Activities & Workshops

Those interested in participating must register in person at the Outdoor Pursuits office. Payment is required to hold your slot in a program. Full refunds will be issued for any cancelled programs.

Schedule is subject to change.

Fall 2014 adventure activities calendar
Activity Date/time Location/cost Sign-up deadline
River trails & ice cream bike ride Sat., Sept. 6
2-6 p.m.
Binghamton
$5 with BOP; free w/ your own bike
Thurs., Sept. 4
Stand-up paddle boarding
(12 max including staff)
Sun., Sept. 7
12:30-4 p.m.
(Rain date Sept. 14)
Dorchester Park, Whitney Point
$35
Thurs., Sept. 4
Sea kayak day trip Sat., Sept. 13
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Lake Ontario
$50
Wed., Sept. 10
Catskills hike Sun., Sept. 14
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Slide Mountain
$15
Thurs., Sept. 11
Formal evening Nature Preserve hike Sat., Sept. 20
3-6 p.m.
Campus Nature Preserve
Free
Thurs., Sept. 18
Lucifer Falls day hike Fri., Oct. 3
1:30-7:30 p.m.
(Yom Kippur recess)
Treman State Park, Ithaca
$10
Wed., Oct. 1
Foliage & firetower hike Sun., Oct. 5
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Balsam Lake Mountain
$15
Thurs., Oct. 2
Cider & donuts hike Sat., Oct. 25
1-5 p.m.
Greenwood Park, Lisle
$5
Wed., Oct. 22
3 gorges waterfalls hike Sun., Oct. 26
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ithaca
$10
Thurs., Oct. 23

 


River Trails & Ice Cream Bike Ride

Saturday, September 6, 2-6 p.m., Binghamton

Pedal the historic Binghamton River Trail along the Chenango River. We'll show you bicycle routes that will help you commute between downtown and campus without hitting the Parkway. Bring $$ for a frozen yogurt stop on the way back. If you need a bike, BOP commuter bikes can be assigned for the ride. Local maps will be available. Meet outside the BOP office, side door of the Rec Center.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, September 4

$5 w/ BOP bike, FREE w/ your bike.

Stand- Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Sunday, September 7, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Dorchester Park
RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 14

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) has its origins in Hawaiian culture. Standing on the deck of surf boards and using a long outrigger paddle, it is a great way to explore bodies of water. We will head to the lake at Dorchester Park for a half day introduction with Southern Tier SUP. Swimming ability is a must. Pack a water bottle, lunch, snacks, towel and dry clothes for our return to campus. Wear a bathing suit, sun screen and water shoes. Sign up early as space is limited.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, September 4.

$35

Sea Kayak Day Trip

Saturday, September 13, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Lake Ontario

A full day trip to the scenic shores of Lake Ontario for the adventurous beginner and advanced beginner. We'll start with an introduction to water safety, fundamental strokes and the equipment. We'll move on to basic propulsion, maneuvering and navigation. Our goal will be to introduce you to a new sport. Fee includes instruction, equipment and transportation. Pack a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Come ready to get wet! (Towel, bathing suit, sunglasses, sunscreen and a change of clothes). Must be able to swim.

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

$50

Catskill Mountain Hike

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Slide Mountain

Climb the tallest peak in the Catskills and experience the awe that inspired writer-naturalist John Burroughs! Impressive views encourage you as the climb gets higher. Be prepared for rocky inclines and the long downhill return to the van. Bring along a small pack or book bag with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day (2 liters). Sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Essential clothing for the weather is a must (rain coat and synthetic clothing for warmth). Bring extra money for a food stop on the return to Binghamton. This is a challenging hike. Meet the BOP van in front of the East Gym at 7:50 a.m.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, September 11.

$15

Formal Evening Nature Preserve Hike

Saturday, September 20, 3-6 p.m., Nature Preserve

Head to the Goodwill and get your best formal dress or tie and shirt. The Outdoor Pursuits staff is hosting a "formal" hike just because. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are still necessary. This is a social hike – we will take our time climbing the Oak Trail to the meadow overlooking campus. Meet in front of Mohawk at 2:50 p.m. Bring a friend and a camera.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, September 18.

FREE

Lucifer Falls Day Hike

Friday, October 3, 1:30-7:30 p.m. (Yom Kippur recess), Ithaca

Explore one of the many spectacular gorges of central New York! This 6 mile hike takes you past beautiful cascades, towering cliffs and along the awesome Lucifer Falls in Treman State Park. This is a moderate hike. Bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks, and a camera. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots. Meet the BOP van in front of the East Gym at 1:20 p.m.

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

$10

Fall Foliage & Fire Tower Hike

Sunday, October 5, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Balsam Lake & Graham Mountains

Balsam Lake Mountain at 3723 feet stands taller than anything as far as the eye can see. The fragrance of balsam fir trees on this summit only serve to add to this high mountain experience. The brilliant autumn colors make for incredible photos from the fire tower on the summit. Bring along a small pack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day. Sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Essential clothing for the weather is a must (rain wear and synthetic jacket). Meet the BOP van in front of the East Gym at 7:50 a.m. 

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

$15

Cider & Doughnuts Hike

Saturday, October 25, 1-5 p.m., Greenwood Park

Get out and enjoy the change of the season. This will be an easy hike around a quiet lake and along the rolling trails of this beautiful county park. Look forward to the canopy of the autumn trees in the late afternoon sun. We will stop at the Cider Mill on the way to the park. Bring $$ for fresh pressed cider, homemade doughnuts, a caramel apple, pie and other goodies! This is a social hike. Meet the BOP van in front of the East Gym at 12:50 p.m.

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

$5

3 Gorges Waterfalls Hike

Sunday, October 26, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Ithaca

Lace up your hiking boots for a grand slam of three of our Finger Lakes gorges! First up is Taughannock Falls gorge where you will stand in the mist of the second highest falls in NYS, then Buttermilk Falls with an awesome gorge full of natural curiosities, and finally Robert H. Treman State Park featuring 115 foot Lucifer Falls. Maybe bring $ for a food stop in Ithaca after the hike.

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

$10

Last Updated: 7/21/14