• OCOPJ ACTIVITIES & EVENTS OCT. 2018 (10/9/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date

    Schedules and Activities 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 16th – 5PM

    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.

        

    SATURDAY MORNING OUTDOOR CLUB RUN

    Saturday, October 20th  9AM

    Brewer’s Reservoir (Old Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4/5

    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 20th

    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.

    TRICKY TRAY FUNDRAISER

    BENEFITTING THE OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS PUMP TRUCK

      

        

    LET’S GET BACK TO HIKING

    Sunday, October 21st – 9AM

    Hike Difficulty: Moderate

    Distance: Approx 5-6 miles  Duration: 1-1/2 to 2 hrs

    Time to get back to hiking the longer routes. First time back from surgery and looking forward to a great autumn hike. Come join me, Mike Ward, and we’ll mark a return to the woodlands.

    Meet at Deerpark Dam (old Res 3) Parking Lot #6 Kiosk off 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.

       

    BIKE THE WATERSHED

    Sunday October 21st – 2PM

    Ride the Watershed Trails with Ben Cheek. Ben will introduce you to the trails within the Watershed accommodating all levels of riders.

    Parking at Deerpark Dam (old Res 3) Parking Lot #6 Kiosk off 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.

        

    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.

       

    SUPPORT THE CREATION OF THE

    PORT JERVIS OUTDOOR CLUB PUMP TRACK

    & WATERSIDE WOODS TRAILS

    Artist rendering. Training track is not included in this graphic

    The Outdoor Club of Port Jervis is fundraising for the construction of a pump track in the Riverside Park along the Delaware River for bike riders of all ages to enjoy. This project will break ground in the spring of 2019 with readiness of the track before Memorial Day.

    What is a pump track? This will be an earthen bicycle track allowing for inexperienced riders to learn how to ride trails with humps and bumps as well providing the experienced rider a way to hone their skills while enjoying an aerobic workout. In addition, our track will include plantings within and around the boundaries allowing for everyone to learn about and enjoy native and exotic plants and vegetation while beautifying the area.

    In the woods along the river will create all natural trails that will allow bikers to move to the next step in learning about riding in the woods. Once comfortable riders will then be encouraged to venture into the Watershed where they will be able to experience the 40+ miles of trails we have created. All trails in all areas will be open to bikers, hikers and runners.

    Highlights: Track development for training kids to ride bikes and experience trails

    Allow the experienced riders to create an aerobic workout

    Allow loaner bikes as well as provide safety equipment to ride the track and trails

    Open the river woods to hiking, biking and running

    Invite people of all ages and capabilities to enjoy the woods and water

    Open access to the river for fishing

    Provide areas for community gardens next to the pump track

    Introduce all users to the nearly 2200 acres of Watershed Park and Trails

    Artist rendition of proposed main track

    For more info: OCOPJ.ORG        info@ocopj.org      Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis