Since 1997, we have gathered weekly to explore the wonders of NJ, PA, NY, MD, and DE. The purpose of this group is to promote trail systems in the NY/Philadelphia metropolitan area, as well as other areas of natural and historic significance, through long day hikes. Most hikes are approximately 15 to 20 miles. This group is for people for whom a short hikes and commonly posted places are not enough; people who want to quench the thirst for experience and diversity, and to learn more of the amazing area in which we live, and to do so with a diverse group of people Here's a promo video about the group by Tom Petrucci http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XCx1beG11E For further info including our open space and trail library, visit www.metrotrails.org
Join us for this awesome point to point hike on the Finger Lakes Trail system in the Catskills of New York that features the Rock Rift Fire Tower, beautiful landscape, and almost 7 miles of the Rock Rift Rail Trail, formerly the O&W Railroad bed.
The first half will be arduous terrain, and the rest is mostly pretty level.
The fall foliage should be at about its peak in the Catskills, so don't miss this great weather day!
Join us on our next point to point hike in the 911 Trail series, this time connecting us to McVeytown! The 17 mile hike will lead us along pleasant back roads and canal greenway sections through the beautiful Juniata Valley, less congested than the previous one, and much more rural.
Most of the route should be pretty easy with only a couple of off trail sections, so it should go by relatively fast.
There are a couple places for food at the beginning few miles, and then at the very end, but the mid portion of the hike offers only a camp store(maybe a farm stand). Everyone should be prepared with a lunch/snack for this one. It does feature a restored section of the canal and towpath that is probably among the most accurate on the division.
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