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.

Registration

Register Online:
All students have an ActiveNet account to register for Campus Recreation Trips/Events. To access your account, use Forgot my password and use your email in the mail.montclair.edu format.

Register in the Student Recreation Center Main Office:
Our hours of operation are: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fall 2019 Trips

If you’re interested in hiking, please visit our Hiking Trips page.

Easy Drop-in Hike
  • Date: Friday, Septmeber 6
  • Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: Free with MSU ID
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: Free with MSU ID
  • 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 Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, September 6
  • Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE for students with MSU ID
  • Location: Student Center Quad
  • 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.
Kayaking Trip
  • Date: Saturday, September 7
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Kayaking Trip
  • 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, September 8
  • Time: 12 – 8 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $15.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Renaissance Faire Trip
  • Details: Come join us as we venture to the New York Renaissance Faire where fantasy and history comes alive. Comes see the extravagant interpretation of history at the renaissance faire. Limited tickets available!
Friday Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, September 13
  • Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE for students with MSU ID
  • Location: Bohn/Blanton Quad
  • 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.
Easy Hike - Manasquan Reservoir
  • Date: Saturday, September 14
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Easy Hike – Manasquan Reservoir
  • Details: Join Outdoor Adventure for an easy 5 mile hike with low elevation but breathtaking views of the reservoir. In addition, there is an educational environmental center to observe the animal and plant life in Manasquan directly to finish the hike.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Date: Sunday, September 15
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Details: Join Campus Recreation for the new and exciting sport of stand up paddleboarding! We will head to the Round Valley Reservoir for a relaxing, fun day on the water.
Friday Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, September 20
  • Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE for students with MSU ID
  • Location: Freeman/Russ Quad
  • 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.
Kayaking Trip
  • Date: Saturday, September 21
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Kayaking Trip
  • 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.
Horseback Riding Trip
  • Date: Sunday, September 22
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $20.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $50.00
  • Register for Horseback Riding Trip
  • 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 Historic Hike - Sterling Valley
  • Date: Sunday, September 22
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Moderate Historic Hike – Sterling Valley
  • Details: Enjoy this waterfront 5 mile hike with views of Lake Sterling, New York; and explore historic aspects of mining activity of the 1700s.
Friday Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, September 27
  • Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE for students with MSU ID
  • Location: Student Center Quad AND The Student Recreation Center
  • 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.
Overnight Camping Trip
  • Date: Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30
  • Time: 10 a.m. (9/29) – 4 p.m. (9/30)
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $30.00
  • Register for Overnight Camping Trip
  • 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.
Friday Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, October 4
  • Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE for students with MSU ID
  • Location:Bohn/Blanton Quad
  • 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.
Advanced Hike - Ramapo Mountain
  • Date: Saturday, October 5
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Advanced Hike – Ramapo Mountain
  • Details: This trail features a loop around the beautiful Ramapo Lake into a bit of a steep climb to the ruins of the Van Slyke Castle and water tower. From the water tower, there is a gorgeous view of NYC.
New York City High-Line and Vessel Trip
  • Date: Sunday, October 6
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for New York City High-Line and Vessel Trip
  • Details: Experience New York City’s repurposed historic, above street, railroad line this is now a beautiful walkway through Midtown Manhattan. At the end of the High-Line is a brand new art display of a giant spiral staircase called the Vessel. This walk is a calm escape while being in the city that never sleeps. Enjoy the day experiencing New York City’s repurposed greenery and interactive artwork.
Apple Picking
  • Date: Sunday, October 6
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Apple Picking
  • 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!
Friday Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, October 11
  • Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE for students with MSU ID
  • Location:Student Recreation Center Patio
  • 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.
Whitewater Rafting Trip
  • Date: Saturday, October 12
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $20.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $60.00
  • Register for Whitewater Rafting Trip
  • 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 is a great way to GET YOUR FEET WET! A hotdog BBQ will be provided at the end (included in fee).
Horseback Riding Trip
  • Date: Sunday, October 13
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $20.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $50.00
  • Register for Horseback Riding Trip
  • 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.
Storm King Art Center
  • Date: Sunday, October 13
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $30.00
  • Register for Storm King Art Center
  • Details: Enjoy and appreciate gigantic sculptures at Storm King Sculpture Park, an outdoor museum! Storm King Sculpture Park is the largest collection of contemporary sculptures in the United States. Sculptures are as large as 300 times the size of a human, making this the ultimate trip for pictures with your friends, while spending time outside at a unique park.
Harvest Festival
  • Date: Saturday, October 26
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $30.00
  • Register for Harvest Festival
  • Details: Explore Stony hill Farm, a fully operational, working farm:
    • 10-acre Corn Maze!
    • Hayrides
    • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin
    • Farmer’s Market
Easy Hike - Hacklebarney
  • Date: Saturday, November 2
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $20.00
  • Register for Easy Hike – Hacklebarney
  • Details: Join us for a gorgeous hike through Hacklebarney state park. The trail features the Black River as a centerpiece and is quite stunning in the fall.
Rock Climbing
  • Date: Saturday, November 23
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Students: $10.00
    • Faculty/Staff/Guests: $30.00
  • Register for Rock Climbing
  • Details: A perfect trip for all levels of climber — novice to expert! A pressure-free, safe indoor rock climbing experience at the New Jersey Rock Gym in Fairfield, NJ. Dress to Move! Rental shoes are included in the price.