Schedule for April 2021                                            IHC home page

Saturday  April 3, 2021              High Point Hike        Strenuous

A nice hike on the AT, Monument, and Cedar Swamp trails. Returning on some old paths. Great views at the Monument. Sorry but the Monument is only open for climbing the narrow stairs to the top in the Summer season. Lunch at the Monument or along the trail. The Cedar Swamp is a unique, rare and disappearing natural environment. One short steep incline to the Monument. (the highest point in NJ, 1,803 feet above sea level).

Leaders:    Mike Roulier    201-522-0259     [email protected]

                  Jill Wilson    973-879-0531    [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 a.m.    High Point State Park AT Parking Lot, Rt-23, Wantage, NJ 07461

From I-287 Exit 52: Take Rt-23 North 34 mi to High Point State Park. Almost to the Top of Rt-23 hill, on the left is the AT Parking Lot (just past mile marker 48), immediately after large stone piers on both sides of Rt-23.       GPS (41.3035, -74.6667)


Sunday     April 4, 2021              Easter                      No Hike


Sunday     April 11, 2021            TBA Meetup

Additional details will be announced via IHC E-MAIL NETWORK one week before the event.


Saturday        April 17, 2021   Roosevelt Island, Astoria and Randall’s Island    Strenuous

This is a mostly flat urban hike with views, bridges and Islands. Biggest climb is for bridge crossings. We will take cable car to Roosevelt Island, tour coast of island, cross to Astoria, pass through Socrates Sculpture Park and Astoria Park. We will take RFK bridge to Randall’s Island, pedestrian bridge to Manhattan and the Second Avenue Subway back to Penn Station. Bring MetroCard to pay for cable car and subway. A joint walk with Freewalkers and Shorewalkers.

Leader:     Brian Coan    862-222-6471     B[email protected]

Meet:         Penn Station NY-NJ Transit Waiting Area [Near Men’s Room]

Additional details will be announced via IHC E-MAIL NETWORK one week before the event.


Sunday     April 25, 2021            AT #19A—Depot Hill Rd. to Beekman Upland Trail             Strenuous

This hike is about 10 mi in length. We begin at Depot Rd, and continue North on the ridge that we followed on the previous section. With little views we descend into W. Pawling and cross Old & New Rt-55 and enter the area of Nuclear Lake. The lake obtained its name from an incident at a laboratory adjunct to the lake. The lab had some Trouble and the AT was rerouted for some time. Since the cleanup, hikers pass by without the need for Giger Counters. Upon reaching the Beekman Upland Trail we turn around and return by the way we came.

Leader: Paul Ferlazzo   973-979-2010   [email protected] 

Meet: 9:00 AM     AT Parking, 301 Depot Hill Rd, Poughquag, NY 12570

From Suffern: @ I-287 & I-87N Interchange Exit 15A: Drive North on I-87N for 29 mi to Exit 17 for I-84 Eastbound. After the Tolls continue on I-84 across the Hudson for 16 mi to Exit 52A Taconic Parkway Northbound. Drive north for 1.4 miles and take Exit-38 for Rt-52 East. Drive 1.1 mi to NY-216 on left turn left and continue thru Stormville (sharp left) for 5.3 mi to Depot Hill Rd on right. Turn in and drive 1.9 mi (Steep Rd.) to small Multiple Use Area Parking. GPS (41.5732, -73.6807)   Trail crossing GPS (41.57123, -73.6806)


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