Go Off-Roading in the Hudson Valley With NORA
A muddy adventure of a lifetime awaits in Ellenville.
Photo by Amanda Clark
If off-roading is ready to be checked off your bucket list, take a trip up to Northeast Off-Road Adventures (NORA) in Ellenville, where 4WD training and driving tours through 75 acres of wooded trails and terrain are ready to show you an outdoor experience you won’t easily forget.
At the helm of the niche business is Scott Trager, a certified 4WD trainer and former Wall Street worker. Back in 2007, Trager just drove his Jeep to and from the train station. But after one fateful Jeep Jamboree with his then-13-year-old son, Trager was bitten by the off-roading bug. Now with NORA, he leads a fleet of 15 vehicles and a staff of qualified instructors who run classes on 4WD operation, safety, maintenance, and recovery, as well as survival and first aid from their ADA-compliant facility. A host of adventure-style excursions, like Hunter Mountain driving tours with private and overnight options, beckon the truly outgoing.
The facility and accompanying trails, which were featured in MotorTrend’s Ultimate Adventure in 2018, can be reserved for private group events and off-site business meetings. Single and multi-day packages can be booked, and NORA offers fast wired internet connections, Wi-Fi, and even catered meals.
Trager and his team are all dedicated off-roaders, working hard to ensure everything they do is both educational and safe. They aim to make NORA a leading facility for adventure-themed education in the Northeast, and a day spent at their Ellenville facility proves they’re well on their way to making that a reality.