What we're about


This group is for people in the New York City, New Jersey, Upstate NY and surrounding areas that like to stay fit, be active and explore new places while having fun and meeting new people at the same time! Events range from Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Rock Scrambling, Caving, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Zip-lining, Obstacle Course Mud Runs, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Skydiving, Hang Gliding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking and Trail Running just to name a few. We are also open to suggestions of other activities you might like to see offered and we welcome new leadership that might help us expand our offerings to the group. From time to time we may also offer additional activities that may include Educational Workshops, Trips to Galleries & Museums, Urban Exploring, Meeting for Drinks (Socials), Salsa Dancing, Dining out and a wide variety of other possibilities.

Going on trips with like-minded friends is always more fun, and you'll find them here. We are a friendly, outgoing and quirky bunch who like to challenge ourselves and have a good time while doing it. Our group sizes tend to be smaller here compared to other meetups, but we feel you get to know people better and have a safer experience as a result. We welcome diversity, folks who can laugh and people who respect nature and all the beauty it has to offer us!

We do our best to keep our calendar busy with random and fun trips. Click Here (http://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/events/) to check out our Events Calendar. These trips include day outings, weekend road trips, vacations and other cross posted events with other similar meetup groups.

There is NO required membership cost for our group. If an event should require a fee, itwill be clearly stated in the description. If you're happy with the experiences you share with us we'd love for you to use the Chip In feature to help us offset the cost of hosting our group on Meetup.com. If If you'd like to give back to our group please follow this link: https://secure.meetup.com/HOAGies/contribute/

PROFILE PICTURE: When you apply for membership, please remember to post a recognizable picture of yourself so that we can identify you at our events. This helps both event hosts keep track of participants and attendees to recognize each other. It's also a safety measure if a participant ever goes missing from the group so we can get help finding you using your photo. This picture does not have to be a passport quality photo but we ask that you refrain from cartoon characters, nature shots with no subject, shots with multiple people of the same gender, shots from behind and shots where your face is mostly covered. Our members feel a lot more comfortable meeting and coordinating rides with real people that they can identify. If your membership is rejected please don't take it personally. You can re-apply anytime and will be approved once our criteria is met. Your application will be rejected if these requirements are not met.

GUEST POLICY: Unless otherwise specified in the event, guests are usually not allowed on events. If you wish to bring a guest please have them join the group, RSVP just like any other member and read the trip description and liability waiver. If your guest is on the wait list please message the event host and we will make every effort to accommodate them. This policy insures that guests are aware of the requirements for the trip they wish to participate in and that they agree with our liability waiver.

RSVP ETIQUETTE: Unless otherwise noted in the event description; we generally request if your plans to attend an event change, that you update your RSVP to "NO" at least 48 hours prior to the event so that members on the waitlist (if applicable) may have sufficient time to plan and take your spot. If you RSVP "YES" to an event and don't show we most likely will just edit your RSVP to didn't go if there are no members on the waitlist. If, however, there are members on the waitlist and you are a "NO SHOW" you will be noted as such. Members that accumulate "NO SHOWS" may not have the same chances of getting off a waitlist as members who are in good standing. Members on the list as "GOING" who have "NO SHOWS" may also be moved to the waitlist at the discretion of the event host to make room for members in good standing. We realize that some folks may sign up to multiple meetups on the same date to try to secure a spot with their friends. If this is the case, please reach out to the event host and we will try to accommodate your friends if/when possible. We once again ask that you please make a final decision within 48 hours unless otherwise noted.


- When attending our events we ask that you follow these 3 simple rules:

- Please Leave Nothing but Footprints

- Take Nothing but Pictures

- And Waste Nothing but Time

Members who don't show a respect for our venues may be asked to leave the group. We ask that if you show your favorite spots to others that you teach them to respect these places as well!



As a participating member, you certify that you are responsible for having appropriate skills, physical conditioning, equipment and supplies to participate in events that you chose to attend.

Activities can involve certain risks, hazards and dangers that can cause or lead to injury, property damage, illness, mental or emotional trauma, paralysis, disability or death to participant or others. Some, but not all of these risks, hazards and dangers include: hazardous and unpredictable ground, water or weather conditions; misjudgments made by Organizers, Assistant Organizer, leaders, co-leaders, participants or others; travel in remote areas that can cause potential delays or difficulties with transportation, evacuation and medical care; equipment that can fail or malfunction; the potential that the participant or others (e.g. co-participant, driver, medical and rescue personnel) may act carelessly or recklessly.

Participation in activities is strictly voluntary and members assume all risks in connection with activities; per Meetup.com's Terms of Service Agreement https://www.meetup.com/terms/ Organizers and hike/trip leaders are released from any and all forms of liability related to events. Additionally, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The NY Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Group allows outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to participate with one another in recreational events with like minded people.

This group is not a guide service nor should event organizers be regarded as guides. We are all outdoor enthusiasts and regular people like yourself.

Upcoming events (5+)

Hump Day Hike - Hook Mountain South

Landing Road

Alright guys, the weather looks about as good as it's going to get for a summer hike. Any one out there have summers off or work odd hours? This one's for you! This is one of my favorites, with great views of the Hudson and a walk along Nyack Beach. It's about 6 miles, with moderate difficultly. Bring a couple of liters of water and good pair of hiking boots. Here is a pretty thorough description of the hike and directions to where we're meeting: This is the fire house near the parking lot where we're meeting, at the end of Landing Road. Driving Directions Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north to Exit 4, and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto US 9W. Continue north on US 9W for about 10 miles (2.8 miles beyond the intersection with NY 59 in Nyack). At the bottom of a hill, turn right and enter Rockland Lake State Park. Continue ahead on the main park road, which curves to the right, and proceed for 1.4 miles to a three-way intersection. Here, the main road bears left, but you should continue ahead onto Landing Road (marked by a “No Outlet” sign). After passing a fire station to the right, park in the spaces provided on the right side of the road, just before a barricade across the road. Description It's not letting me post a description of the hike, but here's the link to it if you want to check out the details: https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/long-pathhook-mountain-bike-path-loop-summit-hook-mountain Oh, and like most of my hikes, we will be getting food somewhere afterwards. Hope to see you there!

Sunsets, Swingsets & Sushi: Palisades Cliffs & PJ Sushi

Alright guys, this is one of my favorite hikes to do at night. It's 5 miles on the nose, and take me an hour and a half tops most of the time, but I'm sure it'll take us a little longer since we'll spend a little time eating down by the Ross Dock picnic area. I park across from the Kuba Restaurant, so that's why I used that address. There's meters but they don't check them after 6pm. So we'll start across the street from there by the steps., and start on the Long Path and go about .9 miles to the stairs that go down to the Ross Dock Picnic Area, where there's swings and even a small rock wall where we can chill for a bit and take in the views of the Hudson. The Econo Lodge address is 2143 Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee. They used to let hikers park there, but it's looks they're closed now unfortunately. There should be a ton of street parking though. If you're not interested in the sushi part, meet us there at 7:30pm. After that, we'll walk along the water for about a mile until we reach the Englewood Cliffs Boat Basin, then start on the steps back up, passing a waterfall on our left, where we'll take the Allison Park Trail(yellow) back to the cars, which is pretty much all flat. Like the Ringwood Hike, this is great for beginners. Bring a couple liters of water and a headlamp or flash light(although I do have one extra headlamp to spare). Hope to see you there!

Harlem valley rail ride & more

Eddie Collins Field

Join the Hoagies for a weekend of camping and a great bike ride on Sunday. If anyone wants to hike on Saturday we will be close to bash bish falls and other hiking destinations. I would suggest early registration to save some $ please use this link: https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventReg%2FEventReg_SelectType.aspx%3FfEID%3D71449%26fNew%3D1%26fsource%3DimASearch Cost is now $90.00 per person. Also visit :http://www.harlemvalleyrailride.com/home2.html for complete details The actual ride is on Sunday the 28th however your campsite is included in your registration fee staring Friday 26th noon and running up to Monday the 29th until noon if you want it. HVRR July 28th, 2019 - MOTHER NATURE'S GYM A horse farm, a dairy farm, an abandoned railroad track, a bicycle and You! The Summer's Most Beautiful Ride. July 28th, 2019 Start/Finish at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton, NY. ​Millerton was recently ranked as one of America's top 10 coolest small towns in Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. Choose from 23, 33, 45, 57,72, 80 and 2-different century routes along beautiful, low-traffic country roads, Within each route, there will be a 6 mile stretch of the car-free Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Rides are fully supported . Included in your fee : ​• Country ​Festival: • Breakfast: • BBQ: • Massage: • Beer Garden ( beer is an extra cost) • Bag check: • Tee-Shirts! Shower truck! Take a hot Shower after your ride. The Town of Millerton has generously given us a permit for Friday camping and a shower truck! Not only will our campers enjoy the showers, but riders will too! Bring your swimsuits and towels! Enjoy a post-ride swim at the Rudd Pond, only two miles away from the finish line. Shuttles will be provided. Free Camping: Camping from Friday thru Monday at Noon - the whole weekend! Spend the weekend: Pitch your tent at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton, NY. All the routes after 33 miles connect with one another so if have more steam or run out of steam you can modify your routes. In your RSVP comments please post which ride you are interested in . I am going to register for the 45 with option to go longer . 100 Mile Routes: 7:00-8:[masked] Mile Routes: 8:00-9:[masked] Mile Routes: 9:00-10:[masked] Mile Routes: 10:00-10:30 Rider Checklist: Helmet : mandatory !!!!!!!!!!!! ID Gloves Sunglasses or other protective eyewear Spare tubes and/or a patch kit, tire irons CO2 or mini-pump Sunscreen and lip balm Cycling Shoes, if you have them Emergency cash Water Bottles

Kayaking in The Pine Barrens, NJ.

Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental

Kayaking through Wharton State Forest in NJ. PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU RSVP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please do not call the company to reserve a spot as all reservations go through me via this page. You must answer RSVP questions otherwise you will kindly be moved to the waitlist. You must be on time as when the group leaves the company will make you pay full price and you will go out with the next shuttle. Trip should take about 5 hours including lunch break and some swimming. A bail out option is available at the 3.5 hour mark. The cost for kayaks should be around $40.00.- $42.00 plus tax for singles and $67.00+tax for tandems. We get the lower rate with the amount of boats rented. Shuttle for those with their own boats is $25.00 and includes a life vest. Micks rents canoes and kayaks for trips on the rivers of Wharton State Forest in New Jersey. Each rental includes transportation to and from the river, paddles and life vests. The rivers have gentle waters and the forest has a natural beauty everyone in your group can enjoy. Relax, picnic or swim along one of the many beaches. When you arrive, just park your car and grab the gear. Register for trips inside the store, then head out to the bus stop sign by the picnic tables. In a few minutes a bus will arrive loaded with equipment for your trip. Hop aboard as we take a short ride through the forest to your starting point. Have a safe trip. We'll already be there at your destination to pick you up and return to Micks. Driving Directions : From New York and North Jersey Go south on the Garden State Parkway to Exit 52 at New Gretna. After exiting, turn left to onto Route 654 South for 1 mile. Turn right onto Route 9 South for ¾ miles. At light, turn right on Route 679 North for 8 miles and merge onto Route 563 North. Go approximately 1 more mile. Micks is on the left after mile marker 31. Automotive GPS Devices When entering our address into GPS navigation units, please use 5 Patten Lane in Chatsworth, NJ, 08019. For some reason this address provides a more accurate depiction of our location with these devices. Patten Lane borders our property on the west side. New York: 118 minutes if all goes well. NY HIKING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP LEGAL DISCLAIMER Waiver of liability • You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. • If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members of the NY Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event or during transport to and from a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. When applicable, you should review topographic maps and trail features carefully. Understanding the topography of a hike is key to knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. • The NY Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer or Assistant Organizers. • This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. • Your attendance on an event signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this group or event you understand that you are attending all events AT YOUR OWN RISK. Organizers and Assistant Organizers of this group are just that, we organize the events and participate together as friends. We are not licensed guides and there are no leaders on these events. You are your own leader - This is YOUR event.

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