Events Archive

Island Pond / Lemon Squeezer

Event date:
4- 27-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This hike is cancelled

Distance: 8 mile. Meet: 10 a.m.A very nice route with many ups and downs on the AT, the Lichen and Dunning, with a visit to Boston Mine.

Meet at Elk Pen at 10 a.m. with lunch and water.

Take N.Y. Route 17 north through Sloatsburg, Tuxedo and Southfields. About two miles north of Southfields, turn right onto Arden Valley Road. Cross the bridge over the New York State Thruway, then make the first right at a sign "Hikers' Trailhead Parking." Park in the dirt parking area to the west of a large meadow, known as the Elk Pen, (41.264792,-74.15426 ). Rain cancels. 

No email day of hike. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you are coming and as always, check your email by 7am to confirm hike.

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Walk III - Tarrytown to New Croton Dam

Event date:
4- 26-2015 9:20 AM
Event End Date:
4- 19-2015 5:00 PM
Cut off date:
4- 18-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

We will head north from Tarrytown to the end of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail at New Croton Dam. We will then head south to the Croton-Harmon Metro North Station. Some of the sites that we will pass include Kykuit (Rockerfeller's Estate), Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Sing Sing Kill Bridge, and New Croton Dam. We will stop at Ossinsing for a special experience that you will not want to miss. We will be led into the actual Croton Aqueduct! Major drop off point at Ossinsing Train Station about 7 miles into the walk.

Meet:(9:20 AM – Tarrytown Metro-North Station

Directions: Take a train to or park at this station. There are northbound Metro-North Hudson trains arriving at 9:11 AM (local) and 9:20 AM (express). Meet up across the street from this station in front of the Tarrytown Justice Court. Feel free to drop off at anytime.

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
4- 25-2015 11:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

5 miles. Ride Metro-North along the Hudson River and take a walk on the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. Beautiful views of the River and surrounding mountains in the Poughkeepsie - Highland area from 212 feet above the water. Moderately paced, the round trip walk from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station is about 5 miles.

Meeting in the Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station Waiting Room. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to The Poughkeepsie station (last stop). We will meet in the station waiting room at 11:45

The Bridges & Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
4- 25-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 8 miles

This is a moderately paced adventure under, over, around and through many of the amazing architectural wonders throughout Central Park. We begin our walk at the southwest tip of Central Park South and zigzag our way up the eastern half of Central Park to The Harlem Meer at 110th St. Then we circle back along the western half of the park and finish at Sheep's Meadow. Please bring water and lunch or snack for this fascinating 5-hour journey of approx. 8 miles. 

MEET: 9 AM sharp at the Atrium entrance to the Time Warner Towers Complex at 59th St. & Columbus Circle. Take the A, D or 1 train to 59th St. Rain or Shine! 

Palisades Hike

Event date:
4- 25-2015 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 10 miles. Closter Dock Road to George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal (GWBBT) 10 miles on wooded trails, paralleling the Hudson River. Moderate to brisk pace. Generally flat terrain with several small hills. Bring lunch and water.

Meet: 8:45 a.m., Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing by the commuter statue. Bus departs at 9:15 a.m. (bus 9A, Gate 220) one way to Closter Dock Road, NJ, arriving at 10:00 a.m. Bus can also be boarded at GWBBT. Non-members: $3.00

Johnsontown Rd. Circ

Event date:
4- 20-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Cancelled due to weather

April 20. Johnsontown Rd. Circ. 2D7(H). Almost Perpendicuar, Elbow Brush and Claudius Smith Den on Blue Disc, White Cross, Victory, White Bar. Meet 10 a.m. at Johnsontown Rd. with water and lunch.

Directions:  Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the sign for Harriman State Park. Cross an overpass over railroad tracks and continue along Seven Lakes Drive for 0.7 mile, passing under the Thruway overpass. Just before a sign indicates that you are entering Harriman State Park, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Johnsontown Road. Proceed for 1.2 miles to the end of the road and park at the cul-de-sac. Please email or text if coming.  As always, check your email by 7am to confirm hike.

 

Rock Hall Musuem

Event date:
4- 19-2015 12:05 PM
Individual Price:
Free

Lawrence NY to Far Rockaway. Total 4 to 5 miles mostly flat. Walk to Rock Hall Mansion and museum (free) than walk to Far Rockaway boardwalk. Can drop out and take subway “A” train back or go back to Lawrence. Bring lunch and water.

Meet 12:08pm at Lawrence RR station.


Directions:  Depart at Penn station or Brooklyn an hour earlier (switch at Jamaica). Checkwww.mta.info or call718- 217-LIRR. Rain cancels. Leader: John Socolick.
Email preferred, Serious calls only. Non members $3.

Exchange Place to Weehawken

Event date:
4- 19-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

5-6 mile walk at a moderate pace along Hudson River waterfront, taking in the scenic views from Exchange Place to Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken. Rain cancels.

Meet at Exchange Place PATH terminal in front of Katyn Statue.

Directions:Take PATH train from WTC to Exchange Place, get off at first stop. To return to NYC take ferry at Port Imperial to NYC or light rail to PATH station in Hoboken. Duration: 4-5 hours. Bring lunch and water. PATH FARE: $2.75/Seniors $1.00 (must contact PATH to obtain senior smartlink fare card.). May have to change starting location. Please call or e-mail leader to confirm that walk is on. Joint  walk.

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Walk II - Van Cortlandt Park to Tarrytown

Event date:
4- 19-2015 9:30 AM
Event End Date:
4- 19-2015 5:00 PM
Cut off date:
4- 18-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

16- 20 miles We will head north from the Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park near the 242nd street 1-train subway station and about 1 mile from the Mosholu Parkway 4-train subway station to the Tarrytown Metro-North Station. Some of the sites we will pass include Hudson River Museum, Untermeyer Park and Gardens, Lyndhurst, and the Octagon House.

Meeting:   ALERT! The 1-train is not running so take the 4-Train to Mosholu Parkway. Meet up at 9:30 AM at the benches across the street from Big G Deli (Farm Market) 3386 Jerome Ave Bronx, NY 10467. Feel free to drop off at any time. .

Sea Bright, NJ to Red Bank, NJ via Rumson, Little Silver, and Fair Haven

Event date:
4- 19-2015 7:45 AM
Individual Price:
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 7:45 a.m. to get the 8:00 a.m. Academy bus to Sea Bright (we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Sea Bright at 9:31 a.m. Fare: Bus fare: $16.50/$8.25 senior, one way; train fare: $14.75/$6.25 senior. Total fares:$31.25/$14.50 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.

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
4- 18-2015 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Spectacular views of the Big Apple, from a different perspective. Join us on this 14+ mile medium-paced walk. Walk across the George Washington Bridge, spiral south along the Palisades and New Jersey shore. Pass through Historic Hoboken, and finally end at the new pier near Jersey City. Please bring plenty of water, food, and/or lunch for this visually stunning, 7+ hour mini-saunter. Return to Manhattan by PATH ($2.75 fare). 

MEET: 9:15 AM at the Information Booth in the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Terminal (178th St/Broadway). Take the A Train to the 175th St. Station. Rain, snow or ice cancels. 

 

Crack is Wack: Graffiti in New York

Event date:
4- 18-2015 8:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

About 20 miles. Explore this international art form that uses the city as canvass from the Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn to Dumbo Walls in Manhattan,  from Five Pointz in Long Island City to Crack is Wack in Manhattan, from professional artist to amazing amateur. Numerous drop off points. Bring water and lunch.

Meeting: 8:15.  Take L to Jefferson St. Meet at corner of Jefferson and Wyckoff Ave. in Brooklyn. 

Transit Alert for L Train: Transit Service Advisory

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
4- 16-2015 7:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

MAILING PARTY!

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

 

Timp Pass

Event date:
4- 13-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 8 miles. We will do a beautiful loop on the R-D, Red Cross and 1779 trails.

Meet: 10 a.m. Hike will begin at 10 a.m. from Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Exit 17 on the Palisades, meet main parking area south end.Lots of fun and not a bad workout.  No public trans. Rain cancels. Bring lunch and sufficient water.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you are coming and as always, check your email by 7am to confirm hike.

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Walk I - Battery Park to Van Cortlandt Park

Event date:
4- 12-2015 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
4- 12-2015 5:00 PM
Cut off date:
4- 11-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

16- 20 miles. We will head north from Castle Clinton to Bryant Park where the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail starts and mostly follow the trail north to Van Cortlandt Park. Some of the sites we will pass include Castle Clinton National Monument, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Morris-Jumel Mansion, High Bridge, Poe Cottage, and Kingsbridge Armory. 

Meet:  (9:00 AM) - Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park
Meet up in front of Castle Clinton at 9:00 AM. Feel free to drop off at any time.

Walk Off The Lamb (WOTL)

Event date:
4- 11-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Our annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on The Great Saunter on May 2. Lunch in the Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to Fraunces Taven. Bring water, food and a Metro Card in case you need it. Moderate-to-brisk pace. Heavy rain cancels.

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

Natural Beauty of Hudson River—Manhattan and Bronx

Event date:
4- 11-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 6 miles, some hills, duration 4 to 5 hours. 

Meet: at 9:00AM at Fort Tryon Park. Take the “A” subway train to 190th Street (take the elevator up to park). We will walk over the Henry Hudson Bridge to Wave Hill. Bring lunch, water binoculars or camera with optical zoom lens. Heavy raincancels.  Call Friday evening until 9:00PM if weather is a question.                  

New York’s Museums and Cultural Institutions below Chelsea-Part 2

Event date:
4- 11-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Moderate pace, 8+ miles, 6+ hours. A walk that will guide you past the Museums and Cultural Institutions located in Manhattan below Chelsea.

MEET: 9 AM in front of Whole Foods Market on 14th St at the southern end of Union Square Park. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Take the N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6, or L train to 14th Street/Union Square. Heavy rain cancels. 

Ramapo Mountain State Forest Double Loop

Event date:
4- 6-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Location: New Jersey, Highlands Region,  NJ

Who needs Olympic skating - we'll make our own figure 8 at a moderate pace. We leave at 10 a.m. from the lower lot in Ramapo Mountain State Forest.

Directions: I- 287 N to exit 57 Skyline Drive. Left .2 mi to parking area on the left. From I-287 S same exit 57 but turn right and the lot will be right there on the left. No public trans, sorry. We'll go over the Lookout and Castle Point trails. Rain cancels.
(Note: This is not Ramapo Valley County Reservation)

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 5-2015 7:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance:13 to 15 miles.

Walk from Highlands, NJ into Sandy Hook and to Fort Hancock Historic 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. There is no place to buy lunch.

Take 8:00 a.m. Academy bus, Route 36 to Highlands, NJ, from Port Authority Bus Terminal, arrive Highlands, NJ at 9:23 a.m.

Meet: at commuter statue no latter then 7:45 a.m. Fare: $33.00/$16.50 seniors 62 and over, round trip.  Rain cancels.

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

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