Events Archive

Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park--Old Putnam Trail

Event date:
10- 15-2017 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
10- 15-2017 1:30 AM
Cut off date:
10- 14-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Meet at 11 a.m. at northeast corner, 242nd Street and Broadway, last stop on No. 1 line. We'll go into Van Cortlandt Park and walk along the Old Putnam Trail, a former railroad roadbed, first alongside Van Cortlandt Park Lake and then into the forest, up to the city line and back. Around 2 to 2 1/2 miles, around 2 hours. Bring lunch. Contact Raanan, 646 808 4125 or 212 675 6913.

SOUTH BRONX VIA OLD AND NEW RANDALL’S ISLE BRIDGES

Event date:
10- 14-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

Distance:4 to 7 miles

Meet: 11:00 a.m.

Changing hoods…. Walk over the Triborough bridge, if open, to Randalls Island, along Bronx Kill, over new bridge to changing hoods in the South Bronx. Explore waterfront area. Then go either east towards Hunt Point, or north to 149th Street….

MEET: 11 AM at 125th street Metro North terminal.

Distance: 4 to 7 miles

WEST SIDE RIVER WALK, ART AND DINNER

Event date:
10- 14-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 5 miles

Meet: 10:00 a.m.

5 miles. River vistas from 14th Street to 57th Street, 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 to $25, including tip.

MEET: 10am at the NW corner of 8th Avenue at 14th Street(A,C,E trains).

Bring a light lunch/snack and water.

Call for hike status and information.

Nonmembers, $3.

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

Event date:
10- 14-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
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 9:47AM. Entrance to the “Garden” is free until 10:00AM. We will leave the “Garden”and walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. After lunch, we will walk up Fordham Road to the University Avenue . We will walk south on University Avenue to the Bronx Community College and the Hall of Fame. After the Hall of Fame we will walk down to the No. 4 train at Burnside Avenue and return to Manhattan. Bring lunch and water.  We will walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if there is a question. L. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.

Meet:  Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train at 9:15AM ). We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:47AM. Entrance to the “Garden” is free until 10:00AM.

Bronx River Trail

Event date:
10- 14-2017 8:20 AM
Members:
Free
Distance approximately 13 miles, timewise around 5 hrs with breaks. Brisk pace, 3+ mph. Join us on Saturday, 14 October for a walk up the Bronx River Trail from Bronxville to the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.  We'll move from the station to Lawrence Hospital for a brief bathroom break and check in. From here we wil enter the trail way and go through one of the most beautiful paths in Westchester, hopefully timing the fall foliage right. Continuing along the trail through Tuckahoe, Crestwood, Scarsdale. We'll walk on surface streets to Hartsdale, where we'll have lunch and bathroom breaks. Food is available, or BYO, I'd like to limit this to 25-30 minutes tops. From Hartsdale, we pass White Plains and North White Plains before getting to the Dam plaza. We can climb to the top of the Dam, or loop the Plaza if you'd like for interesting views. The Valhalla Station is right next door for the train back to Grand Central.
 
Meeting:  Take the 8:24 train from Grand Central and arrive in Bronxville at 9:04

Seventh Annual Manhattan Tip to Top – Battery Park to The Bronx

Event date:
10- 9-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free

We will create our own Columbus Day Parade, leaving from outside the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan at 9:30 a.m., walking at a brisk pace along the Hudson River Greenway, with several brief stops at sites along the way. 

Our first rest stop will be at Brookfield Place, opposite the World Trade Center. After a walk on the High Line Elevated Park we will have our second rest stop at the Ferry Waterway at 12th and 39th Street. Continuing along the Hudson Greenway to Septuagesimo Uno Park then Riverside Park for a climb up Mount Tom. Onward to Sailors and Soldiers Monument and Grant’s Tomb. 

Our third rest and lunch stop will be about 2:30, opposite Fairway 132nd Street. After lunch we head to the Little Red Lighthouse, Inspiration Point, pass Inwood Hill Park, Isham Park, and a staircase challenge at 215th Street. Our destination is the 225th Street and Broadway subway (#1 train) around 5:00. Early out options. This will be a one-way hike, approximately 17 miles! 

Bring lunch and snacks. We would appreciate an early arrival. Signing in the expected large number of walkers takes some time.

 

 

Arden Point, Glenclyffe and Sugarloaf Hill

Event date:
10- 7-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Total hike 7 miles, beginning and ending at the Garrison train station.  Part 1 is 4 easy miles along the Hudson. Part 2 is 1.5 miles uphill to Sugarloaf Hill, then back down. If at then end of Part 1 you don't want to do the hill, you will be a quick walk away from the Garrison train station.

Part 1: 4 miles. Starting at the Garrison train station we'll head South on a wide level trail before crossing a bridge to a loop with fantastic views of the Hudson, West Point, and some mountains.  We loop around and continue South, with even more views of the river, a gazebo, some history, and pass through some bamboo groves.  We will also be on the trail that Benedict Arnold took to escape capture after his treason was exposed.   

 

Part 2: Optional 3 mile extension up and back down Sugarloaf Hill (elevation 740 ft.) 

 

For those who choose NOT to do Sugarloaf, I will put them on the trail back to the station ( 1 turn). 

 

Bring snacks, water and hiking shoes/boots (if you have them).  While this is not exactly wilderness. we do not pass any shops or rest rooms. The train from Grand Central is scheduled to arrive in Garrison at 10:01.  I will meet the train.

 

Meet: 10:00 AM Garrison Train Station - take 8:43 AM Hudson Line train to Garrison. Round trip $29.00 or $19.00 senors.

 

 

RED HOOK to QUEENS WALK

Event date:
10- 7-2017 9:15 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 12-14 miles In this walk we will start at the northern tip of Red Hook, Brooklyn and follow the shoreline up to Queens ending at Queensboro Plaza.  Approximately 12-14+ miles.  Brisk, steady pace at 3+ mph. 

Meet 9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start.  Meet at SW corner of Smith & 9th Streets, Brooklyn.  F & G train to Smith and 9th station.  Rain cancels. Bring lunch and water. 

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Open House Science Fair

Event date:
10- 7-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free

Science lectures by Columbia professors, films, tent exhibitions and 2 miles of Long Path trails available. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a Columbia University facility in Palisades, NY, located between the Palisades and Tallman Mountain State Park, right at the New York-New Jersey border.

Here are the details of the event: Lamont-Doherty Open House http://openhouse.ldeo.columbia.edu

Meet: Before 8:45 AM Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing, by the white commuter statues in the ticketing area. Bus departs 9:15 AM (Bus 9A, Gate 220) arriving at State Line, in front of the Laomnt-Doherty Earth Observatory, at 10:03 AM. Bus also available at George Washington Bridge Bus Station at 9:40 AM.

Bring lunch and water. Free return transportation back to 120th Street in Manhattan between Broadway and Amsterdam is available beginning in mid-afternoon and leaving every half hour on Columbia University shuttle buses.

 

 

WILHELM VON KNYPHAUSEN 1780 RAID MEMORIAL HIKE PART IV - THE ALTERNATIVE FACTS HIKE (MORRISTOWN TO SUMMIT)

Event date:
10- 7-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 8 to 12 miles

Fourth and final in a series of hikes connected with the 1780 route Hessian commander von Knyphausen took in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the Continental Army in Morristown. On this hike we follow the route George Washington took leading the Continental Army from Morristown to meet Knyphausen at the Hobart Gap. An event which did not actually take place.

Eight to12 miles at a moderately brisk pace.

Bring lunch, snacks and water.

Meeting: E-mail (preferred) or phone one of the leaders no earlier than 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.

CANCELLED: CONSTITUTION ISLAND: FAMILY DAY

Event date:
9- 30-2017 9:40 AM
Members:
Free

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. WE WERE GIVEN THE WRONG DATE, IT WAS SEPTEMBER 23. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO ANY BODY YOU THINK MIGHT HAVE BEEN GOING. APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. 

 

FAMILY Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer. Bring photo ID. Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides ,guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities included shaded picnic groves, public restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails and a hot dog vendor. Departure time is optional THE SCHEDULING OF EVENTS AT CONSTITUTION ISLAND CAN BE UNCERTAIN, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE ISLAND WILL BE OPEN AS SCHEDULED. Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open. Constitution Island website: (http://www.constitutionisland.org/)

MEET: Take the 9:43 AM Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to Cold Spring, arriving Cold Spring at 11:03 and meet at the parking
area south side of train station, for transport to the island.The round trip fare is $28.00. Alternatively, meet 10 AM at parking lot at North White Plains train station for car pooling.
Donate $5 to the driver. For this option you must call leader in advance. Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open. Check the Hudson Line weekend schedule. 

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 2

Event date:
9- 24-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 15 miles

Meet: Main Street station, # 7 train at 9: 00 a.m., northeast corner (By AT&T store).

Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside. Walk through Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten, and Bayside. Moderate pace. Some drop-off points.

Important: Bring water and lunch. There is no place to obtain food or water where we will be having lunch.

 

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 24-2017 8:30 AM
Members:
Free

Brisk walkers only. Will walk most of the Marathon route, starting at 94th St. and 4th Ave., Brooklyn and ending outside Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and bridges. Total distance is not quite 24 miles but there are countless drop-off points. There may also be an optional “off –marathon” extension of the walk. Bring lunch and water (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancels.

MEET: 8:30 AM at Fort Hamilton Memorial Triangle, bounded by 4th Ave., 5th Ave. and 94th St. in Brooklyn. Take the R train to 95th St. terminal which is at 4th Ave.

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
9- 23-2017 10:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 23-2017 10:30 AM
Cut off date:
9- 23-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

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.  Includes 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.

MEET: 10:30 am 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. Note: This is a long walk with no opportunity to turn back or drop out before reaching the Walkway Over the Hudson (13 miles).

New York: A Toxic Tour, Part 1 Brooklyn

Event date:
9- 23-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free

About 14 miles.  A look at New York's underbelly in this exploratory hike.  We will start with a visit and snack at Industry Cities, followed by a walk from superfund sites, to a wastewater treatment center, from a recycling center to the most radioactive place in the city.

Meeting:  36th St. and 4th Ave. in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.  Take the D, N, or R to the 36th St. Station.

Narrows to Coney Island

Event date:
9- 17-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 6-7 miles , Time 4 to 5 hours.  Walk along Narrows through various parks to Coney Island taking in beautiful views of the bay area along the Narrows.  Walk from subway station to pathway along the Narrows to Surf and Stillwell Ave and end by Nathan's in Coney Island. Subway station at end of walk is across the street from Nathan's.

Meet 11:00 AM outside the last stop of R Subway Line 95th Street and 4th Ave in Bay Ridge.

Bring lunch and water or purchase lunch at Caesar's Bay Bazaar.  $3 non-members of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club.  Rain cancels. Please call or email to confirm that walk is on.  Joint with Outdoors Club.

 

Triboro to Queensboro

Event date:
9- 16-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free

A moderate-paced 12-mile hike along the East River, with great views of the river, bridges, islands and various landmarks.  We will walk up the East River Greenway, across the Ward's Island Bridge, across the Triboro Bridge to Astoria, along the East River parks and then across the Queensboro Bridge back to Manhattan. 

The walk will take about 6 hours; there are numerous drop off points once we reach Astoria, which will be about 4 miles and two hours into the walk.  We will start at Carl Schurz Park then walk Ward's Island, Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rainey Park and Queensbridge Park.  

We will mostly be walking on flat, paved paths and sidewalks, but each of the three bridges has steep walkways, the Triboro Bridge has multiple stairways, the walkway across the Triboro Bridge is high and narrow so you may not want to try it if you are wary of heights. 

The first drop off point is the N train station at Astoria Boulevard. 

After eating in Astoria Park, we will take a walk through the park and along Shore Boulevard, across the terrace behind Shore Towers to Whitey Ford Field, along the Astoria House promenade to Socrates Sculpture Park, then  a rest stop at the Costco snack bar and restrooms.

We will then walk behind the Costco into Rainey Park, south along Vernon Avenue to Queensbridge Park, and across Vernon Boulevard to the walkway leading to the Queensboro Bridge.  

Additional drop off points before crossing the Queensboro Bridge are the F train and Tramway on Roosevelt Island, the F train at 21st Street, the 7 and N trains at Queensboro Plaza and the E and R trains at Queens Plaza.

Once we reach Manhattan, we will continue the walk along 60th Street to the N and R station at 3rd Avenue and the 4,5 and 6 station at Lexington Avenue.

Please bring snacks, lunch and drink. We will stop at a deli after crossing the Triboro before we eat lunch in Astoria Park but the deli can be quite slow preparing lots of sandwiches so if you can carry what you eat and limit what you get at the deli to drinks and prepared foods that will make the day go faster. 

Meet: We will meet inside Carl Schurz Park, by the restrooms at the East 87th Street and East End Avenue entrance. Take the 4,5,6 train to 86th Street. 

 

 

Brooklyn Waterfront Sunset Walk and 2017 Tribute in Light

Event date:
9- 11-2017 7:00 PM
Members:
Free

A 4 1/2 mile moderately paced walk along the Brooklyn waterfront and over the Brooklyn Bridge to the WTC memorial on the evening of the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

We will be able to view the annual Tribute in Light from many angles. This is a very awesome and unforgettable sight. https://www.911memorial.org/tribute-light

The plan is to walk from Brooklyn Borough Hall to the Promenade.  We will walk along the Promenade and descend to the waterfront via the newly reopened Squibb Park suspension bridge.  This bridge is more stable than it used to be so most people will feel comfortable walking over it. If anyone is not willing to walk over the bridge they can walk down Columbia Heights street  (5-10 minute walk) and rejoin the group on the waterfront near the base of the suspension bridge.

We’ll walk along the waterfront all the way to Dumbo where we’ll stop for a bathroom break at the bathrooms located under the Manhattan Bridge. From here we will walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and onward to the WTC memorial where the walk will end.

Since many people will want to take a lot of photos, the walk will be done at a moderate pace (not brisk) with plenty of pauses to take photos.

Rain cancels this event.  No food stops. Attendees can eat and use the bathrooms at many of the restaurants (Shake Shack, Panera Bread, Starbucks, etc)  near the Brooklyn Borough Hall meeting location.

Meeting location: At the steps on the north side of Brooklyn Borough Hall.  Subways: 2,3,4,5, R (Court St)

Meeting time: 7:00 pm

Ending location:  WTC memorial in downtown Manhattan.  Subways:  2,3,4,5,A,C,E,J,R, Z and Path

Ending time:  9:30 pm

Distance: 4 1/2 miles.

Bathrooms:  Close to the meeting location are Starbucks, Shake Shack and other restaurants with bathrooms.Pier 2: 2 miles                      Dumbo: 2 1/2 miles (halfway thru the walk).

 

Drop out points: 3 miles - A & F trains (without walking over Brooklyn Bridge) 3 1/2 miles - Back to Brooklyn Borough Hall starting location. (without walking over Brooklyn Bridge) 4 miles - City Hall 4,5,6 trains, 4 1/2 miles - WTC

 

Jersey City and Hoboken: Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
9- 9-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Pace easy, some hills. Distance 8 miles, duration 5 to 6 hours.

Walk south along the Hudson and then go inland to Paulus Hook and Historic Downtown Jersey City ( the ice cream shop). We will then head north to Hoboken and the St. Ann’s feast. Walk through Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, beautiful views of Manhattan westside, magnificent 100 year old buildings, Castle Point Terrace (Steven’s University), Sibyl’s Cave and the Hoboken Museum. 

Return to Manhattan  via the Hoboken "Path Train". Leader: Tom McBreen-- call Friday evening until 9:00PM (516) 812-0156, if there is question.  Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes. We walk rain or shine.

Meeting:  Broadway and Vesey Street, at 10:00AM, across from St Paul’s Church (take the “E train to last stop or 1, 2 or 3 train to Chamber Street and walk a few blocks south). The "Path Train" station is three blocks west on Vesey Street and the fare to New Jersey and back is $5.50 (check for new fare). After getting off the train at Exchange Place Station, 

ROCKLAND LAKE /HUDSON RIVER SHORE PATH/ UPPER NYACK TRAIL

Event date:
9- 9-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 5 miles

Meet: 8:45 a.m.

5 miles at a moderate pace on mostly flat trails. One small hill up. Superb vistas at lake, shore road, and woodland trails.

Bring lunch and water.

MEET: before 8:45am at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, south wing by the white commuter statues. Bus departs 9:15am to Rockland Lake, Bus 9A, gate 220, arriving at Rockland Lake at 10:35 am. (Same bus at George Washington Bus Terminal, leaving at 9:40am).

Call for hike status or information.

Nonmembers: $3

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