Club Fit | Class Hiking Club

Hiking Club

Jefferson Valley
Member: FREE!
Non-member: FREE!
Child of member: FREE!

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Enjoy the outdoors, exercise and socialize. Good physical condition and hiking boots are the only prerequisites. Bring lunch and something to drink. FREE to members and their guests.

Our Club Fit Hiking Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Hikes take place in the local area on marked, wooded paths through nature centers, forests and occasionally mountains. Members are encouraged to bring along their family and friends. Hikes are labeled easy, medium and rugged. Come discover the natural beauty we have here in Westchester and the surrounding area. Look for flyers on the racks and find the Hiking Club Schedule under “Wellness” on the website. You can always call your Hiking Leaders: Peter, Andrew and Michael, with any thoughts or questions.


Saturday, October 2nd

Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park

Hike Leader: Michael Capsuto | Phone: 914-523-4958
“A scenic hike past lakes in the county’s northernmost park”

B –  “Moderate”    Hike Length: about 5 miles     Hike Time: 4 hours

A hike in Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park, Westchester County’s northern most park. The park specializes in outdoor experiences, including camping, fishing and hiking. The hike will be mostly on old, unused dirt roads with some gradual inclines. The hike will pass 2 of the park’s 4 lakes. The park entrance is on a paved, but narrow and winding road. We will park near the park’s office, 201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY 10560

Meeting time and place is 10:00 am at the Club Fit Jefferson Valley parking lot opposite Toys “R” Us. If you want to meet at the hike location, please contact the hike leader.
Comfortable boots a must.  Rain cancels.  Driving time about 35 minutes

Saturday, October 16th
Muscoot Farm
“Children Welcome With Parents” See: “GUIDELINES”: Below

Hike Leader: Peter Meskin | Phone: 914-715-4068
“Pigs, ‘n Ducks ‘n Geese Better Scurry….…A Wonderful Place to Visit Whether You’re 7 or 70.”
B – “Moderate”    Hike length: About 5 miles.    Hike time: 3 hours

Muscoot Farm is a delightful place with farm animals, seasonal activities and a wonderfully maintained series of well-marked trails.  As we hike through parts of the 777 acre farm, we can see history written in the landscape: old stone walls, large trees, stone culverts and plowed areas. While there are no mountains here, there are many small hills that we’ll be walking up and down throughout the day.

Meeting time and place is 9:30 am at the Club Fit Jefferson Valley parking lot opposite Toys “R” Us. If you want to meet at the hike location, please contact the hike leader.
Comfortable boots a must. Rain cancels. Driving Time: 25 minutes.


Please remember hikes are canceled in the event of inclement weather. Call the appropriate Hike Leader if weather is questionable.

Peter Meskin at (914) 245-7693
Andrew Stein at (914) 788-4678
Michael Capsuto (914) 523-4958

Here is a list of some of the hikes we have done in the past

Candlewood Hill in Fahnestock Park  |  Castle Rock Loop  |  Cornell Mine Trail

Croton Point Park  |  Doodletown  |  Fahnestock Park Appalachian Trail

George’s Island Park  |  Granite Knolls  |  Hilltop Hanover Farm

Hubbard Perkins Trail in Fahnestock Park  |  Hudson Highlands in the Garrison School Forest

Innisfree Gardens  |  Lasdon Park  |  Mianus River Gorge  |  Mount Taurus  |  Muscoot Farm

Rockefeller State Park  |  Sprout Brook Park  |  Sylvan Glen

Twin Lakes Trail in Teatown Lake Reservation  |  Woodlands Legacy Fields


Here are some GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS to read if you are thinking of bringing your child on one of our hikes:
1. We enjoy having children on hikes but they must stay close to you throughout the entire hike.  You — not the Hike Leader — are responsible for them.
2. You have to determine by reading the full hike description and/or calling the Hike Leader a few days before the hike if your child has both the interest and the stamina to keep up with the group and to complete the hike.
3. Children need to be wearing hiking boots or sturdy sneakers.
4. Bring extra food, water and your child’s favorite snacks for “motivation.”
5. Not required, but a good idea is to have them carry a small backpack with a few items for a sense of responsibility and to feel part of the group.
6. No electronic devices of any kind on hikes!  (Adult cellphones on “vibrate” but use not encouraged except in emergencies.)

We recommend that you register for the hikes at the Reception Desk (914) 245-4040, ext. 0.

Next Class:
October 2, 2021
10:00AM - 03:00PM
Hiking Club, Jefferson Valley

Contact us if you have questions.

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