Hikes: April–June 2017

Hikes Chairperson: Glen Nison 718-625-2182 gnisonbike@juno.com
For listings of hikes not led by members of ADKNY, (and not necessarily qualifying) try these links:

Please check schedules of various public transportation options as fares and schedules may have changed.


SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017     IRON MINE WALK    HARRIMAN STATE PK        Moderate 7.5 miles
Meet at trail head 10:00     Michael Simon and Maria Sola-Simon   516-729-6284
Moderate hike with a few short climbs. Visit 19th  century iron mining
area near Hogencamp Mt. Will also pass Ship Rock, Lemon Squeezer, Lichen
Trail, Times Square and Lake Skannatati. Bring food and water and a
springtime love for hiking.  Please call to register. Qualifying.
Trailhead directions:  Starts at Lake Skannatati parking area on Seven Lakes Drives in Harriman State Park
Map # 119 Northern Harriman State Park


SATURDAY, APRIL 9 • Annual Palm Sunday Hike to St. John’s Church in the Wilderness

The annual Palm Sunday hike to St. John’s Church in the Wilderness has been a tradition since the 1930’s. Other groups from other hiking clubs are out this day headed to St. John’s and it is very common to cross paths with them as we hike along. The Church service begins at 3 PM and is followed by a wonderful buffet at the barn across from the Church provided by the parishioners.
Since this is a one-way hike, please note:
All who are driving should meet at the Church by 9:30 AM where the cars will be parked. All cars, except for the one or two that will shuttle hikers/drivers back to our starting point, will be left at the Church where the hike finishes.
The hike will start from the Camp road and Seven Lakes Drive about 10 AM. The buffet finishes about 5 PM. The drivers of the cars left at the ADK Camp road will be driven back, of course, to get their cars after the event.
Early April weather can be very changeable. Rain, some cold, blustery weather, including snow and ice, are always a possibility. Participants should dress warmly (layers, no cotton), bring lunch, snacks, water, rain-gear, and wear sturdy hiking shoes.

The address of the church is 119 Johnstown Road, Stony Point, NY in between Lake Welch Parkway and Route 106. All participants must register with Ray Kozma (917-406-37820) or raymondkozma@gmail.com by Thursday night, April 6th. Hike is Qualifying.



Moderate six- mile hike in South Mountain Reservation, in Millburn, NJ. Train riders take the NJ Transit Morris and Essex line train arriving at Millburn at 8:56am and departing 8:11 am from Penn Station New York and thereafter stopping at New Jersey stations on the line.  Drivers coming from the east take Route 78 in New Jersey west to Exit 50B then at first light make right turn on Vauxhill Road and follow to end, then turn left onto Millburn Avenue and follow to Wyoming then turn right on Wyoming and follow to Glen Avenue, then turn left on Glen Avenue and continue to the access road on the right for Reservation parking (just before the access road you will see the Millburn station on the left just beyond the station parking lot).  Train riders will meet at the Millburn station parking lot and walk five minutes to the Reservation parking lot to meet the drivers. Train riders buy a one-way ticket. All hikers please call leader.  Qualifying.

Leader: John Lipsett  212-867-8280 work   212-864-6109 home


Meet at Trailhead 10:00   Michael Simon and Maria Sola-Simon 516-729-6284
Loop hike climbs up to amazing views, traverse lakes, streams waterfalls
and old mines. Bring Food and Water and springtime love for hiking.
Please call to register. Qualifying.
Trailhead directions:  From NY 87 exit at Sloatsburg NY exit 15a. 
Going North on Route 17 thru Tuxedo and Southfields NY to Arden Rd
Harriman State Park. Make right and go 0.2 mile to Elk pen on the right
after crossing NY Thruway.
Map # 119  Northern Harriman State Pk.


Meet at Camp Nawakwa 10 AM
Leader: Ingrid Strauch istrauch11@gmail.com
This moderately paced, 7.5-mile hike will depart from Camp Nawakwa at approximately 10 a.m. and return to camp at the finish of the hike. We’ll be using a variety of trails in the vicinity, including the Triangle, White Bar, TMI, HTS, Kakiat, and Stonybrook. Expect rough, rocky trails and at least a couple of steep ups and downs (as well as some nice views and good company). Hiking boots are strongly recommended, and you should bring your lunch, snacks, and 1-2 liters of water. This hike takes place during the AMC invitational weekend at camp. Hike is qualifying.
NYNJTC Map #118 Southern Harriman State Park

Meet at 10:00 at trailhead Michael Simon and Maria Sola-Simon 516-729- 6284
This loop hike climbs to the summit of Popolopen Torne with panoramic views and runs along the scenic Popolopen Gorge.
There is one short section with a steep rock scramble climb to ascend to the summit. Bring food, water and proper hiking boots.Directions: Please meet at trail head. Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to its terminus at the Bear Mountain Circle. Continue north on US 9W for 0.5 miles past the Fort Montgomery Historic Site and park at the abandoned Trading Post restaurant/motel on the right side of the road. Note: the buildings may no longer be there but the lot is easy to see.