Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities

Get out this weekend with our low to no-cost adventures. Activities vary from a couple of hours to overnight trips. Transportation and most equipment are included. Registration is open to all currently enrolled Binghamton University students, faculty and staff.

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.

Spring 2020 

January

OUT 122: Skiing/Snowboarding Tabling

  • Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • East Gym Lobby
  • noon – 5 p.m.

Earn credit while learning how to ski or snowboard! Greek Peak Mountain Resort staff
will be available to answer your questions about OUT 122: Skiing/Snowboarding. Take
advantage of this time to learn more about our local ski resort and a class that will
count toward your general education requirements. See you on the slopes!

OUT 122 Skiing/Snowboarding GIM

  • Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • UU-120
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m.

If you are registered for the course OUT 122 or are considering taking the class, please
attend this GIM! We will discuss the class structure, answer questions and distribute ski
passes for those registered with Greek Peak.

Nature Preserve Winter Hike

  • Saturday, Jan. 25
  • Nature Preserve
  • 1– 4 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, Jan. 24
  • FREE

Discover how much fun you can have in winter by using snowshoes. Before we set out,
we’ll cover how to put snowshoes 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 of the winter
ecology with you. Meet at the Outdoor Pursuits office, 10 East Gym.

February

Intro to Cross-Country Skiing

  • Saturday, Feb. 1
  • Local Trails
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Fee: $5

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 gentle flat terrain. Why
not? Dress in non-cotton layers and socks. Bring mittens and a hat.

Monkey Run Natural Area Winter Hike *NO SNOW Alternative*

  • Saturday, Feb. 1
  • Ithaca, NY
  • 10 – 4 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Fee: $10

A spectacular hike that takes us past beautiful cascades, cliffs and along Falls Creek
under a towering forest canopy. This is a moderately paced 6 mile hike. Expect to
expend energy but enjoy the companionship of other outdoor oriented people. Bring
along a small pack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day. Essential
clothing for the weather is a must (non-cotton long underwear, socks, hat, mittens and
synthetic jacket). Outdoor Pursuits can provide winter boots.

Tremper Mountain Fire Tower Snowshoe Hike

  • Saturday, Feb. 8
  • Phoenica, NY
  • 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, Feb. 6
  • Fee: $20

With a summit elevation of 2740 feet, the steady climb up to the Mt. Tremper fire tower
on an old jeep road requires moderate effort. From the tower the Burroughs Range is
magnificent no matter what season it is! Look for the Devil’s Path further out on the
horizon. Bring along a small pack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day.
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.

Intro to Cross-Country Skiing

  • Sunday, Feb. 9
  • Local Trails
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, Feb. 7
  • Fee: $5

If you missed it the first time, here is another chance. Try on the Outdoor Pursuits
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 gentle flat terrain. Dress in non-cotton layers and socks.
Bring mittens and a hat.

Winter Gorges Hike

  • Saturday, Feb. 15
  • Local Trails
  • 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, Feb. 13
  • Fee: $5

Get out and enjoy winter! Explore a local natural area with several small frozen
waterfalls. This is an easy social hike. Pack water and snacks. Dress in non-cotton
layers, warm socks, a hat, and mittens. Outdoor Pursuits can provide winter boots.

Cross-Country Ski Day Trip

  • Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Local Trails
  • 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, Feb. 14
  • Fee: $20 with Bop skis; $10 with your own equipment

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 intermediate
skiers. 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.

S’Mores and Snowshoes Hike

  • Saturday, Feb. 29
  • Virgil, NY
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, Feb. 27
  • Fee: $15

The warmth and crackle of a small fire allows us 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. 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 moderately paced social hike.

March

Overlook Mountain Fire Tower Snowshoe Hike

  • Thursday, March 5 (NO CLASSES)
  • RAIN DATE:  Friday, March 6
  • Woodstock, NY
  • 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, February 28
  • Fee: $20

Rocky slopes of this summit (3140 feet) make this one of the most geologically
interesting day hikes in the Catskills. Waiting at the top is a fire tower with an additional
60 feet in height! The open ledges of Overlook’s peak offer spectacular vistas of the
Hudson River valley, Devils Path and the Ashokan Reservior. Bring along a small pack
with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. 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.

Service Day Hike

  • Saturday, March 21
  • Finger Lakes Trail
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, March 20
  • FREE

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.

April

Earth Day Hike

  • Saturday, April 25
  • Finger Lakes Trail
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, April 24
  • FREE

Stewardship of our natural places, a spirit of camaraderie, meeting new people and
satisfying hard work – that is our promise for those looking to give back to our regional
trails. Outdoor Pursuits has adopted a 5.6 mile section of the Finger Lakes Trail in the
nearby western Catskills. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to do your fair
share, take pride in your work and be part of a team effort.
Join Outdoor Pursuits for a hike along this especially scenic portion of the Finger Lakes
trail. This will be a mostly gentle and flat hike on “our” section of the trail. We will
remove any fallen limbs from summer storms, knock back overgrowth and build small
bridges over wet sections of trail. Backpacks with bridge building materials and tools
will need to be carried.
Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits

Contact us

Outdoor Pursuits
607-777-6414
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Office and Rental Center Hours
Wednesday – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GE-10

Note: The Office and Rental Center are closed during breaks and over the summer.