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)

Fall Whitewater Rafting on River Gorge with Overnight Camping

Lake George Battleground State Campground

Whitewater rafting on the Hudson is a beautiful, exciting and unforgettable experience! Join up with family and friends and paddle down this monumental river while having the time of your lives. Located in the majestic Adirondack Mountains near Lake George NY, the Mighty Hudson River Gorge consists of 17 miles of stunning scenery, fun and adventurous whitewater. This is an very good opportunity to have a nice relaxed weekend and enjoy the fall foliage in a different way then regular hiking. You can bring your friends too! (just make sure to RSVP correctly) We will meet on 10th October for overnight camping at Lake George Battleground or Lake George Riverview Campground, depends on availability. Check-in is available from 2:00 PM. Setup our camps and spend the night. People are free to explore around. There are lot of things to do! We can an evening picnic and enjoy the rest of the night! Sunday morning we will reach Wild Water Adventures site at 8:15 AM sharp. We will raft for 17 miles and get off the water at 4:00 PM and drive back home. People who are interested in only overnight camping can join too but first preference will be given to people who want to come for rafting. Cost for Campsite will be divided equally among all members. Once all the confirmations are received and based on availability of campsite, everyone will receive the information of for their share of amount for campsites. Please bring your own food, tent, sleeping bag, lights, etc. Cost of Person for River Rafting is $85+ tip (Details mentioned below). Payment will be made by you directly to the Wild Water Adventures. I will provide a code once you join the wait-list. Once the vendor receives payment, you will be added to going list. In case we don't have minimum attendees, we will reschedule. Quick Details for River Rafting Duration: 7 Hours (4-5 hours in the water) Check-in Location: 1123 State Route 28 Warrensburg NY 12885 Great for guest ages 8 and up Rafts hold 2-8 guests plus NYS-licensed raft guide Check in at 8:30 am and return between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. River time is between 4-5 hours. Includes riverside lunch with turkey sandwiches, chips and granola bars, wet-suit and helmet. Dress to get wet. Don’t forget your mask!! Bring dry change of clothes and towel. Must have solid footwear that will stay on your feet. Bring cash for pictures (can be bought online too) and tips for guide. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me!! Looking forward having a wonderful time together!! **PLEASE DON'T ATTEND THIS EVENT IF YOU'VE BEEN SICK IN THE LAST 14 DAYS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.** 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 our Complete Liability Waiver found here: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️LIC Post Waterfront 5K run

I am not a runner but I would like to invite anyone wants to join or try a 5K race. This is an easy course and very friendly race! You can dress up for fun as you wish. You can break your personal best as you wish. I will also schedule weekly training run before race. Well it's 5K/3Mi and let's take it seriously🤗 Please sign up and join our team under "NY Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Group". https://longislandcityqueens.com/experience-lic/events/lic-post-waterfront-5k2020/ https://events.elitefeats.com/june-2020-lic-post-waterfront-5k LIC POST WATERFRONT 5K Saturday, June 06,[masked]:00AM–12:00PM EVENT SCHEDULE 8:30AM Opening Ceremony 9AM Waterfront 5K Run/Walk 10AM Kids Race "Center Blvd Dash" 10AM Closing After Party @ LIC Landing FEES Waterfront 5K $25 ($30 by Midnight 5/9) Center Blvd Dash 9 & Under $15 ($20 by Midnight 5/9) Plus Transaction Fee $3.63 per person Event is Rain or Shine & Non-Refundable THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Funds are raised for Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, a community based non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life in our neighborhood through park maintenance, beautification, advocacy, and free public events. We rely on support from people like you to carry out 2,000 hours of volunteer work and host 170 events attended by 17,000+ people every year. >>>​ NY Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group Legal Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability 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.​ >>>

Halloween Hike -Costumes Required

Harriman State Park

Details **PLEASE DON'T ATTEND THIS EVENT IF YOU'VE BEEN SICK IN THE LAST 14 DAYS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.** Face covering are required - suggest bringing a bandanna Its that time again for our annual Halloween hike. Giving you prep time to get a costume together!!! Don't be that guy or gal that shows up with a N95 mask as your costume as costumes and or halloween accessories are required if you want to hike with us ! Also if you have a Magic eight ball , Ouija board or know how to read Tarot cards please bring them. Good ghost stories are always appreciated. Location To Be Determined but leaning towards Doodletown. Hike will probably be between 5-8 miles. Please check back later for an update. Remember to bring the usual hiking gear: Bring a bandanna for a face covering Sturdy foot wear Sufficient water Lunch and or trail snacks headlamp or flashlight with fresh batteries. 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 our full Disclaimer found at the link below: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

Everest Base Camp Expedition

John F. Kennedy International Airport

March 26, 2021 thru April 16, 2021 Itinerary March 26 Kathmandu: Arrival Day March 27 Flight to Lukla (Start Trek) March 28 Phakding To Namche Bazaar March 29 Namche Bazaar: Rest And Acclimatization Day March 30 Namche Bazaar To Phortse April 1 Phortse To Dingboche April 2 Dingboche: Rest And Acclimatization Day April 3 Dingboche To Lobuche April 4 Lobuche To Gorakshep And Everest Base Camp, Ebc To Gorekshep April 5 Gorekshep To Kalapathar And Pheriche April 6 Pheriche To Namche April 7 Namche To Phakding And Lukla (Last Day Of Trekking) April 8 Return to Kathmandu April 9-16 Kathmandu: exploration To Book your expedition contact Raine Gorter www.himalayanwonders.com; WhatsApp:[masked] or email [masked]

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