in seeking membership in our Club. This would be accomplished by our accepting your application, and your paying your dues.
Our year round organized and varied hikes are on Saturdays. Some of the hikes will take us through sections of the Appalachian Trail, Harriman State Park, parks and preserves on Long Island and even interesting informative walks in New York City. The distance of the hikes and walks are normally between 5 to7 miles and range from level to difficult. We don't rock climb. We don't run marathon hikes. While some of our hikes can be challenging, we pace ourselves so that we can enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the outdoors, the flora and fauna, and wildlife. On the morning of the hike, VSHC members meet at the Memorial Jr. High School parking lot in Valley Stream where we re-group and car pool to the hike. There is a ride share per person fee for those car pooling to the hike. For you Meetup members out there who would like to hike with us, please join up and then refer to our posted schedule.