All posts tagged: Hiking

July 29: Lake Awosting – Meditative Hike & Swim

Bask in Some of NY’s Greatest Views and Cool Off in a Glacial Lake What We Love Swim in a glacial lake Open views of stunning cliffs Lush and colorful forests Visit a local farm stand Photo credit: Discover Outdoors Register Here After arriving at the beautiful glacial Lake Minnewaska, we’ll warm up with three miles through the lush and mystical forests high above the Palmaghatt Ravine. We’ll take in the sweeping views of Gertrude’s Nose and the Hudson Valley as we make our way to the cliffs of Hamilton Point. Our next stop is Lake Awosting, where we can take a break by the calm waters and jump in for a quick swim while we enjoy lunch.  After our rest, we’ll turn to off our gentle carriage roads and join the wondrous Shawangunk Ridge Trail out to take in views from Castle Point and Litchfield Ledge, stretching out to the Catskill Mountains.  We’ll return back to our trailhead via a moderate carriage road and enjoy some final views before our ride home. We’ll integrate …

September 9-10: Nature Meditation Camping Weekend in Harriman State Park

Two Days of Outdoors, Meditation and Peace “Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.  Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.” — John Muir Photo Credits: Discover Outdoors Register Here The backcountry is one of the best places to find peace, quiet, and calm.  This weekend, we’re taking full advantage of the stillness of the woods as we spend two days escaping the city to practice meditation and mindfulness. You’ll meet your Discover Outdoors guides Saturday morning and take a short drive to Harriman State Park.  Your morning hike will take you to camp for the weekend, a mild three miles from the trailhead.  You’ll arrive at the remote campsite along the Long Path, overlooking a peaceful lake and the lush trees below.  Once at your destination, you’ll …