Trips

The North Face - Scavenger Hunt
Date: Wednesday, September 27

Time: 10:30  a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE for students with Montclair State ID

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Details: Do you know Montclair State University like the back of your hand? Put your knowledge to the test in Week Two of the Outdoor Nation Challenge! On Wednesday, September 27th, The North Face will hide several clues around campus for a scavenger hunt. Starting from the Student Recreation Center, if you make it to the end take a picture on the Outdoor Nation app!

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Team Name: Montclair State University

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Friday, September 29

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Cost: FREE for students with Montclair State ID

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Details: Hangout with your friends on Friday nights around the fire pit! Free snacks, such as s'mores and hot cocoa, will be provided. Lawn games, hammocks and other items will also be available FREE via Equipment Checkout. Friday Fire Pit location will change every week on campus. Follow our Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter accounts for hints to find our mystery location!

 

Overnight Camping Trip
Date: Saturday, September 30

Time: Departs 9/30 - 10 a.m., returns 10/1 - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $30

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Details: Join us for an overnight camping trip at the NJ School of Conservation (NJSOC) in Stokes State Park! NJSOC is the oldest and largest university-operated environmental education field center in the nation. Located on a 240-acre campus within the 15,000-acre Stokes State Forest in Sussex County just north of Branchville. You will have the option to sleep in a cabin or in a tent under the stars.

 

Hammock Day
Date: Wednesday, October 4

Time: 12 – 3 p.m.

Cost: FREE for students with Montclair State ID

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Details: Hangout with Outdoor Adventure in the Quad. This week of the Outdoor Nation Challenge is sponsored by: Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO)
The objective is to build the largest collection of hammocks together into a ENOVillage. So tell your friends, our goal is to get as many hammocks out there as possible!

#ENOVillage
#BetterWithENO

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Team Name: Montclair State University

 

Full Moon Hike
Date: Thursday, October 5

Time: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

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Details: Strap on a headlamp and enjoy this late-night hike under the light of the full moon with the Manhattan skyline view at the end! This easy hike will take place at High Mountain Park.

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Friday, October 6

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Cost: FREE for students with Montclair State ID

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Details: Hangout with your friends on Friday nights around the fire pit! Free snacks, such as s'mores and hot cocoa, will be provided. Lawn games, hammocks and other items will also be available FREE via Equipment Checkout. Friday Fire Pit location will change every week on campus. Follow our Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter accounts for hints to find our mystery location!

 

Whitewater Rafting Trip
Date: Saturday, October 7

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Cost: Students $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests $60

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Details: Coordinating with the release of the dam in the Lehigh River, this whitewater rafting trip is sure to be a blast. Perfect for all skill levels. this a great way to GET YOUR FEET WET! A hotdog BBQ will be provided at the end (included in fee).

 

Oktoberfest Hike - Bear Mountain
Date: Saturday, October 7

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

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Details: Master the mountains and tell your friends you hiked along the Appalachian Trail! This hike takes place in Bear Mountain State Park, NY during the same time of their Oktoberfest. So strap on your lederhosen and taste some wurst!

 

Horseback Riding
Date: Sunday, October 8

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests $50

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Details: Learn horseback riding basics at the Spring Valley Equestrian Center. We'll go on a gorgeous trail ride through beautiful fields and trails with fantastic views of the Appalachian Trail Ridge to High Point.

 

Harvest Festival (Corn Maze & Pumpkin Picking)
Date: Saturday, October 21

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests $30

Details:

Explore Stony Hill Farm, a fully operational, working farm: 10-acre Corn Maze!, Hayrides, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin, and Farmer's Market

What to bring: Money for spending and Comfortable shoes for walking

 

Advanced Hike - Mt.Tammany
Date: Saturday, October 28

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

Details: Strenuous 3.5 mile loop hike up Mt. Tammany. Rocky and steep with great views of the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding area.

 

Easy Hike - South Branch Reservation
Date: Saturday, November 4

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

Details: This Easy Hike is short, simple, and to the point! Discover South Branch Reservation in Franklin Township. This trail leisurely follows along the Raritan River and features bridges built by early European Settlers.

 

Full Moon Hike
Date: Sunday, November 5

Time: 7 - 10 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

Details: Strap on a headlamp and enjoy this late-night hike under the light of the full moon. Manhattan skyline view is at the end! This easy hike will take place at High Mountain Park.

 

Thomas Edison Museum
Date: Saturday, November 11

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

Details: Take a step back in time to discover how Thomas Edison ushered in the modern era! Inspire your inner inventor as you explore his personal lab in West Orange, NJ. Here he invented the Phonograph, Motion Film and refined the Light Bulb!

 

Moderate Hike - Ghost Lake
Date: Sunday, November 12

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

Details: This Haunted Hike at Ghost Lake in Jenny Jump State Park will send you running for the hills! Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this is a hauntingly beautiful hike. This moderately rated 5.7 mile loop has great views of mountains and valleys before arriving at the lake. Some say that a Native American burial ground lies below the surface.

 

Advanced Hike - Storm King
Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

Details: Ten-Hut! Drop what you’re doing and come with us to the top of Storm King Mountain! This 2.5 mile loop is within shouting distance from West Point Military Academy. Get your boots on the ground with 890 feet in gained elevation. You will find your courage and some of the best views at the top of this mountain.

 

Rock Climbing
Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests $30

Details: A perfect trip for all levels of climber -- novice to expert! A pressure-free, safe indoor rock climbing experience at the Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River. Dress to Move! Rental shoes are included in the price.

 

Our Outdoor Adventure trips have limited spots available, and many trips fill up quickly. If a trip does fill, we will maintain a wait-list for anyone interested. There is no fee for putting your name on the wait-list. Like stand-by for flying, we HIGHLY encourage interested individuals to be at the Rec. Center prior to the trip departure, and we will accept individuals in to open spots first in the order of the wait-list, and next in the order of the time they sign in that morning. Payment for the trip occurs only if you get to participate.

Upcoming Trips

You can register in the front office of the Student Recreation Center or over the phone at 973-655-3340. Tickets can be purchased in the Student Recreation Center Office Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm or Saturday 11am - 5pm.

Past Trips

  • Camping Trip Past event Icon for trips Page‌ Camping Trip, Stokes State Park, NJ

  • jpg image of Adirondack trip for past events‌ Adirondacks Variety Trip 2017, Adirondacks, NY

  • Harvest Festival Past Event Icon ‌ Harvest Festival, Chester, NJ