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Adventure Activities

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 2018 Adventure Activities 


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January

Nature Preserve Night Hike

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 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 Thursday, Jan. 18.
FREE

 

Finger Lakes Trail Snowshoe Hike

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

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 and pack a lunch with plenty of water and snacks. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a daypack. Wear sturdy winter boots or sign out a pair with BOP.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Jan. 19.

Finger Lakes Trail; $15

 

Intro to Cross-Country Skiing *POSTPONED*

1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

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, Jan. 26.

Local Trails or East Gym fields; $5

 

Slide Mountain Snowshoe

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28

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, Jan. 26.

Claryville, NY; $20 


 

February

Frozen Waterfalls Snowshoe Hike *POSTPONED*

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

Tucked away just north of us is the fascinating landscape of a steep-sided glacial valley, a waterfall with a 100' wide overhang and scenic trails from which to enjoy it all. We'll spend the afternoon exploring these features in the Labrador Hollow Unique Area. Expect to hike 5-6 miles. This is a moderate hike. Bring a lunch, water bottle and snacks. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a daypack. Wear sturdy winter boots or sign out a pair with BOP.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Feb. 9

Morgan Hill State Forest; $15

Cross-Country Ski Day Trip *POSTPONED*

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

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 helping 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 daypack.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Feb. 2. 

$20 with ski rental; $10 with your own equipment. 

 

S'mores and Snowshoes Hike

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, February 4

The warmth and crackle of a small fire allow 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 and lunch break. Pack a lunch and a water bottle. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a daypack. 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 Friday, Feb. 2.
Virgil, NY; $15


Frozen Waterfalls Snowshoe Hike *RESCHEDULED* 

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25

Tucked away just north of us is the fascinating landscape of a steep-sided glacial valley, a waterfall with a 100' wide overhang and scenic trails from which to enjoy it all. We'll spend the afternoon exploring these features in the Labrador Hollow Unique Area. Expect to hike 5-6 miles. This is a moderate hike. Bring a lunch, water bottle and snacks. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a daypack. Wear sturdy winter boots or sign out a pair with BOP.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Feb. 9

Morgan Hill State Forest; $15

 

Tubing & Toboggans

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25

We're heading out for some tubing and toboggan riding on the awesome hills near campus. Snow pants and snow boots make your afternoon that much more comfortable. Pack lunch, water bottle and snacks. BOP will bring the sleds and hot chocolate!

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Feb. 23

Local Park; $5 


 

March

Trail Maintenance Day Hike

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10

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 Friday, March 9.

FREE


 

April

Earth Day Trail Hike

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

This day hike will be a continuation of the trail maintenance that we need to do to have our section of trail ready for the Spring hiking season. We will continue to remove any fallen limbs, update trail markings and possibly build puncheons (short narrow boardwalks) over muddy sections. It's a terrific way to get out and give back!

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

FREE

 

Gotcha Bikes 101

3:30 – 5 p.m. Friday, April 27

Let us introduce you to the newest commuter bikes on campus! We'll show you where to find the app (or you can have it downloaded by the time you arrive). We'll check the bikes out here at the Rec Center then go for a ride around campus, visit other Gotcha Bike sites and talk about some of the other biking opportunities around Binghamton. We will begin and end at the East Gym Rec Center.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office EG-10 by Wednesday, April 25.

FREE

 

Almost a Full Moon Social Hike

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28

Never hiked under the light of the moon? Meet other outdoorsy-types and enjoy an evening trek. Guaranteed to be more than just a walk in the dark! Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are still necessary.

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

Off-campus location, $5


 

May

Fast Friday Zipline

 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4

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.
Time slots are available every 30 minutes (i.e. 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m.)

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, May 3.

East Gym woods, $5

 

Last Updated: 6/22/18