Events Archive

Wantagh's Hidden Lakes

Event date:
8- 16-2014 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

Members only. No Meetup groups.

Distance: 3-5 miles.

Meet: 1pm. The newest greenbelt trail, Wantagh Nature Trail, through a long-ignored area features streams, lakes, woods, wetlands, and open fields.  Joint Hike. No go in extreme weather conditions. Directions,  Sunrise Highway to Wantagh Ave. to LIRR Ticket Office. From Penn Station, take 11:40am to Wantagh, arrives 12:35pm.  Meet leader at LIRR Ticket Office at 1pm.  Joint Hike.  No go in extreme weather conditions Bring lunch, snack, water.

Rockaway Beach Park Walk and Swim

Event date:
8- 16-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Please allow ample time to make the subway connections. Walk from Beach 90th street to Beach 5th Street and return. Approximate distance :8.5 miles. Moderate Pace, Flat Terrain.  Convenient dropout points to get subway, if you don’t want to do entire walk.  Bring lunch & water. Lunch and swim at Beach 5th Street. Eat lunch on beach or boardwalk. Rain cancels..  Joint with Outdoors Club. 

MEET 11:00 AM outside of S-Subway station at Beach 90th Street.

Directions: Take A train to Broadchannel. Change at Broad Channel for S Train to Beach 90th Street. Please call or email to make sure that walk is on.Subway Fare: $2.25, Seniors $1.10

Governors Island

Event date:
8- 16-2014 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 and viewing the Jazz Picnic.  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.
 

Westside River Walk

Event date:
8- 16-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Around 6-7 miles at a moderate  and lively pace mostly on paved streets. Starting from Riverside Park, we'll walk along the path, and walk to the promenades of two piers to view the water front and well constructed pillars for sustaining the promenades. As we walk through water front , we'll see various summer flowers & weeds. Finally we'll reach the elevated 1930's freight rail station, "High Line" which had been transformed into a wild wonderland of the city wilderness. Expected to view many tourist, wildflowers, plants& birds.  We'll also continuously walk to  the west village to view or pass by the  P.S.3 and spend some time in the flower garden of the St. Lucks' church. Having  an optional late post-lunch snacks at a small Joe's pizza will be a possibility.

Meet 10:00A.M at 72nd and B'way, Trader Joe's lobby. Take # 1,2,3 to 72nd street. Cost:Metrocard fare. Bring lunch, water and dress according to the weather. Heavy rain or bad weather conditions cancels. Leader: Youn, 718 392 4645. Call for the walk  status, no later than 9:30P.M. the week of walk only.  Members only. No stragglers

Closter Dock Road to Piermont: Palisades

Event date:
8- 16-2014 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

10 miles at a moderate pace to brisk pace. Mostly level terrain with a mild hills and a short range of up and down rock steps. Hike passes through elements of the Long Path by State-Line, Tall MountanState Park and Pierment, New York. Optional pizza snack by returning bus. Bring lunch/water.

MEET: Port Authority Bus Terminal, south wing by white commuter statues no later than 9:00am.

Directions: Purchase O/W ticket with leader for bus arriving 10am. Bus also available at George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal at 9:40am, platform 20. Call leader to check hike data, and for schedule or driving info. Joint hike

Riverdale-Fieldson Stroll

Event date:
8- 10-2014 1:30 PM
Event End Date:
8- 11-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Visit an area of New York City where the surfs live better than you do. 3 easy miles. Learn what a F.P.O.A. is. No smoking on trip. Joint walk with the New York Hiking Club and Outdoors Club.

MEET 1:30 PM at the Northeast corner of Broadway and 207th St., last stop.  

 

Welwyn Preserve

Event date:
8- 9-2014 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 3-5 miles.Members only. No Meetup groups. A sprawling 204-acre preserve, the former Estate of Harold Irving Pratt, heir to an oil fortune. The denselywooded preserve has four marked nature trails that provide access to a magnificent wooded stream valley, fresh water ponds, swamps, a coastal salt marsh and a stretch of Long Island Sound shoreline.

Meet: 1pm.  Directions:  Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to exit 39.  Go north on Glen Cove Road 6.2 miles, bearing left at a major fork near the end. Turn north (right) onto Brewster; go 0.5 mile. Turn north (left) onto Dosoris Lane; go 0.7 mile. Go left for 0.4 mile on New Woods Road. At Crescent Beach Road, proceed for about 0.1 mile to the Welwyn gate on the right. Park at the left of the main house.   Joint Hike. No go in extreme weather conditions.  Bring lunch, snack, water.

Washington Heights Historic Houses

Event date:
8- 9-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

We'll start at Hamilton Grange and visit Morris-Jumel Mansion and Dyckman Farmhouse.  About 8 miles, some hills, about 2 hours walking, half hour lunch and about half an hour at each of the three sites, so about 4 hours in total.  We'll begin by meeting at the 1 train station at 137th Street, walk to Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton's home, at 141st Street, then north along Edgecomb Avenue to the Morris-Jumel Mansion ($5 admission) at 163rd Street. then eat our lunch outside in Highbridge Park. After lunch we will continue north to the Dyckman Farmhouse ($5 admission) at Broadway and 204th Street. The Dyckman house is small, we will have to take turns going inside.  The A train is at Broadway and 207th Street or the 1 train is at 10th Avenue and 207th Street for return.

Natural Beauty of the Hudson River - Manhattan and Bronx

Event date:
8- 9-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
11- 9-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Some hills, distance 6 miles, duration 4 to 5 hours.   We will walk over the Henry Hudson Bridge to Wave Hill.

MEET: 9:00AM at Fort Tryon Park. Take the “A” subway train to 190th Street (take the elevator up to park).  Bring lunch, water binoculars or camera with optical zoom lens. Heavy rain cancels.  if weather is question call leader  Friday evening.

Welwyn Preserve

Event date:
8- 2-2014 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

This hike is cancelled due to weather conditions.

Members only. No Meetup groups.Distance: 3-5 miles. A sprawling 204-acre preserve, the former Estate of Harold Irving Pratt, heir to an oil fortune. The densely wooded preserve has four marked nature trails that provide access to a magnificent wooded stream valley, fresh water ponds, swamps, a coastal salt marsh and a stretch of Long Island Sound shoreline.

Meet: 1pm.  Directions:  Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to exit 39.  Go north on Glen Cove Road 6.2 miles, bearing left at a major fork near the end. Turn north (right) onto Brewster; go 0.5 mile. Turn north (left) onto Dosoris Lane; go 0.7 mile. Go left for 0.4 mile on New Woods Road. At Crescent Beach Road, proceed for about 0.1 mile to the Welwyn gate on the right. Park at the left of the main house.   Joint Hike. No go in extreme weather conditions.  Bring lunch, snack, water.

Brooklyn's Best Blocks Part 1

Event date:
8- 2-2014 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 2-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 6-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets - distance depending on how hot it is.  About a year ago "The L Magazine" purported to identify Brooklyn's 50 best blocks.  It is a silly exercise and you may well disagree with most of it, but it provides a fun way of peripatetically perambulating about Brooklyn's neighborhoods.  This is the first of a series of hikes to walk all 50.    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.

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

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