Back to the Woods: We are open for guiding!

We are so excited to announce that we are open and able to start sharing the woods with you again! 

Like many small businesses, we will be opening in stages, increasing our offerings as conditions allow. NYC is still in Phase 1, and we will be unable to provide transportation with our adventures until NYC is in (possibly through) Phase 4. However, we believe we have come up with a few creative ways to get you back to nature immediately!

We are so excited to share our adventure offerings for the next 6 weeks. We've designed these adventures based on feedback from our hikers; some have a lot of chill and recover in camp time, some are designed to get your adrenaline up and burn off some of the COVID-19 (lbs!), and some have a little of both. All are designed to facilitate healing and reconnecting with nature.  

We are also offering private, customized adventures that we design and lead exclusively for you and your friends or family.

A few things to bear in mind

We're not offering any day hikes at this time. If you are interested in day hikes, please fill out the adventure survey below to be notified when day hikes are available again.  If you’re more of a day hiker, please reach out to us to learn more about what you might expect should you choose to expand your comfort zone on an overnight trip. 

Weekday trips have a better chance of heading to more popular destinations and we will be as far off the beaten path as possible on the weekends.

Like everyone else, we’re figuring things out and adapting as new information becomes available. We appreciate your patience and we are incredibly excited for the chance to share the wilderness with you again


I live in NYC. Can I join? Anyone who is currently residing in any county that has reached Phase 1 of NY’s re-open plan can join without restriction. If you are in NYC or any other region that hasn’t reached Phase 1, you must:

I don’t have a driver's license/access to a car. How will I join? We’re hoping to facilitate transportation among potential hikers, including shared rides and public transportation options.

What about the trips on the DBA website? We've added adventures through August 1 in our Reopening Collection; these are available immediately. Adventures scheduled for after August 1 are up on our website, but are unavailable pending guidance from NY state & the DEC.  

What are your safety protocols for reopening? Please read our COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Protocols.