Events Archive

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
4- 27-2017 10:45 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 8 miles

Walk through the land of “The Great Gatsby,” the original “West Egg” of the novel. See where the 1% lives; pass the house that F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in where he wrote part of “The Great Gatsby”, 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.

Lunch is late, sometime between 2 and 3 p.m.

Public parking is very restricted in Great Neck during the week. Strongly suggest taking public transportation to the Great Neck train station.

Take the 10:19 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 10:54 a.m.

Fares: $17.50/$12.00 senior, round trip

Meet leader at Great Neck LIRR station.

Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens

Event date:
4- 23-2017 9:45 AM
Members:
Free

Starting in Forest Hills, ending in downtown Flushing, this moderately paced walk (about 6 miles) goes through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden ( $3 or $4), Kissena Corridor, Kissena Park, with an optional dim sum meal in Flushing ($12-$15).  Bring snack, water. Exercise! History!  Nature! Friendship!

 

Meet9:45 at Sterling Bank on north side of Queens Boulevard. Take E,F,R, or M to 71st Ave./Continental. 

 

Rumson, New Jersey

Event date:
4- 23-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free

Distance:15 miles.

Sea Bright, NJ to Red Bank, NJ via Rumson, Little Silver, and Fair Haven. A moderate-paced walk through Rumson, Nj, which calls itself the borough beautiful, and for good reason, because it is beautiful. Rumson is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. Then through Little Silver and Fair Haven, wealthy communities that border Rumson, then on to Red Bank, a quaint town reminiscent of a town circa 1900. No drop out points.

MEET: Port Authority bus station by the commuter statue no later than 7:45am to get the 8:00am Academy bus to Sea Bright ( we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Sea Bright at 9:31 am. Fare: Bus fare: $17/$8.50 senior, one way; train fare: $16/$7.35 senior. Total fares: $33/$15.85 senior.

Important: bring lunch and water as there is no place to buy lunch.

The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

WOTL- Walk off the Lamb

Event date:
4- 22-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Our Annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on the Great Saunter, May 6. Lunch at Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to the South Street Sea Port. Bring water, food and a Metro card in case you need it. Moderate to brisk pace. Heavy rain cancel.

MEET: 10am at Inwood Park entrance on Seaman Ave. and Isham St. in upper Manhattan.

Street Art in Manhattan

Event date:
4- 22-2017 8:30 AM
Members:
Free

15-20 miles.  An exploratory walk of graffiti murals in Manhattan--from Washington Heights Audubon Mural Project to the Lower East Side’s 100 Gates Project, and the Upper West Sides NYC Freedom Tunnel.

Meeting:  8:30am 168rd St. Broadway (St Nicholas Ave. and 168th.  Take No. 1 train to 168th St. and Washington Heights or A and C train to 168rd St.

  

Setauket To Port Jefferson Greenway

Event date:
4- 22-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

 8-9 miles, moderate pace, flat. Hike the Greenway from the Port Jefferson Station to Stony-Brook, followed by an optional loop around the Stony-Brook campus. Bring lunch and water.

Meet at Penn Station, LIRR level at ticket counters. Must call for hike status and meeting time: Friday evening, April 21st only. Hike leader:

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
4- 18-2017 7:00 PM
Members:
Free

Spend a pleasant evening with refreshments and good company while helping to mail out the Shorewalkers Newsletter.

 

The Great Saunter Stretch - Part 2

Event date:
4- 15-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free

Get stretched out for The Great Saunter! Walk part of the route, from 34th Street to Inwood Park. About 11 miles and 5 hours. Lunch break at West Piers Park outside of Fairway at 125th Street.  The hike will end at Isham and Sherman streets in Inwood, the A train is at 207th Street and Broadway and the 1 train is at 207th Street and 10th Avenue.

Meet 10:30 a.m. outside the 7 train Hudson Yards station, on 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
4- 13-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
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.

Public parking is very restricted in Great Neck during the week. Strongly suggest taking public transportation to the Great Neck train station.

Take the 10:19 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 10:54 a.m.

Fares: $17.50/$12.00 senior, round trip

Meet leader at Great Neck LIRR station.

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 9-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 15 miles. Walk from Highlands, NJ into Sandy Hook and to Fort Hancock Historical District. Beautiful vistas of Highlands, NJ; Sea Bright, NJ; and Raritan Bay. Pass a 19th century life-saving station. View buildings in Fort Hancock from another era. See what a 19th century Army post looked like. No drop out points. Walk is linear; in and out.

Important: bring water and lunch. Take 8:00 am Academy bus, Route 36 to Highlands, NJ, from Port Authority Bus Terminal, arrive Highlands, NJ at 9:23am.

MEET: at the commuter statue no latter than 7:45 am. Fare: round trip: $34/$17 seniors 62 and over. Rain cancels. The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

The Great Saunter Stretch - Part 1

Event date:
4- 8-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free

Start tuning up for The Great Saunter, our epic 32-mile hike around the Manhattan shoreline, by walking the first part of the hike, from Fraunces Tavern to 125th Street along the West Side.  8 miles, about 4 hours, lunch break around Pier 1 (72nd Street). The 1 train is available at the end of the hike. 

Meet 10:30 a.m at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street. Take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the 1 or R to South Ferry/Whitehall Street.

 

Byram River George: Connecticut

Event date:
4- 8-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free

Moderate pace, about 6 miles, 4 hours.  Visit a rushing river in a hemlock gorge.  Maybe there will also be white snow, yellow sun, and a blue sky.  Bring lunch and extra pair socks; no smoking. Joint hike with Outdoor Club and NY Hiking Club.

MEET: 9:30AM Grand Central, Information Booth upper level.  Fare is approximately $20.

Natural Beauty of the Hudson River - Manhattan and Bronx

Event date:
4- 8-2017 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
11- 9-2013 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Some hills, distance 6 miles, duration 4 to 5 hours.  We will walk over the Henry Hudson Bridge to “Wave Hill”. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or camera with optical zoom lens

Meet at 9:00AM at Fort Tryon Park. Take the “A” subway train to 190th Street (take the elevator up to park). . Heavy raincancels.  Leader: Tom McBreen-- call Friday evening until 9:00PM ( if weather is question.      

Harlem River Valley Recreation Area

Event date:
4- 2-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

Walk over University Avenue  Bridge & south along the Harlem River.  Walk through Roberto Clement Park,  Bridge Park, Walk and newly opened High Bridge into High Bridge Park.

MEET: 11am at 207 Street and 10th Avenue, Southeast corner

Exchange Place to Weehawken

Event date:
4- 2-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

5 to 6 miles, with some ups & downs, at a moderate pace along Hudson River waterfront, taking in the scenic views from Exchange Place to Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken. New path from Hoboken to Weehawken. Rain cancels. Duration: 4 to 5 hours. Bring lunch and water

Meet:  at Exchange Place PATH terminal in front of Katyn Memorial statue at 11 A.M. (Take PATH train from WTC to Exchange Place; get off at first stop.) To return to NYC, take ferry at Port Imperial or light rail to PATH station in Hoboken. .PATH fare: $2.75/Seniors $1 (must contact PATH to obtain senior Smartlink fare card). Ferry Fare $9.00/Seniors $8.25 Light rail fare $2.25/Seniors $1.10. Leader: Ed Leibowitz.  Please call 201-332-1709 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for walk status.  Cellphone 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Joint walk. Nonmembers of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club, $3.

 

George Washington Bridge to Piermont via the Long Path

Event date:
4- 2-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

A fast-paced 18 mile, 7 to 8 hour hike along the top of the Palisades to Piermont with return to NYC by bus. Start by walking across the George Washington Bridge, then north on the Long Path past Allison Park, Rockefeller Lookout, Alpine Lookout, the ruins of Clifdale Manor, Park Headquarters, State Line Lookout, then into Tallman Mountain State Park and then Piermont. 

This hike has beautiful views along the Hudson River; it also has some steep hills, trails with rocks, tree roots, branches and fallen trees that must be walked, climbed or clambered over and very few drop off points. Also see the park advisory regarding ticks, snakes and poison ivy: Palisades Park Advisory

To drop off the hike early, you will need to catch the bus along Route 9W. There is a bus every hour, it makes limited stops and there are limited access points to Route 9 along the hike, if you want to leave early let me know and we can plan your escape. The bus stops are noted on the park map which is linked below.

Bring lunch, snacks, beverages. We will take an early rest stop at a gas station along the Parkway, then it will be seven miles before our next rest stop, when we eat our lunch at the Palisades Park Headquarters, which has water, restrooms, a soda machine and a backyard to eat in but has no food. We will also take a rest stop at the State Line Lookout, which has a snack bar. 

Return bus from Piermont at 4:47 p.m., arriving back at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station at 5:27 ($9.40 fare) and Port Authority Bus Terminal at 5:52 ($10.50 fare). Pay cash when boarding the bus, best to have exact change.

Here is the trail map for Palisades Park, which has most of the hike in great detail including where to catch the bus if you drop out: Palisades Park map

Here is a map of the hike: GWB to Piermont via the Long Path

Here is a nice blog post about Cliffdale Manor, which we will pass along the way: Cliffdale Manor

Meet at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station temporary waiting room, Fort Washington Avenue and 179th Street, one block west of Braodway. Take the A train to 175th Street. Or the 1 train to 181st Street, walk west to Broadway, left to 179th Street, right to Fort Washington Avenue.

George Washington Bridge to Piermont via the Long Path- CANCELLED

Event date:
4- 1-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

THIS HIKE IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER. IT IS ON THE SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY APRIL 2, SATURDAY, APRIL 29 AND SUNDAY MAY 28.

We've done this one in summer and fall, we'll try it again before the leaves appear and check out the views.

A fast-paced 18 mile, 7 to 8 hour hike along the top of the Palisades to Piermont with return to NYC by bus. Start by walking across the George Washington Bridge, then north on the Long Path past Allison Park, Rockefeller Lookout, Alpine Lookout, the ruins of Clifdale Manor, Park Headquarters, State Line Lookout, then into Tallman Mountain State Park and then Piermont. 

This hike has beautiful views along the Hudson River; it also has some steep hills, trails with rocks, tree roots, branches and fallen trees that must be walked, climbed or clambered over and very few drop off points. Also see the park advisory regarding ticks, snakes and poison ivy: Palisades Park Advisory

To drop off the hike early, you will need to catch the bus along Route 9W. There is a bus every hour, it makes limited stops and there are limited access points to Route 9 along the hike, if you want to leave early let me know and we can plan your escape. The bus stops are noted on the park map which is linked below.

Bring lunch, snacks, beverages. We will take an early rest stop at a gas station along the Parkway, then it will be seven miles before our next rest stop, when we eat our lunch at the Palisades Park Headquarters, which has water, restrooms, a soda machine and a backyard to eat in but has no food. We will also take a rest stop at the State Line Lookout, which has a snack bar. 

Return bus from Piermont at 4:47 p.m., arriving back at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station at 5:27 ($9.40 fare) and Port Authority Bus Terminal at 5:52 ($10.50 fare). Pay cash when boarding the bus, best to have exact change.

Here is the trail map for Palisades Park, which has most of the hike in great detail including where to catch the bus if you drop out: Palisades Park map

Here is a map of the hike: GWB to Piermont via the Long Path

Here is a nice blog post about Cliffdale Manor, which we will pass along the way: Cliffdale Manor

Meet at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station temporary waiting room, Fort Washington Avenue and 179th Street, one block west of Braodway. Take the A train to 175th Street. Or the 1 train to 181st Street, walk west to Broadway, left to 179th Street, right to Fort Washington Avenue.

Lower Manhattan Shoreline Walk

Event date:
3- 25-2017 9:15 AM
Members:
Free

We will walk the lower Manhattan shoreline down the East River, past South Ferry following the Hudson River and finishing at the beginning. Many drop out places. Approximately 10-12 miles. Brisk, steady pace.

Meet 9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start at SE corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in front of Bryant Park. Many subway/bus connections (7 to 5th Ave station, F train to Bryant Park station etc.) Rain cancels.

Great Kills to Fort Wadsworth

Event date:
3- 25-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

8-9 miles, moderate pace, flat. After taking the Staten Island Ferry and the subway, hike along the Boardwalk facing Lower New York Bay and the Verrazano Bridge to Fort Wadsworth, with its imposing fortifications. Bring lunch and water.

Meet: Staten Island Ferry Terminal, upper level. Must call for hike status and meeting time: Friday evening March 24th only. Hike leader: Ludwig Hendel. (718) 626-3983.

George Washington Bridge to Piermont via the Long Path - CANCELLED

Event date:
3- 18-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

DUE TO THE SNOW FALL AND THE WET FORECAST FOR SATURDAY, THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 1.

We've done this one in summer and fall, we'll try it again before the leaves appear and check out the views.

A fast-paced 18 mile, 7 to 8 hour hike along the top of the Palisades to Piermont with return to NYC by bus. Start by walking across the George Washington Bridge, then north on the Long Path past Allison Park, Rockefeller Lookout, Alpine Lookout, the ruins of Clifdale Manor, Park Headquarters, State Line Lookout, then into Tallman Mountain State Park and then Piermont. 

This hike has beautiful views along the Hudson River; it also has some steep hills, trails with rocks, tree roots, branches and fallen trees that must be walked, climbed or clambered over and very few drop off points. Also see the park advisory regarding ticks, snakes and poison ivy: Palisades Park Advisory

To drop off the hike early, you will need to catch the bus along Route 9W. There is a bus every hour, it makes limited stops and there are limited access points to Route 9 along the hike, if you want to leave early let me know and we can plan your escape. The bus stops are noted on the park map which is linked below.

Bring lunch, snacks, beverages. We will take an early rest stop at a gas station along the Parkway, then it will be seven miles before our next rest stop, when we eat our lunch at the Palisades Park Headquarters, which has water, restrooms, a soda machine and a backyard to eat in but has no food. We will also take a rest stop at the State Line Lookout, which has a snack bar. 

Return bus from Piermont at 4:47 p.m., arriving back at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station at 5:27 ($9.40 fare) and Port Authority Bus Terminal at 5:52 ($10.50 fare). Pay cash when boarding the bus, best to have exact change.

Here is the trail map for Palisades Park, which has most of the hike in great detail including where to catch the bus if you drop out: Palisades Park map

Here is a map of the hike: GWB to Piermont via the Long Path

Here is a nice blog post about Cliffdale Manor, which we will pass along the way: Cliffdale Manor

Meet at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station temporary waiting room, Fort Washington Avenue and 179th Street, one block west of Braodway. Take the A train to 175th Street. Or the 1 train to 181st Street, walk west to Broadway, left to 179th Street, right to Fort Washington Avenue.

 

 

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