Events Archive

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

The Jersey/Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
10- 25-2014 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 near the 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.  

 

Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
10- 25-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge.  We will walk for about 12 hours and cross over all of the bridges that we can walk over from Manhattan Island.  The entire route will be 27+ miles of walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card.  Moderately paced, plus there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and farther.

Meet: 9:00 AM 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.  

The New Jersey Silk Road – Lambert Castle to the Patterson Falls

Event date:
10- 21-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Starting at Lambert Castle, walk around Garret Mountain Reservation, then on to Paterson where we will visit the Great Falls Historic District and downtown.  6-10 miles, up and down on trails and city streets at a moderately brisk pace.   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.

Walkway Over The Hudson

Event date:
10- 18-2014 11:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

5 miles. Ride Metro-North along the Hudson River and take a walk on the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. Beautiful views of the River and surrounding mountains in the Poughkeepsie - Highland area from 212 feet above the water. Moderately paced, the round trip walk from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station is about 5 miles.

Meeting: at 11:45 A. M. in the Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station Waiting Room. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to The Poughkeepsie station (last stop)  Round-trip fare is $34.00 and senior (over 65) discounts are available

 

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
10- 18-2014 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! 

Impromtu hike: Fourth Annual Manhattan Tip to Top – Battery Park to The Bronx

Event date:
10- 13-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Fourth Annual Manhattan Tip to Top – Battery Park to The Bronx 3A17(H).  We will create our own Columbus Day Parade, leaving from outside the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan at 9:30 a.m., waking at a brisk pace with brief stops at sites along the way. Some of the highlights will include the Irish Hunger Memorial, the Hudson River Greenway, the High Line Elevated Park, Grant’s Tomb and Fairway for lunch. Then, the Little Red Lighthouse, Inwood Hill and Spuyten Duyvil in The Bronx at the 231st and Broadway subway around 4:30. Early out options are available. This will be a one-way hike! Bring lunch. Heavy Rain cancels.

Meeting:  9:30 in front of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Liz And Jack’s 1 Bridge, 2 Fulton Streets, 3 Boroughs Walk

Event date:
10- 12-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Approx. 12 miles.  We will begin in Manhattan and walk the length of Fulton Street, cross the Brooklyn Bridge and continue walking Fulton Street through Brooklyn and ending in Queens.  Many subway line stops near the start of the walk.  Contact us if you need directions.  Bring lunch.  Brisk, steady pace. 

Meet SE corner of Fulton and Church Streets in Manhattan at 9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start. 

 

Green-Wood Cemetery, 2 Hr Guided Trolly Tour $15

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

MUST REGISTER.  LIMITED PARTICIPATION.  Please note this is a change in date from the 19th  which appears in the hard copy of the newsletter.

Distance: 2 to 3 miles. Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark,   Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors.

Meet: Please register with the hike leaders.  Bring lunch, snack, water. 

Directions:  For additional information and to register for the trolley tour please click on the hike title which will bring up Additional Information.

Robert Moses Foot Path

Event date:
10- 11-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This 3-mile ‘desire path’  dirt trail was created by walkers and joggers, mainly on top of the concrete train tunnel-chamber built by Robert Moses in Riverside Park. Constructed  in the 1930s, The RMFP goes from West 80th Street to West 129th Street. Robert Moses’ massive covered tunnel  added over 120 acres to Riverside Park. 

MEET:  at Riverside Drive at West 80th near the Warsaw  Take #1 train to West 79th Street.

Westside River Walk; Art and Dinner

Event date:
10- 11-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 5 miles.

River vistas from 14th to 57th Streets along the Hudson.At 57th Street, a tour of some selected art galleries and a finish at Parnell’s for an optional early dinner. Excellent fare and generous servings, inclusive of a choice of drink for about $21, including tip.

Meet: at the NW corner of 8th Avenue at 14th Street. (A/C/E trains) at 10am. Bring a light lunch/snack and water.Joint hike.

Triboro Bridge to Whitestone Bridge

Event date:
10- 11-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

THUS HIKE IS CANCELED DUE TO POOR WEATHER FORECAST

18 miles, 8 hours, moderate to fast pace, a walk along the East River in the Bronx with beautiful parks and great views in all directions. 

The walk will begin at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in Manhattan, outside the Pathmark supermarket by the 4,5,6 station. We'll walk across the Triboro Bridge to Randall's Island, tour the north end of the island, walk across the Triboro again to the Bronx, walk along Bruckner Boulevard to Hunts Point, then visit three parks in Hun's Point: Baretto Point Park, Hunts Point Landing and Hunts Point Riverside Park. 

Next, we cross the Bronx River and visit Soundview Park, then to Kane's Park on Classon Point and Pugsley Creek Park, across Westchester Creek on the Unionport Bridge, a rest stop at a Target store that has a Starbuck's, and then we reach Ferry Point Park and end the walk under the Whitestone Bridge. 

Bring snacks, lunch and drink, we will pass almost no stores along the way except the occasional questionable deli. We will stop to eat in Soundview Park. While much of the walk is in parks about one third of the walk is through warehouse districts that have no redeeming quality other than allowing us to get to the next park. There are a few drop off points along the way, buses that connect to the 6 train.

Return will be via the Q44 bus from Ferry Point Park to the 6 train at Parkchester. We should reach the 6 train around 6:00 p.m. 

Meet: 10:00 a.m. at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in front of the Pathmark supermarket. Take the 4,5,6 or take the 2,3 to 125th Street and walk east to Lexington Avenue, or take the M60 or B15 bus.

Central Park North, Slow Paced

Event date:
10- 5-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Members only. No Meetup groups.

Distance: 3 to 5 miles. Explore the Winding trails through the Ravine, the Loch, fed by a natural watercourse, the Montayne's Rivulet, that flows under Glen Span and Huddlestone arches, before connecting to the Meer, with 3 magnificent, Blockhouse, and Conservatory Gardens.  NYC Museum visit after.

Meet: 11:15 am Penn Station, or 12Noon, at the Dana Discovery Center.

Directions: Take #2 or #3 train to Lenox Ave & 110th Street.Joint Hike.   No go in extreme weather conditions. Bring lunch, snack, water.

 

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
10- 4-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This hike is cancelled due to weather conditions

About 17 miles. Walk the new Dutchess County rail trail from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie.  Pass lakes and woods, backyards and farms on this walk along the old railroad right-of-way, now paved for recreational use.  The rail trail ends at the Walkway over the Hudson, the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. 13 miles from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway, and about 4 more miles over the walkway and back and ending at the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station.

Note: This is a long walk and is far from any public transportation, so there is no opportunity to drop out before reaching the Walkway over the Hudson. We will do a car shuttle from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell junction trailhead, so there is no opportunity to turn back!

MEETING: 10:45 A. M.  at the Metro-North BEACON station platform. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to the BEACON station. Call the leader by 6:00 PM the evening before the walk to arrange transportation from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell Junction trailhead.

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