What we're about

This group is moving to http://www.trailshrinks.com . For the meantime, you can find us here on meetup until further notice and Details.

Trails Shrinks are people that like exercise, want to meet people, and believe in fairness. Trail Shrinks always have their hand out to help and never ostracize or ridicule others. In this complicated world where people have strong beliefs and deep fears, Trail Shrinks come to you to help you participate in the absolutely fake world of hiking. No one in this group will ever get a badge that says, Hiker! No, You will be considered a Trail Shrink because you are a really nice person possibly with colorful hiking clothing and enough energy to climb up mountains or to walk through cities. Occasionally there will be other events like parties, concerts, theatre, travel and THE Hikers Ball which will indeed be held yearly. This group is for everyone, all genders, whether single, divorced, married, or just not interested. Our goal as Trail Shrinks is to listen, on each hike and to also share what we may want to discuss. Every hike we cover some sort of current event or news. I like intellectuals even pseudo-intellectuals like me. The purpose is to stimulate important conversations and to elevate the differences between people that have formed holding just one opinion. Yes, Trail Shrinks is about relationships and everyone's relationship with the rest of the world. There will be many people you like that come to the Trail Shrink Hikes and some that you do not like but that is just life and we ask that you refrain from insulting or gathering around them to burn them at the stake. That just smells really bad.

Now I am going to tell you that we will meet at the time announced but we will always wait as a courtesy up to 10 or 15 minutes if we know someone is on their way. If no one is coming and they have not informed us in some way we will start promptly.

All subjects may be discussed and these include. Religion, politics, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Lighten up if you hear something you do not like. This group is for everyone to remember and it's even okay to disagree with everyone because that is what makes the world go around.

You agree to hold Trail Shrinks harmless by joining this group. You also take full responsibility for your own safety. Please be sure that you practice common sense when traveling or dining after events. Please do not ask how to prepare for an event. That is your responsibility. You can find reviews from other hikers online regarding the difficulty of a hike and there is plenty of advice about how to prepare and what gear to wear. One thing we will say is to bring plenty of water always and aspirin and a first aid kit are definitely helpful. Good luck with our group. Be ready to be nice and we hope you make some true friends and meaningful connections.

I have seen how Trail Shrinks transform some peoples lives. I want to do more of that. I will be reaching out to therapists, marriage counselors, and more. Married couples and newly divorced. I am glad to report that as of April 10, 2019 there have been 20 couples formed here at trail shrinks and I hope I never see them again. :)

Always a rule with Trail Shrinks if you are married please no cheating. Safety in relationships is always a concern and you can bring all concerns to the organizers. I think Trails Shrinks is one of the best things I have done in my life. I hope you will move this effort forward with me. This ain't your mommas' hiking group/.


Mark Nejmeh


Upcoming events (4+)

Camping Stevens State Park Hackettstown

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Camping is free. I will be on this site until August 28 and it’s a great opportunity for you to come and experience this beautiful park just steps from the river. Please just post what day you will be coming . Responsible for your own tent and food however I can cook steaks burgers corn etc. Site fits up to 5 tents

Man left out, fireside conspiracy theories

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Marshmallow roasting , chips and drink. You get nothing and like it. This is an event for life lovin, quantum thinking folks . Text book not required. Bring chair

Shady Stony Brook Trail Hike

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Join me for this sweet summer walk, curving through the airy woods by the beautiful Stony Brook

  • -Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge
  • -Institute for Advanced Study
  • -The Institute Woods
  • -Swinging Bridge over Stony Brook
  • -Stony Brook Meeting House and Cemetery
  • -Princeton Battlefield
  • -Site of the historic stone arch bridge over Stony Brook
  • -Greenway Meadows Park
  • -Iron Mike’s Trail
  • -Nassau Inn & Palmer Square

Distance: 10 miles, 5 hours, loop from/to Princeton train station,
no drop out point
Some stairs, expect rooty and rocky terrain in the woods. Terrain might be muddy in the woods in case of rain

Meet on the platform of Princeton train station (outside Wawa shop).
We will start our walk at 10:10am from Princeton Station

Arriving by car:
Refer to the following link:
“E” (Princeton Rail Station Dinky Lot)

Coming from NYC by train:
Buy round trip ticket from Penn Station to Princeton (NOT: Princeton Junction). Take the 8:41am train from Penn Station, which will take you as far as Princeton Junction (arrival 9:56am). There, transfer to the Dinky shuttle (leaves 10:02am) for a 5 minute ride to Princeton. The shuttle ride is included in the price of your NJT ticket.

Suggest bringing:
water, sunscreen, bug sprays, snacks and lunch.

Rain cancels the event. Check for the weather forecast and I will post a comment by 7:00 am on the day of the hike !

We will support each-other as a group but you are ultimately responsible for yourself and having the appropriate gear.

Cass and the Bailout Crew at The Falls in Easton

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Free live music by Cass and the Bailout Crew at The Falls (Scott Park) in Easton, PA

Bring a chair if you want to be guaranteed a seat.


Past events (1,307)

GREASE! On the Big Screen - One night only!

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