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
Sunday, July 1. Gary’s Backyard Mushroom Walk, Central Park, New York City
Meet 10 a.m. Central Park West and 96th Street. The 8th Ave. C local is not running to 96th St. Use an alternative: 1 or 2 train to 96th & M96 Bus eastbound or M10 bus on CPW. (Easy)
Sunday, July 8. Wolfe’s Pond Park, Prince’s Bay, Staten Island
Leader: Don Recklies
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.
Saturday, July 14. Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NYC
Leaders: Vicky Tartter and Laura Biscotto
Meet 10 a.m. at W. 242nd St. & Broadway, last stop on IRT #1 line. Bring containers for berries. (Easy)
Saturday, July 21. Stony Brook, Rockland County, NY
Leaders: Tom Bigelow and Juniper Perlis
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.
Weekend, July 26-29. NEMF Samuel Ristich Foray at Geneseo College, Geneseo, NY
See http://nemf.org for details
Weekend, August 3-5. Chanterelle Weekend in Londonderry, VT area
See Spring newsletter. Members only.
Sunday, August 5. Norvin Green State Park (The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation), Passaic Co., NJ
Joint Walk with the NJMA Leader: George Rogoff
Take 9:30 N.J. Transit bus #197 to Wanaque, N.J., arriving Skyline Lakes Drive and Ringwood Ave. at gas station/diner around 10:40. (Moderately strenuous)
Sunday, August 12. Colis P. Huntington State Park, Fairfield, CT
Leader: Tom Bigelow.
Joint walk with CVMS. Meet at 9:45 at the parking lot on Old Dodgingtown Rd, Bethel, CT
Saturday, August 18. Stony Brook, Rockland County, NY
Leader: Ethan Crenson
See July 22 for transportation.
Saturday, August 25. Beech Brook, Passaic County, NJ
Leader: Dennis Aita
Take 9:30 N.J. Transit #197 bus arriving around 10:55. Buy a zone 9 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.
Saturday, Sept. 8. Depew Park, Peekskill, Westchester County, NY
Leader: Karen Schechner
Take 8:43 Metro-North Express arriving Peekskill 9:48 (Train can also be boarded at 125th St. at 8:54).
Saturday, Sept. 15. Joint NYMS/COMA Picnic & Walk. Mt. Lakes County Park, N. Salem, Westchester County, NY
Walk leader: Marc Palmer.
See summer newsletter for all details. Members only.
Weekend, Sept 21 – 23. Catskill Weekend at Soyuzivka, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY
See newsletter for details. Contact: Paul Sadowski.
Saturday, Sept. 29. South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ.
Leader: Claude Martz.
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.
Saturday, Oct. 6. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
Leader: Dennis Aita
Take Lex #4 train to the last stop, Woodlawn & Jerome Ave. Meet 10 a.m. at the cemetery’s entrance. (Easy)
Saturday, Oct 13. Tallman State Park, Rockland Co., NY.
Leader: Alice Barner
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.
Saturday, Oct. 20. South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ.
Leaders: Marija Zeremski-Severovic & Vanya Severovich.
See Sept. 29 for transportation.
Saturday, Oct. 27. Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, N.Y.
Leader: Paul Sadowski
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.
Saturday, Nov. 3. Randall’s Island Park, NYC.
Leader: Dennis Aita
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.