leisure 05.4.15

Out of Town: Back to Nature
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Wild Earth Adventures, was founded by Charles Cook, who has led more than 2000 trips over three decades. Info on Wild Earth's wilderness camping is here. See more below under Hiking.

New York Camping Guide is a free, online guide that gives a good overview of the state parks where camping is allowed.

Zipline New York, located at Hunter Mountain, has several variations for zipline rides, including a night tour.

Town Tinker will fit you out to enjoy the rapids of Esopus Creek. On several days between June and October, they turbocharge the creek by opening the portal wider.

Wild Earth Adventures describes the rewards of hiking as well as anyone could. Next Saturday, they do an easy-moderate hike to Raymondskill Falls, Pennsylvania's highest waterfall (four feet shorter than Niagara).

Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley: Four-Season Guide To 60 Of The Best Trails From The Hudson Highlands To Albany is a useful reference.

Avid hikers may want to be a part of the NY-NJ Trail Conference, which helps protect the 2000 miles of public trails in the two states.

On June 20, Gear to Go leads an easy, Parents & Kids Hike, about three miles, which will give you views over the Hudson Highlands. $69.95

In addition to Gear to Go (and Paragon), check out Tent & Trails and Best Made.

And a new one (to us, anyway): UWS-based Bush Smarts, which sells beautifully designed camping gear online.

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