New York City Walking & Hiking Clubs

Watkins Glen State Park New YorkJoining 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.

Hiking & Nature Meetup

This club is based in New York City, with hikes ranging from one day to 20+ mile challenges. Most local trips can be reached by public transportation. Some events end the day with a restaurant meal together. 

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 10,000 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.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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