• TRAIL BUILD POSTPONED (11/17/2018)

    The build of the Painted Apron Trail has been postponed until 9AM Saturday November 24th. Come join us by meeting at Parking Lot 6 on Box Baum Rd across from Deerpark Dam. If you have one bring a hard rake or McLeod (trail rake) and maybe a lopper. We do have a number of each but to ensure everyone has a tool please bring what you have. Watch this page or Facebook for up to date info and scheduling.

  • HIKE CANCELLED (11/16/2018)

    The Easy-Moderate hike scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday Nov 17th, has been cancelled due to heavy snow of the trails.

    More experienced hikers are encouraged to try snowshoeing on the Port Jervis Watershed Trails.

  • (11/14/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS
    Hiking, Biking, Running, Construction and more
     
    All Club Activities are free and listed by date
    and subject to change and weather permitting.
    Additional info and schedule changes:
    www.ocopj.org
    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis
    Email info@ocopj.org
    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)
     
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    ***HIKE CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW COVERED TRAILS***
     SATURDAY HIKE IN PREP FOR THANKSGIVING 
    Saturday, November 17th – 9AM
    Lead by Mike Ward
    Elks Brox Park Entrance, Parking Lot 2
    Hike Intensity – Easy to Moderate (hills)
    Approx 4.5 miles 1-1/2 to 2 hrs
     Bring water, snack and warm clothes

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.



    SATURDAY MORNING OUTDOOR CLUB RUN (weekly)
    Saturday, November 17th
    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4
     
    There will be a group run starting in the Watershed. The route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.
                                   
    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance
    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis



    MEDITATIVE HIKE WITH REV AARON BAUGHMAN (weekly)
    Saturday, November 17th – 9:30 AM to 11 AM
    Behind St Peter’s Church
    31 W. Main St
    For more info: aaronroyle@gmail.com
     
    Rev Aaron Baughman, one of our Club members, is leading meditative (quiet) hikes and offers our followers of the Outdoor Club this great opportunity. Please join him each week.



    TRAIL BUILD & MAINTENANCE
    Sunday, November 18th – 9AM
    Deerpark Dam – Box Baum Rd, Parking Lot 6
    1-1/2 to 3 hrs or whatever time you may have to help

    We will be hard raking and clearing a newly dug  section of the newest Painted Aprons Trail. This is a great way to see the latest creation of trail by Master Trail Designer Adam Hubbard and his gang of volunteers. 

     Bring water, snack, gloves and warm clothes. Rakes, loppers and other tools are available for you to use.

    Park at the Box Baum Rd Parking Lot 6. Access from Academy Ave. We will drive you to the area which connects to Lenni Lenape Trail.



    GUIDED BIKE RIDE 
    Sunday, November 18th – 2 PM
    Lead by Ben Cheek, Dir of Activities
    Brewer’s Reservoir – Parking Lot 4 or 5 – 61 or 91 Reservoir Ave

    Ben will lead riders through the Watershed Trails. Be sure to wear safety gear, appropriate clothing, water and a snack.


     HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    Thursday November 22nd
    No activities scheduled



    RECOVER FROM BLACK FRIDAY WITH
    A FULL MOON HIKE

    Friday November 23rd – 7 PM
    Elks Brox Park Entrance, Parking Lot 2
    Hike Intensity – East to Moderate (some hills)
    Approx 2.5 miles 1-1/2 hrs
     Bring flashlight, water and warm clothes

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.



    PORT JERVIS CHRISTKINDLMARKT
    Sunday, November 25th, 9am-5pm
    Front Street Port Jervis
    Come down and join us celebrate the holidays at this annual event by the Board of Tourism. Vendors from all over offering holiday goodies. There is also the Santa Express for everyone to enjoy.

    We will have our Club tent setup and offering our logo items for sale as well as free maps and more.



    OUTDOOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
    NOVEMBER ONLY DATE CHANGE DUE TO THANKSGIVING

    Thursday, November 29th– 7PM
    Port Jervis City Hall
    Council Chambers
     
    NOTE: Nominations being accepted for all 2019 Board of Director positions. Any member in good standing are invited to offer your name for consideration.

    President
    Vice-President
    Treasurer
    Secretary
    Director of Activities
    Director of Membership
    Director of Promotion


    Followup of fundraising efforts, projects progress, Committee reports, upcoming election of Board, activities scheduling and more.
     
    Note: Club meetings have moved to the 4thThursday of every month.
     

     

    Holiday Hike with Santa

    Saturday, December 15, 2018
    10AM – 1PM
    Join Santa and the elves of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis on a trek through the woods of Elks Brox, part of the Port Jervis Watershed Trails. Young and old alike are welcome to participate in a holiday easy hike with a stop in the campground area to warm by a campfire and enjoy hot coco, hot/cold cider, soft drinks, cookies, candies, other treats and surprises for the kids. Portable toilet facilities will be available.
     
    Meeting place will be 201 Skyline Dr. Parking Lot 2 at the entrance of Elks Brox 1 mile uphill from Rt 97/ Rt 42. For more information please contact the Outdoor Club. Sign-up is recommended as weather may be a factor.
     
    Outdoor Club of Port Jervis
    (845)288-3165
    Email: info@ocopj.org
    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis 
     

    FUTURE ACTIVITIES TO PLAN FOR
    12/01/2018     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location TBA
    12/02/2018     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek 2PM  Brewers Res. P4/P5
    12/09/2018     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
    12/15/2018     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location (SANTA HIKE)
    12/16/2018     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek  2PM Deerpark Dam P6
    12/22/2018     Sat       Full Moon Hike – 7PM Deerpark Dam – 220 Academy Dr
    12/23/2018     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
    12/27/2018     Thu      Outdoor Club Meeting – 7PM City Hall Council Chambers
    01/05/2019     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location TBA
    01/06/2019     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek 2PM  Brewers Res. P4/P5
    01/13/2019     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
    01/19/2019     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location TBA
    01/20/2019     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek 2PM Deerpark Dam P6
    01/20/2019     Sun      Lunar Eclipse/Super Moon/Full Moon – 7PM Elks Brox P2
    01/24/2019     Thu      Outdoor Club Meeting – 7PM City Hall Council Chambers
    01/27/2019     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
  • NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES (11/1/2018)
    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS
    Hiking, Biking, Running, Construction and more
     
    All Club Activities are free and listed by date
    and subject to change and weather permitting.
    Additional info and schedule changes:
    www.ocopj.org
    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis
    Email info@ocopj.org
    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)
     
     
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    THROWING DIRT THURSDAY
    TRAIL BUILD WITH ADAM HUBBARD
    TODAY
    Thursday, November 1st – 5PM to 7PM (Headlights recommended)
    Headed by Adam Hubbard
    Brewer’s Reservoir (Old Res 1) Parking Lot 5 - End of Reservoir Ave
    Whether new or experienced at building trails, come join Adam as he continues creation of the new Painted Aprons Trail. All are welcome and a great way to learn, have fun and exercise all rolled in one.

    Note: There will be some November Sunday sessions of trail building. Watch the newsletter, website or Facebook for more details.
     
     
     
     
    SATURDAY MORNING OUTDOOR CLUB RUN (weekly)
    Saturday, November 3rd
    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4
     
    There will be a group run starting in the Watershed. The route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.
                                   
    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance
    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis


     

    PORT JERVIS RECREATION DEPT. FALL PARK CLEANUP
    PJ Rec is holding a Fall Park Clean Up on Saturday November 3, 2018 between 10 am-12 pm. We are meeting at Farnum Park. Hoping to clean up Farnum Park, Church St. Park and Orange Square. I need volunteers and am asking that you bring rakes- if they have one. Refreshments at 12 pm at Farnum Park.
    Thanks.
    John Faggione
    For more info call John's office at (845)858-4045

    Note: I will be at Farnum Park and will have Outdoor Club rakes available for you to use. M. Ward
     



    MEDITATIVE HIKE WITH REV AARON BAUGHMAN (weekly)
    Saturday, November 3rd - 9:30 AM to 11 AM
    Behind St Peter’s Church
    31 W. Main St
    For more info: aaronroyle@gmail.com
     
    Rev Aaron Baughman, one of our Club members, is leading meditative (quiet) hikes and offers our followers of the Outdoor Club this great opportunity. Please join him each week.

     
     

    TRAIL MAINTENANCE
    Sunday, November 4th - 9AM
    Elks Brox Campground, Parking Lot 3
    1-1/2 to 3 hrs or whatever time you may have to help

    We will be clearing leaves and debris on the Elks Brox area of trails.
     Bring water, snack, gloves and warm clothes. Tools are available for you to use.

    Park at Elk-Brox Campground Parking Lot 3. Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then 1 mile up Skyline Drive past the old Kolmar plant to the main kiosk on right. From main kiosk go an additional 1/2 mile inside park and Campground will be on your left.
     
     
     
     
    GUIDED BIKE RIDE FOR BEGINNERS AND MORE
    Sunday, November 4th – 2 PM
    Lead by Ben Cheek, Dir of Activities
    Elks Brox Park Entrance, Parking Lot 2

    Ben will guide a ride for all interested in riding the trails in the PJ Watershed. Be sure to wear safety gear, appropriate clothing, water and a snack.

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.




    SUNDAY HIKE THE KARMA
    Sunday, November 11th – 9AM
    Lead by Mike Ward
    Elks Brox Park Entrance, Parking Lot 2
    Hike Intensity – Moderate (hills)
    Approx 5.5 miles 2 to 2-1/2 hrs
     Bring water, snack and warm clothes

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.




    SATURDAY HIKE IN PREP FOR THANKSGIVING 
    Saturday, November 17th – 9AM
    Lead by Mike Ward
    Elks Brox Park Entrance, Parking Lot 2
    Hike Intensity – Easy to Moderate (hills)
    Approx 4.5 miles 1-1/2 to 2 hrs
     Bring water, snack and warm clothes

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.




    GUIDED BIKE RIDE 
    Sunday, November 18th – 2 PM
    Lead by Ben Cheek, Dir of Activities
    Brewer's Reservoir - Parking Lot 4 or 5 - 61 or 91 Reservoir Ave

    Ben will lead riders through the Watershed Trails. Be sure to wear safety gear, appropriate clothing, water and a snack.




    RECOVER FROM BLACK FRIDAY WITH
    A FULL MOON HIKE

    Friday November 23rd – 7 PM
    Elks Brox Park Entrance, Parking Lot 2
    Hike Intensity – East to Moderate (some hills)
    Approx 2.5 miles 1-1/2 hrs
     Bring flashlight, water and warm clothes

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.




    POST THANKSGIVING SUNDAY HIKE
    Sunday, November 25th – 9AM
    Lead by Mike Ward
    Moderate 6 mile hike to work off the meals
    Deerpark Dam (old Reservoir 3)
    “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.
     
    Bring water, snack and be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.
     
    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. Take Rt. 97/42 West to Sparrow Bush.  Right on Main St. then immediate left at stop.  One block make right on Academy Ave. Follow for 1.7 miles to Watershed Trails sign. Turn slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrow Bush




    OUTDOOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
    NOVEMBER ONLY DATE CHANGE DUE TO THANKSGIVING

    Thursday, November 29th– 7PM
    Port Jervis City Hall
    Council Chambers
     
    NOTE: Nominations being accepted for all 2019 Board of Director positions. Any member in good standing are invited to offer your name for consideration.

    President
    Vice-President
    Treasurer
    Secretary
    Director of Activities
    Director of Membership
    Director of Promotion


    Followup of fundraising efforts, projects progress, Committee reports, upcoming election of Board, activities scheduling and more.
     
    Note: Club meetings have moved to the 4thThursday of every month.
     
     


    FUTURE ACTIVITIES TO PLAN FOR
    12/01/2018     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location TBA
    12/02/2018     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek 2PM  Brewers Res. P4/P5
    12/09/2018     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
    12/15/2018     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location (SANTA HIKE)
    12/16/2018     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek  2PM Deerpark Dam P6
    12/22/2018     Sat       Full Moon Hike - 7PM Deerpark Dam – 220 Academy Dr
    12/23/2018     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
    12/27/2018     Thu      Outdoor Club Meeting – 7PM City Hall Council Chambers
    01/05/2019     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location TBA
    01/06/2019     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek 2PM  Brewers Res. P4/P5
    01/13/2019     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
    01/19/2019     Sat       Saturday Hike the Trails – 10 AM Location TBA
    01/20/2019     Sun      Bike Ride Trails w/Ben Cheek 2PM Deerpark Dam P6
    01/20/2019     Sun      Lunar Eclipse/Super Moon/Full Moon – 7PM Elks Brox P2
    01/24/2019     Thu      Outdoor Club Meeting – 7PM City Hall Council Chambers
    01/27/2019     Sun      Sunday Hike the Watershed – 10AM Location TBA
  • ACTIVITIES THROUGH 10/28 (10/22/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS
    Hiking, Biking, Running, Construction and more

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date
    and subject to change and weather permitting.
    Additional info and schedule changes:
    www.ocopj.org
    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis
    Email info@ocopj.org
    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)


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    WE DIG WEDNESDAY
    TRAIL BUILD WITH ADAM HUBBBARD
    Wednesday, Oct 24th – 5PM to 7PM (Headlights recommended)
    Headed by Adam Hubbard
    Brewer’s Reservoir (Old Res 1) Parking Lot 5 – End of Reservoir Ave
    Whether new or experienced at building trails, come join Adam as he continues creation of the new Painted Aprons Trail. All are welcome and a great way to learn, have fun and exercise all rolled in one.

    Note: There will be some November Sunday sessions of trail building. Watch the newsletter, website or Facebook for more details.




    FULL MOON HIKE
    Wed October 24th – 7 PM (no rain date)
    Deerpark Dam (old Reservoir 3)
    “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.
    Hike Difficulty: Easy    Distance: Approx 3 miles  Duration: 1-1/2 hrs

    Bring a flashlight, water, snack, and insect repellant and be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. Take Rt. 97/42 West to Sparrow Bush.  Right on Main St. then immediate left at stop.  One block make right on Academy Ave. Follow for 1.7 miles to Watershed Trails sign. Turn slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrow Bush


    OUTDOOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
    Thursday, October 25th– 7PM
    Port Jervis City Hall
    Council Chambers

    Followup of fundraising efforts, projects progress, Committee reports, upcoming election of Board, activities scheduling and more.

    Note: Club meetings have moved to the 4thThursday of every month.




    SATURDAY MORNING OUTDOOR CLUB RUN (weekly)
    Saturday, October 27th
    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    There will be a group run starting in the Watershed. The route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance
    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis




    MEDITATIVE HIKE WITH REV AARON BAUGHMAN (weekly)
    Saturday, October 27th
    9:30 AM to 11 AM | Behind St Peter’s Church
    31 W. Main St
    For more info: aaronroyle@gmail.com

    Rev Aaron Baughman, one of our Club members, is leading meditative (quiet) hikes and offers our followers of the Outdoor Club this great opportunity. Please join him each week.





    BEGINNERS HIKE WITH CHIP
    Sunday, October 28th– 9AM
    Lead by Chip Estenes
    Brewer’s Reservoir (old Res 1)

    Hike Difficulty: Easy    Distance: Approx 2-3 miles  Duration: 1-1/2 hrs

    This hike is for all to enjoy and geared toward the new hiker as well as families with kids. Chip has been know to share his many impersonations along the route.

    Park at P4 on the right before the gate of the PJ Water Plant at the end of Reservoir Ave. Address is 61 Reservoir Ave if using a GPS.