What we’re about
This group is founded on the belief that civilized people like to sleep in on weekends, and lead their active lives in the afternoon. Hiking is not only exercise, it's also a great chance to socialize in pleasant surroundings.
Guys, hiking meetups are generally 70-80% female, and a great way to get to know people. As the leader, I can't fall back and talk to anyone I please, but even then, before I was married, most of my girlfriends (including my wife) I met on hikes. Hiking is a golden dating opportunity for guys so I encourage the fellows to sign up and attend. But hiking is also a great way to meet platonic friends.
Suggestions for new routes are welcome, but will only be considered if the hike is at least 4 miles long and an appropriate restaurant at the end of the path is recommended. Requirements for the restaurant is that it must be able to handle a group of at least 12 people, and it must be willing to do separate checks with each person paying with their own credit card. Routes within Metrocard range with a lot of greenery or bridges along the way are preferred.
We don't announce the restaurants on the website because we don't want people skipping the hike and just showing up at the restaurant. This is a hiking meetup, not a dining one. If you are interested in a dinner / discussion meetup, see my other meetups at https://www.meetup.com/3topics/ (general politics & science) and https://www.meetup.com/Fans-of-Capitalism/ (economics) -- but bear in mind there is assigned reading for both of those meetups.
If you're an environmentalist, walk up front and talk with me about climate change. I've been reading everything I can get my hands on about the subject since 2016. My website: Conservative Climate Activists.