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Explore Our Trips

We have a wide variety of trips including backpacking, rock climbing, farm service, and more! We also have trips for incoming transfer students.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY for any of our trips!

Trip dates are pending the move-in dates from housing. Participants on a 8 day trips arrive to Ithaca 9 days before the first move-in day, participants on 6 day trips arrive 7 days before the first move-in day, and participants on 4 day trips arrive 5 days before the first move-in day.

Outdoor Odyssey runs trips on the traditional homelands of many Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge the painful history of dispossession in the creation of these areas for outdoor recreation and strive to be respectful and supportive of Indigenous communities. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or comments about this land acknowledgment. Source: https://native-land.ca/


Backpacking group

Backpacking

4 Day Backpacking in the Finger Lakes

Backpack through the rolling hills and beautiful forests of the Finger Lakes Trail, just a couple miles from Cornell's Ithaca campus. Haudenosaunee Confederacy Nations (Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga)*
Cost: $425


6 Day Backpacking in the Catskills

The Catskills strike a balance between the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes and the steeper, high peaks of the Adirondacks. Munsee Lenape*
Cost: $545


6 Day Backpacking in the Adirondack Lakes

The New York Adirondack region is one of the best-known places to backpack in the United States, complete with gorgeous lakeside camping spots, and over 6 million acres of preserved land that are preserved to remain Forever Wild. Mohawk*
Cost: $545


6 Day Backpacking in the Adirondack Mountains

The Adirondack Mountains feature some of the best-known mountain summits and high alpine views across more than 6 million acres of preserved land that are preserved to remain Forever Wild. Mohawk*
Cost: $545


8 Day Backpacking in the Green Mountains of Vermont

The Greens are home to the Long Trail, the oldest continuous footpath in the United States, and the legacy continues as backpackers enjoy a variety of landscapes full of lakes, waterfalls, and mountain views. Abenaki*
Cost: $645


Climber outdoors at Peterskill

Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Service, and More!

6 Day Rock Climbing and Backpacking in the Adirondacks

The best of both worlds! Join us for 3-4 days of backpacking in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and 2 days of rock-climbing outside. Munsee Lenape*
Cost: $585


6 Day Canoeing in the Adirondacks

Like backpacking, except on the water! Explore some of the most beautiful lakes of the Adirondack region in a canoe, docking along the way to set up camp on dry land and sleep under the stars. Mohawk*
Cost: $585


6 Day Multi-Element in the Finger Lakes

Can't decide on a trip? Do them all! Backpack, canoe, rock climb, and even zip-line through the Ithaca Region on this action-packed adventure! Haudenosaunee Confederacy Nations (Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga)*
Cost: $545


6 Day Multi-Element in the Finger Lakes (Cabin Basecamping)

Can't decide on a trip? Do them all! Hike, canoe, rock climb, and even zipline through the Ithaca Region on this action-packed adventure! Haudenosaunee Confederacy Nations (Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga)*
Cost: $445


6 Day Farm Service and Backpacking in the Finger Lakes Region

Get a great introduction to backpacking while visiting and giving back to local Ithaca and Cornell farms, including Cornell's own student-run organic vegetable farm, Dilmun Hill. Haudenosaunee Confederacy Nations (Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga)*
Cost: $330


4 Day Outdoor Service and Backpacking in the Finger Lakes

Give back to fellow hikers by working with your fellow trippers on a trail project and enjoying 2 days of backpacking on the awesome Finger Lakes Trail. Haudenosaunee Confederacy Nations (Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga)*

Cost: $110

A group of hikers

Trips for Transfer Students

4 Day Backpacking in the Finger Lakes for Transfer Students

Get to know other incoming transfer students while backpacking in the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes Region. Haudenosaunee Confederacy Nations (Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga)*
Cost: $425


6 Day Backpacking in the Adirondacks for Transfer Students

Get to know other incoming transfer students while backpacking in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Mohawk* Cost: $545


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