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    Wilderness Survival School (NYC)

    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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    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 Route 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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    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

    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

    10 Union Square E, 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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    13 positive reviews
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    All Inclusive Ski/Snowboard Day at Hunter Mountain (Friday)

    Escape the city and head for the mountains! You’ll take a private bus to Hunter Mountain, home of the best skiing/snowboarding in the New York Catskills. There, you can rent a pair of skis or a board and spend the day carving through fresh powder and working on your tricks. If you’re a beginner or you want to fine tune your skills, you can even take a lesson. And if you get too chilly, you can warm up in the lodge with a complimentary hot drink. After you’ve spent the day conquering moguls and switchbacks, there’s nothing to do but sit back and get chauffeured back to town. Whether you’re just getting used to the bunny slopes or you’re looking to hit some black diamonds, you’ll have an amazing day on the slopes.
    All Inclusive Ski/Snowboard Day at Hunter Mountain (Friday)

    85 Delancey St, New York

    • Spend the day on the slopes of Hunter Mountain with included round-trip transportation
    • Enjoy hitting the trails for a day of adventure on some of the best slopes in the Catskillsno matter if you are a first timer, or total pro
    • Hone skills alone with the help of an additional lesson
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    5 positive reviews
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    Russian Bear Hike (Bronx Pick Up)

    Looking for a little more “rawr” in your recreational life? Get out of NYC for a day during this exciting hiking excursion featuring Harriman State Park’s famed Russian Bear! This large boulder once stood precariously on the edge of a cliff, but now you’ll get to view it in its fallen resting place beside the trail. You’ll also hike along a portion of the park’s 200 miles of scenic trails to reach your destination, all the while taking in gorgeous natural views and enjoying a less-crowded experience thanks to your early departure time. You’ll also be treated to a visit to Pine Meadow Lake, one of the park’s most famous and most amazing lakes Just don’t forget to go home afterwards...People would miss you if you decided to go native!
    Russian Bear Hike (Bronx Pick Up)

    29 Hugh J. Grant Cir, Bronx

    • Embark on a group outing to the fascinating Russian Bear Boulder in Harrison State Park
    • Enjoy a moderate, 9-mile hike offering a rewarding physical challenge
    • Marvel at breathtaking views of Pine Meadow Lake and other natural sights along the way
    • Discover a beautiful outdoor adventure without having to travel too far from the city
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    Storm King Mountain Hike

    Usually storms are a sign of bad things to come -- but on this hike up Storm King Mountain, it’s just the opposite! You’ll enjoy making your way up to incredible heights at your own pace and speed with the help of a friendly and experienced guide. Along the way, you’ll be able to take in incredible, natural views, including the sweeping sights at the summit of the mountain. Get in a full-body, cardio workout that will get your heart pumping and your muscles moving. So, take a deep breath of fresh air and get ready to soak up some adventure!
    Storm King Mountain Hike

    29 Hugh J. Grant Cir, Bronx

    • Experience an invigorating guided hike to the summit of Storm King Mountain
    • Take in amazing views all the way from the bottom of the mountain to the top where area storms are predicted
    • Get in a great cardio workout that will aptly tone up your muscles
    • Enjoy an inspiring and mind-clearing experience in the great outdoors
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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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    Aerial Adventure Park

    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 Rd, 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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    Swimming Hole Hike -- Union Square

    What sounds more appealing: a swimming pool with chlorine and oddly-colored swimming lanes or a natural swimming hole to relax in overlooking the Catskills? Come explore a series of small hikes to the best swimming holes in the area on what will feel like a mini vacation. You’ll depart from New York City. It’s a great way to take a break from the hot city with cool waterfall-fed pools and hidden oases.
    Swimming Hole Hike -- Union Square

    E 15th St & Union Square W, New York

    • Head to the Catskills for a swimming hole adventure
    • See the best swimming holes and waterfall-fed pools the area has to offer
    • Embark on a series of small day hikes and uncover hidden oases
    • Come home feeling refreshed
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    2 positive reviews
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    Wild Berry Hunt

    Ever wondered where those delicious berries in your smoothie come from? That is, before they get stuffed into plastic bags and stored in the frozen foods aisle of your local grocery store? This upstate New York day trip will take you on a hunt for delicious fresh berries, including blueberries, huckleberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries! You’ll get to eat your fill along the way, and package some to take home with you. Plus, you’ll explore beautiful outdoor wilds, replete with scenic vistas, and maybe even get to go swimming! This is the perfect way to treat yourself to some fresh nutrition while escaping the clamor of the city for a few rejuvenating hours of adventure. You’re sure to have a berry good time!
    Wild Berry Hunt

    557 6th Ave, Brooklyn

    • Embark on a berry-eating adventure with a guide who knows how to find the most abundant patches
    • Discover tranquil lakes and and take in stunning scenes of natural beauty
    • Leave the car behind, and take a relaxing and scenic van ride
    • Enjoy a rejuvenating escape into nature and away from the clamor of the big city
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    1 positive reviews

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