Outings


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.

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
(Visit two locations on each date)
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.
Waterloo Historic Village, Stanhope, NJ
Pastoral woods, lake with reflections, historic 1800s village, & a re-creation of a Lenape Indian village
Easy dirt trails Plan for changeable weather, wear good walking shoes, Bring lunch, water, rain jacket, sunblock and bug spray. Shoot until late in day. Dinner in area.
NYC start at 12:30 pm. NYC return 9:30 pm – 10:00 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.