Members WalksDue to the Coronavirus, all NYMS member walks for the 2020 season are on hold until further notice. Walks will resume when it is deemed safe for groups to assemble, and when this becomes possible, we will email members appropriate information. Meanwhile, please enjoy the outdoors in a safe and responsible way.
We meet when public transportation arrives. Walks last 5-6 hours and are of moderate difficulty except where noted. Bring lunch, water, a knife, a whistle and a basket for mushrooms. Nonmembers attendance: $5, $10 family. Leaders have discretion to cancel walks in case of rain or dry conditions. Call or email if in doubt. Phone numbers and emails are distributed to the membership.
We ask that members refrain from visiting walk sites 2 weeks prior to the walk.
WARNING: Many mushrooms are toxic. Neither the Society nor individual members are responsible for the identification or edibility of any fungus.
TRANSPORTATION NOTES: Check transportation schedules online for time changes! And pick up a return schedule!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: PDF file of driving directions
May. Morel Breakfast and 2 Morel Walks.
For members only, and membership must be set by April 1 when we do our mailing.
Sunday, June 28. Gary's Backyard Mushroom Walk in Central Park.
Meet 10 a.m. Amsterdam Avenue and 95th Street (Gary Lincoff Way). The 8th Ave. C local stops at 96th Street.
Leader: Vicky Tartter
July 4 Weekend.
No scheduled walk
Sunday, July 12. Wolfe's Pond Park, Prince's Bay, Staten Island.
Take the 8:30 Staten Island ferry from Whitehall St. and then take the Staten Island Railway (SIR) which leaves at 9:01. It arrives at the Prince's Bay station at 9:34 when the walk starts.
Leader: Don Recklies.
Sunday, July 19. Van Cortlandt Park.
Meet 10 a.m. at W. 242nd St. & Broadway, last stop on IRT #1 line. Bring containers for berries. (Easy)
Leader: Tom Cantwell.
Saturday, July 25. Stony Brook, Rockland County, NY.
Meet in Sloatsburg at RR tracks one block from municipal building. Take N.J. Transit 9:14 Northeast Corridor train from Penn Station; transfer 9:23 at Secaucus Junction for Port Jervis line train which arrives Sloatsburg 10:12.
Leader: Julie Case.
Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2. Green Mountain Weekend, Vermont.
For members only.
Sunday, August 9. Colis P. Huntington State Park, Fairfield, Conn.
Joint walk with CVMS. Meet at 9:45 at the parking lot on Old Dodgingtown Rd, Bethel, CT
Saturday, August 15. Depew Park, Peekskill, Westchester Co., N.Y.
Take 8:43 Metro-North Express arriving Peekskill 9:48 (Train can also be boarded at 125th St. at 8:54).
Leader: Karen Schechner.
Saturday, August 22. Stony Brook, Rockland County, NY.
See July 25 for transportation.
Leaders: Tom Bigelow and Juniper Perlis.
Saturday, August 29. Beech Brook, Passaic Co., N.J.
Take 9:30 N.J. Transit #197 bus arriving around 10:55. Buy ticket for Ringwood. Ask bus driver to let you off at Greenwood Lake Turnpike and Beech Road, first road on right, 0.6 mile beyond Margaret King Ave. in Ringwood. Let Dennis know if coming by bus.
Leader: Dennis Aita
September 4 – 7.
Labor Day Weekend. No scheduled walk.
September 10 – 13.
NEMF foray in Quebec.
Friday – Sunday, September 18 – 20.
Catskills Weekend. Members only.
Saturday, September 26. Joint NYMS/COMA picnic. Westchester, N.Y.
For members only.
Leader: Marc Palmer
Saturday/Sunday, October 3/4 (exact date TBA). Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
Take Lex #4 train to the last stop, Woodlawn & Jerome Ave. Meet 10 a.m. at the cemetery's entrance. (Easy)
Leader: Dennis Aita
Saturday, October 10. Tallman State Park, Rockland Co., NY.
Take Rockland Coach Route 9AT 9:15 bus from PA Bus Terminal or from uptown GW Bridge Bus Station at 9:40 arriving Oak Tree Road & 9W (Palisades, NY) at 10:06.
Leader: Alice Barner
Saturday, October, 17. South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ.
Take NJ Transit 9:11 train from N.Y.'s Penn. Station to Millburn NJ (Morristown Line), arriving 9:56. Walk 2 blocks north to reservation parking lot.
Leaders: Marija Zeremski & Vanja Seferovic
Saturday, October 24. Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, N.Y.
Take 9:30 Staten Island Ferry arriving 9:55. From Ramp A take either S61 or S62 bus and get off at Lebau Ave. (along Victory Blvd.) by skating rink, 2 stops beyond Clove Road.
Leader: Paul Sadowski
Saturday, October 31. Randall's Island Park, NYC.
From Park Ave. and 125th St. (#4, #5, and #6 trains) at northwest corner take M35 to Ward's Island. Get off at Icahn Stadium stop. We meet at the south entrance at 10am.
Leader: Ethan Crenson