Outdoor Thanksgiving

Upper West Side
Upper West Side
Broadway and West 76th Street
to 6:00PM
8:30AM to 6:00PM
Arrive by 8:15AM
4.0 miles

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About the trip

Great food in the great outdoors

What We Love

  • Learn outdoor cooking
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving in a brand new way
  • Beautiful views
  • Make new friends

Your Day

You've never celebrated Thanksgiving quite like this! Today, you'll join our team of DO guides for a fall feast cooked entirely outdoors. Together, the group will hike to a backcountry campsite with a fire pit, carrying in all necessary supplies. Using primitive cooking techniques and harnessing the power of fire, you'll learn how to prepare and create a full meal and will enjoy the fruits of your hard work with friends both old and new. This will be a truly memorable day and a wonderful chance to reflect on all of the gifts we receive from nature.

Perfect For: First time hikers, experienced hikers looking for a relaxing day

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Level 3/10
Upper West SideBroadway and West 76th Street
8:30AM to 6:00PMArrive by 8:15AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • At least three liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • A hat and gloves
  • Your appetite!
Recommended Gear
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera
  • Hand warmers


Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers with wool socks
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Warm, windproof jacket
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Cooking instruction
  • Full meal and drinks
  • Park permits
Not Included
  • Gratuity for your guide


Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll receive directions to the trailhead the week of your trip.


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.


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


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.


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


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


Up to 4,500 feet.


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. 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. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain 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.