Activities & Workshops

Get out this weekend and try something new with our low to no-cost adventures! Activities vary from a couple hours to weekend trips. Transportation and most equipment are included.

You must register in person at the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10. Payment is required to hold your space in an activity. Full refunds will be issued for any canceled activities.

Hours

The Outdoor Pursuits office and Rental Center is open 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Spring 2017 adventure activities calendar

ACTIVITY
 DATE AND TIME
 LOCATION AND COST
SIGN UP BY

January

     
Greek Peak Ski/Snowboard Table Wed., Jan. 18 from noon–5 p.m.  East Gym lobby  N/A
OUT 122 Skiing & Snowboarding class GIMs Wed., Jan. 18 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. & Thurs., Jan. 19 from 7–8 p.m. UU-120  N/A
Nature Preserve Night Hike Fri., Jan. 20 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Meet at the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10; FREE Wed., Jan. 18
Rock Rift Fire Tower Hike Sun., Jan. 22 from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Cannonsville Reservoir, $15 Thurs., Jan. 19
S’mores & Snowshoe Hike Sat., Jan. 28 from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Virgil, NY; $15 Thurs., Jan. 26
Intro to Cross-country Skiing Sun., Jan. 29 from 1–4 p.m. Local, $5 w/ ski rental Fri., Jan. 27

February

     
Snowshoe the Glen Fri., Feb. 3 from 2:45–5 p.m. Local, $5 Wed., Feb. 1
Hunter Mountain Snowshoe Trip Sat., Feb. 11 from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Hunter, NY; $20 Thurs., Feb. 9
Cross-country Ski Day Trip Sun., Feb. 12 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Highland Forest, $20 w/ ski rental; $10 w/ your own skis Fri., Feb. 10
Nature Preserve Snowshoe Hike Sat., Feb. 18 from Noon–3 p.m. Nature Preserve, FREE Thurs., Feb. 16
Bear Swamp Snowshoe Hike Sat., Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Homer, NY; $15 Fri., Feb. 24 

March

     
Irish Loop Trail Hike Mon., March 6 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Regional trails, $10  Thurs., March 2
Slide Mountain Snowshoe Hike Sun., March 12 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Clayville, NY; $20 Fri., March 10
Trail Crew Clean-up Hike Sat., March 25 from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Finger Lakes Trail, FREE Thurs., March 23

April

     
Finger Lakes Trail Snowshoe Hike Sat., April 1 from 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Regional trails, $15 Thurs., Mar. 30
 Bicycle Repair Workshop  Fri., April 21 from 3:30–5 p.m.  Outdoor Pursuits office, FREE  Wed., April 19
Sunset Hike Sat., April 22 from 7–9 p.m. Brickyard, $5 Thurs., April 20
High Ropes & Zipline Sun., April 23 from 1–4 p.m. Challenge Course, $10 Fri., April 21
Fast Friday Zipline Fri., April 28 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. Challenge Course, $5 Thurs., April 27

 

Spring 2017 adventure activities information

Greek Peak Ski/Snowboard Table

Noon–5 p.m. Wednesday, January 18

Greek Peak staff will be available to answer your questions. Registration is open for the skiing and snowboarding credit courses (OUT 122). Take advantage of this time to learn more about our local ski resort and a class that will count toward your gen. ed. See you on the slopes!

East Gym Recreation Center lobby

 

OUT 122 Skiing and Snowboarding class GIMs

5:30–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18

7–8 p.m. Thursday, January 19

If you are registered for the course OUT 122 or are considering taking the class, please attend one of the GIMs offered! We will discuss the class structure, answer questions and distribute ski passes for those registered with Greek Peak. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

UU-120

 

Nature Preserve Night Hike

 7:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, January 20

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the winter forest with an invigorating evening hike. Dress in warm layers. Wear a hat, mittens and warm socks. Winter boots can be provided. We might even get to use the snowshoes! Meet at the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Wednesday, January 18

Nature Preserve, FREE

 

Rock Rift Fire Tower Hike

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22

Join us as we hike or snowshoe the new 5.4 mile Rock Rift Fire Tower trail. Built in 1934, the Rock Rift Fire Tower is the last unrestored fire tower in the Catskills on public lands. A steep climb to the top of Tower Mountain rewards hikers with views of the Cannonsville Reservoir. Although the tower cannot be climbed, the hike to the top traverses glacial moraines, mature oak and cherry forests as it follows part of the old telephone line that once connected to the tower. Pack lunch, snacks and plenty of water. The hike uphill can be strenuous but well worth the effort!

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, January 19.

Cannonsville Reservoir, $15

 

S'mores and Snowshoes Hike

10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28

The warmth and crackle of a small fire allow us to have a winter treat of toasted marshmallows and s’mores along the Finger Lakes Trail. We will snowshoe to a lean-to shelter for our fire and lunch break. Pack a lunch and a water bottle. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a day pack. Wear sturdy winter boots or sign out a pair with BOP. This will be an easy social hike.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Jan. 26

Virgil, NY; $15


Intro to Cross-country Skiing

1–4 p.m. Sunday, January 29

Think snow! Try on a pair of cross-country skis and see if this is a winter activity for you. We’ll help you with the basics of the kick and glide on a gentle flat terrain. Why not? Dress in non-cotton layers and socks. Bring mittens and a hat.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, January 27

Local trails or East Gym fields, $5

 

Snowshoe the Glen

2:45–5 p.m. Friday, February 3

Nearby Waterman Glen features a trail through towering Hemlocks and along a beautiful frozen stream. This is a great way to get off campus for an afternoon of fresh air and winter exploration! If there is no snow, we still go. This is a social hike and one to be enjoyed by beginners as well as the experienced.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Wednesday, February 1

Local, $5

 

Hunter Mountain Snowshoe Trip

8 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, February 11

Was adventure one of your New Year's resolutions?! Put it on the list. Join us for a moderately strenuous hike to the summit of Hunter Mountain (elev. 4040') in the northeast Catskills. Your hard climb will be rewarded with spectacular views. More incredible vistas await those who venture up the renovated fire tower. Bring along a small pack with lunch, snacks and plenty of water for the day. Sturdy winter boots are highly recommended. Essential clothing for the weather is a must (non-cotton long underwear, socks, hat, mittens and synthetic jacket). Bring extra money for a food stop. Outdoor Pursuits can provide winter boots.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, February 9

Hunter, NY; $20

 

Cross-country Ski Day Trip

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, February 12

Give cross-country skiing a try! This is an enjoyable way to spend a day in the forest in addition to being a great work-out. This is a trip for beginners as well as experienced skiers. The friendly Outdoor Pursuits staff is there to assist with learning or help you find a trail that is just right for you. Equipment, transportation and trail fee included, just bring a lunch, water and snacks. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a day pack.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, February 10

Highland Forest, $20 w/ ski rental; $10 w/ your own equipment 

 

Nature Preserve Snowshoe Hike

Noon–3 p.m. Saturday, February 18

Discover how much fun you can add to winter by using snowshoes. Before we set out, we’ll cover how to put them on (and take them off!) and how to maneuver before we head out to the trails of the Nature Preserve, where we’ll share some winter ecology with you. Meet at the Outdoor Pursuits office.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, February 16

Nature Preserve, FREE

 

Bear Swamp Snowshoe Hike

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, February 25

Come with your spirit of adventure! Spend the day exploring the trails of this scenic state forest on snowshoes. We’ll have views of Skaneateles Lake and cross the highest point in Cayuga County (1860’). Pack lunch, plenty of water and snacks. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a day pack. Wear sturdy winter boots or sign out a pair with BOP.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, February 24

Homer, NY; $15

 

Irish Loop Trail Hike

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, March 6

It’s Monday and there aren’t any classes — shake off the winter blues with a day hike with Outdoor Pursuits. The destination will depend on the weather and snow conditions, but it’s guaranteed fresh air, fun and an opportunity to meet new people.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, March 2

Regional trails, $10

 

Slide Mountain Snowshoe

9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, March 12

The dramatic terrain on Slide Mountain and the winter scenery only serve to make this summit all the more worth your effort to climb it! Slide offers some of the best views in the Catskills, as one of only two peaks over 4000’. The fragrance of balsam fir trees on this summit adds to this high mountain experience. Bring along a small pack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day. Sturdy winter boots are highly recommended. Essential clothing for the weather is a must (non-cotton long underwear, socks, hat, mittens and synthetic jacket). Bring extra money for a food stop. Outdoor Pursuits can provide winter boots. This is a challenging hike.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, March 10

Claryville, NY; $20

 

BOP Trail Crew Clean-up Hike

9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, March 25

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a hike on our adopted portion of the Finger Lakes Trail. This will be a gentle, flat and methodical 6-mile hike with many stops to remove any fallen limbs from heavy winter snows and check that the trail still has its proper markings. Notes will be made for future projects.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, March 23

Finger Lakes Trail, FREE

 

Finger Lakes Trail Snowshoe Hike

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1

We’ll head out to trek a section of the Finger Lakes Trail, take in the winter woodland and enjoy great views along the way! Weather and trail conditions will dictate how far we go. If you're up for it, put on your winter boots, pack a lunch, plenty of water and snacks. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a day pack. Wear sturdy winter boots or sign out a pair with BOP.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, March 30

Finger Lakes Trail, $15

 

Bicycle Repair Workshop

3:30–5 p.m. Friday, April 21

Learn to adjust those squeaky brakes, change a tire or deal with a derailleur. We'll give you the basics of overall troubleshooting and take you through a pre-ride inspection. Bring your replacement parts along for installation assistance if you would like. Meet in the hallway outside of Outdoor Pursuits by bringing your bike to the East Gym loading dock. An optional emergency toolkit is available for $18.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Wednesday, April 19

Outdoor Pursuits office, FREE

 

Sunset Hike

7–9 p.m. Saturday, April 22

Hike a nearby hilltop with time to catch your breath, relax and see the sun go down. Clear your head and enjoy an early Spring night with us.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, April 20

Local trails, $5

 

High Ropes Course and Zipline Challenge

1–4 p.m. Sunday, April 23

Outdoor Pursuits offers this as an opportunity to experience what our campus Challenge Course can offer you, your office, your classes, colleagues, work groups, or other interested entities. Tell a friend or a project group. Climb the cargo net, traverse the high ropes course and then zipline down. Sign up as an individual or with others. Space is limited, so sign up early! Indicate your preferred time slot when registering. Time slots are available every 30 minutes (e.g. 1:00, 1:30, 2:00). 

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, April 21

Challenge Course (East Gym woods), $10

 

Fast Friday Zipline

3:30–5:30 p.m. Friday, April 28

Finish off the week with a whoosh! Our zipline starts with a 35-foot tree climb to the take-off platform. From there it’s a terrific ride along 225-foot zipline. Space is limited, so sign up early! Indicate your preferred time slot when registering. Time slots are available every 30 minutes (e.g. 3:30, 4:00, 4:30). 

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, April 27

Challenge Course (East Gym woods), $5

 

Last Updated: 2/15/17