Winter Hike & Wine Tasting

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
8:30AM
to 6:30PM
8:30AM to 6:30PM
Arrive by 8:15AM
Intensity
3/10
4.0 miles
800 feet
elevation gain
21+

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About the trip

The perfect winter day

What We Love

  • Embrace winter with a beautiful hike
  • Warm up with a tasting of delicious local wines
  • See the Hudson Valley from a new perspective
  • Meet new friends

Your Day

Embrace the winter in true alpine style: a day on breathtakingly beautiful trails followed by a visit to a local winery. Your adventure takes place in the Hudson Valley region on a four-mile trail. As you wind your way through the snow to the top of the ridge, scenic views for miles give you a sense of truly being out of the city. Nothing feels better than a day outside in the winter weather than warming up with a sip of delicious wine. Once at the charming winery, you'll enjoy a sampling of reds, whites, and a private tour of the vineyards. There will be plenty of time to relax and socialize before heading back the city with your new friends.

Depending on trail conditions, snowshoes or microspikes may be required. If so, they will be provided by your guide.

Perfect for: First time hikers, adventurers looking for a relaxing and social day

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Level 3/10
800 feet elevation gain
4.0 miles
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
8:30AM to 6:30PMArrive by 8:15AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • ID for the winery
  • Extra wool socks on the trail
Recommended Gear
  • Trekking or ski poles
  • A thermos of hot soup, tea, or coffee
  • Hand / Foot warmers
  • Chapstick
  • Gaiters
  • Camera
  • A dry set of clothes and shoes for the ride home (can be left in the van)

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Ski or snowboarding gear, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking base layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof Gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Snowshoe or microspike rental, depending on conditions
  • Wine tasting
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the Plattekill Travel Plaza at 9:45 AM. From there, you'll follow the van about 30 minutes to Minnewaska State Park. Please note there is a $10 fee to park.

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be expected to be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations and we'll likely encounter more snow accumulation between early winter and spring. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. Your guide will also make sure you have the necessary gear, such as snowshoes or microspikes, so you can have a great day in the snow. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little snow or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

Intensity

Level 3

Easy Active - Perfect for active first timers

Level 3 trips will give you a broad sense of what hiking is all about. Test yourself on intermediate terrain, including light rock scrambles and ascending multiple peaks. The trips will invigorate you and inspire you to continue strengthening your hiking skills.

Activity

Three to five hours is standard. Prepare for the trip by jogging three miles or exercising two or three days a week.

Distances

Plan on getting starter miles under your belt. You’ll be hiking three to six miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long basketball game.

Surfaces

You’ll be hiking on rolling terrain with bare rock surfaces, steeps, roots and small boulders.

Elevation Change

There could be up to 1,000 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 4,500 feet.

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