Sunday, October 8, 2023

This fall we are picking amazing destinations to see fall foliage! Bennett’s Pond State Park is an easy drive from the City but feels miles away from civilization. Its abundance of flora and fauna (including a swan nest and beaver lodges) makes it an amazing hike. Its forested trails, right on the shores of lakes and ponds, make it the perfect fall foliage destination.

Enjoy a day in the woods as we follow the winding trails to the serene shores of Lake Windwing and 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. And remember to be on the lookout for wildlife! Lake Windwing has many species of fish, and Bennett’s pond is home to swans and other wildlife. The elevation change is gradual throughout the day, and we’ll take out time to appreciate the trail and immerse ourselves in the outdoors.

What’s included:

  • NY State Licensed and Wilderness First Responder Certified Guide
  • Transportation to and from NYC
  • Foliage hike
  • Post-hike stop at a local cafe

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: 6.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 921 feet

Group Size: 2 - 14 adventurers


W 73rd and Broadway

Check-in Time: 7:15 am

Departure Time: 7:30 am

Return Time: Approximately 5:30 pm



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


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least two (2) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • 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)