Outings


The NYC Sierra Club Photography Committee leads outings to scenic wilderness regions, natural areas and botanical gardens in and around New York City, Long Island and the surrounding Hudson and Delaware River valleys.

To view photos made by committee members who went on our outings, please visit Galleries: Previous Outings.

Late Spring 2017 Outings

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 (PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE OF DATE)
Location: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Photograph: Spring blossoms: daffodil, tulip, magnolia, dogwood and more.
Meet: 10:00 am, Mosholu Parkway Gate near MetroNorth Botanical Garden station; shoot till closing (6:00 pm), dinner afterward at Emilia’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue.
Return:  9:30 pm–10:00 pm.
Drivers with cars needed for carpooling.
Leaders: Charles Dexter, (212) 315-1963, call until 10:30 pm;
John Wazeter, Cell: (914) 522-5365 or jwazeter@optonline.net.

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location: George W. Childs Park in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA
Photograph: Waterfalls, pond, reflections and streams.
Hike: About two miles of winding trails, (may be steep, rocky, and slippery).
NYC Start: 11:30 am, arrive about 1:00 pm. After lunch, shoot until 6:00 pm, dinner
Return: 9:30 pm–10:00 pm.
Also: Bring lunch, water, rain gear, hiking boots.
Drivers with cars needed for carpooling
Leader: Charles Dexter, (212) 315-1963, call until 10:30 pm.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
North Central NJ, summer marshes & birds
Location #1: The Raptor Trust, Millington NJ—visit rescued hawks and owls to be rehabilitated for release
Location #2: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in north central NJ
Photograph: Visit rescued hawks and owls to be rehabilitated; boardwalk access to swamps, marshes, wild grasses, birds & ponds in late day light.
Also: Plan for full day with changeable weather;  bring hiking boots; rain jacket; sunblock; bug spray, lunch & water.
NYC Start: 11:00 am, shoot until late, Restaurant dinner afterwards.
NYC Return: 10:00 to 10:30 pm
Drivers with cars appreciated for carpooling
Leader: Charles Dexter 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Dates: Thursday, June 8, 2017 and Saturday, June 10, 2017
Two trips, tow locations each: Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks
#1 Harriman State Park, Arthur’s Brook or other location
#2 Bear Mountain State Park, Perkins Tower at top of Bear Mountain
Photograph: Summer mountain laurel blooms, lakes, woods, rocky ledges & vista landscapes; late day light on Bear Mountain
Hike: Short moderate hikes, some stony trails
Also: Plan for full day with changeable weather. Bring hiking boots, rain jacket, sunblock, bug spray, lunch and water
NYC Start: 11:00 am
NYC Return: 10:00 to 10:30 pm
Drivers with cars are needed carpooling
Leader: Charles Dexter 212-315-1963

 Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 2 maybe 3 locations:
# 1Fahnestock State Park, Sunk Mine Road
# 2 Cold Spring, NY, Dock Side Park,
Photograph: Summer stream, colorful reflections in still ponds, Hudson River views
Hike: Short moderate hikes with stony uneven trails, old Jeep trail –Endurance & balance needed.
Also: Plan for changeable weather, wear hiking boots, bring rain gear, lunch, snacks, and water
NYC Start: 11:00 am, shoot for late light, dinner afterward
NYC Return: 9:00 to 9:30 pm
Drivers with cars appreciated for carpooling
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Chelsea
Location: The High Line in Chelsea (Manhattan) Photograph: Wild flowers & grasses, rail tracks, architecture, city skyline Hike: About 20 blocks, from West 34th Street south to Gansevoort Street
Subject: nature above the city, wild flowers & grass, old rail tracks, architecture, NYC skyline, art and people
Hike: Possibly 20 blocks, north to south, West 34th Street to Gansevoort Street (see map link below.)
NYC Start: Various afternoon meet times at different park entrances. (See Park link Below) Shoot ‘til dusk at 5:15 PM
Additional information: Park may be crowded and tripods are discouraged. Bring snacks, water, rain gear and walking shoes. Dinner after dusk nearby. Bring snacks, water, rain gear, walking shoes. Dinner after dusk in the area.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 PM
Meet Group at:
– 12 Noon – 34th St. Entrance between 11 & 12 Ave.  – Subway: A, C, E to 34 St.  Bus: M34
– 1:00 PM – 30th St Entrance west of 10th Ave.   – Subway: A, C, E to 34 St.  Bus: M34
– 2:30 PM – 23th St Entrance west of 10th Ave.  – Subway: C, E to 23 St.  Bus: M23
– 4:30 PM – 14th St Entrance west of 10th Ave.  – Subway :A, C, E, L to 14 St.  Bus: M14A, M11
– 5:15 PM – Gainsvoort Street Exit, at Washington Street – Subway: A, C, E, L to 14 St.  Bus: M11, M14A,
For those who want to go to dinner, we will make reservations at the 4:30 PM meeting at the 14th St Entrance place
Subway & Bus to High Line (Google map)
MTA bus & Subway maps.