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Member Meeting

Umberto's of Mama Marisa 2245 South Rd, Poughkeepsie

Summer Garden Party

Frank Van Zanten's 138 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie

The annual HVSC Garden Party at the home of Frank & Lois Van Zanten, 138 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie Bring a shared dish & BYOB

Dutchess Rail Trail Cleanup

Rail Trail park Rail Trail park, La Grange

It’s time for a mid-summer sweep of the trail! Join us for a fun morning while cleaning up any trailside trash,and catch up with everyone’s ski plans for the winter. As part of the Dutchess Rail Trail’s Adopt-A-Trail program, we cover the section between Old Manchester Road off Route 55 (H.G. Page) and Titusville Road (Gold’s Gym). We’ll meet sharply at 9:30 AM at the Rail Trail parking lot behind H.G. Page (the lot closest to the over-highway bridge), and after a brief safety talk, we’ll head out for a 2 mile walk, picking up any litter along the way. Trash bags and rubber gloves will be provided to all participants. After backtracking to our cars, we’ll gather for a […]

Kayak – Kingston Point Beach + Picnic Meeting

Kingston Point Beach 102-144 Delaware Ave, Kingston

  Afternoon paddle on the Hudson followed by a picnic. Bring food to share and your beverage of choice. Click here for the complete schedule of Kayaking events.

Kayak – Cheviot Dock

Cheviot Park Cheviot Rd, Germantown

Afternoon Paddle on the Hudson Click here for the complete 29=018 schedule.

North County and Putnam Trailways Bike Ride

Putnam Trailway Parking Brewster Cameron's Deli, Brewster

Bike the Putnam and North County Trailways from Brewster Heights to Yorktown Heights and return. Approximately 36 miles. Lunch at the Trailside Cafe in Yorktown.


Member Meeting

Gibson's 11 Vassar Rd, Poughkeepsie

Paddling/Camping in the Adirondacks

There is nothing like fall in the Adirondacks! I am planning a paddling/camping week in the Adirondacks and want you to consider joining us. The dates are September 23 - 27, 2019. This year we will set up camp at a state campground and then take day paddles at different lakes/ ponds/creeks each day. This would allow us to do all our paddling with unloaded boats rather than paddling “loaded” to an isolated campsite and of course “loaded” back to put-in and cars. The campground is Fish Creek Ponds Public Campground, located off Rt 30 at Square Pond and Fish Creek Ponds in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness. Using this campground as a base, there are innumerable day paddling options […]

Kayak Finale for 2019 + Picnic – Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill

Dutchmans Landing Park Dutchman's Landing, Catskill

Last trip of the season -- picnic to follow. Ready to paddle at 11:00 a.m. We will provide dogs and burghs with condiments. You are responsible for a dish to share and the beverage of your choice. Not paddling -- come anyway and enjoy the picnic and the hopefully beautiful fall day. Hope to see all……….. If you have questions, please contact: Yvonne:  845-481-2898 (home), 845-417-7144 (cell)

Hike – New Location -Fanny Reese Preserve, Highland NY

Johnson-Iorio Memorial Park 281 Haviland Rd, Highland

New Location - meet at Johnson-Iorio Park at the end of Haviland Rd. Go past the Western entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson, all the way to the end of the road. This is a moderate hike with some elevation change. About 4 miles.

Appalachian Trail Hike – Date Change

RPH Shelter RPH Shelter, East Fishkill

Unlike anything you’ll While every shelter on the Appalachian Trail has its own unique character, the RPH Shelter in New York State is u encounter up and down the trail. This is truly a Hiker Hilton with takeout delivery,  lounge furniture, picnic tables, plaster walls, a clean painted floor, working windows, a nice privy, and even a small library. I had the pleasure of camping here alone, although some company would have been welcome too, back in mid-April when I hiked the New York AT. The shelter has a funny location. It’s located right off the Taconic Parkway, and looks a little suspicious on the New York/New Jersey Map of the AT due to its proximity to a road. But it’s […]

Trash Talking on the Rail Trail

Rail Trail Park Old Manchester Road, Poughkeepsie

It’s that time again… Please join us for a fun morning as we walk the section between Old Manchester Road and Titusville Road, cleaning up any trailside trash. This will be the HVSC’s seventh year participating in the Adopt-A-Trail Program on the Dutchess Rail Trail. We’ll meet 9:30 AM sharp at the Rail Trail parking lot behind H.G. Page (the lot closest to the Route 55 over-highway bridge), and after a brief safety talk, we’ll head out for a 2 mile walk, picking up any litter along the way. After backtracking to our cars, we’ll gather for a late breakfast/early lunch at the Daily Planet on Route 55, always a great way to continue the conversations. Trash bags and rubber […]

Member Meeting

Gibson's (Poughkeepsie Steakhouse) 11 Vassar Rd, Poughkeepsie

West Point Football – ARMY vs UMASS

West Point 674 Thayer Road, West Point

Come see the ARMY Black Knights play the UMASS Minutemen. Michie Stadium, US Military Academy, West Point, Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 Game Time: 12 Noon, Tailgate Party Time: TBA  We have a limited number of reserved seats near mid-field, sideline, for a fabulous day at our nation's West Point Military Academy. We also have a reserved area for our pre-game and post-game Tailgate Parties. Carpooling from Newburgh will be required as we are limited to six car passes. Event Organizer Deadline to Purchase tickets: Sept. 15, 2019 Send check for $60 payable to HVSC and mailed to:Betty Mostachetti56 Folan RoadAmenia, NY 12501Email: