This is a group for anyone interested in hiking, exploring and being out in nature. All skill levels are welcome. We aim to pick hikes that are fun and manageable for families and new hikers, while still interesting for experienced hikers.
I started this group to meet other families who are interested in hiking and the outdoors. Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everyone!
Please join us for this moderately paced hike through Ramapo Mountain Forest. The route will be typical trails through the woods: mostly dirt with some rocky sections.
This hike is an out and back. The total distance is just under 4 miles and most of the trail only has minor elevation changes. The last section of the trail is a little more strenuous, but it is not for a long distance - and the views from the top are worth it! One of the highlights of this trail is exploring the ruins of the Van Slyke Castle at the top of the mountain.
Meeting Spot: We will meet in the parking lot. There is no admission fee for this park.
If the weather is questionable, I will post an update by 11am the morning of the hike.
Please join us for this moderately paced hike at Hawk Mountain. The route will be typical trails through the woods: mostly dirt with some rocky sections.
This will be a 4-5 mile hike, depending on trail conditions and the interests of group.
Meeting Spot: We will meet in front of the Visitor's Center. This park does charge admission:
Children: $5 (ages 6 to 12)
(per their website at the time of this posting)
If the weather is questionable, I will post an update by 9am the morning of the hike.
Green Lane Park Hike (2 B/C 4-5).
Please join us for a moderately paced hike through Green Lane Park.
The route will be typical trails through the woods: mostly dirt with some rocky sections and roots.
The route will vary depending on trail conditions. Some sections of the trail can be muddy. Waterproof shoes are highly recommended.
Meeting Spot - We will meet at the Hemlock Point Trail parking lot. Turn off of Rt 29 at the brick sign for Marlborough Elementary. (There is no street sign at that road)
If the weather is questionable (heavy rain or snow), I will post an update 1 hour prior to the start time.