Outings


Fall 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.

October 2019

Oct 10 (Thursday)
The Shawangunks, Sam’s Point Preserve or other location

NYC start at 8:30 am, long day shooting, dinner afterward. Return 10:30–11:00 pm.  Hike about two miles with some uphill hiking on stony trails, wet rocks. Plan for cool fall weather, bring hiking boots, lunch, snacks, and water.

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Oct 17 (Thursday) and October 19 (Saturday) – two outings
Fahnestock State Park (Sunk Mine Road or Pelton Pond) and
Dockside Park, Cold Spring, NY

These locations will be visited on both outing dates.

NYC Start: 9:00 am, shoot for late light, dinner afterward, return: 9:00–9:30 pm. Endurance and balance needed for short, moderate hiking on stony, uneven trails and old Jeep trail. Plan for changeable weather; bring hiking boots, rain gear, lunch, snacks, and water.

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Oct 24 (Thursday)
Harriman State Park, Stony Brook and Lake Nawahunta

Rushing stream in autumn and colorful fall reflections in a still lake.

NYC start at 9:00 am. Shoot until dusk, dinner afterward. Return: 9:00–9:30 pm. Short hikes, some stony trails. Plan for full day with changeable fall weather. Bring hiking boots, lunch, snacks and water.

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Oct 26 (Saturday)
Marshlands Conservatory, Rye, NY

Woodlands, swamps, marshes, wild grasses, birds and views toward the Long Island Sound in late-day light. Explore 2–3 miles of trails.

NYC start at 11:00 am, shoot until late, dinner afterward. Return: 10:00–10:30 pm. Plan for full day with changeable weather; bring hiking boots for marsh, rain jacket, sunblock, bug spray, lunch and water.

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November 2019

Nov 2, Saturday
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Chrysanthemums, ornamental cabbage, fall foliage, Kiku: Japanese Chrysanthemums exhibit. Hike a variety of terrains from easy paved paths to dirt woodland trails.

Join: By Metro-North: 8:42 am train from Grand Central to Botanical Garden; meet 9:15 am inside the Mosholu Gate (across from station).
By Car: Meet 9:50 am inside admission windows at Fordham Gate on Southern Blvd.

Meet for Lunch (and to make dinner reservations) 11:45 am at Pine Tree Cafe by Fordham Gate. 

Full day of shooting until 5:30 pm. Dinner at Emila’s Restaurant on Arthur Ave, return 8:30–9:30 pm. Bring good walking shoes and rain gear as needed.

Free admission to grounds before 10:00 am; afterwards NYC residents pay $15 for grounds access ($7 seniors 65+) or $28 for full access. After 10:00 am, non-NYC residents pay $28 for full access (no grounds-only access). There is a $20 parking fee.

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Nov 6, Wednesday
Central Park, New York, NY

Fall colors in woods, pond reflections, stream and waterfalls.

Meet at West 103rd Street entrance at 1:00 pm.

Shoot until dark, about 5:00 pm; dinner afterward. Long stroll through park. Plan for long afternoon in cold weather and wind. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.

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Nov 13, Wednesday

The High Line Park and Hudson Yards, New York, NY (Chelsea)

Autumn nature above the city, wild grass, old rail tracks, architecture, NYC skyline, art and people. Hike about 20 blocks (north to south) from West 34th Street to Ganesvoort Street.

Various afternoon meeting times at different park entrances. Details to be announced at October members’ meeting.

Shoot until dusk, about 5:30 pm; dinner afterward. Park is crowded and passages are congested; tripods are a bad idea. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.