What we're about

Join us for a full range of outdoor activities all year round! From day hikes to 20+ mile challenges, from train-accessible local hikes to camping around the northeast, from lazy summer lake-swimming to winter snowshoeing, ice climbing, and skiing, we do it all!

Most local trips are accessible via public transportation and we organize car pools when they are not.

These are not guided trips - these are social events.Remember that you are responsible for your own safety. Stay within your skill, fitness, and experience level.

• Have a profile photo showing your face. This is required so your organizers can remember who's who. And answer all the profile questions so we know a little about you and what kind of events we should plan

• Most day hikes are suitable for any fit individual with some prior hiking experience.

• Everyone should be comfortable hiking alone and be prepared to do so (with a map and an understanding of the route). We make an effort to stay together as a group, but sometimes the group does need to split up.

• If you're new to a particular activity or moving up a level, please contact the event organizer. It is often possible to accommodate less experienced members, but not always.

If you do not have any hiking experience at all, please hike with a professional guide service a few times.

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Lifeguard Training Long Island

Long Island

Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid class. Lifeguard class start at 10am and ends at 7:30pm. New class every week Food and drinks will be provided. Age of 15 or more is required. Students gain a wide variety of skills and knowledge including how to enjoy the pool safely, First Aid and CPR, water rescue techniques, the importance of keeping physically fit, and other topics related to lifeguarding. This valuable experience builds self confidence and skills for life. The content of our lifeguarding program includes pool lifesaving techniques and procedures, First Aid and CPR, and development of swimming skills. Our Instructors are a team of aquatic professionals who provide a fun and safe aquatic education to the students of Nassau County and Suffolk county through developing confidence, mental and physical fitness and respect for one another. The Program is managed by a Lifeguard Training Instructor. If you want to take a Lifeguard Re-certification class, you must have a current lifeguarding certificate or one that expired within 30 days. Sign up with a friend and you will each receive a $25 discount. If you want to mix and match course dates, send us a message in the Contact Us page and we will try to accommodate you. Click here for more information https://www.lifeguardtrainingny.com Click here to register for the class https://www.lifeguardtrainingny.com/course-dates.html Lifeguarding crash courses are from 10AM-7:30PM April 28, May 5, 12 #3097 Class is full May 5, 12 #3097B Almost full 10-8:30 May 12, 19 #3098 Almost full 10-8:30 May 19, 26 #3098AA Almost full 10-8:30 May 26, 27, 28 #3098A May 26, June 2, 9 #3098B June 2, 3, 4 #3099 June 4, 5 #3099AB 10AM-8:30PM June 2, 9, 16 #3100 June 9, 10, 11 #3100B June 11, 12 #3100AB 10AM-8:30PM June 9, 16, 23 #3101 June 16, 17, 18 #3101B June 18, 19 #3101AB 10AM-8:30PM June 16, 23, 30 #3102 June 23, 24, 25 #3102B June 25, 26 #3102AB 10AM-8:30PM June 30, July 1, 2 #3103 July 2, 3 #3103AB July 7, 8, 9 #3104 July 14, 15, 16 #3105 July 21, 22 , 23 #3106 July 28, 29, 30 #3107 ​Lifeguard Re-certification classes are from 10AM-8PM April 22, 23 #4095 Class is full May 5 #4095B Class is closed May 12 #4096 Almost full May 26 #4097 June 2 #4099 June 4 #4099AB June 9 #4100 June 11 #4100AB June 16 #4101 June 18 #4101AB June 23 #4102 June 25 #4102AB June 30 #4103 July 2 #4103AB July 7 #4104 July 14 #4105 July 21 #4106 July 28 #4107 CPR for Lifeguards and basic level CPR are from 10AM-2PM April 22 #5095 Class is full May 5 #5095B Almost full May 12 #5096 Almost full May 26 #5097 June 2 #5099 June 4 #5099AB June 9 #5100 June 11 #5100AB June 16 #5101 June 18 #5101AB June 23 #5102 June 25 #5102AB June 30 #5103 July 2 #5103AB July 7 #5104 July 14 #5105 July 21 #5106 July 28 #5107 Waterfront Lifeguarding classes are from 2PM-8PM April 23 #6095 Class is full May 5 #6095B Almost full May 12 #6096 Almost full May 26 #6097 June 2 #6099 June 4 #6099AB June 9 #6100 June 11 #6100AB June 16 #6101 June 18 #6101AB June 23 #6102 June 25 #6102AB June 30 #6103 July 2 #6103AB July 7 #6104 July 14 #6105 July 21 #6106 July 28 #6107 Lifeguarding crash courses are from 8AM-6PM June 1, 2 #3099S Filling up June 8, 9 #3100S Filling up June 15, 16 #3101S June 22, 23 #3102S June 29, 30 #3103S July 6, 7 #3104S July 13, 14 #3105S July 20, 21 #3106S July 27, 28 #3107S August 3, 4 #3108S August 10, 11 #3109S August 17, 18 #3110S August 24, 25 #3111S ​Lifeguard Re-certification classes are from 8AM-6PM June 1 #4099S Filling up June 8 #4100S Filling up June 15 #4101S June 22 #4102S June 29 #4103S July 6 #4104S July 13 #4105S July 20 #4106S July 27 #4107S August 3 #4108S August 10 #4109S August 17 #4110S August 24 #4111S

Lifeguard Training Long Island

Long Island

Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid class. Lifeguard class start at 10am and ends at 7:30pm. New class every week Food and drinks will be provided. Age of 15 or more is required. Students gain a wide variety of skills and knowledge including how to enjoy the pool safely, First Aid and CPR, water rescue techniques, the importance of keeping physically fit, and other topics related to lifeguarding. This valuable experience builds self confidence and skills for life. The content of our lifeguarding program includes pool lifesaving techniques and procedures, First Aid and CPR, and development of swimming skills. Our Instructors are a team of aquatic professionals who provide a fun and safe aquatic education to the students of Nassau County and Suffolk county through developing confidence, mental and physical fitness and respect for one another. The Program is managed by a Lifeguard Training Instructor. If you want to take a Lifeguard Re-certification class, you must have a current lifeguarding certificate or one that expired within 30 days. Sign up with a friend and you will each receive a $25 discount. If you want to mix and match course dates, send us a message in the Contact Us page and we will try to accommodate you. Click here for more information https://www.lifeguardtrainingny.com Click here to register for the class https://www.lifeguardtrainingny.com/course-dates.html Lifeguarding crash courses are from 10AM-7:30PM April 28, May 5, 12 #3097 Class is full May 5, 12 #3097B Almost full 10-8:30 May 12, 19 #3098 Almost full 10-8:30 May 19, 26 #3098AA Almost full 10-8:30 May 26, 27, 28 #3098A May 26, June 2, 9 #3098B June 2, 3, 4 #3099 June 4, 5 #3099AB 10AM-8:30PM June 2, 9, 16 #3100 June 9, 10, 11 #3100B June 11, 12 #3100AB 10AM-8:30PM June 9, 16, 23 #3101 June 16, 17, 18 #3101B June 18, 19 #3101AB 10AM-8:30PM June 16, 23, 30 #3102 June 23, 24, 25 #3102B June 25, 26 #3102AB 10AM-8:30PM June 30, July 1, 2 #3103 July 2, 3 #3103AB July 7, 8, 9 #3104 July 14, 15, 16 #3105 July 21, 22 , 23 #3106 July 28, 29, 30 #3107 ​Lifeguard Re-certification classes are from 10AM-8PM April 22, 23 #4095 Class is full May 5 #4095B Class is closed May 12 #4096 Almost full May 26 #4097 June 2 #4099 June 4 #4099AB June 9 #4100 June 11 #4100AB June 16 #4101 June 18 #4101AB June 23 #4102 June 25 #4102AB June 30 #4103 July 2 #4103AB July 7 #4104 July 14 #4105 July 21 #4106 July 28 #4107 CPR for Lifeguards and basic level CPR are from 10AM-2PM April 22 #5095 Class is full May 5 #5095B Almost full May 12 #5096 Almost full May 26 #5097 June 2 #5099 June 4 #5099AB June 9 #5100 June 11 #5100AB June 16 #5101 June 18 #5101AB June 23 #5102 June 25 #5102AB June 30 #5103 July 2 #5103AB July 7 #5104 July 14 #5105 July 21 #5106 July 28 #5107 Waterfront Lifeguarding classes are from 2PM-8PM April 23 #6095 Class is full May 5 #6095B Almost full May 12 #6096 Almost full May 26 #6097 June 2 #6099 June 4 #6099AB June 9 #6100 June 11 #6100AB June 16 #6101 June 18 #6101AB June 23 #6102 June 25 #6102AB June 30 #6103 July 2 #6103AB July 7 #6104 July 14 #6105 July 21 #6106 July 28 #6107 Lifeguarding crash courses are from 8AM-6PM June 1, 2 #3099S Filling up June 8, 9 #3100S Filling up June 15, 16 #3101S June 22, 23 #3102S June 29, 30 #3103S July 6, 7 #3104S July 13, 14 #3105S July 20, 21 #3106S July 27, 28 #3107S August 3, 4 #3108S August 10, 11 #3109S August 17, 18 #3110S August 24, 25 #3111S ​Lifeguard Re-certification classes are from 8AM-6PM June 1 #4099S Filling up June 8 #4100S Filling up June 15 #4101S June 22 #4102S June 29 #4103S July 6 #4104S July 13 #4105S July 20 #4106S July 27 #4107S August 3 #4108S August 10 #4109S August 17 #4110S August 24 #4111S

Hike & Run Plateau Mtn, Catskills

Devil's Tombstone Campground

Summer season kicks off this weekend and this will be a get-in-shape event. It's not really a hike so much as exercise. Plan is to fast walk up and down Plateau and to run the flat part in between. Two complete out and backs would be 16 miles, 6,000' elevation gain. You're not obligated to run or fast walk or do the mtn twice but, then, you'll be on your own. I'll still see you coming and going. Plateau is the steepest climb of the Devil's Path trail and it also has two of the best lookouts on the trail, as well. There's a large, cold stream at the far base of the mountain. I've never seen it dry. You will need to filter. Forecast is for Spring weather, no rain. If it takes a turn for the worse, I'll reschedule.

Hammocks, lazy people, lakes and airplanes. Greenwood Lake Airshow Hike!

This hike is for lazy people. Bring along your hammock. If you don't have one, get it on Amazon. They go for as little as $20. If you buy a hammock, make sure you get the hammock, AND the straps. Most of the time they're sold separately. What we're going to do. We're going to hike to a local lake. (4 small lazy miles only!) Bring a swimsuit. We're going to watch any planes from the Greenwood lake airshow that we can. Then we will take a mandatory nap, because this time of year, its hazy, hot, and humid, and we are tired, and overworked office slaves who live in cubicles with bosses who continue to add more work to our loads, causing us to buckle under the overwhelming... uh...Nevermind... We will hang out til around 5pm, when the airshow ends... If there is interest, we can have dinner at the West Milford diner that makes a great Hungarian GOULASH! Like MOMMA's GOULASH! OK! I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, LIKE GOULASH! APPARENTLY, the Sit N Chat Diner changed owners, they no longer make GOULASH! We will have to make due with Diner Fare! Trail map, 3 liters water minumum, Lunch, pack a large one, backpack, hiking boots, Camera, flashlight, binoculars, bug repellent, SUNSCREEN, a hat for the sun, swimsuit, a bottle of your favorite wine (leave in car), hand towel, or towel, and a hammock with hammock straps. Trailhead GPS Coordinates[masked],[masked] Driving Directions Take Skyline Drive to its northwestern terminus at Greenwood Lake Turnpike (County Route 511). Turn right and continue for 5.3 miles, crossing a causeway over the Monksville Reservoir and passing the historic buildings of the Long Pond Ironworks to the right. Park in a large parking area on the left (south) side of Greenwood Lake Turnpike, opposite East Shore Drive. Drivers....wait here as there is a short shuttle to the burnt meadow trailhead from here. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Bus Take the 7:30AM or earlier New Jersey Transit #197 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to the trailhead, at East Shore Road and Greenwood Lake Turnpike. I could not find the stop number, so let the bus driver know where you are getting off! Bus People! No worries. We will be waiting for you at the bus stop! REGARDING DOGS: Dogs are welcome on my hikes as long as they are well behaved to humans and other dogs, and they can go the distance, because I can't have a dog slowing down the hike... Bring your leash, many parks require it! If there is any doubt, don't bring your dog.

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Hike @ Massapequa Preserve (LIRR Accessible)

Massapequa Preserve

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