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.

Fall 2019 


Foliage & Fire Tower Hike

  • Saturday, October 5
  • Balsam Lake Mountain
  • 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, October 3
  • Fee: $15

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 start of the autumn colors make for incredible photos from the fire tower on the summit. Bring along a small pack with a hearty 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 8:20 a.m.

3 Gorges Waterfalls Hike (NO CLASSES!)

  • Wednesday, Oct. 9
  • Ithaca, NY
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, Oct. 4
  • Fee: $10

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. Bring money if you wish for an ice cream stop in Ithaca after the hike. 

Waterfalls Hike at Salt Springs State Park

  • Sunday, Oct. 13
  • Salt Springs State Park
  • 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, Oct. 11
  • Fee: $5

In neighboring Pennsylvania is a unique state park! Three waterfalls and pioneer tales shroud this stand of virgin eastern hemlocks. Come hike along the cool forest stream and beneath these magnificent trees! Wear shoes that can wet, bring a backpack with a water bottle and snacks.

FLT Cider & Donuts Hike

  • Saturday, Oct. 19
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, Oct. 17
  • Fee: $10

Get out and enjoy the change of the season. This will be an easy hike along the rolling Finger Lakes Trail. Look forward to the canopy of the autumn trees as we trek to a lean-to shelter for lunch. Pack a lunch and a water bottle. Dress for the weather. We will stop at a local cider press operation after the hike for fresh pressed apple cider, homemade doughnuts, a caramel apple, pie and other goodies! Bring money if you are interested in the fall treats. This is a social hike. Meet the BOP van in front of the East Gym at 9:50 a.m.

Nature Preserve Hike 2.0

  • Saturday, Oct. 26
  • BU Nature Preserve
  • 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, Oct. 18
  • No fee

For those adventurers who want to see another part of the Nature Preserve we’re going up the Anthill Trail and beyond on this hike. Yes, you will breathe hard but we promise nobody gets left behind. We’ll check out BU Acres and a few side trails too.

Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are necessary. Meet at the corner of Parking Lot M & Nature Preserve sign at 1:20 p.m.

Lucifer Falls Gorge Hike

  • Sunday, Oct. 27
  • Treman State Park
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, Oct. 25
  • Fee: $10

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.


BOP Service Day Trail Hike

  • Saturday, Nov. 2
  • Finger Lakes Trail
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Register by Thursday, Oct. 31
  • No fee

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 although boards will need to be carried. We will remove any fallen limbs from summer storms, knock back overgrowth and build small bridges over wet sections of trail.

22 Waterfalls Hike

  • Sunday, Nov. 3
  • Ricketts Glen State Park
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, November 1
  • Fee: $10

This is a moderate hike of 7.5 miles along a broad bottom canyon, past 22 named waterfalls, up rock staircases and through a boulder tunnel. How cool is that?? Get up early to find out! 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 gear and synthetic jacket). Space is limited.

Contact us

Outdoor Pursuits

Office and Rental Center Hours
Wednesday – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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