Duration: 10.75 hours; $95; Escape from city living with a wondrous day hiking the Shawangunk Mountains and touring New York State's only whiskey distillery that is open to the public. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley and the Highlands, you'll hike a moderate six miles through the mountains, while viewing breathtaking scenery along the way. Following your hike, you'll be taken to the distillery, where you will have the opportunity to sample three whiskeys and/or vodkas to quench your post-hiking thirst. Could this hike get any better?
Hike six miles through the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains
Enjoy a lecture in whiskey distilling at New York's only public distillery
Taste a variety of whiskey and/or vodka
Perfect hike for active first-timers
Note: Transportation is included in the listed price.
Hike and Brewery Tour
Duration: 10 hours; $95; What's a better way to end a long hike than with a pint? This incredible day hike will take you through breathtakingly beautiful trails, followed by a trip to the local brewery. While there, you'll sample a variety of award winning New York State microbrews. Your adventure takes place in the Hudson Valley region on a five-mile trail. As you wind your way to the top of the ridge, intoxicating views will captivate you for miles and will give you a real sense of what truly being out of the city feels like. Come spend the afternoon sipping some cold brews and relaxing from your morning out on the trail!
Hike through five miles of terrain and then relax with a tour at an award winning microbrewery
Enjoy the breathtaking views that are almost as intoxicating as the beverages
Relax with a pint in hand and enjoy the feeling of truly being out of the city
End the day returning both refreshed and satisfied with your adventure
Note: Please bring lunch, snacks, and two liters of water in a backpack
Please wear athletic clothing (no cotton), a hat, sunglasses, and layers of clothing (depending on the weather). This activity is a level 2 hike: Level 2 trips will whet the appetite of anybody looking to explore outdoor sports. Your group may stop occasionally to learn about the natural surroundings and their local lore.
Duration: 12 hours; $185; Pop culture has taught us not to go chasing waterfalls, and to just stick to the rivers and lakes that you're used to. However, life needs a little TLC and adventure, and canyoneering specialists wouldn't disagree. With Discover Outdoors, you'll hike through the woods, chase waterfalls, and go down them... sort of. Like a rescue unit or a film hero, you'll descend narrow gorges using a system of rappels with fresh water splashing you in the face, making you feel worlds away from the city. Rappelling down five cascading waterfalls, you'll drop over 1,500 feet. This experience tests your strength, endurance, and bravery.
Descend down narrow gorges in the Catskills using a system of rappels
Rappel down five cascading waterfalls, dropping 1,500 feet in less than two miles
Hike through the wilderness in search of majestic waterfalls
No experience necessary
Note: You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Meeting and return locations will be at Eastern Mountain Sports at Broadway and 76th St. Packing List -
Top: Wear a layering system of polypropylene, Capilene, Dry-fit, polyester; any technical wicking fabric. Bring a rain jacket and hat. Bottoms: Hiking pants made of synthetic material. Feet: Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners -- your footwear must fit your foot well and have an aggressive sole. Polyester or polypropylene hiking socks. Backpack: You must have a good backpack that securely holds your lunch, water and extra clothes. Bring a ziplock bag for your phone if you plan to have it in your pack. Bring: Change of dry clothes for the ride home (the dry clothes will be left in the van).
Cancellation Policy: A full refund less a 5% credit card fee will be given only if cancellation notice is provided at least two weeks prior to your scheduled activity. If cancellation notice is provided between two weeks and one week prior to your scheduled activity, a full credit will be provided. A full credit less a $30/person rescheduling fee will be given for rescheduling notice provided between one week prior and 3pm on the Thursday before the scheduled activity date. No refunds or credit will be given for cancellations after 3pm on the the Thursday before your scheduled activity date.