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AFW Volunteer and Hike: NYNJ Trail Conference/Ramapo Reservation on Tuesday 6/11/2024

AFW Volunteer and Hike: NYNJ Trail Conference/Ramapo Reservation on Tuesday 6/11/2024

Volunteer at Trail Conference and hike at Ramapo Reservation
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Easy-Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Mickey

AFW Hike: Long Path Hiking, NY on Sunday 6/9/2024

AFW Hike: Long Path Hiking, NY on Sunday 6/9/2024

3-mile hike. Part of this is on Rt 9W
Difficulty/Pace: Easy/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Kay

AFW Backpack: Bald Rock Shelter, Harriman State Park, NY on Sat 6/8 - Sun 6/9/2024

AFW Backpack: Bald Rock Shelter, Harriman State Park, NY on Sat 6/8 - Sun 6/9/2024

Good for beginners and above. Hike ~2 miles to Shelter, set up camp, and day hike in the (with empty packs) both days.
Meet: TBD
Route TBD
Event coordinator: Jackie

Are you interested in trying backpacking? If so, you found the right place!

Cost: $20 AFW Members ($30 for non-members)

AFW City Path: Lakota Wolf Preserve, PA on Friday 6/7/2024, rain or shine

AFW City Path:  Lakota Wolf Preserve, PA on Friday 6/7/2024, rain or shine

Visit Lakota Wolf Preserve, followed by lunch at Chef's Catering, 411 Route 94, Columbia, NJ.
Difficulty/Pace: Easy/Leisurely
Event Coordinator: Mickey
Ticket Cost: $35 Member /$40 Non-member. Lunch cost is additional.
More details in event description.

AFW Hike: Watchung Reservation, NJ on Sunday 6/2/2024

AFW Hike: Watchung Reservation, NJ on Sunday 6/2/2024

6-mile loop, some ups and downs, swampy
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Christine

AFW City Path: Manitoga - Russell Wright's House, Studio and Woodland Garden on Saturday 6/1/2024

AFW City Path: Manitoga - Russell Wright's House, Studio and Woodland Garden  on Saturday 6/1/2024

Experience Dragon Rock, Wright's experimental home he built onto a rock ledge masterfully orchestrating the surrounding landscapes into a series of outdoor rooms of varying character and delight.
Difficulty/Pace: *Moderate* / Leisurely
Event Coordinator: Kay
Register with full payment by 5/1/24.

AFW Hike: Bellvale Mtn, NY on Monday 5/27/2024

AFW Hike: Bellvale Mtn, NY on Monday 5/27/2024

5-mile out and back hike from Bellvale NY north on the AT. Potentially, ice cream at Bellvale Creamery, for those who want to wait on line for ice cream.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike: Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover, NJ on Sunday 5/26/2024

AFW Hike: Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover, NJ on Sunday 5/26/2024

~5-mi loop with rocks, roots, small knolls and past lake. Lunch at airport. Good transition for those ready to challenge themselves.
Difficulty/Pace: Easy-Moderate/Leisurely-Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Nancy

AFW Hike: Teatown Reservation, Ossining, NY on Sunday 5/26/2024

AFW Hike: Teatown Reservation, Ossining, NY on Sunday 5/26/2024

3.5 miles around Teatown Reservation and access to Wildflower Island on an "Open Gate" day.
Difficulty/Pace: Easy/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike: Tourne County Park, NJ on Wednesday 5/22/2024

AFW Hike: Tourne County Park, NJ on Wednesday 5/22/2024

3-5 miles. "Learning to become a Citizen Scientist."
Difficulty/Pace: Easy-Moderate/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Lois/Dagi

AFW Bike: Heritage Bike Trail, NY on Sunday 5/19/2024

AFW Bike:  Heritage Bike Trail, NY on Sunday 5/19/2024

8-16 miles. Easy pace, flat terrain, rail trail biking.
Difficulty/Pace: Easy/Moderate
Event Coordinator: Kay

AFW Hike: Terrace Pond, Wawayanda State Park, NJ on Saturday 5/18/2024

AFW Hike: Terrace Pond, Wawayanda State Park, NJ on Saturday 5/18/2024

Interesting 6-mi loop with big rocks, a ladder, bridge with a story and nice views
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate-Strenuous/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike-AT hiking on Sunday 5/12/2024

AFW Hike-AT hiking  on Sunday 5/12/2024

Shuttle from NJ 23 to Gemmer road. Hike is about 7 miles.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Kay

AFW Hike: West Mt, Harriman State Park, NY on Saturday 5/11/2024

AFW Hike: West Mt, Harriman State Park, NY on Saturday 5/11/2024

5-6 miles. Hills and rock scrambles
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate-Strenuous/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Jackie

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Wednesday, 5/8/2024

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Wednesday, 5/8/2024

5 miles to Pine Meadow Lake and back
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Pyramid Mt, Montville, NJ on Sunday 5/5/2024

AFW Hike: Pyramid Mt, Montville, NJ on Sunday 5/5/2024

Various trails for a total of 4-5 miles
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Tallman Mt State Park, NY on Saturday 5/4/2024

AFW Hike: Tallman Mt State Park, NY on Saturday 5/4/2024

3.75-mile loop. Views of Piermont marsh and Hudson River
Difficulty/Pace: Easy-Moderate/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike: Stokes State Forest, NJ on Sunday 4/28/2024

AFW Hike: Stokes State Forest, NJ on Sunday 4/28/2024

~7 mile loop on Blue Trail. Hike along Flatbrook Stream and up to Sunrise Mt. Hills, view, stream.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate--Strenuous/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Nancy

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Saturday 4/27/2024

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Saturday 4/27/2024

5.5 miles. Figure 8 hike - Long Mtn Summmit, Torrey Memorial & Turkey Hill. Views and varied terrain.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Backpack: Beginner Backpacking on Sat 4/27 - Sun 4/28/2024

AFW Backpack: Beginner Backpacking on Sat 4/27 - Sun 4/28/2024

Beginner backpack to TBD
Meet: TBD
Route TBD;
Event coordinator: Jackie
* Please note that the event is limited to 8-10 participants, depending on experience level. *

Are you interested in trying backpacking? If so, you found the right place!

Cost: $20 AFW Members ($30 for non-members)

AFW Bike: Blauvelt Public Library, NY

AFW Bike:  Blauvelt Public Library, NY

8-mile bike ride total. 4 miles out and back on Oak Tree Road
Difficulty/Pace: Easy-Moderate/Moderate
Event Coordinator: Kay

AFW Hike: Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Jefferson, NJ on Saturday 4/20/2024

AFW Hike: Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Jefferson, NJ on Saturday 4/20/2024

6-mile loop, some rocks, ups and downs
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Christine

AFW Hike: Ringwood State Park, NJ on Wednesday 4/17/2024

AFW Hike: Ringwood State Park, NJ on Wednesday 4/17/2024

Various trails for about 5 miles
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Volunteer Activity at Community Food Bank of NJ on Tuesday 4/16/2024

AFW Volunteer Activity at Community Food Bank of NJ on Tuesday 4/16/2024

Please join us on our volunteer activity at the Community Food Bank of NJ. Depending on their needs that day, we may be packing food, packing family backpacks, sorting, preparing meals, etc.
Event coordinators: Dagi & Mickey
* Event limited to 7 participants. *

AFW Hike: Mohonk Preserve, High Falls, NY on Sunday 4/14/2024

AFW Hike: Mohonk Preserve, High Falls, NY on Sunday 4/14/2024

6 miles. Classic Shawangunks hike - carriage roads, rock scrambles, excellent views above Bonticou Crag and at Table Rocks (We will take the Yellow around the Crag).
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate-Strenuous/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike: Tenafly Nature Center, NJ on Saturday 4/13/2024

AFW Hike: Tenafly Nature Center, NJ on Saturday 4/13/2024

4-5 miles, flat trails
Difficulty/Pace: Easy/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Jackie

AFW Hike: Wawayanda State Park, NJ on Sunday 4/7/2024

AFW Hike: Wawayanda State Park, NJ on Sunday 4/7/2024

6-mile loop; rolling hills, some stream crossings. Good transition for Easy to Moderate hike.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY - AT, Bottle Cap, Long Path on Saturday 4/6/2024

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY - AT, Bottle Cap, Long Path on Saturday 4/6/2024

8 miles, the usual Harriman PUDS
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate-Strenuous/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Jackie

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Wednesday 4/3/2024

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Wednesday 4/3/2024

About 5 miles - Pound Mt, Elbow Brush, Dutch Doctor
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Rifle Camp Park, NJ on Sunday 3/31/2024

AFW Hike: Rifle Camp Park, NJ on Sunday 3/31/2024

3-mile hike, small hills, views.
Difficulty/Pace: Easy-Moderate/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Long Pond Ironworks, West Milford, NJ on Saturday 3/30/2024

AFW Hike: Long Pond Ironworks, West Milford, NJ on Saturday 3/30/2024

4-mile circuit hike to Patterson Mine
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Ramapo Reservation, Mahwah, NJ on Friday 3/29/2024

AFW Hike: Ramapo Reservation, Mahwah, NJ on Friday 3/29/2024

6.5 miles, various trails, some hills.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Jackie

AFW Hike: Allamuchy State Park, Byram, NJ on Sunday 3/24/2024

AFW Hike: Allamuchy State Park, Byram, NJ on Sunday 3/24/2024

~ 5 mile loop hike mostly on the Highlands Trail. A lake viewpoint, rocky terrain and hills.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Nancy

AFW Hike: Watchung Reservation, NJ on Saturday 3/23/2024 - CANCELED

AFW Hike: Watchung Reservation, NJ on Saturday 3/23/2024 - CANCELED

6-mile loop, some ups and downs, swampy.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Christine

AFW Hike: Ramapo Mt State Forest on Wed 3/20/2024

AFW Hike: Ramapo Mt State Forest on Wed 3/20/2024

5-6 miles - along Ramapo Lake and over Profile Rock
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Sunday 3/17/2024

AFW Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Sunday 3/17/2024

6 miles. Big Hill/Reservoir loop. Usual Harriman ups and downs.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Jackie

AFW Hike: Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Jefferson, NJ on Saturday 3/16/2024

AFW Hike: Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Jefferson, NJ on Saturday 3/16/2024

5.5 miles of varied terrain
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike: Nyack Beach State Park, Nyack, NY on Sunday 3/10/2024

AFW Hike: Nyack Beach State Park, Nyack, NY on Sunday 3/10/2024

5 miles. Hook Mt Summit/Ridge and return via new trail through Marydell & River Hook Preserves
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike: Beacon Mountain, NY on Saturday 3/9/2024

AFW Hike: Beacon Mountain, NY on Saturday 3/9/2024

5-6 miles in and out hike. Long uphill hike to Casino ruins and to the Firetower
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate-Strenuous/Strenuous
Hike Coordinator: Kay

AFW Hike: Horseshoe Lake, NJ on Saturday 3/9/2024 - CANCELED

AFW Hike: Horseshoe Lake, NJ on Saturday 3/9/2024 - CANCELED

5-mile flat trail on West Morris Greenway - Rail/Trail
Difficulty/Pace: Easy/Leisurely
Hike Coordinator: Christine

AFW Hike: South Mountain Reservation, NJ on Wednesday 3/6/2024

AFW Hike: South Mountain Reservation, NJ on Wednesday 3/6/2024

5.8 miles - Lenape and Rahway trails
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW City Path: Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday 3/4/24 (Snow Date Thurs 3/7/24)

AFW City Path: Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday 3/4/24 (Snow Date Thurs 3/7/24)

Tour the Philadelphia Flower Show (including walking the exhibits, view horit-court, market and maker space).
Difficulty/Pace: Easy/Leisurely (4 hr tour that may cover about 3 miles)
Event Coordinator: Mickey
Ticket Cost: $ 65 Member/ $70 Non-member
*Ticket sale ends at 9pm on 2/22/24*

AFW Hike: Anthony's Nose via Camp Smith Trail, NY on Sunday 3/3/2024

AFW Hike: Anthony's Nose via Camp Smith Trail, NY on Sunday 3/3/2024

Approximately 3-4 mile shuttle hike
Difficulty/Pace: Easy-Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Kay

AFW Hike: High Mountain Preserve, Wayne, NJ on Saturday 3/2/2024

AFW Hike: High Mountain Preserve, Wayne, NJ on Saturday 3/2/2024

4 miles., some wet spots. Views of Verrazano Bridge and beyond from summit of High Mountainif clear
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate+/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy

AFW Hike: Jenny Jump Forest, Allamuchy, NJ on Sunday 2/25/2024

AFW Hike: Jenny Jump Forest, Allamuchy, NJ on Sunday 2/25/2024

About 6-mile loop hike. Views, a couple of hills.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Nancy

AFW Hike: Stony Brook Mt - Pyramid Mt, NJ on Saturday 2/24/2024

AFW Hike: Stony Brook Mt - Pyramid Mt, NJ on Saturday 2/24/2024

6-mile loop, some rocks, rolling hills.
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Christine

AFW Car Camping: Stokes State Forest on Sat 2/24 to Sun 2/25/2024

AFW Car Camping: Stokes State Forest on Sat 2/24 to Sun 2/25/2024

Winter overnight camping with drive-in tent sites.
Meet: Stokes State Forest Office Parking Lot
Event coordinator: Jackie
Cost: $25 AFW Members ($35 for non-members) to be paid on the day of the event.
* More details in event description. *

AFW Hike: Wawayanda State Park, NJ on Wednesday 2/21/2024

AFW Hike: Wawayanda State Park, NJ on Wednesday 2/21/2024

5-mile hike around Wawayanda Lake
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Campfire Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Monday 2/19/2024

AFW Campfire Hike: Harriman State Park, NY on Monday 2/19/2024

5.5 miles. Campfire lunch at Big Hill Shelter. Hikers share firewood carry-in. Campfire dessert provided. Pack extra layers
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Amy
*Registration is closed for now as some details are being finanlized.* Check back in early Feb.

AFW Hike: Jungle Habitat, NJ on Sunday 2/18/2024

AFW Hike: Jungle Habitat, NJ on Sunday 2/18/2024

No set mileage, just wandering around marked and unmarked trails looking for the remnants of Jungle Habitat.
Difficulty/Pace: Easy-Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Jackie

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