March Full Moon Hike

Beaver Meadow Nature Center 1610 Welch Rd, North Java, NY, United States

Join us for a full moon hike at Beaver Meadow Nature Center. We will enjoy the sounds of Spring Peepers with the night lit up by a full moon. Snacks […]

$20.00

Spring Ephemeral Hike

Join us for an amazing display of Spring Ephemerals. The location of this hike will be disclosed to participants only to reduce our impact.  The location is approximately 1.5 hours east of Buffalo. Spring ephemerals are perennial woodland wildflowers that develop aerial parts (i.e. stems, leaves, and flowers) of the plant early each spring and […]

$20.00

Finger Lakes Winter Hiking Challenge Warp-up Party

Rising Storm Brewing Company at the Mill 1880 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY, United States

Join us in celebrating the conclusion of the 2023 Finger Lakes Winter Hiking Challenge at Rising Storm Brewing Company at the Mill. Come and meet your fellow hikers and enjoy a beer with Outside Chronicles. We will have challenge patches and stickers available for those who have completed the challenge. Additionally, there will be exciting […]

Free

Essential Backpacking Skills

Chestnut Ridge Park 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park, United States

Getting ready to spend the night out in a tent? This course will teach you the skills to be successful and comfortable spending a night in the wilderness. We will go over the fundamentals of backpacking by packing our pack, setting up a mock camp, learning how to use our stoves, making a fire, storing […]

$59.00

WNY Winter Hiking & Winter Birding Challenges Wrap-up Party

42 North Brewing Company 25 Pine Street, East Aurora, NY, United States

Let's celebrate the successful completion of the 2023 WNY Winter Hiking Challenge and the 2024 Buffalo Audubon Winter Birding Challenge in style at 42 North Brewing Company. Come and meet your fellow hikers and birders and enjoy a beer with Outside Chronicles and Buffalo Audubon. Finishers can pick up their challenge patches and stickers, and […]

Free

Virtual Hiking 101 (Free)

Zoom Virtual Classroom

New to hiking? Want to explore new trails with confidence? This will be an online course offered through Zoom. This course will go over the basics of hiking and is designed for the new and novice hiker.  We will do a deep dive into the suggested gear for day hiking (ie. The 10 Essentials), basic […]

Free

PEAK Training

Why do we climb mountains? It's hard work, both physically and mentally. We climb because the rewards make it worthwhile. Standing on top of a mountain is a life changing experience. Our new 8-week fitness program will get you ready to climb your first PEAK. We call it PEAK because we will help you increase […]

$299.00

Basic Land Navigation with a Map and Compass (May 2024)

Zoom Virtual Classroom

This is a two part class: Virtual Class - This portion will be held via Zoom and will be a lecture format with live demos. On-site Class - You will use what you learned in the lecture to navigate on-trail and off-trail at Knox Farm State Park * * Rain date is 5/17/24 During this […]

$59.00

Guided Trip to Minister Creek

Minister Creek Hiking Trail PA-666, Sheffield, NY, United States

Minister Creek, located in the Allegheny National Forest, is a great location for the novice backpackers. You will hike approximately 3.5 miles each day through some rocky terrain and moderate elevation changes. We will visit the Minister Valley overlook and setup camp on the creek. Here is a sample itinerary of the trip**: Pre-Trip (Zoom) […]

$89.00

Basic Land Navigation with a Map and Compass (June 2024)

Zoom Virtual Classroom

This is a two part class: Virtual Class - This portion will be held via Zoom and will be a lecture format with live demos. On-site Class - You will use what you learned in the lecture to navigate on-trail and off-trail at Knox Farm State Park * * Rain date is 7/1/24 During this […]

$59.00

Beginner Adirondack Mountain Trip

Adirondack Mountains Lake Placid, NY, United States

Want to climb an Adirondack Mountain? This trip is designed for the first time mountain climber. We will help you reach your first summit. We will tackle some of the "easier" mountains in the Adirondacks. It does not mean these hikes are easy.  You will still be challenged by climbing significant elevation on rugged terrain. […]

$529.00

Adirondack Canoe Adventure

Saranac Lakes Saranac, NY, United States

Embark on a classic Adirondack Adventure. Join us on a 3 day/2 night guided canoe trip on the beautiful Saranac Lakes. We will help you perfect your paddle strokes, assist with setting up camp, and portaging. Your guides will even cook you delicious dinners at camp. You will have many opportunities to see wildlife and […]

$679.00

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