Sunday, January 29, 2023

Enjoy a day in the woods as we follow the winding trails to the serene shores of Bennett’s Pond. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend the day on quiet, wooded trails as we explore this hidden treasure.  It’s a lesser-known area, so we are likely to have the trails to ourselves. And remember to be on the lookout for wildlife! Bennett’s pond is home to a pair of nesting swans, a blue heron, and beavers, just to name a few. There is not a lot of elevation change, making this the perfect, relaxing winter hike.

  • NY State Licensed and Wilderness First Responder Certified Guide
  • Transportation to and from NYC (if you would like to meet us at the trailhead, please email for a discount)
  • Hike around a forest pond, teeming with wildlife
  • Post-hike stop at a local cafe

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: 4 miles

Elevation Gain: 500 feet

Group Size: 2 - 14 adventurers


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:15 am

Departure Time: 7:30 am

Return Time: Approximately 5:30 pm



  • Waterproof hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Leg gaiters


  • Adventure Untamed will provide any traction devices you need, but if you have your own microspikes/snowshoes/crampons, feel free to bring them
  • Insulating puffy and insulating pants
  • Fleece / mid layer
  • Windproof/waterproof top and bottom layers that can fit over all other layers
  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least two (2) liters of water (*note* if temperature is below freezing do not bring hydration bladders – will freeze)
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand / foot warmers (optional)
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)