Upcoming Trips

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Our student leaders are constantly coming up with more trips so be sure to check back regularly for the latest trips!

Sign up in Outdoor Pursuits or through the Recreational Sports Online Purchase Portal. Cash and credit are accepted.

Registration for all trips closes at noon the Wednesday before trip. For late registration please email outdoor.pursuits@cortland.edu

Fall Semester Calendar

August

September

Sunset Hike at Tinker Falls

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Join us for a leisurely 2 mile hike as we visit Tinker Falls and watch the sun set from a hang glider launch site on top of Jones Hill just 25 minutes away from campus!  No experience necessary and a snack is provided!

  • When: Sept. 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Tinker Falls
  • Cost: $5

Sunset Paddle

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Come learn how to paddle and enjoy the sunset on this local adventure! A light snack and all equipment will be provided. No experience necessary!

  • When: September 14, 2019
  • Where: Tully Lake (tentatively) 
  • Cost: $8

Intro to Camping

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Come learn the basics of camping and explore the "Grand Canyon of the East" with us!  Our trip leaders will show you everything you need to know, take you on hikes, and take your picture at some stunning waterfalls! All food and equipment provided.  No experience necessary. 

  • When: September 20-22, 2019
  • Where: Letchworth State Park
  • Cost: $37

Bear Mountain State Park Weekend Camping

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Join us as we head down to the Catskills Mountains and travel along the Appalachian Trail! Weekend activities will include hiking, climbing a fire tower with a 360 ° view of this beautiful National Heritage Area and more. All meals and equipment will be provide. No previous experience necessary!

  • When: September 27-29 2019
  • Where: Bear Mountain State Park
  • Cost: $20

October

ADK Fall Foliage and Trail Service Trip

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Come stay at Antlers, SUNY Cortland's outdoor education facility located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains for a weakened getaway!  On this trip we will do some light service work cleaning a local trail or campsite and explore the Adirondacks while the beautiful fall foliage is expected to peak.  All meals, and equipment provided! 

  • When: Sunday, October 4-6, 2019
  • Where: Raquette Lake, New York
  • Cost: $20

Sunset Hike at Tinker Falls

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Join us for a leisurely 2 mile hike as we visit Tinker Falls and watch the sun set from a hang glider launch site on top of Jones Hill just 25 minutes away from campus!  No experience necessary and a snack is provided!

  • When: October 14, 2019 at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Tinker Falls
  • Cost: $5

High Peaks Fall Break Backpacking Trip

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Why go home for Fall Break when you can join us on our annual trip to the High Peaks region in the Adirondack Park instead? This more advanced backpacking trip will cover long distances up some rugged terrain to the top of some of the most coveted peaks in the Adirondacks. The journey will take place over the majority of our fall break, leaving campus on Saturday October 19 and returning Tuesday the 22. Previous backpacking experience preferred, hiking experienced required. All equipment and meals are provided for the duration of the trip. More details coming soon.

  • When: October 19-22, 2019
  • Where: Adirondack High Peak Region
  • Cost: $65

Pharaoh Lake Backpacking

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Join us for a weekend of backpacking in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. The 46,283-acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area is located north of Lake George in the Adirondack Park. Abandon modern comforts for a weekend to find something beyond your everyday life. This weekend hiking adventure will awaken your senses and revive your spirit. Pharaoh Mountain at 2,556 feet high, offers a 360-degree view of the vast Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. All equipment and meals provided. No experience needed!
  • When: October 25-27, 2019
  • Where: Schroon Lake, New York
  • Cost: $40

Apple Picking at Beak & Skiff

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Come spend the day apple picking with us and enjoy the fall scenery with friends at Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard. This orchard has been in operation since 1911 and is in its fifth generation of family business. Come join us for a day of apple picking and enjoying the fall scenery. Transportation to and from Beak and Skiff will be provided. Bring your own money for any apples or goodies you may want to purchase!
  • When: October 26, 2019
  • Where: Beak & Skiff, LaFayette, NY
  • Cost: $6

November

Ithaca Waterfalls Adventure

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Join us as we adventure to some of the most popular waterfalls in Ithaca. This day trip will include some light hiking and visits to Robert Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca Falls, and Taughannock Falls State Park.  A light snack will be provided.  No experience necessary!

  • When: Nov. 9, 2019
  • Where: Ithaca, NY
  • Cost: $8

Central Rock Climbing Gym

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Want to try rock climbing in a new environment? Check out Central Rock Climbing Gym with us on a Thursday night. All equipment is included as well as admission. You will have our very own rock wall staff and trip leaders with you on trip to help you reach your fullest potential on the rock wall at Central Rock.

  • When: November 14, 2019
  • Where: Central Rock Climbing Gym, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $18

Red Barn Climbing Gym

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Our very own rock wall staff and trip leaders will be taking a group to the Red Barn Climbing Gym in Rochester.  This unique gym is built in an old diary barn is primarily bouldering.  All equipment is included as well as admission. 

  • When: November 23, 2019
  • Where: The Red Barn Climbing Gym, Rochester, NY
  • Cost: $22

Intro to Winter Camping

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Enjoy camping? Join us and learn how camping can be a fun year round activity! On this trip you will learn how to enjoy winter camping from our trip leaders on an overnight camping trip right here in Cortland. No experience needed and all camping gear and food included.

  • When: Nov. 23-24, 2019
  • Where: TBD
  • Cost: $20

December

Ice Skating at Clinton Square

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What better way to start off the semester by going ice skating at Clinton Square? Join us as we travel to Syracuse for some outdoor ice skating. Admission to the rink and rentals included.

  • When: December 6, 2019
  • Where: Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $12 (includes admission and rentals)

Spring Semester Calendar

January

More trips to be added soon!

February

Greek Peak College Night Ski/Snowboard Shuttle

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Outdoor Pursuits is running a shuttle to Greek Peak for their weekly College Night! Lift tickets are only $18 with your Student ID. Registration includes a snack, hot coco, and transportation to and from Greek Peak. Lift ticket and rentals not included.

  • When: Feb. 5, 2020
  • Where: Greek Peak
  • Cost: $2

Lime Hollow Winter Excursion

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All are welcomed to join Outdoor Pursuits on this local afternoon adventure to Lime Hollow Nature Center! Participants will explore this hidden gem's elaborate trail system, drink hot coco and develop a connection to the natural world. Lunch and equipment provided. No experience necessary.

  • When: Feb. 8, 2020
  • Where: Cortland, New York
  • Cost: $4

Greek Peak College Night Ski/Snowboard Shuttle

Greek Peak Ski

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Outdoor Pursuits is running a shuttle to Greek Peak for their weekly College Night! Lift tickets are only $18 with your Student ID. Registration includes a snack, hot coco, and transportation to and from Greek Peak. Lift ticket and rentals not included.

  • When: Feb. 12, 2020
  • Where: Greek Peak
  • Cost: $2

Snowshoe Hike

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Join us for a couple hours of leisurely snowshoeing at Lime Hollow.  Trip Leaders will teach you how to snowshoe and guide you through Lime Hollow's peaceful winter trail system. All equipment will be provided and no experience is needed. Hot chocolate and light snack provided.

  • When: Feb. 15, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Cortland, New York
  • Cost: $4

Skyzone Trampoline Park

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Jump out of your comfort zone and check out Skyzone's ninja warrior course, warped wall, foam pit, and wall to wall trampolines. What are you waiting for...hop in! Registration includes 2 hour admission ticket, SkySocks and snack.

  • When: Feb. 16, 2020 from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Syracuse, New York
  • Cost: $25

Raquette Lake Winter Adventure sponsored by Bio Club

Winter Retreat 2020

Get away from campus and spend this relaxing weekend sleeping in a rustic cabin at SUNY Cortland's private camp. This national historic land mark is full of peace, beauty, and endless opportunities to find yourself. Optional actives include cross-country skiing, visiting the sauna, playing broomball, stargazing and much more! All meals provided by professional chef.  To register please email Ava Adams, Bio Club president, at ava.adams@cortland.edu

  • When: Feb. 21-23, 2020
  • Where: Raquette Lake, New York
  • Cost: FREE

Cross Country Skiing

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Learn this timeless winter activity on day trip to Lime Hollow with Outdoor Pursuits. No experience necessary, our trip leaders will teach you the basics before guiding you through groomed trails. All equipment is include, hot chocolate and snack provided.

  • When: Feb. 22, 2020 
  • Where: Cortland, New York
  • Cost: $4

Central Rock Climbing Gym

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Check out Central Rock Climbing Gym with us and try rock climbing in a new environment! With over 16,000 ft. of climbing space there's something for everyone! Admission and rental equipment included.

  • When: Feb. 22, 2020
  • Where: Central Rock Climbing Gym, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $20

Lake Placid Ice Climb 

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Looking for a thrill? Come with us to on an all expenses weekend adventure to Lake Placid for a guided ice climbing trip! All equipment, meals, and lodging included.

  • When: Feb. 28 to March 1, 2020
  • Where: Lake Placid, New York
  • Cost: $213

More trips to be added soon!

March

Greek Peak College Night Ski/Snowboard Shuttle

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Outdoor Pursuits is running a shuttle to Greek Peak for their weekly College Night! Lift tickets are only $18 with your Student ID. Registration includes a snack, hot coco, and transportation to and from Greek Peak. Lift ticket and rentals not included.

  • When: March 4, 2020
  • Where: Greek Peak
  • Cost: $2

Snow Tubing at Greek Peak

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Release your inner child and come snow tubing with us at Greek Peak. Admission and transportation is included.

  • When: March 8, 2020
  • Where: Greek Peak, Cortland, NY
  • Cost: $37

Mt. Snow Day Trip

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Come spend the day with us at Mount Snow! Mount Snow is one of the best ski resorts in Vermont with 86 runs, 20 lifts, and some of the best terrain parks. We will spend the day skiing, riding, and enjoying the Green Mountains of Vermont! Lift ticket and rentals not included.

  • When: March 7, 2020
  • Where: Dover, VT
  • Cost: $22

Sunset Hike at Tinker Falls

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Join us for a leisurely 2 mile hike as we visit Tinker Falls and watch the sun set from a hang glider launch site on top of Jones Hill just 25 minutes away from campus!  No experience necessary and a snack is provided!

  • When: March 27, 2020
  • Where: Tinker Falls
  • Cost: $5

April

More trips to be added soon!

May

More trips to be added soon!