What we're about

The New York-North Jersey Chapter of AMC was the first chapter formed by the club back in 1912. For over 100 years the NYNJ chapter has been protecting the precious natural resources of our region, providing skills and leadership training, and hosting 100's of outdoor activities every year for the public through our professional and dedicated volunteer trip leaders.

Beginner or expert the AMC NYNJ chapter has something for everyone. With activities that include hiking, biking, paddling, backpacking, skiing, climbing, and more we're sure you will find something you love. And since we know living in and around the NYC area can be difficult without a car, many of our activities are accessible through public transportation.

Beyond just the trips, training, and conservation advocacy we are a group that encourages community and camaraderie among it's members. Open and welcoming to anyone with an interest in the outdoors we hope that the shared knowledge and experiences between all of us will help you to grow within the outdoor community and create connections and friendships for a lifetime.

What sets us apart the other Meetup groups?

• Professionally trained volunteer leaders (https://www.outdoors.org/skills-leadership/leadership-skills/) means our trips are well organized, safe AND fun!

• Easy access on public transportation to many of our activities (https://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=9&mode=list).

• Activities are open to anyone, no membership dues are required, but your support helps (https://www.outdoors.org/get-involved).

• Your support helps us continue to protect more than 100,000 acres of land and 2,000 miles of trails (https://www.outdoors.org/conservation) under the care of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

• Beyond our volunteer led activities AMC provides opportunities for tens of thousands of youth to experience the outdoors each year through our Youth Opportunities Program (https://www.outdoors.org/youth-programs/youth-opportunities-program).

While this Meetup Group showcases some of our best activities they don't all make it to this page and often you will only see a small fraction of what is available! If you would like to see the full assortment of upcoming activities offered by the NYNJ chapter please click here (https://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=9&mode=list).

Also, if you would like to be part of the community and join in the conversation please consider following us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/amcnynj/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYNJAMC/):

Upcoming events (5+)

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway in Catskills

The Thompson House

https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/112718 Memorial Day Weekend Getaway in Catskills New Members/Beginners are welcome! This is our third year we get together for a fun hiking weekend. Don Kress and David Hartree, AMC experienced hiking leaders, will lead hikes for us. The Thompson House (TTH) offers a wide range of room types. The rate in single occupancy is ranged from $114 to $142 per person per night; the double occupancy is ranged from $104 to $141 per person per night. Please check the room types by visiting TTH website: https://thompsonhouse.com. Thompson House is happy to walk you through the room types. Feel free to give them a call at[masked]. The rate is included the three (3) nights lodging, use of the facilities, and eight (8) meals: 3 breakfast (Sat-Mon), 2 bagged lunch (Sat and Sun) and 3 dinner (Fri to Sun), tax, and gratuity. Please check the TTH website for their sample breakfast and dinner menus. If you are interested to join, please contact The Thompson House at[masked] directly to secure a room. The hikes are moderate to difficult.

Appalachian Trail 2-Days Backpacking - 20 Miles of Pure Fun 3C20

Escape to enjoy this nearby vigorous 20+ mile Appalachian Trail backpack from the NY/NJ state line north to the Elk Pen at NY Rte 17. Begin with a car shuttle. Included are sweeping hilltop vistas, ridge line views, pleasant woods, lakes, a waterfall and lots of short, sometimes steep climbs and rock scrambles. Overnight camp at Wildcat Shelter. Hike starts with the short but sweet State-Line and Ernest Walter trails. Approx 10 miles each day. Open to backpackers with recent backpacking experience who can handle the mileage and moderately challenging terrain. Not suitable for first time beginners! If you are a member of Facebook, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining our backpackers group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMC.Backpackers/ If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the Daily Digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. Registration Required: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/112367 **Everyone will be placed on a waitlist until we're able to determine their abilities**

Appalachian Trail 2-Day Backpack in Eastern Pennsylvania 2C16

Registration Required: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/113044 **Everyone will be placed on a waitlist until we're able to determine their abilities** Two day, one night, AT backpack from Wind Gap PA to Delaware Water Gap PA. Optional car-camping Friday night at Worthington State Forest NJ. Paid reservation required. (Not part of the backpack, but for your convenience.) Saturday at 09:00am, we'll meet at AT Lot, Delaware Water Gap PA, leave some cars there, and shuttle the rest to AT Lot, Wind Gap PA. Coordinates provided to registrants. From Wind Gap PA, we'll hike approx 9.5 miles northbound (east) to Fox Gap. We'll hike at a moderate pace and stay in sight of each other. We'll camp overnight near Kirkridge Retreat Center which has a water source we are allowed to use. Note that AT through-hikers have priority for Kirkridge Shelter, so bring a tent. Sunday at 09:00 am, we'll hike to Delaware Water Gap, which is approx 5 miles. Those with cars at Delaware Water Gap Lot will shuttle those without to Wind Gap Lot. After that, we can optionally grab a bite in Wind Gap PA. This backpack is suitable for intermediate backpackers. Experienced day hikers with required gear please consult with David. Forecast of severe weather will cancel. Note that this is a mentored co-lead to satisfy requirements for AMC Backpack Leadership. Please direct all questions to David. When you register, please provide phone number and time for David to screen you Please note: In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.

A.M. Power Hike@ South Mountain Reservation 3C3 (H)

Looking to get a hike done before the family is up ? Join us for a early morning hike! . The scenic views are beautiful. We will hike 3 miles, at a brisk pace, several uphill sections.and climbing along the water fall. Hiking shoes / boots and trekking polls are preferred, as the trails may be muddy !... Please bring water,snacks ... NJ.Transit, Millburn, take Ulber/Classic cab to the trail head.

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Mohonk / Shawangunk Ridge Exploration (3C9)

Trailways New Paltz

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