Joining a hiking or walking club in New York City is a great way to get introduced to hiking, stay fit and meet new people with the same interests. Hiking clubs typically require annual membership dues. There are many hiking clubs that you can choose from, depending on your personal preferences such as size of club, types of activities and membership costs.
New York Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club
This club was founded in 1922. It is a membership organization dedicated in outdoors activity not only as a walking and hiking club but also for camping, swimming, skiing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking. The club is committed to the conservation and preservation of nature. Club members are entitled to guest privileges at Camp Nawakwa, a campground with rustic cabins by Lake Sebago. Annual membership cost depends on categories such as student, individual, family or senior.
NY Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club
802 W. 190th Street #1F
New York, NY 10040
Contact: Jerry Flower (212) 923-5473
New York Hiking Club
This club is affiliated with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, with the aim of furthering interest in hiking and other outdoor activities for all its members. Membership is open to ages 18 and above. The club was organized in 1922 and holds membership meetings in March, June and November.
New York Hiking Club
c/o Mayer Wiesen
16 Marden Avenue
Sea Cliff, New York 11579
Appalachian Mountain Club New York-North Jersey Chapter
This club aims to promote the protection, enjoyment and wise use of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Appalachian region. This chapter boasts over 13,000 members, making it the second largest of the 12 regional chapters of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Members can choose and enjoy more than 20 outdoor events on most weekends. There is an estimated number of 1200 events in the New York area each year, which includes approximately 1000 hikes or walks along with other outdoor activities such as canoe/kayak trips, biking, sailing, climbing and skiing.
New York-North Jersey Chapter
5 Tudor City Place
New York, NY 10017