OUTWalking is an outdoor hiking and walking group for the LGBTQ+ community.




Waiver link:  https://forms.gle/oyWoFfWj4rBGqWkX6

*The LOFT'S OutWalking events are planned with everyone's safety in mind and we ask that participants complete this waiver to acknowledge they feel safe and able to engage in this physical activity. Once signed, they will be kept on file for the remainder of the calendar year, and do not need to be completed on a monthly basis. Thank you for helping keep OutWalking a safe experience for all those who participate!

Join OUTWalking on our next hiking adventure!


MAY OUTWalking Adventure:

Lasdon Park Arboretum
2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35, Somers, NY

Sunday May 28, 2023 from 
10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Join us as we explore the 234 beautiful acres of Lasdon Park Arboretum. We will walk approximately 3 miles which will include easy walking paths around formal gardens and through woodsy trails. Some of the highlights will include the Famous Tree Trail that features the offspring of famous trees throughout American history, the Chinese Friendship Garden, and the various flower collections.


JUNE OUTWalking Adventure:

Join OUTWalking at the Teatown Lake Reservation for a special Pride hike!

Out and About - 
Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562
Saturday June 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Participation Fee: $3 for Teatown members, $8 for non-members (supports the Teatown Lake Reservation)

Join education staff at the Teatown Lake Reservation for a pride hike and nature discussion! The discussion will focus on fluidity in nature followed by an approximately 3 mile hike through the reserve. There will be several different hiking routes to choose from that different facilitators will lead to accommodate people of various skill levels. This event will be open to the general public in addition to OUTWalking participants.


  Please RSVP to Joe Nappi at [email protected] and also be sure to check out our Facebook page for pictures of our past outings.

*** All attendees are required to wear face masks for the duration of the walk and practice social distancing ***

Waiver link: https://forms.gle/oyWoFfWj4rBGqWkX6

Hope to see you there!

Past OUTWalking Adventures:
  • April 2023: Saxon Woods
  • March 2023: Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary
  • February 2023: Rockwood Hall
  • January 2023: E J Murray Memorial Skating Center

The LOFT OUTWalking E J Murray Memorial Skating Center

  • Oscawana Island
  • Teatown Lake Reserve
  • Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
  • Wolf Conervation Center
  • Untermyer Gardens
  • Merestead
  • Sylvan Glen Preserve
  • Muscoot Farms
  • Kitchawan Preserve
  • Graham Hills Park
  • New York Botanical Garden GLOW & Holiday Train Show
  • FDR State Park
  • Hilltop Hanover Farm Trails
  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetary
  • Silver Lake Preserve
  • Zofnass Family Preserve
  • Meyer Nature Preserve
  • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve
  • Croton Gorge Park
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary
  • Arthur Butler Memorial Sanctuary

LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.
Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.