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 2017 Outings

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Location: The Shawangunks (Sam’s Point Preserve or other location)
Hike: About two miles; stony trails, wet rocks, some uphill hiking. Plan for cool fall weather, bring hiking boots, lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC Start: 8:30 am, long day shooting, 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: Thursday, October 12, 2017Location: Waterloo Village Historic Site, Stanhope, NJ
Photograph: Fall foliage, lake with reflections, historic 19th century village, a re-creation of a Lenape Indian village.
Hike: easy dirt trails. Plan for changeable fall weather, wear hiking boots, bring lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC Start: 11:00 am, shoot until dusk (6:30 pm), dinner afterward.
NYC Return: 9:00-9:30 pm. Drivers with cars appreciated for carpooling.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017Location: Fahnestock State Park, Sunk Mine Road or Pelton Pond; and Dockside Park, Cold Spring, NY
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). Plan for changeable weather, wear hiking boots, bring rain gear, lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC Start: 9:00 am, shoot for late light, dinner afterward.
NYC Return: 9:00-9:30 pm. Drivers with cars appreciated for carpooling.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017 and Thursday, October 26, 2017
Location: Harriman State Park, Stony Brook and Lake Nawahunta
Photograph: Rushing stream in autumn and colorful reflections in a still lake.
Hike: Short hikes with stony trails. Plan for changeable fall weather, wear hiking boots, bring lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC Start: 9:00 am, shoot until dusk (6:30 pm), dinner afterwards.
NYC Return: 9:00-9:30 pm. Drivers with cars needed for carpooling.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017Location: High Line Park, New York City (Chelsea)
Photograph: Autumn 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 Ganesvoort Street.
NYC start: Various afternoon meet times at different park entrances (information on SierraPhotoNYC web site). Shoot until dusk (5:30 pm). Dinner afterward in the area. Bring snacks, water, rain gear, walking shoes. Hand-held compact camera may easier to work with. More details to be announced at October meeting.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963 until 10:30 pm

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Location: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Photograph: Chrysanthemums, ornamental cabbage, autumn foliage.
Hike: Easy paved paths and dirt trails.
Meet: Moshulu Gate Entrance (across from MetroNorth Station) at 9:50 am. Before 10:00 am, grounds admission is free; see web site for parking fees and admission after 10:00 am.
The 9:24 am Metro North train from Grand Center arrives at 9:47 am. Meet for lunch
11:45 am at NYBG Pine Tree Cafe by Fordham Gate; we’ll make dinner arrangements for Emilia’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue.
NYC Return: 8:30-9:30 pm. Drivers with cars appreciated for travel to restaurant and back to NYC.
Leader: John Wazeter, 914-525-5365 or jwazeter@optonline.net