Events Archive

Riverside Park

Event date:
11- 23-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

We will walk north to Grant’s Tomb for restrooms and then make our way down to the Shore Path in Riverside Park, where we will walk south, possibly as far as 34th St. Some moderate ascents and descents. Several drop-off points available.  Will stop at Pier 71 Restaurant. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind... Joint with NHOC, a long Island club.  Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY.  No dogs on hike

Meeting: Take the No. 1 subway train to 116th St and Broadway and meet at 12:00 pm.

 

The Jersey/Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
11- 22-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2. Spectacular views of the Big Apple, from a different perspective. Join us on this 14+ mile medium-paced walk. Walk across the George Washington Bridge, spiral south along the Palisades and New Jersey shore. Pass through Historic Hoboken, and finally end at the new pier near Jersey City. Please bring plenty of water, food, and/or lunch for this visually stunning, 7+ hour mini-saunter. Return to Manhattan by PATH ($2.75 fare). 

MEET: 9:15 AM at the Information Booth in the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Terminal (178th St/Broadway). Take the A Train to the 175th St. Station. Rain, snow or ice cancels. 

Harlem Walk

Event date:
11- 16-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Walk is about 3 miles. We will see some sites in Harlem and possibly listed to Gospel music.  Use bathrooms at home.   
 
MEET 10 A.M. in front of Starbucks at 125th St. and Lenox Ave.  Take 2 or 3 train to 125th St.  Bring water.  Call leader, Ellen to confirm that walk is on 212-861-4267

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
11- 16-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 7 miles

Walk through the land of “The Great Gatsby,” the original “West Egg” of the novel. See where the 1% lives; then onto the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy located on Long Island Sound. Tour this 82 acre campus that has the former mansion of Walter P. Chrysler (previously owned by Henri Bendel), and houses the American Merchant Marine Museum in another mansion.

Important: Bring photo ID for admission to the Marine Academy, Metrocard for the bus back to the train station, water and lunch. Restroom may not be available on walk until Kings Point. Restroom available at train station.

Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 9:55 a.m. Fares: 16.00/11.00 senior, round trip

Meet: Great Neck LIRR station.

Over the GWB and Beyond-Leg 4 & 5 of the Batt to Bear Trail

Event date:
11- 15-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

Walk over the GeorgeWashingtonBridge, into the woods on top of the Palisades. "No New Yorker should die without having walked over the GWB." Walk down 400 stone steps to the Hudson shore, then north 5 to 8 miles. Spectacular views, fresh air, waterfall. See map of the BTB trail at www.shorewalkers.org. See book WALKING THE HUDSON. Wear hiking shoes, hat. Bring water, food, binoculars. Bad weather cancels.

 

MEET:  12 noon at at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near corner of 179th Street and Ft Washington Avenue, by the trailer that is the temporary "waiting room" for the Port Authority Bus Station (and which, presumably, will have restrooms).  By subway, take the A train to 175th or 181st Street, or the 1 train to 181st Street.  

 

Battery to Bear Mt., Part 15

Event date:
11- 10-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Lake Tiorati/Anthony Wayne. 8 miles, moderate hills and pace. All are welcome.

Meet 9:30 a.m. at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area,

Directions:  Exit 17 on the Palisades (first lot) and shuttle to Lake Tiorati where the hike begins. Bring lunch, 2 quarts of water and hiking boots.  Drivers only. Rain cancels. Do not email the day of the hike.

 

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
11- 8-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This is a moderately paced adventure under, over, around and through many of the amazing architectural wonders throughout Central Park. We begin our walk at the southwest tip of Central Park South and zigzag our way up the eastern half of Central Park to The Harlem Meer at 110th St. Then we circle back along the western half of the park and finish at Sheep's Meadow. Please bring water and lunch or snack for this fascinating 5-hour journey of approx. 8 miles. 

MEET: 9 AM sharp at the Atrium entrance to the Time Warner Towers Complex at 59th St. & Columbus Circle. Take the A, D or 1 train to 59th St. Rain or Shine! 

Batt-Bear Trail, State Line to Nyack

Event date:
11- 8-2014 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 7 miles. Autumn colors on the long Path, extending through Tallman Mountain and the Old Erie RR bed. One steeper descent enroute to an optional dinner in Nyack. Return by nerby bus stop. Bring lunch and water. Memorial hike for hike leader, Mike Pollack

Meet: at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing by the white commuter statues before 8:45am. Bus departure at 9:15am. (Bus 9A, Gate 220 or at 9:40am from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, platform 20).  Joint hike.

Battery to Bear Mt., Part 14 – Skannatati/Tiorati Circ

Event date:
11- 3-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 Skannatati/Tiorati Circ. 9 miles, moderate hills. All are welcome. 

 Meet 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Skannatati 

Directions:  Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the sign for Seven Lakes Drive/Harriman State Park. Follow Seven Lakes Drive for about 8 miles to the parking area for Lake Skannatati, on the left side of the road. The turnoff to the parking area is 0.7 mile beyond the Kanawauke Circle). Various trails and some road walk. Bring lunch,  2 quarts of water, hiking boots.. Drivers only. Rain cancels. No emails day of hike.

Three Lakes, Three Parks In Queens

Event date:
11- 2-2014 9:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

6 miles, moderate pace. Forest Hills to Flushing, through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal @ $10-$12 at end. Bring snack, water. Take E or F (or R &M) to Continental/71st Ave.

MEET: 9:45AM North side of Queens Boulevard in front of Stirling Bank.

Manhattan and Brooklyn: Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
11- 1-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

Relaxed walking, slight inclines, about five to six hours. Winter Garden, City Hall Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Cadman Plaza, Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park).

Meet :10:00AM at Broadway and Vesey Street (northwest corner of Vesey Street).

Directions: Take 1,2 or 3 subway train to Chambers Street and walk five blocks south to Vesey Street or the “A” or “E” subway train to Church Street and walk one block east to Broadway. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  We will  walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

Walk Across New Jersey XII: Hoboken to the George Washington Bridge

Event date:
11- 1-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Last in a series of hikes crossing the Garden State.  From Hoboken Terminal walk some combination of the Hudson River waterfront and top of the Palisades to reach the George Washington bridge which we cross into New York City, ending at the GWB bus terminal. 10-14 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Bring lunch, snacks and water. 

Meeting:  E-mail (preferred) or phone leader a week before the hike for meeting time and place.   Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain. Shorewalkers members only.

Annual Meeting

Event date:
10- 31-2014 7:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

All members are invited. Please suggest members who might join the Board of Directors or become officers; Email or call to nominate anyone including yourself. Help bring Shorewalkers to a wider public and expand our environmental involvement. Potluck: Bring your favorite dish, drink or contribute $5. 

Registration: Please register below if you plan to attend. Your thank-you email will contain the complete address.  If it is not received please contact us at mail@shorewalkers.org  

Time:  Meeting 7:00PM  Party:  8:30PM.  

Location:  WEST 96TH, NYC off of Broadway

Second Sandy Anniversary Walk

Event date:
10- 29-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

4-5 miles, lunch at Costco. Continue to Roosevelt Island bridge for tram back to Manhattan. The walk includes views from Astoria Park and Socrates sculpture garden. Rain cancels.

Meet: 11am at Starbucks, Ditmars Blvd & 31st St. Last stop on the N/Q line. Leader: Dan Abatelli 917-620-9626

Impromtu Hike: Battery to Bear Mt., Part 13

Event date:
10- 27-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Lake Skannatati / Cheesecote Pond on the Long Path, 7 miles, moderate hills on this trail walk 

Meet: 9:30 a.m. at Lake Skannatati 

Directions: Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the sign for Seven Lakes Drive/Harriman State Park. Follow Seven Lakes Drive for about 8 miles to the parking area for Lake Skannatati, on the left side of the road. The turnoff to the parking area is 0.7 mile beyond the Kanawauke Circle) and shuttle to beautiful Cheesecote Mountain pond where the hike will begin. Bring lunch, 2 quarts of water, hiking boots required.. Drivers only. Rain cancels. Do not email on day of hike

East Side Walk

Event date:
10- 26-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: Approximately 4-5 miles.

Walk along East River walkway from 86 street to Chinatown.  Optional lunch at restaurant in Chinatown.  Bring water.  Rain or snow on day of walk cancels.   Please call or email to confirm that walk is on. 

Meet: outside subway station at 86 street and Lexington Avenue at 10:00 AM.

Rockefeller Preserve

Event date:
10- 26-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 12 to 13 miles at a moderate pace.

Walk from Philipse Manor through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to the Rockefeller Preserve. Walk on former carriage roads alongside brooks and the Pocantico River.

Important: Bring lunch and water.

Meet: Grand Central Station by the information booth to take the 9:20 train to Philipse Manor, arriving at 10:12. Check schedule for possible changes.

 Fare round trip from Grand Central: $19.50/$13 seniors, 65 and older; from Marble Hill $10.00/$5.00 seniors, 65 and older. Rain cancels.

Wall Street to Brooklyn Heights

Event date:
10- 25-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Moderate paced 5-mile hike. Starting at Bowling Green, we will walk north to the Brooklyn Bridge. Crossing over the bridge we explore the DUMBO area, before entering Brooklyn Heights to walk the Promenade. The hike will end with lunch on Montague Street.  

MEET: 10:30 a.m. at the Southern end of Bowling Green Park (# 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green Station).  Heavy rain cancels

Hoboken: Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
10- 25-2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 24-2011 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Pace easy, some hills. Distance 5 miles, duration four to five hours. Walk through Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, beautiful views of Manhattan’s west side, Castle Point Terrace (Steven’s University), Sibyl’s Cave, the Hoboken Historical Museum and of course the memories and sites of Frank Sinatra.  Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.

Meet at 10:00AM, Greeley Square (6th Avenue and 32rd Street), Manhattan. This is the Manhattan entrance to the Path Train at 32rd Street. Fare on the Path Train is $2.75 each way. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM  if weather is question.   

Cranberry Lake Circular

Event date:
10- 25-2014 9:25 AM
Event End Date:
3- 31-2012 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Cranberry Lake Circular- 6 miles, moderate pace.  Explore marked trails in a Westchester County park near Valhalla.  Trails well marked.  Lunch at museum's picnic tables.   No smoking on trip.  Bring lunch.  

Meet 9:25AM at Grand Central Information Booth on upper level.  Round trip fare  $18 (about $9 from Bronx).   Call leader before 10:30 PM for further information.  Joint hike with Outdoor Club and NY Hiking Club. No smoking

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