Activities & Workshops

Those interested in participating must register in person at the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10. Payment is required to hold your slot in a program. Full refunds will be issued for any canceled programs.

Hours

Outdoor Pursuits is closed for the summer. Beginning Fall 2016 the Outdoor Pursuits office and Rental Center will be open 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Fall 2016 adventure activities calendar

ACTIVITY
 DATE AND TIME
 LOCATION AND COST
SIGN UP BY

SEPTEMBER

     
 Hike the Glen  Fri., Sept. 9 from 4 - 6 p.m.  Local, $5  Wed., Sept. 7
River Trails & Ice Cream Bike Ride Sat., Sept. 10 from 1 - 5 p.m. Binghamton, $5 w/ BOP bike; FREE w/ your own bike  Thurs., Sept. 8
 3 Gorges Waterfall Hike Sun., Sept. 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ithaca, NY, $10 Thurs., Sept. 8
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Sun., Sept. 11 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. (rain date: Sun., Sept. 25)  Dorchester Park, $35  Thurs., Sept. 8
Full Moon Hike Fri., Sept. 16 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Nature Preserve, FREE Wed., Sept. 14
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Sun., Sept. 18 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. (rain date: Sun., Sept. 25)  Dorchester Park, $35 Thurs., Sept. 15
Waterfalls Hike Fri., Sept. 23 from 2:30 - 6 p.m. Salt Springs State Park, $5 Wed., Sept. 21
Zip Line! Sat., Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Challenge Course, $5 students/$10 others Thurs., Sept. 22
Rock Rift Fire Tower Sat., Sept. 24 from 9:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cannonsville Reservoir. $10 Thurs., Sept. 22

OCTOBER

     
Can U Canoe? Sun., Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dorchester Park, $5 Thurs., Sept. 29
Foliage & Fire Tower Hike Sun., Oct. 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Balsam Lake MTN, $15 Fri., Sept. 30
3 Gorges Waterfalls Hike Mon. Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ithaca, $10 Fri., Sept. 30
Nature Preserve Sunset hike Fri., Oct. 7 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Nature Preserve, FREE Wed., Oct. 5
Hike for the Ta-Ta's Sat., Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oakley Corners State Forest, t-shirt w/ $20 donation Thurs., Oct. 6
Watkins Glen Gorge Bike & Hike  Wed., Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Watkins Glen, $20 w/ a BOP bike; $15 w/ your own bike  Fri., Oct. 7 
Pool Kayaking Sat., Oct. 15 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. East Gym Pool, FREE Thurs., Oct. 13
BOP Trail Crew GIM Hike Sun., Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Finger Lakes Trail in Walton, NY; FREE Fri., Oct. 14
High Ropes and Zip line Sat., Oct. 22 from 1 - 4 p.m. Challenge Course, $10 Thurs., Oct. 20

NOVEMBER

     
 Beaver Moon Night Hike Sun., Nov. 13 from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Nature Preserve, FREE  Fri., Nov. 11 

DECEMBER

     
       

 

Fall 2016 adventure activities information

Hike the Glen

4 - 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9

Nestled in a hidden glen not far from campus is a forest oasis. Winding trails lead to a gorge with towering Hemlocks and a gently falling stream. Bring your camera, water bottle and sturdy shoes for a refreshing hike.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office EG-10 by Wednesday, Sept. 7

The Glen - $5

 

River Trails & Ice Cream Bike Ride

1 - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Pedal the historic Binghamton River Trail along the Chenango River. We’ll show you bicycle routes that will help you commute between downtown and campus without hitting the Parkway. Bring $$ for a frozen yogurt stop on the way back. If you need a bike, BOP bikes can be assigned for the ride. Local maps will be available. Meet outside the BOP office, side door of the East Gym.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Sept. 8

$5 w/ BOP bike, FREE w/ your bike.

 

3 Gorges Waterfalls Hike

 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Lace up your hiking boots for a grand slam of three of our Finger Lakes gorges! First up is Taughannock Falls gorge where you will stand in the mist of the second highest falls in NYS, then Buttermilk Falls with an awesome gorge full of natural curiosities, and finally Robert H. Treman State Park featuring 115 foot Lucifer Falls.  Maybe bring $ for a food stop in Ithaca after the hike. 

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Sept. 8.

Ithaca - $10

 

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

12:30 - 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

RAIN DATE: Sunday, Sept. 25

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) has its origins in Hawaiian culture. Standing on the deck of surf boards and using a long outrigger paddle, it is a great way to explore bodies of water. We will head to the lake at Dorchester Park for a half day introduction with Southern Tier SUP. Swimming ability is a must. Pack a water bottle, lunch, snacks, towel and dry clothes for our return to campus. Wear a bathing suit, sun screen and water shoes. Sign up early as space is limited.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Sept. 8.

Dorchester Park - $35

 

Full Moon Social Hike

6 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16

Meet other outdoorsy-types and enjoy an evening hike. We will take our time climbing the Oak Trail to the meadow overlooking campus to watch the rise of the full moon over the Susquehanna River valley. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are still necessary. Meet in front of Mohawk at 5:50 p.m.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Wednesday, Sept. 14.

BU Nature Preserve - FREE


Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

12:30 - 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18

RAIN DATE: Sunday, Sept. 25

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) has its origins in Hawaiian culture. Standing on the deck of surf boards and using a long outrigger paddle, it is a great way to explore bodies of water. We will head to the lake at Dorchester Park for a half day introduction with Southern Tier SUP. Swimming ability is a must. Pack a water bottle, lunch, snacks, towel and dry clothes for our return to campus. Wear a bathing suit, sun screen and water shoes. Sign up early as space is limited.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Sept. 15.

Dorchester Park - $35

 

Waterfalls Hike

2:30 - 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23

In neighboring Pennsylvania is a unique state park! Three waterfalls and pioneer tales shroud this stand of virgin eastern hemlocks. Come hike along the water and beneath these magnificent trees! Wear shoes that can wet, bring a backpack with a water bottle and snacks.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Wednesday, Sept. 21.

$5 - Salt Springs State Park, PA

 

Zip Line!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

Start the weekend with a whoosh! Our zip line begins with a 35 foot tree climb to the take-off platform. From there it’s a terrific ride along 225 foot zip line.

Sign up at the Rec Center Front Desk by Saturday, Sept. 24.

Challenge Course - $5 current students/$10 others

 

Rock Rift Fire Tower Hike

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

Join us as we hike the new 5.4 mile Rock Rift Fire Tower trail. Built in 1934, the Rock Rift Fire Tower is the last unrestored fire tower in the Catskills on public lands. A steep climb to the top of Tower Mountain rewards hikers with views of the Cannonsville Reservoir. Although the tower cannot be climbed, the hike to the top traverses glacial moraines, mature oak and cherry forests as it follows part of the old telephone line that once connected to the tower. Pack lunch, snacks and plenty of water. The hike uphill can be strenuous but well worth the effort!

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits officeEG-10 by Thursday, Sept. 22

Cannonsville Reservoir – $10

 

Can U Canoe?

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

Canoeing is a great way to relax, recreate and meet new people. Join us for a quiet afternoon paddle on a nearby lake. After an introduction to basic strokes and a safety briefing, we will set out to explore. Participants must be able to swim.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office EG-10 by Thursday, Sept. 29.

Dorchester Park - $5

 

Fall Foliage & Fire Tower Hike

8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

Balsam Lake Mountain at 3723 feet stands taller than anything as far as the eye can see. The fragrance of balsam fir trees on this summit only serve to add to this high mountain experience. The brilliant autumn colors make for incredible photos from the fire tower on the summit. Bring along a small pack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day. Sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Essential clothing for the weather is a must (rain wear and synthetic jacket). Meet the BOP van in front of the East Gym at 8:20 a.m.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Sept. 30.

Balsam Lake & Graham Mountains - $15

 

3 Gorges Waterfalls Hike

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 (Rosh Hashanah Break)

Lace up your hiking boots for a grand slam of three of our Finger Lakes gorges! First up is Taughannock Falls gorge where you will stand in the mist of the second highest falls in NYS, then Buttermilk Falls with an awesome gorge full of natural curiosities, and finally Robert H. Treman State Park featuring 115 foot Lucifer Falls.  Maybe bring $ for a food stop in Ithaca after the hike. Meet the BOP van in front of the East Gym at 9:20 a.m.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Sept. 30.

Ithaca - $10

 

Nature Preserve Sunset Hike

6 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7

Hike to the hilltop with time to catch your breath, relax and see the sun go down. Clear your head and enjoy an early Autumn night with us!

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office EG-10 by Wednesday, October 5

BU Nature Preserve - Free

 

Hike for the Ta-Ta’s

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Join Outdoor Pursuits for this fund raising effort. We’re combining two worthy endeavors at one time!  Accompanied by the autumn colors, this will be a gentle and flat hike. We are partnering with the Campus Rec Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team who will be walking in Binghamton while we are hiking on trails. Your $20 donation guarantees your spot in the hiking group.  After our hike we will stop for cider, donuts and goodies. Bring additional $$ for this stop.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Oct. 6

$20 donation – Oakley Corners State Forest

 

Watkins Glen Gorge Bike & Hike

9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12

A scenic canal towpath and old railroad bed that has been transformed into a bicycling path provides us with a flat ride (approximately 12 miles) and passes the cascading waters of Montour Falls. We will take a break to hike the gorge of Watkins Glen State Park and enjoy even more falling water. This trip makes for a great day of adventure away from campus. Pack a camera, hearty lunch, snacks and a water bottle for sure. Helmets are a must. Bring $$ for one of the best ice cream stops ever.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office EG-10 by Monday, Oct. 10.

Watkins Glen  - $20 with a BOP bike; $15 with your bike

 

Pool Kayaking

7 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

For the never ever been kayaking kayaker!  Take the plunge and learn the wet exit, basic strokes and maybe even try an Eskimo roll in the warm waters of the East Gym pool.  This is a great way to try it out and see if our classes and activities are for you. For those with a more experience or past participation, come out and play or practice!

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office EG-10 by Thursday, Oct. 13.

EG Pool - FREE

 

BOP Trail Crew GIM Hike

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

Stewardship of our natural places, a spirit of camaraderie, meeting new people and satisfying hard work – that is our promise for those looking to give back to our regional trails.  Outdoor Pursuits has adopted a 5.6 mile section of the Finger Lakes Trail in the nearby western Catskills. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to do your fair share, take pride in your work and be part of a team effort.

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a GIM hike along this especially scenic portion of the Finger Lakes trail.  This will be a gentle, flat and invigorating hike on “our” section of the trail. We will remove any fallen limbs from summer storms, knock back overgrowth and check that the trail still has its proper markings. Notes will be made for future projects.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Oct. 14

 

High Ropes & Zip Line

1 - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

Outdoor Pursuits offers this as an opportunity to experience what our campus Challenge Course can offer you, your office, your classes, colleagues, work groups, or other interested entities. Tell a friend or a project group. Climb the cargo net and traverse the high ropes course then zip line down. Sign up as an individual or with others. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Oct. 20

Challenge Course- $10

Beaver Moon Night Hike

4 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13

Never hiked under the full moon? Guaranteed to be more than just a walk in the dark! Dress in warmly and bring a flashlight if you want. Meet in front of Mohawk at 3:50 p.m.

Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Friday, Nov. 11.

BU Nature Preserve - FREE

 

Last Updated: 9/21/16