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    Foraging for Wild Food Tour - Central Park

    Do you really want to pay an excessive amount for that organic, non-GMO produce from the local health food store? With foraging, the activity of searching for wild food sources, you can cut the middle man out and learn how to draw straight from the source. This foraging expedition will take you through Central Park, which is a haven for native and exotic plants. Expect to find everything from mild-flavored stands of garlic to daylily shoots, chickweed, and garlic mustard greens. During this unique trekk through the park, you'll find and develop the techniques to pinpoint edible food in the outdoors. Swing by for a not-so-ordinary experience that'll make you think twice the next time you hear about something being a "walk in the park." Soon you'll be treating every walk through nature like a chance to find natural plants, greens, and roots!
    Foraging for Wild Food Tour - Central Park

    72nd St & Central Park W, New York

    • Learn about Central Park's natural plants, greens, and roots of the terrain
    • See how to find a variety of versatile herbs and elusive plants and about their unique properties and characteristics
    • Explore the area and see what nature has to offer in the city
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    Hike Along the Appalachian Trail

    Member of the hiking Triple Crown, landmark destination for trekkers across the country, and home to some of America's prettiest wildlife. This. Is. The Appalachian Trail. With renown environmentalist, Pete Muroski, you'll first learn in the Native Landscapes Garden Center about the indigenous plants, and the symbiotic relationship between Appalachia's plants, animals, birds, insects, and our planet. Then, you'll get a breath of fresh air as you're taken on a beautiful hike along the trail. You'll discuss such topics as climate change, micro-climates, migrating birds, different soil compositions, and why it is important to you. Whether you're nature obsessed, itching to explore Earth's beauty, or simply searching for a journey, a hike with an environmentalist will satisfy each and every desire. It's time to discover the great outdoors!
    Hike Along the Appalachian Trail

    991 NY-22, Pawling

    • Hike along the scenic Appalachian Trail with a renown and passionate environmentalist
    • Explore and discover the many indigenous plants
    • Discuss pertinent topics such as climate change, micro-climates, migrating birds, and soil compositions
    • Journey and ask questions about the surrounding area
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    Raccoon Brook Hike

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    Nothing says outdoorsy like a hike through diverse terrain and scenery! Embark on a Raccoon Brook hike, and expect to pass through large boulders, wander through mountain laurel tickets, and glimpse understories of blueberry bushes and cross intermittent streams. As you continue to climb, you will reach a rock ledge covered in scrub oak and pitch pine with a dramatic overlook of Harriman State Park to the southwest. After reaching the top of the mountain, you'll enjoy the breathtaking scenery with a lunch break before heading back down to where you started. Cross over the Pine Meadow Dam to continue on the rest of the hike, which follows the babbling Stony Brook and is a particularly scenic route back to the visitor's center. It's a great way to take in nature and enjoy this scenic area.
    Raccoon Brook Hike

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Hike through the magnificent views of the Hudson Valley on a climb up 1,150 feet
    • Take a relaxing lunch break by a meadow while enjoying all that nature has to offer
    • Pass large boulders, wander through mountain laurel tickets, and navigate through blueberry bushe and intermittent streams
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    17 positive reviews
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    Aerial Adventure Park

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    Experience a day full to the brim with friends, family, and adventure, high up amidst the trees at the amazing Adventure Park! As a child or an adult, you won't be able to help but feel a sense of wonder and excitement as you look up at a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges, each presenting you a different challenge of how to get to the next level and navigate through the forest. Relax -- you don't have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! You'll get to choose from ten different color-coded trails, from 'beginner' (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced, depending on which you feel the most comfortable and confident with. Of course, you will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb, and a double-connected"always-locked-on'climbing system will keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. Feel completely safe as you explore the trails which were intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary!
    Aerial Adventure Park

    75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights

    • Experience a day full of friends, family, and adventure at the amazing Adventure Park Long Island
    • Test your wits navigating a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines
    • Select your own difficulty level depending on what you feel the most comfortable with
    • Feel safe after undergoing a quick debriefing, and remain secured to a catchline at all times
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    15 positive reviews
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    Ithaca is Gorges and Waterfall Tour

    What's up with Ithaca? Find out during this four-hour guided exploration! You begin by spending the morning on a driving tour of the city, visiting four different waterfalls, and exploring the gorges carved out by two waterways bordering the Cornell University Campus, Fall Creek and Cascadilla Creek. Highlights include a crossing of the 138-foot Cornell Suspension bridge, and a visit to Ithaca Falls in city's downtown. Following the morning portion of the tour, you'll head off to hike the Robert Treman Park, making your way through a scenic gorge that offers flagstone stairs, bridges, and more incredible waterfalls. You'll find the hike to be suitable for beginners and family friendly, appropriate for children as young as six. Throughout the day, your local guide will also offer insights into the area's human and natural history. And following the hike, you'll head to Purity Ice Cream for homemade ice cream sandwiches. It's always nice to save the best for last!
    Ithaca is Gorges and Waterfall Tour

    Stewart Park Rd, Ithaca

    • Explore the college town of Ithaca during a tour that features the area's waterfalls and gorges
    • Spend the morning driving around Ithaca, and the afternoon hiking in Robert Treman Park
    • Learn about the history of the area from a knowledgeable local guide
    • Finish your tour with homemade ice cream sandwiches from local ice cream shop, Purity Ice Cream
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    Hike & Hound

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    Discover Outdoors let the dogs out... and they're itching for adventure. In a city lacking places for pups to explore, you'll head to Animal Haven, a non-profit dog shelter, for a private volunteer orientation with the Animal Haven staff (counts as the first of two for certification as an Animal Haven volunteer), and to meet your new four-legged best friends for the day. You will embrace the beauty, nature, and fresh air of the great outdoors, as you hike trails, boulders, and waterfalls. With man's best friend by your side, you may even indulge in a few belly rubs. Escape the hectic cityscape and take in a nature-filled adventure with an adorable dog.
    Hike & Hound

    251 Centre St, New York

    • Hike through the woods with a trusty dog as a companion
    • Complete a private Animal Haven volunteer orientation
    • Experience fresh air and nature
    • Enjoy the majestic scenery: boulders, waterfalls, and more
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    13 positive reviews
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    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

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    Escape from city living with a wondrous day hiking the Shawangunk Mountains and touring New York State's only whiskey distillery that is open to the public. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley and the Highlands, you'll hike a moderate six miles through the mountains, while viewing breathtaking scenery along the way. Following your hike, you'll be taken to the distillery, where you will have the opportunity to sample three whiskeys and/or vodkas to quench your post-hiking thirst. Could this hike get any better?
    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Hike six miles through the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains
    • Enjoy a lecture in whiskey distilling at New York's only public distillery
    • Taste a variety of whiskey and/or vodka
    • Perfect hike for active first-timers
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    35 positive reviews
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    Wilderness Survival School (NYC)

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    Zombies, aliens, or the rise of the machines. If Hollywood has taught us anything, its that the end of civilization as we know it is nigh. But are you ready? Sharpen your outdoor skills during this survival workshop that takes place right in NYC. You'll pick up on a variety of skills, including making fire, evaluating your needs, and utilizing assets to their full advantage. This class will also introduce you to the psychology of survival, including common pitfalls and the ability to make effective decisions under pressure. The skills you learn in this workshop might serve you well on a planned camping trip, or when you least expect it. Seriously though, it's going to be the robots.
    Wilderness Survival School (NYC)

    557 6th Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn to survive in the wild with a bare minimum of supplies during this essentials workshop
    • Understand the psychology of survival, effective decision-making under pressure, fire basics, and more
    • Make new friends who also want to learn how to survive
    • Enjoy learning how to live without the means of everyday modern conveniences
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    1 positive reviews
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    Anthony's Nose (Bronx)

    Got a hiking itch to scratch? Pick Anthony's Nose! On this getaway adventure, you'll enjoy a moderately strenuous climb up steep trails to reach the peak, covering 2.8 miles over scenic forest trail. When you reach the rocky ledges known as Engagement Rock, a breathtaking panoramic view will reveal itself. You'll marvel at stunning vistas of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge. As part of the scenic South Gate of the Hudson Highlands, Anthony's Nose just a short drive away from NYC, so you won't need to worry about driving far out. Fun like this is nothing to sneeze at!
    Anthony's Nose (Bronx)

    29 Hugh J. Grant Cir, Bronx

    • Embark on a group outing up to the peak of Anthony's Nose
    • Enjoy a moderate hike offering a rewarding physical challenge
    • Take in breathtaking views from the heights of Engagement Rock
    • Discover a bountiful outdoor adventure without having to travel far from the city
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