Northampton, MA – Queer Pride hike w/The Venture Out Project – 6/17

This event is open to 2SLGBTQIA+ hikers only!

We had an amazing time in the Midwest and now we’re taking the tour to the Northeast! Join Unlikely Hikers founder, Jenny Bruso, on the Good Things Tour! Sponsored by, Merrell.

For this particular event, we are so incredibly excited to announce that we are collaborating with The Venture Out Project for a Queer Pride hike! Come dressed up in your queer finery however you define that for yourself (rhinestones, glitter, leather, flannel, drag, none/all of the above—you do you!) and hike with us!

We’ll provide some post-hike refreshments and all of our participants will receive swag and have the chance to win great prizes from UH & Merrell! Come share in the Good Things with us!

Leaders: Oliver (he/him) of The Venture Out Project and UH founder, Jenny Bruso (she/they)

DATE: Saturday, June 17th

TIME: 10am

LOCATION: Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area — in Northampton, MA — about 30~ minutes from Springfield, MA and 95~ minutes from Boston.

TRAIL STATS: under 3 miles, up to 250 feet elevation gain, loop

FULL EVENT DETAILS + TRAIL INFO + DIRECTIONS + PARKING + MEET-UP SPOT provided via confirmation email. Our events are in very high demand and we can’t run the risk of exceeding group size limits because of folks showing up without registering. Thank you for your understanding!

  • Your registration is a commitment to joining. This is not a placeholder. We probably have a waitlist of folks who would love your spot.
  • No plus-ones. Your adult friends & family must register themselves.
  • All communication and further information is via – No social media DMs.
  • This is not one of our Accessible hikes.
  • While we no longer require masks while outside, we encourage you to bring one as a best practice. If you are someone who feels most comfortable wearing a mask at all times, or most of the time, we support you.
  • Eat breakfast, bring snacks & hydrate.

DOGS: leashed dogs with decent manners are welcome (no jumping, no aggression, manageable anxiety, etc.) If your dog doesn’t 100% fit this bill, but you are certain you can manage them in this highly stimulating environment, you are welcome to bring them. Mutual respect for the boundaries of other hikers and their dogs is paramount. Please do not assume that other hikers or their dogs will want to interact with your dog. Ask for consent. Before we begin our hike, we will ask you to share any important information about your dog with the group.

KIDS: we welcome 1 vaccinated child per person. They must be declared on your registration form below so we can maintain the headcount and they must have hiking experience. Though we love kids, our events are not designed to be kid-friendly. We often discuss topics that may be considered more mature and while we celebrate going at a very slow pace, very young kids often want to do things their own way which can affect group dynamics. Proof of child’s vax required.

Registration form

Please note that this event is open to 2SLGBTQIA+ hikers only!

Please note before hitting “send”: 1. You will receive confirmation of registration in 3-5 days. Keep an eye on your spam & social folders just in case it is filtered out. Registrations received within a week of the hike will be processed faster. 2. Your registration is a commitment to joining. This is not a placeholder. We probably have a waitlist of folks who would love your spot. 3. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination & at least one booster are required to participate.