Adventure Partners

There are simply too many beautiful places to explore in upstate NY for us to take you to all of them! We've teamed up with some of our favorite folks upstate to offer you unique adventures exploring the New York wilderness. Please meet our friends and enjoy exploring the places they know and love so well!

Upstate Adventures Guides was founded by Alex Marra and Will Soter, two close friends of Destination Backcountry Adventures. Will sits on the NYSOGA Board of Directors and oversees trail maintenance for half of the Catskills Park. On a hike with Upstate you might even explore a trail constructed by Will. Alex is the uncannily accurate meteorologist who founded Hudson Valley Weather; we suspect he has a magic crystal ball.





The Cliffs indoor climbing gym located in Long Island City, is far and away the largest indoor climbing gym in NYC and one of the largest in the US. We’re excited to be offering another summer of our wildly popular Kids Summer Camps.


Outfitting and Retail Partners

Traverse Outfitters is a Brooklyn-based, concierge outdoor gear rental service run by licensed NY State Outdoor Guide Avi. Check out their website to rent gear for your next adventure and to find great advice on local hiking option in and around NYC. Discounted rates for our VIPS


Brooklyn Camp Supply is NYC's premier destination for outdoor and active lifestyle gear and apparel. Check out their collection at and join us in eagerly anticipating the opening of their Williamsburg retail location soon!