What we're about
This group is for adults who like to hike, snowshoe, x-country ski, kayak, canoe, bicycle and pursue other outdoor activities. We will focus these activities in the Shawangunk Mountains and in other Hudson Valley locations like the Catskills, Taconics, Hudson Highlands on both sides of the river, and other areas we find interesting. Hikes and other activities will range from easy to difficult. The pace may be slow, moderate or even somewhat brisk (depending on your fitness level and experience), but our coordinators will attempt to make certain that everyone finishes as part of the group.
Upcoming events (2)
Come join Dan and I as we explore this beautiful historic park located in Staatsburg, NY. We will be hiking along the majestic Hudson River and through some gorgeous, wooded areas. Our goal is to complete about 5-6 miles or so. This is a good beginner hike and/or a lovely Sunday Funday hike.
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park adjoins Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park and together, comprise more than 1,000 acres. Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park offers a full menu of exhilarating recreational opportunities and activities for visitors of all ages. The numerous trails that thread through the grounds of both Mills and Norrie State Parks are ideal for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing - treating visitors to fabulous views of the Hudson River which runs directly along the parks' western boundaries. (I plagiarized this piece). When we hiked this park last year we spied a Bald Eagle.
The Mills Mansion - Dutchess County NY
Mansion - Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh (millsfriends.org)
For those interested, we will grab some eats and drinks after hike. Location to be announced.
Please pay attention to the comment's section/event chat for important announcements, event cancellations and/or rescheduling due to weather.
We will be hiking at a moderate pace. Our main goal is for us to have FUN, LAUGH and enjoy a sense of camaraderie. We stay together as a group. We take breaks as needed. We take time to enjoy heavenly views. We will have a sweep to ensure everyone’s safety. BE SURE TO BRING PLENTY OF WATER, wear hiking boots with good tread and wear appropriate clothing. Hiking times are an approximation and depends on the makeup of the hiking group. IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR SPEED THIS IS NOT THE HIKE FOR YOU!
Suggested donation of $2 to help cover meetup fees. Cash or venmoe appreciated: @Helene-Paglia
No dogs allowed.
Please feel free to message us with any questions you might have. Looking forward to seeing you!
By signing up for or attending this event, you certify that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions of the Shawangunk Hikers Liability Waiverwww.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/[masked]/LIABILITY_WAIVER/
You also agree that you have read and understand the Basic Hiking Information page: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/19144019/BASIC_HIKING_INFORMATION
Please feel free to message us with any questions you may have!
Suggested Donation: $3/person
- Daniel P.
- 25 attendees
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION BEFORE SIGNING UP
MICROSPIKES ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. IT IS POSSIBLE SNOWSHOES WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED. I WILL MAKE THAT DECISION A DAY OR SO PRIOR TO THE EVENT BASED ON TRAIL CONDITIONS AND WEATHER FORECASTS.
IF YOU SIGN UP, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING BACK ON THIS SITE TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE GOING LIST AND FOR READING EMAILS SENT THROUGH MEETUP FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT.
We’ll meet at the Overlook Mountain Trailhead on Mead’s Mountain Road in Woodstock. We’ll hike up the Jeep road, explore the old hotel ruins (on the way down), and head for the tower with excellent views of the Catskills and Hudson Valley. The hike is approximately 5 miles round trip with about 1400’ elevation gain. This will be a leisurely paced hike. It is good for reasonably fit beginners.
IT WILL BE COLD AND WINDY ON THE TOP AND WE WILL BE HANGING AROUND FOR A WHILE TO ENJOY THE SUNRISE, SO BRING APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND GEAR!
Microspikes (or something comparable, not Yaktrax) are required. Also bring snacks, and plenty of water.
Do not wear any cotton clothing! Both hiking poles and gaiters are highly recommended. If you have any questions about the hike itself or appropriate gear, please feel free to phone or text me at (845)[masked].
We will likely go to a local restaurant after the event to warm up and enjoy a late breakfast together.
Initially, everyone will be placed on the waitlist. I will move people up to the Going List if space is available, they have answered the questions asked when they RSVP’d, and I feel this is a suitable hike for them. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT AND ARE MOVED TO THE GOING LIST, IT IS EXPECTED THAT YOU WILL ATTEND THE EVENT. ANYONE NOT SHOWING UP OR CANCELLING WITHIN THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE THE HIKE WILL LIKELY NOT BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND ANY FUTURE EVENT FOR WHICH THERE IS A WAITLIST.
By signing up for or attending this event, you certify that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions of the Shawangunk Hikers Liability Waiver: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/19144026/LIABILITY_WAIVER/
You also agree that you have read and understand the Basic Hiking Information page: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/19144019/BASIC_HIKING_INFORMATION/
and Hiking in Cold Weather page: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/20191344/Hiking_in_Cold_Weather/
Suggested Donation: $3/person
- Dale H
- 5 attendees
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