2018 One Day Adventures

Registration Required

Registration and payments should be sent directly to:

Outdoor Adventures, LLC

755 Thomaston Rd, Watertown CT 06795

 (payable to Outdoor Adventures, LLC)

Hike Northwest Park, Windsor CT

Sat, March 31, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

An easy 5 mile hike past tobacco barns, fields and forests and views of the Rainbow Reservoir. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further Information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

Hike Mount Higby, Middlefield CT
   

Sat, April 7, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

A moderate 5 mile hike along a traprock cliff with superb views. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

Walk with a Birding Guide, Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke MA

   
Sun, April 15, 2018

Cost: $25 Non-Members, $10 Members

Includes: Guided birdwatching An easy 5 mile walk along a lovely reservoir while learning about migrating water and land birds. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

Hike the CT Appalachian Trail - Salisbury to Great Falls

   
Sun, April 22, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

This is one of the most beautiful sections of the entire AT, passing through rolling forests, the panoramic viewpoint of Rand’s View, and thundering Great Falls. A moderate to harder trek. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

 

Bike The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

   
Sat, May 5, 2018

Cost: $45 Non-Members, $30 Members

A great ride along the 32 mile cycling path following the shoreline of Manhattan Island, past amazing views along the East and Harlem Rivers northbound and the Hudson River southbound. Most portions of the Greenway are on bike paths through parks or other recreational spaces, however, there are several significant portions where we will be riding with motor traffic. We will be stopping at various points during the ride, including at Bike Expo New York, where riders registered for the NYC Five Boro Bike Tour can pick up their identification packets. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

Bike Norwottuck Rail Trail, Northampton MA


Sat, May 19, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

The 24 mile ride is on flat terrain over an abandon railroad linking Northampton, Hadley and Amherst. We will begin by traveling across the historic 1,492 foot iron bridge with views of Elwell Island below. To the South we will have a great view of the Holyoke Range and to the East we will see the flood control dikes establishes after the 1938 flood. A portion of the ride will take us to the Amherst College, University of Massachusetts campuses and other historic sites. We will enjoy lunch at a trail side Deli market or you may bring a lunch.  

Directions: I-91 No. to exit 19, Northampton. @ TL go straight across, parking lot is on the right.

Retain these directions for your information. Meet at 9 am, ready to ride.

For further information, contact Leader: Andy (860) 306-4809, aouellette1@cox.net 

 

An Urban Hiking Adventure in New York City - Downtown (with a visit to One World Observatory)


Sun June 3, 2018

Cost: $75 Non-Members, $65 Members

Includes: admission to One World Observatory A fast paced and exciting 6 - 8 mile walking tour of the Big Apple, past many famous sights and landmarks. We will carpool to Brooklyn and walk to lower Manhattan. Our specific itinerary is dependent on the day’s weather and traffic, as well as group interest and stamina. We may use various forms of transport including subways, ferries, trams and Citibikes before the day is done. Towards the end of our adventure, we’ll ascend to the top of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, to experience the unforgettable view. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

Bike The Best of the Shoreline, Stonington/Mystic CT


Sat, June 9, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

Starting location: I–95 Exit 91 CPL (Rt. 234) in Stonington

This 33 mile ride is mostly flat and visits many points along the eastern shoreline with sensational views of Fishers Island Sound. The ride passes through the scenic town of Mystic (both going and returning), travels west for a stop at Groton Long Point and Noank before heading east to the village of Stonington and Stonington Point.  We then proceed east to the Barns Island Wildlife Management area boat launch before returning.  

Directions: I-95 North to exit 91 to CPL.  

Retain these direction for your information. Meet at 9 am, ready to ride. For further information, contact Leader: Andy (860) 306-4809, aouellette1@cox.net 

 

Bike The Farmington Greenway - 5 Towns


Sat, July 14, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

Starting location: Tunxis Mead Park in Farmington and encompasses Unionville, Collinsville, Canton, Simsbury and Avon. A very scenic 29 mile ride with mostly flat terrain and a couple of moderate but no killer hills. Starting from the West loop of the paved bike path biking towards Unionville, we will ride along the Farmington River to Collinsville where you can observe some historic 1955 flood devastation. Riding on back streets along the reservoir,  we proceed to Canton and then to Simsbury where you ride throught Stratton Brook Forest and State Park and then pick up the East loop of the greenway through Avon and back to Farmington Tunxis Meade Park.  

Directions from I-84: Take Exit 39 to Rt. 4  West to the Center of Farmington.  Turn left/South  on Route 10.  At 2nd traffic light turn right on Meadow Rd. for approximately one mile and bear right on Red Oak Hill Rd. to Tunxis Mead Park.  

Retain these directions for your information. Meet at 9 am, ready to ride.

For further information, contact Leader: Andy (860) 306-4809, aouellette1@cox.net 

 

 

Hike the CT Appalachian Trail - Bear Mountain, Salisbury CT


Sat, July 28, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

At 2316 ft, Bear Mountain is the highest peak in Connecticut and offers one of the prettiest vistas in the state. It's a beautiful but harder 6.7 mile hike partly on the famous Appalachian Trail, with some rock scrambling involved.  Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

 

Bike the Long Island Wine Country, Orient Point NY


Sun, August 12, 2018

Cost: $65 Non-Members, $50 Members

Includes: New London to Orient Point ferry - Passenger and Bike, Round Trip A moderate 35 mile bicycle tour of the enchanting East End of Long Island with many scenic views, beaches, a lighthouse and opportunities to sample and purchase award-winning wines!  Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

Bike Historic Windsor, East Windsor and South Windsor


Sat, August 18, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

This primarily flat 27 mile ride starts at Windsor Locks Dexter Plaza Parking Lot  Rt. 159/Main St.  From Windsor Locks we will cross over into East Windsor and ride by some farm land on our way to South Windsor's historic district, beginning at the Old Ferry Site along Old Main St with its lovely homes and picture perfect landscape. We will then cross over the Bissell Bridge  Bike Trail to Windsor and ride through the Loomis Chaffee School Campus on our way to Barts Drive In & Restaurant on the Farmington River for lunch/snack stop. You may either purchase or bring a lunch and use the picnic facilities by the river. Leaving Barts, we will proceed through the Windsor' Historic district and back to Windsor Locks.

Directions: From I-91 take exit 45 Rt. 140/Bridge St. Go West about 1 mile, cross bridge into Windsor Locks and turn left on Rt. 159/Main St. at traffic light just after the Rail Road Tract to Dexter Plaza 500 feet on your right. Park near the road across from Ocean Job Lot.  

Retain these directions for your information. Meet at 9 am, ready to ride.

For further information, contact Leader: Andy (860) 306-4809, aouellette1@cox.net

Bike Lake Congamond - Simsbury CT to Southwick MA

Sat, August 25, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

A ride led by Russ Curtiss, Leader Emeritus. We will ride a combination of bike paths and back roads from Simsbury CT to Southwick MA and back (about 31 mostly flat miles). Plan on bringing a snack to eat at the gazebo in Lake Congamond Park. There is also an ice cream stop near the lake on the route back. After the ride, we go to The Maple Tree Cafe for food and conversation. We should finish the ride around 2-3 pm. The cafe is on Hopmeadow Street (Routes 10/202) about 1/2 mi. North from the Park/Ride Lot.  

Directions: Meet at the Iron Horse Park/Ride Lot at the corner of Drake Hill Road and Iron Horse Blvd in Simsbury.  

Use your GPS or a map to find the intersection of Routes 10/202 and 185 in Simsbury. Then go north on 10/202 (Hopmeadow Street) toward Simsbury Center. After 1.8 mi turn right onto Drake Hill Road, turn first left onto Iron Horse Blvd, turn first left into the parking lot, and then drive back left toward Drake Hill Road inside that parking lot to meet up at the far end.  

Retain these directions for your information. Meet at 930 am, ready to ride. For further information, contact Leader: Russ curtissr1@yahoo.com 

 

 

Hike Steep Rock Preserve, Stonington CT


Sat, September 2, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

Hike moderate 7 miles across old carriage roads and rail beds, along hillsides and riverbanks, past oxbows in the river and through an abandoned rail tunnel. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

 

Bike Suffield/Congamond, Suffield CT


Sat, September 22, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

This pleasant 27 mile ride is mostly over flat terrain starting from Suffield Village shopping plaza, riding West to Congamond Lake in Southwick, Ma. We will get some neat views of the Suffield countryside and with some luck we should get some beautiful foliage along the route. We will option a lunch at Red Robbin or @ the park by the lake.

Directions: Take I-91 to Exit 40, Route 20. Take the second exit to Rt 75 / Ella Grasso Tpke. and turn right on 75. Stay on Rt. 75  for about five miles past  the airport to the junction of Rt. 168 in Suffield.   Driveway into the plaza is on the right after the traffic light.  

Retain these direction for your information. Meet at 9 am, ready to ride.  For further information, contact Leader: Andy (860) 306-4809, aouellette1@cox.net 

 

 

An Urban Hiking Adventure in New York City - Midtown


Sun, October 7, 2018

Cost: $40 Non-Members, $20 Members

A fast paced and exciting 6 - 8 mile walking tour of the Big Apple, past many famous sights and landmarks. We will meet in New Haven and take the train to Grand Central. Our specific itinerary is dependent on the day’s weather and traffic, as well as group interest and stamina. We may use various forms of transport including subways, ferries, trams and Citibikes before the day is done. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net 

 

 

Bike The Farmington River Valley, New Hartford CT


Sat, October 13, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

A scenic 24 mile ride along quiet country roads through colorful autumn foliage along the wild and scenic Farmington River. The ride starts in New Hartford from the library PL and pauses at Goodwin Dam then proceeds to the town of Riverton where we will break for lunch at a local deli.  

Directions: Rt. 44 West to New Hartford, Turn left on Rt. 219 and take your first right to the church parking lot.

Retain these directions for your information. Meet at 9 am, ready to ride. For further information, contact Leader: Andy (860) 306-4809, aouellette1@cox.net 

 

 

Hike Penwood SP, Bloomfield CT


Sun, November 18, 2018

Cost: $15 Non-Members, Free to Members

A easy to moderate 5 mile hike past a lovely pond and great views into Simsbury. Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants one week prior to event.

For further information, contact Leader: Leo (860) 913-6692, leo.pon@snet.net

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