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Hikes with Another Summit - Community Members Welcome!

Anyone who is interested in getting certified to lead Sierra Club hikes, please reach out to Gail Dutan at

Community members are also welcome to join hikes given by Another Summit, the Sierra Club Military Outdoors partner in our area. Another Summit Outings Leaders are trained by the Sierra Club and work primarily with veterans and first responders, but they welcome all community members to join them.

Here are some upcoming outings with Another Summit:

Women Guardians Outing | Feb. 3

For our February Women Guardians Outing, you can join our outdoor leaders Elena & Dawn on a rejuvenating nature walk around the scenic Little Stony Point in Cold Spring, followed by lunch in town. On this outing, we'll loop around the small peninsula and stop to explore the beaches lining its edges and admire the view of the river. We'll then make our way up to the rocky outcrop in the middle to enjoy a panoramic view of the river and its surrounding hills and mountains before heading back down for lunch. This outing is public transit accessible via the Cold Spring train station. DIFFICULTY: 🟦 Blue (easy)

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Overlook Mountain Snowshoe Feb. 4

Join our outdoor leaders Bill & Todd on a snowshoeing adventure to the viewpoint on Overlook Mountain. This 4.41 mile out-and-back snowshoe hike will have you climbing 1,375ft of elevation on a wide carriage path to a breath taking cliffside view of the Hudson River Valley, and one of the Catskill fire towers, which will provide an amazing 360 degree view of the area. On the way you can also stop to explore the ruins of the Overlook Mountain House, a hotel that burned down in the late 1800s. DIFFICULTY: 🟨 Yellow (moderately strenuous)

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Mindfulness Walk Feb. 17

Join our outdoor leaders Leslie and Lauren on a relaxing, meditative mindfulness walk around Pelton Pond in Fahnestock State Park, followed by a warming campfire, conversation, and hot cocoa at the Pelton Pond Pavilion. DIFFICULTY: 🟦 Blue (easy)

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Zealand Falls Snowshoe Adventure Feb. 23

On this multi-day adventure taking place from the 23rd to the 25th of February, you'll get to experience the awe inspiring beauty of the White Mountains in winter. You'll spend each night in AMC lodging, making for lighter packs and a reprieve from the wet snow. With a 6 - 7 mile hike on your way to and from the Zealand Falls Hut, you'll have plenty of chances to stop and admire the scenery, including the gorgeous Zealand Falls and the scenic view from the summit of Mt. Hale. DIFFICULTY: 🟥 Red (strenuous)

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Farm Lane Nature Walk Feb. 24

Join our outdoor leaders Dawn and Craig in a peaceful Saturday morning nature walk on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Farm Lane Trail, located in the Roosevelt's historic tree plantation. Once a carriage road that connected Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Springwood home with Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill cottage, the Farm Lane Trail and its surrounding foot paths have become a popular location to explore both nature and the history of one of our past Presidents. DIFFICULTY: 🟦 Blue (easy)

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See other events on Another Summit's website at

Lower Hudson Group Outings

The Lower Hudson Group organizes events and outings using Please join our Meetup Group.

If you would like to be placed on our hike email list, send your email to Gail Dutan at

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Outings

The Atlantic Chapter covers the state of New York. The Lower Hudson Group is one of its constituent groups. Outings and events organized by other groups within the Chapter can be found here. The Atlantic Chapter also uses to organize outings. Join the Chapter Meetup Group.

Given our location in the Tri-State area outings organized by the New Jersey Chapter and the Connecticut Chapter might be of interest to our members.

Sierra Club Military Outdoors Outings

The goal of Military Outdoors is to improve the lives of veterans and their families through connections with the outdoors and inspire members of the military and veteran community to become outspoken champions for environmental conservation and justice. Read more here.

SCMO Outings and Activities Calendar

To understand how this program has had a positive impact on a local veteran read Hitting the Wall, by Charmaine Tillet.


New York New Jersey Trail Conference Outings

The Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group is a member of the New York New Jersey Trail Conference, which conducts group hikes and provides a wealth of information enabling you to access many trails on your own. You can also volunteer as an educational trail steward or a part of a trail-maintenance crew once the NYNJTC resumes their programs.

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(POSTPONED) Glynwood Hike & Regenerative Farm Store Visit

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: 362 Glynnwood Rd, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA

Join us on a fun and relaxing walk in the woods and fields of Fahnestock State Park, followed by an optional trip to the Glynwood Regenerative Farmers Market! Our hike will take us through the woods and along the scenic Jordan Pond, where we can take a break to enjoy our surroundings. This hike is relatively flat with little elevation gain, but the trail has a few rough spots where you'll have to cross over creeks and boulders.

Event Organizers:
Gail Dutan

For more info, and to register, click here.