It appears that NYC is eager to get into the Wilderness this Spring!!! Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve added even more Day Escape hikes & Backcountry Yoga retreats. Come explore a Wilderness renewed in the warmth of Spring’s Sunshine!
After an exceptionally long, cold winter, the wilderness is ready to explode in new life!!! Wildflowers are pinpoints of color against a dozen shades of green as ferns, mosses and trees greet the warmth of Spring! Pristine brooks rush down the mountains in cascades and into the valley in tranquil pools, full of hungry trout! Birds return and fill the trees with song in a serene forest that soothes your soul as you contemplate new buds on trees greeting their 300th Spring!
We could not be more excited to share adventures that highlight the best of this beautiful season! We’ve drawn on our considerable experience and knowledge of the wildest, most scenic places in NY to bring you to destinations both well known and well kept secrets. Highlights include the return of Backcountry Yoga (yay!!) and Basecamp fishing trips (Secret Land of Trout & Berries!) to our calendar!! For more time hiking, check out our Catskill 3500 Wildflower Day Escapes & Backpacks!!!
From Catskill Classics such as Mts Wittenberg & Panther to destinations so secret we won’t post them, our wide variety of activities, itineraries, & challenge levels means you’re sure to find the adventure of your daydreams!!
Follow this link to go to Our Spring Adventures Page!!! or get more info on each below–
Join us for a weekend’s worth of scenery in a day hike!! Explore real wilderness and summit a Catskill 3500 peak! We’ve designed Day Escapes with the best spring blooms, scenery and a true wilderness experience for you!
Backpacker, Basecamp & Long Lost Weekend Overnight Adventures–
We’ll be covering lots of ground and seeing a lot of scenery in our Backpacker Series. We’ll explore, fish & camp streamside in our Spring Fling Basecamp Series and venture into deepest Wilderness on our Long Lost Weekend Series. Join us for a night (or two!) under the stars!!
Wherever we’re headed, you’re guaranteed the Destination Backcountry Experience;
Authentic Wilderness–true wilderness, the pristine mountain ecosystems & high elevations of the enormous Catskill & Adirondack Mountain Preserves. We’ll share destinations other outfitters can’t, further from crowds and closer to Mother Nature. More on-–Wilderness Adventure
The best guides based in NYC–Our experienced team of full-time outdoor professionals love their jobs, they’re amazing good at what they do and they are truly excited to share the places they love. No room for hiking snobs or drill sergeants on our team. More on–Our Team
A focus on Natural Philosophy, delicious food & Adventure for All–Your guides will enthusiastically share their extensive knowledge of the ecology, geology and human & natural history of our destinations to help you relocate your place in the natural order of things. They’ll also carry and serve the best food you’ll ever eat outdoors; From our “Mountain Mocha” to our famous cheese and sausage plates and gourmet trail mixes and varied dinner menu, you’re sure to have lots of energy to explore!! Your guides will create a positive atmosphere that is relaxed and welcoming to all skill levels, sharing tips and techniques to ease your way
Click here to learn more about Our Philosophy-Wilderness Adventure
Destination Backcountry is Proud to Support Zara Aina!
Destination Backcountry is proud to support Zara Aina, a US based non-profit working in Madagascar. A group of theater artists founded Zara Aina to mentor impoverished youth, drawing on the rich performing tradition of the indigenous people. In addition to their time, the group will be donating supplies and care packages to children as they travel the country this May.
Assisting in these efforts is our own Kaitlin Large, and while we will miss her cheerful presence on trail for a month, we are proud to support her work. Of course, the fact that Madagascar is a big island on the other side of the world make this a most expensive endeavor. Please visit www.zaraaina.org and www.indiegogo.com for more information on how you may support this very worthy endeavor. And wish Kait safe travels!!