Upcoming Trips

Sunrise from canoe

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.

Fall Semester Calendar

August

Slacklining and Super Snacking

Trip Leader Slacklining

  • When: August 26, 2018 from 12-2pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Meet our trip leaders in the Hayes Quad for two hours worth of slacklining and snacking. No experience needed. Just come by and learn from our trip leaders.

Trip Leader Meet and Greet

A group of Trip Leaders

  • When: August 31, 2018 from 3-4pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Come meet our current Trip Leaders and learn about the variety of trips we offer each semester. Also if you are interested in becoming a trip leader you can find out more about our application process.

September

Mindfulness Hike (Wellness Wednesday)

Graphic stating hike more, worry less

  • When: September 5, 2018 at 5pm and 6:30pm
  • Where: Lime Hollow
  • Cost: FREE
  • Stressed after the first week of classes? Well come join Outdoor Pursuits for our Wellness Wednesday event. We will be departing at 5pm and 6:30pm for a local hike at Lime Hollow. You will learn how to decrease stress and become more mindful while also enjoying the great outdoors.

Intro to Kayaking

A kayak floating in the middle of a lake

  • When: September 15, 2018 at 9am-2pm
  • Where: Dorchester Park, Whitney Point, NY
  • Cost: $6
  • Interested in learning to kayak? Come join us on this beginner paddle to Dorchester Park in Whitney Point, NY and our trip leaders will teach you the basics of kayaking.

Intro to Backpacking

A group of hikers looking over a body of water

  • When: September 15-16, 2018
  • Where: Finger Lakes Trail
  • Cost: $20
  • Interested in backpacking but do not know where to start? Come join us on this intro trip and learn new skills from our trip leaders on this 2-day, 1-night trip on the Finger Lakes Trail. No experience needed and we will provide all of the camping gear you will need.

Ropes Course at Greek Peak

Individuals on a ropes course

  • When: September 22, 2018 at 1:15pm
  • Where: Greek Peak Adventure Center
  • Cost: $65
  • Come monkey around at the local Ropes Course of Greek Peak! You’ll be walking across a variety of bridges and tight ropes, finessing your way across suspended blocks in air, and ziplining across the courses. The three courses range from beginner, intermediate and advanced, with the highest course at 34 ft. in the air. No prior experience needed.

Hiking & Outdoor Yoga

People doing yoga outdoors

  • When: September 23, 2018 from 12-3pm
  • Where: Lime Hollow
  • Cost: $5
  • Join us for an outdoor yoga flow and nature walk through Lime Hollow! No yoga experience necessary- just come enjoy some fresh air and beautiful scenery as you relax your mind & body.

Full Moon Paddle

Ducks floating on a lake with the moon rising

  • When: September 28, 2018 at 6pm
  • Where: Cayuga Lake
  • Cost: $10
  • Enjoy the full moon with us as we go for a Friday evening paddle on Cayuga Lake. All equipment is provided.

Ithaca Day Trip - Farmer's Market and Hiking

A picture of the Ithaca Farmer's Market sign

  • When: September 30, 2018 at 10am
  • Where: Ithaca, NY
  • Cost: $10
  • Come explore Ithaca with us for the day. We will start our day at the Farmers Market and then visit two State Parks to go hiking. We will be exploring both Buttermilk Falls State Park and Robert Treman State Park.

Paddleboarding Day Trip

A paddleboard floating in the middle of a lake

  • When: September 30, 2018 at 12pm
  • Where: Dorchester Park, Whitney Point, NY
  • Cost: $6
  • Need a day to relax and try something new? Then this paddleboarding trip is for you! We will get out on the lake and spend the afternoon there. Our trip leaders will teach you the necessary paddling skills to get you up on your paddleboard in no time.  No paddling experience needed.

October

Letchworth State Park Day Trip 

A picture of the falls at Letchworth State Park

Red register Button

  • When: Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Where: Letchworth State Park
  • Cost: $15
  • Did you know that Letchworth State Park is called "the Grand Canyon of the East?" Come check it out for a day trip full of adventure,exploring, and hiking.

Paddle on the Erie Canal

An individual in a kayak on the Erie Canal

Red register Button

  • When: October 6, 2018
  • Where: Erie Canal
  • Cost: $20
  • The Erie Canal is 363 miles long and stretches from Buffalo to Albany. We will be paddling a section of the Erie Canal for a great day trip on the water. Join us as we explore this historic canalway and take in all fall has to offer.

Apple Picking at Beak & Skiff

A group of students in front of the Beak and Skiff building

Red register Button

  • When: October 7, 2018
  • Where: Beak & Skiff, LaFayette, NY
  • Cost: $5
  • Beak & Skiff 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.

Annual High Peaks Fall Break Trip

A group of hikers on top of a high peak

  • When: October 13-16, 2018
  • Where: Adirondack High Peak Region
  • Cost: $43
  • 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?  All equipment is provided for the duration of the trip. More details coming soon.

Fall Break Saranac 6er Trip

Saranac 6er Patch

Red register Button

  • When: October 12-16, 2018
  • Where: Saranac Lake, NY and Surrounding Area
  • Cost: $48
  • Want to go on an adventure for Fall Break??? Come join us at Outdoor Pursuits as we take on the Saranac 6er Hiking Challenge. That is hiking 6 different mountains in the Saranac Lake region and you even earn a patch upon completion! We will be front country camping at Fish Creek Pond State Campground. We will also spend some time exploring the Olympic town of Lake Placid. For more information on the Saranac 6er challenge, check out their link http://www.saranaclake.com/activities/outdoor/saranac-lake-6

Skydiving

A group of students in front of a small plane during a previous skydiving trip

Red register Button

  • When: Oct. 28, 2018
  • Where: CNY Skydiving, Weedsport, NY
  • Cost: $256
  • Join Outdoor Pursuits for our second annual skydiving trip! See Central New York like you’ve never seen it before. Soar over the land with an unobstructed view of the changing trees at their peak color. Get a chance to know fellow thrill seekers and check something off your bucket list. Come fly with us!

More trips to be added soon!

November

Paddle on the Erie Canal

An individual in a kayak on the Erie Canal

Red register Button

  • When: November 3, 2018
  • Where: Erie Canal (Syracuse area)
  • Cost: $10
  • The Erie Canal is 363 miles long and stretches from Buffalo to Albany. We will be paddling a section of the Erie Canal for a great day trip on the water. Join us as we explore this historic canalway and take in all fall has to offer.

Niagara Falls Adventure

A picture of Niagara Falls

Red register Button

  • When: November 2-4, 2018
  • Where: Niagara Falls, United States
  • Cost: $65
  • Come along as we travel to Niagara Falls! We will stop to view the Falls. ride the Maid of the Mist, and explore this New York iconic landmark.

Bike the Erie Canal

A bike in the middle of a trail along the Erie Canal

Red register Button

  • When: November 4, 2018
  • Where: Erie Canal from Utica to Rome, NY
  • Cost: $10
  • Join our two Cortland Bike Project Bike Technicians as they pedal their way along the historical Erie Canal. More specifics to come soon.

First Timer Climber Workshop

just climibng

  • When: Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9-11pm
  • Where: Rock Wall in the Student Life Center
  • Cost: $1 (cost of shoes at equipment checkout)
  • Want to try rock climbing at our rock wall in the Student Life Center? Never climbed before? If so this workshop is for you! Starting at 9pm we will give everyone an orientation for our Rock Wall and teach you how to climb. After the orientation we will get everyone on the wall to try it themselves. Everyone in attendance will receive a raffle ticket to win prizes that include, sweatshirts (courtesy of ASC), a backpack, water bottles, hats, and more!

Taughannock Falls Day Hike

A picture of Taughannock Falls

Red register Button

  • When: November 11, 2018 at 12pm
  • Where: Trumansburg, NY
  • Cost: $5
  • Did you know Taughannock Falls is 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls and is the tallest free-standing waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains? Come and experience the falls for yourself and join us for this local favorite day hike.

First Timer Climber Workshop

just climibng

  • When: Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 9 to 11pm
  • Where: Rock Wall in the Student Life Center
  • Cost: $1 (cost of shoes at equipment checkout)
  • Want to try rock climbing at our rock wall in the Student Life Center? Never climbed before? If so this workshop is for you! Starting at 9pm we will give everyone an orientation for our Rock Wall and teach you how to climb. After the orientation we will get everyone on the wall to try it themselves.

Rock Climbing Gym Day Trip

Central Rock Climbing Gym with people climbing

Red register Button

  • When: November 16, 2018 from 4-9pm
  • Where: Central Rock Climbing Gym, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $15
  • Want to try rock climbing in a new environment? Check out Central Rock Climbing Gym with us on a Friday night. All equipment is included as well as admission. You will have three of 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.

Chittenango Falls Day Hike

ChittenangoFalls

Red register Button

  • When: November 17, 2018
  • Where: Chittenango Falls State Park 10am-4pm
  • Cost: $5
  • Come join our trip leaders for a picturesque hike full of exploring, hiking, and adventure at Chittenango Falls State Park, which is located about one hour away from campus. Lunch will be provided.

Watkins Glen Day Hike

A picture of the gorge in Watkins Glen State Park

Red register Button

  • When: November 18, 2018 at 11am
  • Where: Watkins Glen
  • Cost: $5
  • Join us on a relaxing day hike to Watkins Glen State Park. You will hike along the award winning gorge trail and see beautiful waterfalls throughout the hike. You do not want to miss out on this awesome day trip away from campus.

More trips to be added soon!

December

Stress-FREE Snowshoe Day Trip

Snowshoe Image

Red register Button

  • When: December 1, 2018 from 12 to 3 P.M.
  • Where: Lime Hollow, Cortland, NY
  • Cost: FREE
  • Join us for a Stress-FREE Snow Shoe Day Trip at Lime Hollow sponsored by Outdoor Nation. Relieve some stress and get outside with us before the end of the semester hits. Snacks will be provided. You must register to attend this trip.

Ice Skating

People ice skating on the Clinton Square ice rink

Red register Button

  • When: December 2, 2018
  • Where: Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $14 (includes admission and rentals)
  • What better way to start the winter season 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 are included.

Cross-Country Skiing Day Trip

An individual cross-country skiing

Red register Button

  • When: December 8, 2018
  • Where: Lime Hollow, Cortland, NY
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Take a break from studying for finals and join us as we go on a day trip to Lime Hollow for some cross-country skiing. If there is a lack of snow we will change this into a day hike. So join us as we take a break and de-stress before finals week starts. All equipment is included.

More trips to be added soon!

Spring Semester Calendar

January

More trips to be added soon!

February

Lake Placid Winter Adventure

Lake Placid

Red register Button

  • When: Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2019 (Departing after classes)
  • Where: Lake Placid, NY
  • Cost: $146
  • Don’t stay stuck inside all winter! Come explore Lake Placid, a 2-time Olympic host city, and all it has to offer with Outdoor Pursuits. You will be able to cross-country ski at the Olympic Ski Center, ice skate on the Olympic Oval, go hiking, and explore the town of Lake Placid. We will be staying in a hotel and all activities are included in the price.

Cross-Country Skiing Day Trip

IMG_5012

Red register Button

  • When: Feb. 9, 2019
  • Where: Lime Hollow, Cortland, NY
  • Cost: $5
  • Start the semester out by getting outside for a cross-country skiing day trip to Lime Hollow. No experience necessary, our trip leaders will teach you the basics before heading out to the trails. All equipment is included.

Ice Skating

People ice skating on the Clinton Square ice rink

Red register Button

  • When: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Where: Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $14
  • 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.

Song Mountain Night Ski/Snowboard Trip

Song Mountain Trail Map

Red register Button

  • When: Feb. 15, 2019 from 3-9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Song Mountain, Tully, NY
  • Cost: $36 (lift ticket included)
  • We will be heading to Song Mountain for a Friday night full of riding under the lights. Night passes are included but you must provide your own gear or pay for rentals separately at Song Mountain.

Snowshoe Day Trip

Snowshoe Image

Red register Button

  • When: Feb. 17, 2019
  • Where: Lime Hollow, Cortland, NY
  • Cost: $5
  • Join us for a couple hours of snowshoeing at Lime Hollow.  All equipment will be provided and no experience is needed.

More trips to be added soon!

March

Smuggler's Notch Ski/Snowboard Weekend

Killington

Red register Button

  • When: March 1 to 3, 2019 (Departing after classes)
  • Where: Jeffersonville, VT
  • Cost: $230
  • We will be heading to Smugglers Notch Ski Resort for a weekend full of riding. We will depart Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. and arrive back to Cortland on Sunday night around 9 p.m.. Lift tickets, mountainside lodging, transportation, and meals are included. Participants can rent ski/snowboard equipment on site if needed.

Rock Climbing Gym Day Trip

Central Rock Climbing Gym with people climbing

Red register Button

  • When: March 1, 2019 from 4-9 p.m.
  • Where: Central Rock Climbing Gym, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $15
  • Want to try rock climbing in a new environment? Check out Central Rock Climbing Gym with us on a Friday night. All equipment is included as well as admission. You will have three of 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.

Snow Tubing at Greek Peak

GreekPeakTubing

Red register Button

  • When: March 3, 2019
  • Where: Greek Peak
  • Cost: $30
  • Release your inner child and come snow tubing with us at Greek Peak. Admission and transportation is included.

Intro to Winter Camping - Canceled

Students learning about winter camping

Red register Button

  • When: March 8 to March 9, 2019
  • Where: Hoxie Gorge, Cortland, NY
  • Cost: $20
  • 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.

Day Ski/Ride Trip to Windham Mountain

Windham-arial-view

Red register Button

  • When: March 10, 2019
  • Where: Windham, NY
  • Cost: $104 (lift ticket included)
  • We will be headed to Windham Mountain to take advantage of the 54 trails and 285 skiable acres for a full day of riding! Lift tickets are included but you must provide your own gear or pay for rentals separately at Windham Mountain.

Black Diamond Trail Bike Ride

Bikes OP

Red register Button

  • When: March 30, 2019
  • Where: Ithaca, NY
  • Cost: $15 
  • Come pedal Ithaca's newest trail system with us.  The Black Diamond Trail is a 8.5 mile off-road bicycle friendly corridor that connects four major State Parks via a converted railroad corridor.  Our leisurely pedal along the trial will bring us through a range of natural landscapes including a canopy of trees, views of various local farms and many ravines all while paddling adjacent to Cayuga Lake.  All equipment and lunch will be provided.

Day Ski/Ride Trip to Swain Mountain

swain_trailmap_outlines_2018_flat-For-Web-1

Red register Button

  • When: March 31, 2019
  • Where: Swain, NY
  • Cost: $14 (lift ticket not included)
  • This charming little winter resort has it all!  Swain has 35 trails, 120 acres of skiing terrain and an annual snow fall of 130 inches! Catch a ride with Outdoor Pursuits and join us on the slopes! Lift tickets and gear is not included and can be purchased at Swain Mountain.

April

Pharaoh Lake Backpacking

A group of hikers looking over a body of water

Red register Button

  • When: April 5 to 7, 2019
  • Where: Pharaoh Lake
  • Cost: $40
  • Interested in backpacking but do not know where to start? Come join us on this trip and learn new skills from our trip leaders on this weekend long trip in the Pharaoh Lake region. No experience needed and we will provide all of the camping gear you will need.

Bike the Erie Canal

A bike in the middle of a trail along the Erie Canal

Red register Button

  • When: April 6, 2019
  • Where: Erie Canal Trail
  • Cost: $10
  • Join one of our Cortland Bike Project Bike Technicians and one of our Trip Leaders as they pedal their way along the historical Erie Canal.

Watkins Glen Day Hike

A picture of the gorge in Watkins Glen State Park

Red register Button

  • When: April 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Watkins Glen
  • Cost: $5
  • Join us on a relaxing day hike to Watkins Glen State Park. You will hike along the award winning gorge trail and see beautiful waterfalls throughout the hike. You do not want to miss out on this awesome day trip to get away from campus.

Sunset Hike at Tinker Falls - Rescheduled for 5/3

TinkerFalls

  • When: April 12, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Tinker Falls
  • Cost: $5
  • Bring in the Spring season by joining us on a relaxing sunset hike to Tinker Falls.

Ithaca Waterfalls Adventure

A picture of Taughannock Falls

Red register Button

  • When: April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m
  • Where: Ithaca, NY
  • Cost: $8
  • Did you know that Ithaca has over 100 waterfalls? Come and experience Buttermilk falls, Ithaca falls, Taughannock falls, and Robert Treman State Park with us for an adventure filled day.

Outdoor Rock Climbing-Little Falls

OutdoorClimbing

Red register Button

  • When: April 14, 2019
  • Where: Little Falls, NY
  • Cost: $15
  • Want to try outdoor rock climbing? Here is a great opportunity to get outside this spring and go climbing in Little Falls, NY.

Tasty Treats at Lime Hollow -Canceled

Image result for banana boats

  • When: April 14, 2019
  • Where: Lime Hollow Nature Center - Cortland, NY
  • Cost: $7
  • Take a ride to Lime Hollow and make tasty treats in a campfire.  We will build a fire, prepare, cook, and eat two delicious desserts: banana boats stuffed with chocolate chips and marshmallows, and cupcakes baked in an orange peel.

Annual Spring Whitewater Rafting Trip

White Water Rafting

Red register Button

  • When: April 26 to 27, 2019
  • Where: Old Forge, NY and the Hudson River
  • Cost: $121
  • Join us for our Annual Spring Whitewater Rafting trip. We will camp at the Old Forge Camping Resort on Friday night and then go whitewater rafting with Whitewater Challengers Guide Company. Our rafting guide is even a SUNY Cortland alumni!

More trips to be added soon!

May

Sunset Hike at Tinker Falls

TinkerFalls

Red register Button

  • When: May 3, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m.
  • Where: Tinker Falls
  • Cost: $5
  • Bring in the Spring season by joining us on a relaxing sunset hike to Tinker Falls.

Paddle on the Erie Canal

An individual in a kayak on the Erie Canal

Red register Button

  • When: May 4, 2019
  • Where: Erie Canal
  • Cost: $10
  • The Erie Canal is 363 miles long and stretches from Buffalo to Albany. We will be paddling a section of the Erie Canal for a great day trip on the water. Join us as we explore this historic canalway and take in the spring weather.

Skydiving

A group of students in front of a small plane during a previous skydiving trip

Red register Button

  • When: May 5, 2019
  • Where: CNY Skydiving, Weedsport, NY
  • Cost: $245
  • Join Outdoor Pursuits for our semesterly skydiving trip! See Central New York like you’ve never seen it before. Soar over the land with an unobstructed view of the spring season landscape. Get a chance to know fellow thrill seekers and check something off your bucket list. Come fly with us!

Raquette Lake Camping Weekend

A group of hikers looking over a body of water

Red register Button

  • When: May 10 to 12, 2019
  • Where: Raquette Lake, NY and surrounding area
  • Cost: $37
  • Why stay on campus for the weekend when you can enjoy the Adirondacks with us? Join us on a weekend adventure to the Raquette Lake, NY area. We will spend our nights in a lean-to, and spend our days canoeing and hiking in the surrounding area. 

Hiking & Outdoor Yoga

Yoga&Hike

Red register Button

  • When: May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Lime Hollow, Cortland, NY
  • Cost: $5
  • Go into finals weeks stress-free by joining us for an outdoor yoga flow and nature walk through Lime Hollow! No yoga experience necessary- just come enjoy some fresh air and beautiful scenery as you relax your mind & body.

Stress-Free Day Hike

A picture of the gorge in Watkins Glen State Park

Red register Button

  • When: May 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Watkins Glen, NY
  • Cost: $5
  • Take a break from studying and join us on a relaxing day hike to Watkins Glen State Park. You will hike along the award winning gorge trail and see beautiful waterfalls throughout the hike.

More trips to be added soon!