Hike Day III - Poughkeepsie, NY
Saturday, October 20, 2019
Join us Saturday, October 20th for Fun, Hiking and Friends. Let's escape the city and take advantage of the beautiful Fall Foliage and it's cooler weather. The day is simple, starting an MTA train ride to our hike then practice some yoga, meditation, breathwork and closing the day with fun and celebration at the Mahoney's Irish Pub.
Our field trip will begin early with a 100 minute train ride along the scenic Hudson River. Once we arrive at the "Poughkeepsie" stop, we have a short 20min walk to the trailhead in Fannie Reese State Park where we will begin our five hour hike. We have chosen a trail that is not overly challenging, and not too wimpey either.
Once we reached the peak of our hike we will take a rest, refuel with your snack and also play with some light asana work, pranayama and meditation. Then continue down the mountain to Mahoney's Irish Pub (2min walk to the train stop) where will enjoy a short happy hour and then our Family-Style food.
At the Mahoney's, we have selected a delicious family style meal with vegetarian options for all us to enjoy. Drinks are not included in the price but everyone is welcome to enjoy as many libations as you like. Sorry no children for HikeDay
TICKET PURCHASES (two options)
$108.00 per person
Includes roundtrip train ticket, Hike, Yoga, Dinner at Mahoney's
$83.00 per person
Includes Hike, Yoga, Dinner at Mahoney's (No Train)
IMPORTANT!! When making your reservation please note what entree option you would like to eat at Mahoney's. Where's the Menu...? Keep scrolling.
A Glance at our day:
Meet at Grand Central Station 8:15am
Departure:8:30am from Grand Central Station, NYC
Train leaves Grand Central at 8:35am
Arrive in Poughkeepsie - 10:20am
Walk over a beautiful bridge to trailhead
Hike up (starting about 11am)
At the Peak: light asana, meditation, breathwork, eat your snack/lunch
Hike back down
Mahoney's Happy Hour when we arrive then pre-fix meal @5:30pm.
Train Leaves @7:48pm. if you would like to make other travel arrangements please let us know and we will work something out.
Back in New York City. before 9:30pm
NOTE: if you only have time for the hike and not the meal, NO problem we can work something out, just send us a message at email@example.com.
What to Bring
Small Hiking Pack
Snack/Light lunch (not provided) - Think about how you want to reward yourself for hiking, snacks, energy bars, fruit...etc
A friend or two
Rain* gear (?) -Check the weather the night before and consider bringing something lightweight and breathable.
light warm layer if or when the temperature does change.
Hiking footwear -Wearing shoes is optional and I highly recommend trying a little barefoot hiking. I had the pleasure of canyoning bare-foot with Wim Hof in the Spanish Pyrenees July 2107. It was awesome.!!
Toilet paper (possibly)
What about the hike?
The hike through the beautiful forest setting of Fannie Reese is a mild hike available to all skill levels. Moderately trafficked. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash. If you are bringing a dog check with the restaurant and see if there are allowed
Here are some more details:
Difficulty: 4.5 out of 10 (rolling climbs with mild-steep, rocky sections)
Highlights: Scenic trail with several nice views, Hudson River overlook.
Distance: 5.0 miles, round-trip
4-5 hours, Approximate roundtrip time:
Total ascent: 629 ft
*What happens if it Rains?
We are planning this day for rain or shine. We are obviously hoping for great Fall weather but if Mother Nature has something else in mind we will adjust accordingly. If we need to cancel the entire trip because of severe and unsafe weather then we will refund your money.
Due to our our agreements with the Mahoney's and because we are buying train tickets in bulk, we have a 72 hour no refund cancellation policy. This translates to three days prior so end of day Wednesday, Oct 17th you can cancel your reservation for a refund.
Our Meal at Mahoney's Irish Pub
As part of your reservation, we've arranged a pre-fixed meal at the Mahoney's for all of us to enjoy together. All tax and tips are included as well.
Beer and booze are NOT included.
(We will all share these):
Fried Calamari: w/marinara sauce
Beet Salad: Spinach, beets, Feta cheese, avocado, tomatoes and red onions
Red Fox Quesadilla: Filled w/roasted vegatables, with cheddar, tomatoes, and onions
Chicken Tenders: served w/Fries and honey mustard sauce
Four Entree Options
(NOTE!! When making your reservation please note what entree you would like for dinner)
Jack Daniels Burger: Jack Daniels onion sauce & cheddar cheese. Served w/fries, lettuce, tomato, onion, coleslaw, & pickle
Emmett’s Fish & Chips: Fresh haddock fillet, Guinness beer battered and fried until golden brown. Served w/fries,
coleslaw & tartar sauce
Pan Seared Salmon Filet: Served w/rice & sautéed mixed vegetables topped w/Dijon mustard sauce
Penne a la Vodka: Penne pasta with a light Vodka & cream sauce
Vegan or special food requirements…? When you are making a reservation please let us know and Mahoney’s will accommodate.
If you are DRIVING...
Please arrive to the Poughkeepsie Train stop no later than 10:30am so we can all walk to the trailhead and hike together.
Here is the google pin to Poughkeepsie Train Stop.
Mahoney's Irish Pub is a neighborhood staple located on the riverfront in Poughkeepsie, NY just steps away from the Metro North station. Mahoney's opened in 2004 in the historic building which was once the original Vassar Brewery and has allowed people to enjoy great food, serve and entertainment being awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017
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Thank you! We hope you join us!