What we're about

A fun-loving group of well-organized people who enjoy engaging in the titled activities, while remaining open to other events of mutual interest.
We are geared toward the 40+ crowd (single or attached), but no one is going to check your ID (all are welcome!). We do ask that you please provide a recent & recognizable picture on your profile.

Our hikes will be led primarily by George, who tends to choose moderate to challenging trails. HOWEVER, these are hikes, not races. Therefore, all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to come out. No one will ever be left behind and pace is not a concern. We're more interested in enjoying the outdoors, scenic beauty and good company.
Hikes will be focused on but not limited to the North Jersey/Southern New York area.

Our bike rides will take place from the Princeton, Frenchtown & New Hope (D&R Canal) towpaths to the Hudson/Jersey City bike routes.

Hikes & bike rides will often be followed by a hearty, delicious meal at a local restaurant/pub.

Our favorite campgrounds include Worthington State Forest, Spruce Run Recreation Area and Wawayanda State Park.

Music and concert events will be geared toward classic rock bands which continue to tour & tribute bands to those who no longer do so.

As always, by joining the group and attending events, you acknowledge that you are of adult age and responsible for your own behavior & safety.
In return, we provide assurance that all who join us will be treated with respect & dignity; and that the group will be governed by basic principles of reason, decency and common sense.

We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming events (4+)

Camp Mohican / Catfish Mountain 6 miles

Camp Mohican

DESCRIPTION: This is a moderate, very scenic hike along one of the easier stretches of the Appalachian Trail. About 750 ft total elevation gain. We will head north from Camp Mohican (maintained by Appalachian Mountain Club) on Rattlesnake Swamp Trail, and return by the Appalachian Trail heading south. Let's meet at the far parking lot (past the AMC-Mohican Outdoor Center building) about 10 minutes ahead for departure at 9:30 am! Bring plenty of water, snacks, sun- and insect-protection. Day-of-hike phone:[masked].

**By signing up for this event you are acknowledging that you have read and accepted the posted HBCM legal disclaimer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xnhrymhrmzp0qtm/HBCM%20Legal%20Disclaimer.pdf?dl=0

**Please read HBCM policies to discourage "repeat no-shows" and/or "repeat late-cancels" (canceling <48 hours before hike): https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qgyyghxu1ipnl4/HBCM%20Policies.pdf?dl=0

RESCHEDULED: Bike Ride - Frenchtown to Bull Island

Location visible to members

We'll ride along the D&R Canal towpath on the PA side, then cross the bridge to Bull Island and come back along the NJ side.
9.5 miles each way.
Local feast afterwards.

RESCHEDULED - Free Outdoor Concert - THE NERDS - Summit, NJ

Hundreds will gather on the Village Green to enjoy one of the best bands on the East Coast as well as food trucks and free ice cream.
Bring a chair/blanket to throw down.


Cushetunk Trail to Cushetunk Mountain Hike

Round Valley Reservoir South Lot

Moderate to difficult out and back hike. About 8 miles and 1200 feet of elevation gain. We’ll start at the South lot and walk around the Reservoir past the camping area up Cushetunk Mountain and back. Please bring plenty of water, food or a snack and appropriate footwear. The trail is rocky in most places. This is not an easy hike, so please don’t RSVP if this is your first hike or you haven’t done so in a while. If significant rain the day of, we’ll cancel or reschedule. We’ll-behaved and leashed dogs welcome.

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