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.

Winter 2018 Outings

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Location: Central Park, NYC
Meet: West 103rd Street walk-in entrance
Photograph: Hopefully snowy woods, fields, an icy bog and pond
Hike: Long stroll through the park; possibly slippery paths; blizzard could be great!
Additional information: Plan for long afternoon in cold weather and wind.
Wear warm layers, boots, hat and gloves; bring lunch, snacks and water
NYC start: 11:00 am, shoot until dark, about 5:10 pm; Dinner somewhere in the area afterward
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963, call until 10:30 pm

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Location: Stony Brook in Harriman State Park, NY
Photograph: Winter landscape and macros, hopefully with snow and ice, maybe mud and rushing water in the steam.
Hike: Along Stony Brook, rocky, possibly slippery trails. Blizzard cancels.
Additional information: Plan for long day in cold weather and wind. Wear warm layers, boots, hat and gloves. Bring lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC start: 9:00 am shoot until dark,
about 5:20 pm. Dinner afterward.
NYC Return: 9:30 pm.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963,
call until 10:30 pm.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Location: Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island
Photograph: Large colorful camellia blossoms and various greenhouse flowers. Close-up lenses helpful. Tripods are not permitted in the greenhouse.
Additional information: Plan for both damp/cool and warm/steamy greenhouse environments after coming inside. Bring lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC start: 8:45 am, long day shoot, dinner in Oyster Bay afterward.
NYC return: 8:30 – 9:00 pm.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963,
call until 10:30 pm.

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Location: Delaware Water Gap region in NJ and/or PA.
Photograph: Waterfalls (hopefully with snow & ice!)
Hike: Short but possibly slippery trails and stones. Blizzard postpones or cancels.
Additional information: Plan for full day of cold weather. Wear hiking boots, layered clothing, hat, gloves, rain gear. Bring lunch, snacks, and water.
NYC Start: 9:30 am, long day shoot, dinner in a diner afterward.
NYC return: 10:00 pm.
Leader: Charles Dexter, 212-315-1963,
call until 10:30 pm.

Date: Either Saturday, April 7 or Saturday, April 14, 2018 (to be determined)
Location: Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ
Subject: Cherry blossoms, forsythia, hundreds of trees blooming pink and white in park designed by Frederick Olmsted. Perhaps late pre-sunset light.
Walk: Easy walkways in 1 mile area,
slight hills.
Additional information: Bring water, rain gear, lunch and wear sturdy walking shoes.
NYC start: 12:00 noon, lunch in park, afternoon shoot to sunset. Dinner afterward (details TBD).
Leader: Charles Dexter 212-315-1963
until 10:30 pm.
Carpool drivers greatly appreciated!