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.