Events Archive

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

Event date:
7- 26-2014 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

Members only. No Meetup Groups.

Distance: 3-5 miles.

Meet: 1:00 p.m. Slow paced. Situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, offers miles of bridle paths, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock shoreline, salt marsh and beautiful gardens.

Directions:  Take Woodbury Road North, (becomes West Neck Road), continue North another 5.5 miles to park. 11:42 am LIRR to Huntington arrives 12:28pm Huntington.  Taxi to Preserve, Yellow Taxi, 631- 271 3600, approx. $8 to Preserve.  Joint Hike.  No go in extreme weather conditions.  Bring lunch, snack, water.

Bronx River Greenway: 233rd Street to Soundview Park

Event date:
7- 26-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

We will walk the Bronx River Greenway starting at the 233rd Street stop of the 2 line to Soundview Park and end up at the St. Lawrence Avenue stop of the 6 train.  

About 14 miles and 6 hours, moderate pace, mostly paved trails, some dirt paths, some hills. There will be mosquitoes and may be ticks or other pesky creatures, so wear pants and bring bug repellent. 

The walk will take us through Shoelace Park, into the Bronx River Forest and Bronx Park, across Pelham Parkway, into a free part of the Bronx Zoo for a close look at the river, past the Cross Bronx Expressway into Starlight Park, across Westchester Avenue to the Concrete Plant Park and under the Bruckner Expressway to Soundview Park. We will stop to eat lunch at a park just past Pelham Parkway; there are nearby delis, restaurants and fast food joints, or bring your own and eat in the park. 

Sands Point Preserve

Event date:
7- 19-2014 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

 

Members only. No Meetup groups.

Distance: 3-5 miles

Meet: 1 pm.   Walk on grounds, forests, meadows, and Long Island Sound shoreline, above and below the cliffs, in this beautiful preserve, a former Gold Coast estate.  Optional tour of Falaise, the former estate of Harry Guggenheim, after hike, costs $10 per person. 

Directions: Expressway to Exit 36 – Searingtown Road.  At first traffic light, turn NORTH onto Searingtown Road and continue North for 6 mi. (Searington Road becomes Port Washington Blvd, and then becomes Middle Neck Rd).   Entrance on right.   Take 11:42am LIRR Port Washington arrives 12:35pm Port Washington. Taxi to Preserve, Deluxe Cab approx. $5

 

Governors Island, slow paced

Event date:
7- 13-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 3-5 mi.   Once on Governors Island we will look for ranger-led tours of the two forts on the island,  then walk the perimeter path. Joint Hike.   No go in extreme weather conditions.  Bring lunch, snack, water.

Meet: 11:15 Penn Station or 12 Noon Ferry($2.00 ferry) . We will take the subway to the Battery to catch the noon ferry to Governors Island.

RATTLESNAKE CREEK AND PELHAM BAY

Event date:
7- 12-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

RATTLESNAKE CREEK AND PELHAM BAY  

About 10 miles and 5 hours, moderate pace, we will walk through Seton Falls Park and Pelham Bay Park, ending at the Pelham Bay station of the 6 train. We will see Split Rock, walk along the bridle path, see the old train station, visit Orchard Beach and City Island.

Bring water and snacks, we will stop for lunch at the Fairway Market cafe on Boston Road. We will visit City Island but not stop for seafood.

Brooklyn: Williamsburg Bridge, Bedford Avenue and Prospect Park

Event date:
7- 12-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. We will take a few block look at the changing face of the “Lower East Side” before going over the century old Williamsburg Bridge. In Williamsburg, we will visit the George Washington statue and pass Peter Lugar’s Restaurant on our way down Bedford Avenue to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park.

Meet at 10:00AM at Delancey and Essex Sts. ( northwest corner of Delancey Street)---F train. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with an optical zoom lens. Heavy rain cancels. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is an question

Rockland Lake to Nyack

Event date:
7- 12-2014 8:45 AM
Event End Date:
7- 20-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This Hike is Cancelled

7 miles, moderate pace with climbs on the Long Path. The Hook Mountain Ridgeline and subsequent deer runs, return to Nyack for an optional dinner and/or visit to the Edward Hopper Gallery. Bring lunch and water.  Joint hike. Call leader for hike status or schedule.

MEET: Port Authority Bus Terminal at the white commuter statues in the southwing no later than 9:00am to purchase O/W ticket with leader for a 9:15 bus departure. Bus arrives Rockland Lake at 10:35am. Note: Bus can also be boarded at the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal at 9:40am platform 20. Bring lunch/water

Far Rockaway

Event date:
7- 4-2014 11:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Easy 3 - 4 miles with drop off points. Walk on boardwalk and beach and go for a swim. Bring lunch and bathing suits. Rain cancels.

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike. Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit www.shorewalkers.org to join.

Meet: 11:30 a.m. at the last stop of the A train at Far Rockaway - Mott Avenue.   Leader will meet you at the station. Street parking is available for those who wish to drive.

ROCKEFELLER PRESERVE

Event date:
6- 29-2014 9:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Rockefeller Preserve 6 miles-moderate pace-rolling hills. Hiking boots a must.

MEET: Take Metro-North Hidson Line train from Grand Central at 8.47 am arriving Tarrytown 9.43 am. Check schedule at: as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm.  Drivers please meet passengers at station. Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike

End to End: Woodhaven/Crossbay Blvd. to Rockaway Beach Queens

Event date:
6- 29-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
6- 19-2011 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

10-12 miles, brisk pace. Spectacular views of Manhattan skyline. Over 3 bridges through Ozone Park and Broad Channel to Rockaway Beach. Optional stop at a nature preserve and swimming at Rockaway Beach. Lots of drop-off points. Bring water and lunch or buy along the way.

MEET: 9:00AM Take R train to Woodhaven Blvd and meet at Hoffman Park, SW corner near the Q53 bus stop.

Governors Island

Event date:
6- 28-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
About 9 miles total walking. We will spend about 3 hours on the island, first touring Fort Jay and Castle Williams and then walking the island. We will break for lunch on the island; bring your lunch or try the food trucks. About 5 miles total walking on the island.
Then, we will take another (free) ferry from Governor's Island to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1, walk under the Brooklyn Bridge and past Jane's Carousel, then walk across the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan, ending our walk at City Hall Park. About 4 miles total walking from the ferry to City Hall.
Feel free to join us just for Governor's Island and take the ferry back to Manhattan on your own. If you do not want to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge you can join us as we walk to the bridge and catch the subway in Brooklyn.
 
MEET: at 10:30 a.m. at the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and take the 11:00 (free) ferry to Governor's Island. 
 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Impromtu Hike

Event date:
6- 28-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

3 mi, slow pace.  Join us for a guided tour at CSHL, learn the Nobel legacy, advanced genetic, cancer, neuroscience, and plant research. $5 COST, payable in cash or check to CSHL.  Rain or shine. Optional hike after.  Bring or buy lunch/snack at CSHL cafeteria.  LIMITED.  MUST RSVP  Phyllis Spisto (516-547-0497) on or before FRIDAY, June 20. 

Meet at 10AM in Grace Auditorium

Driving Directions:  North on Woodbury Rd to Rt 108 (left), Rt 108 to  end. Make two successive lefts, to Rt 25A West. First right off 25A onto Bungtown Rd, right into the parking lot,  . LIRR: Take 8:22 to Syosset. Arrive 9:17 am. Oyster Bay Taxi (516-931-2929) to CSHL

Bronx: Beautiful trees, flowers of the Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue and the Hall of Fame

Event date:
6- 28-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:30AM. Entrance to the “Gardens” is free on Saturdays until 10:00AM. After a walk in the “Gardens”, we will walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch.  We will then go to The Edger Allen Poe  Cottage on Grand Concourse and to the Bronx Community College  for the Hall of Fame.  We will walk to the Burnside Station ( No. 4 train) to return to Manhattan. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  Heavy rain cancels. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if weather is a question.

Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train ).

 

Hudson River North

Event date:
6- 22-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Slow pace   3-5mi.  of the No. 1 train.   We will walk north through Riverside Park to Grant’s Tomb, then climb to Riverbank Park,  then continue north as far as the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.Joint Hike.  No go in extreme weather conditions.  Bring lunch, snack, water.

Meet: 11:15 LIRR Penn Station. Or 12 noon at Broadway and 116th St, northwest corner, atop the stairs for the 116th St station.

Coney Island To Sheepshead Bay

Event date:
6- 22-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

5-6 Miles, Moderate pace, flat terrain. Walk on Coney Island boardwalk through Brighton to Manhattan Beach. Lunch and swim at Manhattan Beach. After lunch walk from Manhattan Beach across the scenic Rockaway inlet to Q-subway station in Sheepshead Bay. Rain cancels. Please call or email to make sure that walk is on. Bring lunch & water. Joint with Outdoors Club.

MEET:  at 11:00 AM at Nathan’s on Surf and Stillwell Avenues, Across the street from (N,D,F,Q) Subway station COST(bus or train fare, admission, etc.)  Cost: Subway Fare: $2.25 Seniors $1.10  Please call to confirm that hike is on

End to End: Woodhaven/Crossbay Blvd. to Rockaway Beach Queens

Event date:
6- 22-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
6- 19-2011 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This hike has been rescheduled on June 29. 

10-12 miles, brisk pace. Spectacular views of Manhattan skyline. Over 3 bridges through Ozone Park and Broad Channel to Rockaway Beach. Optional stop at a nature preserve and swimming at Rockaway Beach. Lots of drop-off points. Bring water and lunch or buy along the way.

 

Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
6- 21-2014 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

27 miles, moderate pace, 12 hours. Start at BrooklynBridge, end at GW Bridge. We’ll walk over all of the bridges on which one can leave ManhattanIsland by foot. Bring Metrocard for 2 or 3 bus/subway rides (in addition to the 27 miles of walking.) Bring plenty of water & lunch. Heavy rain at start cancels.

MEET: 8:45AM at the MunicipalOfficeBuilding just north of the BrooklynBridge, in Manhattan. (Take 4/5/6/J/M/Z train to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge)

Batt-Bear Trail: Stateline To Nyack

Event date:
6- 15-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

7 miles. Autumn colors on the Long Path, extending through Tallman Mountain and the Old Erie RR bed. One steeper descent en route to an optional dinner in Nyack. Return by nearby bus stop.

MEET: Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing by the commuter statue no later than 11:00am.  Bus depart at 11:22am, arriving state-line at 12:00PM.  Call leader to confirm.

SCENIC FIRE ISLAND TOUR

Event date:
6- 15-2014 10:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Scenic Fire Island tour 7 miles at a moderate pace. Sand may be soft. Visit Pines, Cherry Grove, Sunken Forest to AMC camp at Atlantique for swimming, lemonade & showers. Return by ferry to Bayshore. Bring Lunch,water and suntan lotion. 

Meet: Passengers take LIRR train from Penn Station to Sayville leaving at 9.22 arrives at 10.49. Drivers meet this train at Bayshore at 10.32 and take 10.32 train to Sayville from which we will take taxi to ferry. Rain Cancels.

 

Tarrytown to Hastings on the Hudson

Event date:
6- 15-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

A moderate Hike from Tarrytown to Hasting on Hudson, walking the Old Croton Aqueduct (OCA) and the Westchester riverwalk, approx 8 miles on gravel /paved trails and streets, mostly flat with some hills to and from train stations, walk through Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley on Hudson ,and Irvington on Hudson with bars in every town. Drop outs at train stations in towns. The OCA built in 1842 was 41 miles long and brought water from the croton reservoir to NYC. BRING LUNCH, SNACKS ,WATER

Meeting: Drivers can park free at the Tarrytown station,  if parking is full cross over tracks and park by rec center close to tennis courts (with bathrooms) Train schedule for shore walkers take #8715 from grand central at 9:20 arrives 10:10 .  For returns two trains every hour Joint hike with Shorewalkers        

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