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Strap on your best outdoor walking boots and head for the great outdoors with the Gay Mens Hiking Group. This woodsy gang of dudes takes day trips using New Jersey rail and the Metro North to nearby mountains, forests and nature trails. Recent trips have included a historic jaunt along the Croton Aqueduct Trail from Yonkers to Tarrytown and a vigorous, challenging hike along the Appalachian Trail to Cat Rock and Nuclear Lake.

Upcoming events (3)

City Walk - Jackson Heights Garden Tour

73-15 Broadway


Hello Hikers,

Every year my neighborhood, Jackson Heights, has a garden tour. I have always wanted to coordinate a hike (ok city walk) in conjunction with this annual neighborhood event. It's the one time of the year that all the shared garden spaces of the private coops are open to the public. It's a self guided tour so we can go at our own pace to each of the gardens that are open.

Historic Weekend 2023 – JHBG

Jackson Heights is a planned community located a few blocks off of the Flushing Line between Northern Boulevard and 37th Avenue. The multi-story apartment buildings (coops) designed in the Colonial Revival and neo-Tudor styles were based on similar ones in Berlin. They were built with shared garden spaces and have ornate exteriors and features such as fireplaces and sun rooms.

We will meet at Diversity Plaza, just outside the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. train station (E, F, R, and 7 lines). We will meet opposite Moonlite Grill and Chicken, 73-15 Broadway, Jackson Heights.

73-15 Broadway - Google Maps

Afterwards we will find a place to have a drink or a beer. Some hikers may want to visit a local restaurant or store. There are many to pick from.

Typically they have only one location to purchase tickets, but I have arranged with the planners to purchase a large group of tickets in one shot. Tickets for the event are $15. If you sign up a guest please pay $30.

You can pay for your ticket through Venmo. Once you mark yourself as attending you will be put on the waitlist. Once you pay through Venmo you will be moved to the attending list.

Here is the link. Venmo


Here are the rules for refunds.

- You need to cancel by June 6th at 1:00 PM to receive a refund. You WILL NOT GET A REFUND IF YOU CANCEL AFTER THIS DATE. I will buy the tickets on June 7th.
- If the event is canceled by the planners everyone will get a refund.
- The event will proceed rain or shine.

Best to bring water and good walking shoes. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Phil

Fire Island Campground Weekend

Fire Island Watch Hill

Join us for our annual Fire Island camping weekend at Watch Hill. It's is a beautiful campground on Fire Island about 1.5 hrs from NYC on the LIRR. We're camping very close to the beach and the area is surrounded by dunes and salt marshes. The nearby National Seashore is undeveloped and beautiful. This is a trip for everybody, all fitness levels are welcome. It's a short walk on a boardwalk from the ferry dock. You can lounge on the beach, swim, take long walks on an empty beach or even visit the Pines, Cherry Grove or Davis Park. Kayaking/canoeing in the Great South Bay and fishing are also options.

I'm asking for the $30 camping fee before you are moved off the waitlist. You can Venmo me at @Bill-Wilson-92. After you pay, I will manually move you from Waitlist to the Going. This is the only cost for the event. You can't find a cheaper weekend on Fire Island!

I think most guys will arrive Friday and leave Sunday, but that's not required. I booked the site until Tuesday morning. If anybody wants to stay a day longer or leave earlier that's ok.

The following gear is required: a tent, camping mattress, and bug spray. There can be a lot of mosquitoes!

There's a marina, restaurant and bar nearby. The campground facilities include running water, grills, picnic tables, showers and bathrooms.

I suggest bringing your own food in a cooler, as the restaurant can be expensive. We can grill on charcoal. Anybody who has a camp stove should bring it. I'll provide a more detailed gear list later.

GUYS TAKING THE TRAIN: You need to take the LIRR to Patchogue and walk a short distance to the ferry terminal. https://goo.gl/maps/g9W2Y8NCYbS2 Make sure you get the ferry to Watch Hill. We don't need to depart at the same time. Come whenever your schedule allows.

GUYS DRIVING: There is free parking at the ferry terminal. Here a link https://goo.gl/maps/g9W2Y8NCYbS2

Contact me if you have any questions. This is going to be a great trip!

Bill Wilson

Biking In Provence France

Needs a location

Jimmy, one of our members, is hosting a biking trip to Provence France with Sundance, another gay outdoors group. He's a great guy and Provence is amazing. I was there last summer, the food, landscape and wine are really something else.

Here's the link to his event on Sundance's Meetup page. You probably need to join Sundance's meetup group to see the details. https://www.meetup.com/sundance-outdoor-adventure-society/events/291691384?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=share-btn_savedevents_share_modal&utm_source=link


Past events (126)

Wilkinson Memorial Trail to Beacon NY

Central information booth at Grand Central Station