Our Adventures

Adventure Photos

Check out some pics from our past adventures, can you see yourself in some of these amazing places? We can!

Adventure Packages

Our packages can be custom tailored to your needs, anything from half day strolls to multi-day and multi location adventures that are the peak of the epic scale.


Learn to be a safe, to steward the natural resources, and to survive the wilderness with classes designed for all levels, of age and skill.

Your Adventure Guides

Alex B Marra (Frank)

Licensed Guide/Co-Founder

-CPR,Water Safety and Wilderness First Aid Certified 

-Skilled Outdoorsman 

-Avid Hunter 

-Survival Expert 

-Weather Forecaster (Founder of Hudson Valley Weather)

-Skilled Navigator

-#1833 To Have Climbed All of the Catskill High Peaks

-#690 To Have Climbed all of the Catskill High Peaks in the Winter 

Will Soter (Jimmy)

-Licensed Guide/Co-Founder

-CPR/Wilderness First Aid Certified 

-Water Safety  Instructor 

-Leave no Trace Master Educator  

-Board Member of Catskill Mountain Club

-VP New York State Outdoor Guide Association 

-Producer & Host of the Great Outdoors on WIOX

-Founder of the Catskill Adventure Tourism Summit

2018 Backcountry Intern

Andrew Surak

A Boiceville native, Andrew Surak was born, and raised in the foothills of the 

Catskill Mountains. From a young age, he enjoyed fishing and exploring the great outdoors. Andrew is an avid trout fisherman having spent his lifetime fishing the fabled creeks of the Catskills. Andrew has also hiked the trails within the region, and has a passion for finding the next hidden location off the beaten path. Besides spending his time in the Catskills, Andrew has traveled to throughout the US, and spent time exploring the natural wonders he discovered along the way. Andrew hopes to help you connect with a simpler way of spending your time, by reconnecting you to the natural world. 

Before You Hit the Trail

Our Services

Upstate Adventure Guides offers a range of options from interpretive nature walks, to multi-day backpacking trips. We have programs for all ages, and can custom tailor an experience for you, or your group. 


Listen to what these happy campers had to say, about their time with us!                                       


Don't just wander outdoors, commit to a life of adventure. Our members receive many benefits from discounted rates, to exclusive adventures.

News From the Great Outdoors!

Discover what we have been up to. Learn more about the exciting adventures we have gone on recently, and learn about the new adventures we are dreaming up.


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Contact Us

Better Yet, Take a Hike!!! With Us

We would love to help you create your very own outdoor adventure, call or email us!

Upstate Adventure Guides

15 Staples Street, Kingston NY 12401

(845) 399-9948