We're a volunteer-run club that organizes camping and cabin
trips. Based in New York City, our destinations are usually
within a three-hour drive of the Big Apple (NYC). We welcome singles,
couples and families, experienced campers and newbies, to
join us on these outings.
Mark, one of our members, is planning two longer trips this year to the White Mountains and the Grand Canyon. These trips will require considerably more physical endurance than the Campers' Group events listed below. If you would consider joining him, you can contact Mark by clicking here.
Want to see the rabbit in the Moon, Venus, and Mars up close? In addition to relaxed camping and spectacular vistas along the hiking trails at this lesser-known park, we'll have some fun at the Greenwood Observatory, seemingly bringing the planets closer to earth via a telescope that magnifies up to 800 times. You can also ride your bike in the park, or swim at the nearby Mohican Outdoor Center. Hot showers and flush toilets.
In the heart of the Catskills, Woodland Valley is a narrow rugged valley surrounded by some of the region's highest peaks: Panther, Slide, Cornell and Wittenburg. A trail from the campground leads to Slide Mountain. Hiking, mountain climbing, and bicycling. Near Woodstock. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 7 A.M. Flush toilets and hot showers.
This park overflows with waterfalls (22 named falls), has 26 miles of hiking trails and a lake for swimming and boating. You can rent a canoe, kayak, rowboat or paddleboat--gasoline-powered boats are not permitted. Our group site can hold up to 40 people but has limited space for cars. There are outhouses near the site and bathrooms with running water and showers at the lake.
This spacious, hip restaurant has nice selections, friendly staff, and a big atrium. Meet us at 7 pm, and we will enjoy a meal together before we discuss and decide on future trips. Afterward, perhaps we will stroll over to the nearby High Line Park, or Hudson River Park.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after May 31.
Come and hike the trails, or walk to the beach to swim in Lake Swartswood. The park rents canoes, rowboats and paddleboats, and the lake is stocked with fish. The area is also great for road cycling, or biking with hybrid and mountain bikes on the nearby Paulinskill Valley Trail. Horseback riding is also available nearby on the Trail. We've reserved a shady group site that holds 20 people, where we can listen to the bullfrogs at night in the nearby duck pond. Outhouses at the site, flush toilets and showers at the lake. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 6 A.M.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after June 6.
Join us for swimming, boating and hiking, but the main attraction for some this weekend may be the nearby Six Flags Amusement Park! You can buy tickets online here. There is also great local Lake George hiking in the area to the north and east of our campground. Mark will also be bringing watercraft to take us on a sunset cruise after dinner Saturday night! The campground is only a 5 minute drive from the town of Lake George. We have 4 campsites reserved. Bathrooms and hot showers are within walking distance. To reserve a spot, please pay $28.50 with a check made out to Campers' Group (contact Ken for the mailing address, or pay $30.00 via Paypal on meetup.com).
Join us for an athletic day hike in this nearby undisturbed forest, and then for a relaxing swim in a natural pool! You are also welcome to just swim and picnic on the grounds. The hidden gem of the Wyanokie Highlands, the Highlands Natural Pool is an Olympic size, stream-fed freshwater pool. It is located adjacent to Norvin Green State Forest, and to N.J. Audubon's Weis Ecology Center (or click here for directions). The Pool grounds include a picnic and barbecue area. There is direct access to a recreation field (including a baseball backstop), volleyball court, ping-pong tables, and over 21 miles of pristine hiking trails in the forest. The pool will be open from 10am to 8pm. Ken will be leading a 3-4 hr hike at about 10 am. Bring prepared food or barbecue on their grills. Park in the Weis Ecology Center's outer parking lot. $10 per adult, $3 per child, for the day.
What better park to enjoy the beautiful Hudson Valley than Mills Norrie? Located on the east bank of the Hudson River, this and the adjoining riverside parks offer ample opportunities for walking, hiking, and cycling on the numerous trails, but the main attraction here may be paddling. River access is available for campers with boats at the Norrie Marina and at the Norrie Environmental Center. Norrie Point Paddlesport Center rents kayaks and canoes daily to experienced paddlers. Atlantic Kayak Tours runs tours and instructional programs for all levels Saturday and Sunday. A variety of nature programs are offered on Saturdays during the summer months. Other attractions in the area include the Mills and Vanderbilt mansions, the F.D.R. Home, Library and Museum, and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in nearby Hyde Park. Paved park paths and local roads make this area ideal for bicycle touring. A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location for camping. We have three sites reserved. Restroom facilities and showers are located within walking distance. There are also picnic areas on the bluffs overlooking the Hudson.
We'll be camping at a few of the many wooded sites in the reconstructed Pickerel Point camping area. Walk to the beach and swim, or rent a canoe/kayak/rowboat and tool around Promised Land Lake. The ambitious can bicycle around the lake or explore the Bruce Lake Natural Area. The rest of us will follow the self-guided nature trail around Conservation Island. The campground has brand new facilities - hot showers and flush toilets.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after July 12.
We'll be camping at a group site, right on the Delaware River. Put on your swimsuit, and boat or fish from the boat launch near the campsite. Hikers can climb up the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond, an unspoiled glacial lake, or visit the Mohican Outdoor Center for nearby swimming or boating. On Saturday or Sunday morning, Ken may lead an early morning hike. Chemical toilets by the site, flush toilets and showers in another part of the park. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 6 A.M.
Join us in the beautiful northern Berkshires for camping, hiking and whitewater rafting. Mark will be our guide; he has a raft and all the gear we'll need to make this an exciting weekend! We have a group site reserved. Hot showers and flush toilets are in the park.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after June 5.
For our last summer camping trip of 2013, we're returning to this very popular NY State campground, in the Catskill Forest Preserve. In addition to the lakes for which the park is named, there are numerous hiking trails leading into the surrounding mountains. Some of the trails are rugged and require endurance, but you will be rewarded with spectacular views. One of these trails, the Escarpment Trail, goes to Kaaterskill Falls. Flush toilets and hot showers.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after August 30.