Campers' Group is a club that organizes camping, cabin, hiking and ski trips, mostly
in NJ, NY, PA and CT, and within a three-hour drive of the NYC metro area. We welcome
singles, couples and families, experienced campers and newbies, to camp and hike with us.
Sunday, October 26, Meeting, then Hike!, REI, East Hanover NJ
REI is allowing us to use their 2nd floor community room for our meeting. We'll start at 10am to plan our late fall and winter events. We will also discuss the leadership change and other news. After the meeting, follow us over to nearby South Mountain Reservation for a moderate 4-6 mile hike. Please wear hiking boots or shoes, bring lunch, and/or energy snacks, and about 2 liters of water.
If you have joined us on one or more of our outings in the past, we would greatly appreciate you volunteering to help lead a weekend or day event. If it is your first time, don't worry, we will partner you with a more experienced member. We are a volunteer-run club that needs more of their members to participate.
There is no fee to attend, and you're welcome to shop in the store just after the meeting.
Enjoy the comforts of a warm and cozy cabin by the flowing waters of Tohickon Creek, in Bucks County PA. This modern cabin has a small galley kitchen with a full size refrigerator and stove, a living room with a table, chairs and couches, and a wood-burning fireplace. The cabin has one bedroom upstairs, and six bunk beds downstairs in a common room, sleeping a total of eight people. The park also has campsites for the hardy. Bring your own food, cooking/eating utensils and bed linens.
There is an easy to moderately difficult hiking trail that passes right by the cabin, which leads to the scenic High Rocks vista, and then on to Ralph Stover State Park. We may also visit Ringing Rocks State Park. When the rocks are struck with a hammer or another rock, they sound as if they are metal and hollow and ring with a sound similar to a metal pipe being struck... You can also walk down to the quaint village of Point Pleasant on the Delaware River, or take a short drive to visit the shops and restaurants in Frenchtown NJ or New Hope PA.
Originally developed as a Boy Scout camp in 1917, Camp Glen Gray is nestled among thousands of acres of Bergen County and New Jersey State park land. Starting at about 10:30am, we'll tour some of the historic grounds that include the Old Guard Cabin, Mothercroft shelter, Whitehead Library, Memorial Pavilion, Mary Post Field (and discuss her legend), and many other cabins and points of interest near and afar from the camp's Lake Vreeland. We can also discuss the possibility of using one of their cabins or campsites for a future trip. We will then leave the camp to hike on the historic Revolutionary War era Cannonball Trail, and other nearby trails in the Ramapo Mountains. Some trails will be very rocky; please wear hiking boots or shoes, dress in layers, pack a lunch, and/or energy snacks, and carry about 2 liters of water. Park in the large lot past the office at the end of the road.