Spring 2019 Outings

To attend an outing, or for questions, please contact Charles Dexter at 212-315-1963 (call until 10:30 pm). Volunteers with cars are appreciated for out-of-town outings.

May 23 – Thursday
Bushkill Falls, Bushkill Park, PA
Spring foliage, waterfalls, pond reflections and streams throughout a large private preserve. Steep winding boardwalk trails, 4 stories of stairways. Bushkill Falls is privately-owned and charges admission. Adults $14.50/Seniors $13.50. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, hiking boots. Snack shop at top of trail. Visit Bushkill Falls website
NYC start at 11:00 am; approx. 2 hour drive to Park. Lunch in park and afternoon, shoot until 6:00 pm. Dinner in area, NYC return 9:30–10 pm.

June 6, 2019 – Thursday and June 8, 2019 – Saturday,
(Visit two locations on each date)
Arthur’s Brook or another location.
1)  Harriman State Park, NY. Arthur’s Brook or other location
2)  Bear Mountain State Park, NY.  Perkins Tower at top of Bear Mountain.
Summer mountain laurel blooms, lakes, woods, rocky ledges and landscapes with vistas. Late-day light on Bear Mountain. Short moderate hikes on stony trails. Plan for full day with changeable weather. Bring hiking boots, rain jacket, sunblock, bug spray, lunch and water. Dinner nearby afterwards.
NYC start at 1:00 pm. NYC return 10:00–10:30 pm.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Patterson Great Falls National Park, Patterson, NJ
Visit the Great Falls of the Passaic River. Hike approx. ½ mile of sidewalks, two stories of stairs and a steel catwalk bridge above the falls. Plan for a half-day with changeable weather. Bring walking shoes, rain jacket, sunblock, bug spray, lunch and water. Shoot until late in day. Dinner in area.
NYC start at 1:30 pm. NYC return 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

June 27 — Thursday and June 29 — Saturday (Two Dates)
Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island.
Explore outside grounds, gardens and greenhouse flowers. Close-up lenses helpful.
Plan for both early summer weather and warm/steamy greenhouse environments after coming inside. Bring snacks, lunch, rain gear and water (cafeteria at the Arboretum). Tripods are not permitted in the greenhouse. Shoot until 5:00 pm closing. Dinner in Oyster Bay afterward.
NYC start at 9:45 am. NYC return 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm.