View from the top of a mountain on a party cloudy day

Trips

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 Student Recreation Center prior to the trip departure and we will accept individuals for 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 Main Office,  Monday – Friday,  8 a.m. – 8 p.m. or Saturday,  11 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you’re interested in hiking, please visit our Hiking Trips page.

Easy Drop-in Hike
  • Date: Friday, Sep 7
  • Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Leaving from the Panzer Athletic Center, participants will get to explore Mills Reservation, a local nature preserve very close to campus. This is a short, easy hike. Perfect to break in your hiking shoes!
Friday Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, Sep 7
  • Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID
  • Details: Enjoy an outdoor showing of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by the fireside at our first friday night fire pit of the semester! Free snacks, such as DINO-SMORE’S 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.
Kayaking Trip
  • Date: Saturday, Sep 8
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Delaware River and learn some basic kayaking skills. Leaving from Frenchtown, NJ, this full-day trip will provide you with a chance to enjoy the warm, clear waters of the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi. We provide the boats, life jackets and paddles, but be prepared to get wet.
Renaissance Faire Trip
  • Date: Sunday, Sep 9
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $15.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Come join us as we venture to a place where fantasy and history comes alive. Come see the extravagant interpretation of history at the renaissance faire. Limited tickets available.
Friday Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, Sep 14
  • Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID
  • Details: Enjoy an outdoor showing of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by the fireside at our first friday night fire pit of the semester! Free snacks, such as DINO-SMORE’S 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.
Easy Hike - White Cedar Swamp Nature Walk
  • Date: Saturday, Sep 15
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Miss Summer already? Enjoy a light 2.6 mile loop around White Cedar Swamp located in High Point State Park! The trail cuts through a pine forest and leads onto a boardwalk over part of the swamp.
Apple Picking
  • Date: Saturday, Sep 15
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Explore beautiful Wightman’s Farm in Morristown, NJ. Pick fresh apples and visit their market where they have produce grown on site — for over 80 years!– available for purchase. Enjoy milk and cheese from Battenkill Valley Creamery and wine from local vineyards!
Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Date: Sunday, Sep 16
  • Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Join Campus Recreation for the new and exciting sport of stand up paddleboarding! We will head to the Jersey Shore for a relaxing, fun day on the water.
Sunset Yoga
  • Date: Friday, Sep 21
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Details: Join us for Yoga on our patio, watching the sunset!
Friday Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, Sep 21
  • Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID
  • Details: Enjoy an outdoor showing of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by the fireside at our first friday night fire pit of the semester! Free snacks, such as DINO-SMORE’S 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.
Biking Trip - Sandy Hook
  • Date: Saturday, Sep 22
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Join us for a leisurely bike ride in Sandy Hook, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. This casual ride will explore the WWII era bunkers and lighthouses, along with a excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean and New York Harbor.
Horseback Riding Trip
  • Date: Sunday, Sep 23
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • 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.
Friday Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, Sep 28
  • Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID
  • Details: Enjoy an outdoor showing of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by the fireside at our first friday night fire pit of the semester! Free snacks, such as DINO-SMORE’S 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.
Overnight Camping Trip
  • Date: Saturday, Sep 29 – Sunday, Sep 30
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $30.00
  • Register Online Here
  • 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.
Whitewater Rafting Trip
  • Date: Sunday, Oct 7
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $20.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $60.00
  • Register Online Here
  • 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 after, free of charge.
Friday Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, Oct 12
  • Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • FREE for students with Montclair State ID
  • Details: Enjoy an outdoor showing of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by the fireside at our first friday night fire pit of the semester! Free snacks, such as DINO-SMORE’S 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.
Harvest Festival
  • Date: Saturday, Oct 13
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Explore Stony Hill Farm, a fully operational, working farm:
    • 10-acre Corn Maze!
    • Hayrides
    • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin
    • Farmer’s Market
Horseback Riding Trip
  • Date: Sunday, Oct 14
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • 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.
Moderate Hike - Sterling Valley Loop
  • Date: Saturday, Oct 20
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Enjoy a 6 mile loop around Sterling Lake with fantastic views. Part of the trail follows a ridge which passes some great view points of the surrounding area.
Oktoberfest Hike - Bear Mountain
  • Date: Sunday, Oct 21
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • 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!
Advanced Hike - Stairway to Heaven
  • Date: Saturday, Oct 27
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: Strenuous 2.9 mile hike up Wawayanda Mountain. Rocky and steep with great views of the surrounding area this is a great trail for advanced hikers who want to see a great view from the top of a mountain.
Easy Hike - Tillman Ravine Trail
  • Date: Saturday, Nov 3
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Students – $10.00
  • Faculty/Staff/Guests – $20.00
  • Register Online Here
  • Details: A scenic 1.8 mile loop that follows the Tillman Ravine through a heavily wooded forest. The trail is great for hikers of all experience levels and can be enjoyed by everyone.