Live Wild

Explore the wilderness in your own backyard

Our Adventures

What We Do

Day Trips

Mountains were meant to be climbed

Overnight trips

Sleep under the stars


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About Gray Fox GuidingMike Piela : Founder and Lead Guide

Gray Fox Guiding is a full service guiding and outfitting company located in Brooklyn, NY, offering trips to the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley. Fully licensed and insured, Gray Fox is the perfect company to explore the wilderness in your own backyard. Founder and Lead Guide Mike Piela grew up on the South Shore of Long Island and spent his youth hiking in local state parks and camping in the Catskill Mountains with his father. He graduated from NYU with a degree in communications and since college has traveled to all seven continents and hiked and camped in some of the most remote places in the world including the Arctic Circle, Mongolia, Surinam and Antarctica. Formally Vice President of a Steel Service Center, Mike hated being behind a desk, so he left his job and decided to turn his love of the outdoors and adventure into a profession. Using his years of experience, Mike opened Gray Fox Guiding with the goal of sharing his love of nature with people from all different background and skill levels. When he’s not guiding, Mike enjoys kayaking, rock climbing, adventure travel, home brewing, and nerding out on various topics.

Our AdventuresFrom secret spots to the beaten path, Gray Fox has something for everyone at every skill level.

See what others are saying:

"I have to say that a trip is only as good as the people that you travel with. My father and I were lucky enough to have Mike with Grey Fox Guiding Company takes us camping this past weekend. From the start Mike worked with us to ascertain our comfort and skill level, what we wanted to do, and a timeline. We went to Echo lake near Woodstock and every step was worth the final payoff. Not only did Mike put together a phenomenal trip that will stand out for a long time, I know that I will be using Grey Fox Guiding company again in the future."

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Gray Fox Guiding | 2022 Beverley Rd. Brooklyn, New York 11226

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Phone: (516) 659-2638
Email: info@grayfoxguiding.com

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