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    Catskills High Peak HIke

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    Are you on the outside looking in or the inside looking out? Forget the metaphors! Come along for a hiking trip to the very top of the tallest peak in the Catskills. Hike to the top of a 4180' peak in the heart of the Catskill Mountains for a panoramic view of the region. You will depart early from New York City. Once you arrive, you will see the beautiful trees, mountains, and landscapes of the area. Expect to come home feeling refreshed and ready to rejoin civilization. Note: The difficulty level of this hike is moderate: These trips are recommended for people who exercise at least 1-2 times per week and can handle a day of high exertion. Expect steady, but not sharp, elevation gains of 1-2,000 feet and distances between 6 and 10 miles. Just about everyone without major health issues can comfortably participate in this level of hike. Gear to Go Outfitters has teamed up with Blue Apron Foods to offer boxed lunches that are available for purchase the day of your trip.
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    Swimming Hole Hike

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    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.
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    Swimming Hole Hike -- Union Square

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    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.
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    Nature Day Adventure (Upstate Adventure Guides)

    Destination Backcountry Adventures
    Get out of the jungle of NYC and into more civilized surroundings: the wilds of of upstate New York! Your journey will start with a scenic van ride north, during which you'll get to fill up on coffee, fruit, and snacks to fuel yourself for whatever adventure lies ahead. Upstate Adventure Guides features a range of popular exploration spots, including the numerous peaks and ridges to hike. No matter what adventure you select, you'll be in the sure hands of a capable guide, who will teach you the ropes of hiking and take you to all of the best vantage points for viewing scenic vistas and spotting wildlife. If you're feeling the stress of a fast-paced city life, this is the perfect way to unwind without having to worry about planning for transportation or rifling through guidebooks. Don't worry, the city will still be there when you get back.
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    Green Mountain Yoga Hike -- Union Square

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    Come focus on your inner world in a setting with a beautiful and scenic outer world! This weekend hike will include contemplative morning yoga sessions, mountain peak views, and roaring campfires. You'll depart from New York City early on Friday and make your way north to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Expect to climb Mt. Killington and enjoy days filled with stretching, breathing, and relaxation. It's the perfect reprieve from city life and will rejuvenate you with the energy of nature. Come along for this weekend trip and earn memories that will last a lifetime.
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    Russian Bear Hike (Bronx Pick Up)

    Vertically Inclined Wilderness Guides
    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!
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    Canoeing Adventure (Upstate, NY)

    Destination Backcountry Adventures
    Tired of navigating the jammed streets of New York City? Experience travel the way it should be: tranquil and traffic free. This canoeing adventure will take you out of the city and into the wilds of upstate New York. You'll be paddling the pristine waters of the Catskill Reservoirs, which, thanks to their only being accessible via special permit, are free of overabundance. You'll work with an experienced guide to pick up the basics of canoeing, and explore the many shorelines and hidden spots of this serene environment. Along the way, you could spot any number of upstate wildlife who call this area home. Bet you didn't know there were any birds out there other than pigeons, huh?
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    Gertrude's Nose Hike -- Union Square

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    Come explore the legendary Shawangunk Ridge! This memorable hike will take you through the edge of a picturesque mountain lake and pass several impressively arranged glacial erratics. Your journey will start in New York City where you will be picked up by one of your guides. This trip will take you to the spectacular views of Gertrude's Nose as well as on a combination of old carriage roads and hiking trails. It's a great reprieve from civilization until you are safely returned home. Come enjoy some of the area's most beautiful sites on this 12-hour journey away from the norms of city life.
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    Scenic Hudson Hike

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    Come explore the scenic Hudson River! This hike will take you through the natural beauty of Storm King Mountain. Your journey will start in New York City where you will be picked up by one of your guides. You will arrive at this unique point in the Hudson River and have plenty of time to peruse the rocky outcroppings and majestic river scenes. Climb past the ruins of an old house as you hike over Storm King Mountain to incredible views of the Hudson River. It's a great reprieve from civilization until you are safely returned home. Come enjoy some of the area's most beautiful sites on this 11-hour journey away from the norms of city life.
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    Skinny Dipping Hike (Union Square)

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    Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and relax in the beauty of nature with this all-day hiking and swimming adventure. You'll take a short, easy hike through the Catskills before reaching a secluded swimming hole where you can find your inner Adam or Eve. While nudity isn't necessary, those comfortable are welcome to bare it all and feel the waters pass over them as they commune with the wild. This is the perfect way to let the stress of your work week go and feel what it's like to be free from the confines of everyday society. Hungry? You'll have the option to purchase a gourmet lunch to enjoy, capping off a day full of relaxation and enjoyment.
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