• Latest Activities as of June 7, 2018 (6/7/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Warmer weather is now setting in and should entice you to enjoy the outdoors. Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

    Art On The Mountain

    Photography Competition by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis.

    The Outdoor Club invites all professional and amateur photographers to capture the art and natural beauty of our scenic region to benefit the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. An Event will be held the evening of August 3rd, 2018 where those in attendance will vote on the finalists. All finalist submissions will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. The top three will receive an Annual Family Membership to the Outdoor Club and will be recognized in the subsequent press release.

    Rules: All submissions must be made to Sarah Hendry at sarahhendry1978@gmail.comby July 1, 2018. Submissions should be in high definition and be a new photograph taken in the general region. All Finalists will be notified and must then provide a large print of their submission. All ages welcome. Please take notice that this is a fundraiser and all submissions shall become the property of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and may be used for any purpose. For more info please contact Sarah Hendry at 845.248.4784 or sarahhendry1978@gmail.com

    Missed the introductory hike held on June 3rdand want to see the Watershed as part of a small group? Join us on any hikes scheduled below and we will be sure to show you some of the special sights of the area. By all means, bring your cameras, phones or even a sketch pad (rather hard to sketch while hiking however). You need not be present on any hikes to submit entries. We do ask that photos be from the Port Jervis Watershed area.

     

    WEEKLY FRIDAY EVENING TRAIL RUN

    Friday, June 8th

    Hosted by The Frisky Goat Running Company

    6:30 PM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    Park at reservoir #1 off Reservoir Rd: 5k run pavement and trail mix to the top of Pt. Peter and back down.

    GROUP RUN

    Saturday, June 9th

    Led by Peter Tomasi

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. 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

    HIKE THE OVERLOOKS

    Saturday, June 9th

    Led by Mike Ward

    9 AM | Elks Brox Park Entrance Trailhead 2, Parking Lot 2

    Difficulty – Moderate

    We will be hiking Elks Brox trails and taking in views overlooking the West End, Delaware River, downtown Port Jervis, Matamoras, High Point and the Neversink valley area.

    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 on the right.

    PORT JERVIS SOADBOX DERBY

    Sunday, June 10th

    Sussex St. Port Jervis

    Races begin and 8AM. The Outdoor Club tent will be setup near the finish line so come watch the races and stop by the tent.

     

     

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    and

    ORANGE COUNTY LAND TRUST

    WATERSHED HIKE

     

    Saturday June 16th– 10AM to 1PM

    Come explore the Port Jervis Watershed Park on this guided hike with the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and Orange County Land Trust.

    Hike participants will enjoy a showcase of exciting trails and exceptional views throughout this 5 mile/2.5 hour round trip hike.

    Moderate terrain. Please bring water and consider tick-protection measures. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register by e-mail: Jeremy@OCLT.org, or by phone: 845-534-3690, x18.

    NORTH TRAILS

    Sunday, June 17th

    Led by Mike Ward

    9:00 AM | “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate (numerous moderate hills) – Approx 5 miles – 2 to 2-1/2 hrs

    Bring water, a snack, sun lotion and insect repellant. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. Take Rt. 97/42 West to Sparrowbush.  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. Bear slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrowbush

  • ACTIVITIES THRU JUNE 3, 2018 (5/28/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Warmer weather is now setting in and should entice you to enjoy the outdoors. Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

     

     

    ART ON THE MOUNTAIN

    Photography Competition by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis.

    The Outdoor Club invites all professional and amateur photographers to capture the art and natural beauty of our scenic region to benefit the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. An Event will be held the evening of August 3rd, 2018 where those in attendance will vote on the finalists. All finalist submissions will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. The top three will receive an Annual Family Membership to the Outdoor Club and will be recognized in the subsequent press release.

    Rules: All submissions must be made to Sarah Hendry at sarahhendry1978@gmail.com by July 1, 2018. Submissions should be in high definition and be a new photograph taken in the general region. All Finalists will be notified and must then provide a large print of their submission. All ages welcome. Please take notice that this is a fundraiser and all submissions shall become the property of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and may be used for any purpose.

    A Special Hike for all persons interested will be held on June 3, 2018 at 2pm. Meet at the Parking Lot on Boxbaum Road, Sparrowbush, NY. Call/text or email Sarah Hendry with questions: 845.248.4784.

     

     


    FIRST JUNE HIKE

    Sunday, June 3rd

    Led by Mike Ward

    9:00 AM | Deerpark Dam Trailhead 3 – Parking Lot 6

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult (numerous hills) – Approx 5 miles – 2 to 2-1/2 hrs

    Bring water, a snack, sun lotion and insect repellant. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Meet at Deerpark Lake (old Res 3) Parking Lot #6 Kiosk – Box Baum Rd. Rt 97/42

    2.4 miles west to Sparrowbush from Pike St/Orange St. Right then left on Main St. One block make right on Academy Ave. 1.7 miles to red Watershed sign and bear right onto Box Baum Rd ½ mi to kiosk & parking lot on right. Be mindful of the potholes on Box Baum Rd.

     

     

    RIDE THE TRAILS

    with

    Action Bikes & Outdoors

    Sunday, June 3rd

    Led by Kyle Hyziak

    10:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 5 or overflow Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Intermediate/Advanced

    Ride will be approximately 2.5 hours and 14 miles in length

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

  • Starcrawf Announces 2018 Race Dates (12/9/2017)

    TC Crawford, founder of Starcrawf Promotions and Promotions Director of the Outdoor Club, announced the 2018 race dates for Mountain Biking in Port Jervis Watershed at the monthly club meeting on December 7.  In addition to the three events held this past year, a new race will be added this year: Singlespeed USA — a gathering of hardcore riders who tackle epic terrain without the benefit of multiple gears.  The dates of the upcoming races will be as follows (so mark your calendars):

    • March 18: Snowball’s Chance — fat bikes and snow-loving bikers tackle the Watershed in winter.
    • July 29: The Point Peter Pounder — final race of the H2H series.
    • August 3-5: Singlespeed USA — a multi-day party/race for mountain bikers with grit and questionable sanity.
    • October 14: Erie 80 — a truly epic race and MTB fest.
  • OCOPJ Featured as Case Study in Upper Delaware Resource Forum (12/7/2017)

    The Outdoor Club was featured as a case study in the Upper Delaware Resource Forum, a new conservation collaboration focused on protecting water-based resources in the Upper Delaware region.
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