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.

Fall 2018 Outings

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Location: The Shawangunks (Sam’s Point Preserve or other location)
Photograph: Panoramic high vistas, dwarf pine forest, rocky trails
Hike: Stony trails, wet rocks, for two miles or so, some uphill
Additional information: Plan for cool fall weather, bring hiking boots, lunch, snacks, & water
NYC Start: 8:30 am, long day, dinner afterward.
NYC Return: 10:30—11:00 pm
Drivers with cars appreciated for carpooling
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Location: Ken Lockwood Gorge and possible other location, Hunterdon County, NJ.
Photograph: Late summer along wooded stream, maybe a blue heron
Hike: 2 miles of flat trail
Additional information: Plan for full day of cool weather. Wear hiking boots, layered clothing, bring rain gear, lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC Start: 11:30 am, long day, dinner afterward.
NYC Return: 10:00 pm
Drivers with cars needed for carpooling
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963, until 10:30 pm

Dates: Saturday, October 20, 2018 and Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Harriman State Park, 2 locations – Stony Brook and Lake Nawahunta
Photograph: Rushing stream in autumn and colorful reflections in a still lake.
Hike: Short hikes with stony trails.
Additional information: Plan for changeable fall weather, wear hiking boots, bring lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC Start: 9:00 am, shoot until dusk, dinner afterward.
NYC Return: 9:00—9:30 pm
Drivers with cars needed for carpooling
Leader: Charles Dexter 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Location: New York Botanical Garden
Photograph: Chrysanthemums, ornamental cabbage, fall foliage, Kiku: Japanese Chrysanthemums
Hike: Easy paved paths & dirt woods trails
Travel: Take 8:42 am Metro North train from Grand Central to Botanical Garden; meet at 9:15 am inside Moshulu Gate entrance or meet at 9:50 am inside admission area at Fordham Gate on Southern Boulevard ($15.00 parking fee if driving).
Admission: For non-members, free admission to general grounds before 10:00 am; otherwise $15.00 grounds-only pass ($7.00 seniors) or $28.00 for total access
Meet for lunch at 11:45 AM at NYBG Pine Tree Cafe by Fordham Gate to make group reservation for dinner at Emilia’s Restaurant on Arthur Ave. Shoot until 5:30 pm. NYC return 8:30–9:30 pm
Drivers with cars needed for transportation from NYBG to Emilia’s & back to NYC or RR station after dinner
Leader: Charles Dexter: 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2018
Location: The High Line in Chelsea (Manhattan)
Photograph: Nature above the city, wild flowers & grasses, rail tracks, architecture, city 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 5:30 pm, dinner afterward in the area
Additional information: Park may be crowded and tripods are discouraged. Bring snacks, water, rain gear and walking shoes
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm
Meet Group at the following points: Download a Pocket Guide and Map here
– 12 Noon–34th St entrance between 11th & 12th 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–23rd 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–Gansevoort St exit, at Washington St (Subway: A, C, E, L to 14 St. Bus: M11, M14A)
We’ll decide on dinner location and make reservations at the 4:30 pm meeting at the14th St entrance
Subway & Bus to High Line (Google map)
MTA bus & Subway maps.

Date: Thursday, November 15th (afternoon/evening)
Location: New York City, Central Park
Subject: “Central Park at Night” workshop will Matt Hill.
Meet: Corner of 110th St and Malcolm X Blvd at 3:30 pm (sunset is at 4:38 pm)
Note: there is a fee of $30 for this workshop.
Leader: Harvey Kopel, 212-662-5272, harvey@kopel.us