Rocks are meant for climbing! Whether you have experienced the unbridled joy of climbing outside, are a gym climber looking to climb outdoors, or a first-timer, join us for a trip to the Gunks, one of the best climbing areas in the country. Our rock guides will set up multiple ropes, so you will get a chance to try routes of varying difficulty and climb as much as you want throughout the day. We will teach you the basics and give feedback and beta throughout the day.
We will provide all the equipment that you need, including harnesses, helmets, and climbing shoes. Please email us your shoe size.
Spend the first half of the day hiking on the trails of Minnewaska State Park Preserve, with it beautiful glacial lakes and sweeping ridge views. Then, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at a local orchard, picking apples and pumpkins.
We’ll see fall colors against the backdrop of the most iconic view in Minnewaska State Park Preserve! This hike traverses the ridge of Gertrude’s Nose, a unique and beautiful rock formation on the Shawangunk Ridge. We’ll start our adventure at Lake Minnewaska, a glacial lake rimmed by towering white sandstone cliffs. We’ll then traverse carriage roads and woodland trails and enjoy breathtaking views at the top of the ridge before reaching Gertrude’s Nose. With a keen eye and a little luck, you might spot local wildlife, like a porcupine or a black vulture, a recent addition to this area’s bird population.
Join us for a rugged hike through three states! There are so many places to explore on this adventure. You will see breathtaking, 360-degree views from Brace Mountain, hike to the highest point in Connecticut as you ascent Mount Frissell, and see the place where all three states – Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York meet. The rugged and at times exposed terrain will challenge you, making the journey all the more worthwhile. We’ll see you on the trail!
Join us for a unique opportunity to see majestic birds of prey in the wild! Hawk Mountain is the international center for raptor observation and research. It becomes a temporary home to some of the largest birds in the world, as they migrate through the Northeast. We’ll hike the rugged trails, scramble though boulder fields, and stop at beautiful vistas where we’ll be able to observe these majestic birds of prey in the wild. October is peak eagle and red-tailed hawk migration season!
This hike goes through the region’s most popular wilderness area. It traverses the scenic cliffs of an ancient meteorite-impact zone.
Giant Ledge is named for its five ledges. The ledges open up onto beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains. And at the summit of Panther you will see the culminating, epic view. This hike is a great introduction to the Catskills. It’s an ‘easier’ hike compared to other 3500 peaks. And the views are spectacular!
Catch some of the last fall colors on this gorgeous hike. The trail comes right to the edge of the Hudson River. You will see panoramic views of the Palisade Cliffs on one side, and the beautiful Rockland Lake on the other. You will also hear the curious – and often forgotten – history of this lake. Did you know that it was once so famous that Thomas Edison Films documented the harvesting of ice there? Your guide will tell you how this lake is connected to the now ubiquitous tradition of putting ice in drinks.
Finally, you might even spot a few birds of prey, as we’ll be there at the end of their migration season.
Thriving in the wilderness is not just about beautiful views and your weekend dose of nature. It is about building a relationship, that you can take home with you, with the land itself. Understanding our local ecosystems and identifying and preparing local plants is key to building our relationship with nature. Join herbalist Alex of Mindful Wilderness for a hike off the beaten path and learn about sustainable foraging, harvesting techniques, plant identification, and the medicinal benefits of local plants. We’ll forage all fall has to offer!
NY State Licensed and Wilderness First Responder Certified Guide
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Forage for local plants with an experienced herbalist
We are going to try to catch the last of the foliage on this beautiful hike. For this adventure, we’ll explore the Catskill mountains, take in the views, and end by the highest cascading waterfall in New York State – Kaaterskill Falls – dropping in two tiers over 260 feet. Enjoy a peaceful day in the woods, as you take in the beauty of the changing seasons and learn about the local flora and fauna from our guide.
Spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of the City and immerse yourself in nature as our guide leads you on a mindful hike through the forest. Focus on the moment and find a new appreciation for the sights, sounds, and smells of nature, as you take care of your mind, body, and spirit. We’ll stop for guided meditation and learn more about the plants and animals that call the forest home.
We are still confirming the date with our partners. The proposed date is October 30.
You’ll begin with a moderate 4-mile hike through the beautiful Minnewaska State Park Preserve, with sweeping views of the entire Hudson Valley and Highlands. Your adventure continues on the historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, whose past residents experienced terrible tragedies, encountered apparitions, and held paranormal investigations. You’ll explore the 340-year-old street on a haunted walking tour where you’ll hear the thrilling, eerie, and mysterious tales from the darker side of history. Join us on this spooooky adventure!
We are still confirming the date with our partners. The proposed date is November 6.
Our adventure begins with a 4.5-mile hike in the beautiful Worthington State Forest, where we’ll see sweeping views of the Delaware Water Gap and hike along a part of the historic Appalachian Trail!
For the second half of the day, we’ll visit a wolf preserve where we’ll see these magnificent animals up-close and learn about the social structure of wolf packs, their eating habits, their interaction with man, and other fascinating facts about this endangered species. We’ll also have the opportunity to see and learn about foxes, bobcat, and lynx that call the preserve home.
Here at Adventure Untamed we want to help guide you in your exploration of wild places. On every adventure, we’ll challenge you to stay curious, explore, learn, and question your limits. Whether it’s an afternoon walk through the forest, gaining a deeper understanding of the plants and animals with whom we share the planet, or a marathon-distance hike through some of the most rugged terrain in the world, we’ll be there every step of the way as you discover the magic that lies just on the other side of taking the first step into the unknown.