Events

George Washington Bridge to Piermont via the Long Path

Event date:
4- 1-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

We've done this one in summer and fall, we'll try it again before the leaves appear and check out the views.

A fast-paced 18 mile, 7 to 8 hour hike along the top of the Palisades to Piermont with return to NYC by bus. Start by walking across the George Washington Bridge, then north on the Long Path past Allison Park, Rockefeller Lookout, Alpine Lookout, the ruins of Clifdale Manor, Park Headquarters, State Line Lookout, then into Tallman Mountain State Park and then Piermont. 

This hike has beautiful views along the Hudson River; it also has some steep hills, trails with rocks, tree roots, branches and fallen trees that must be walked, climbed or clambered over and very few drop off points. Also see the park advisory regarding ticks, snakes and poison ivy: Palisades Park Advisory

To drop off the hike early, you will need to catch the bus along Route 9W. There is a bus every hour, it makes limited stops and there are limited access points to Route 9 along the hike, if you want to leave early let me know and we can plan your escape. The bus stops are noted on the park map which is linked below.

Bring lunch, snacks, beverages. We will take an early rest stop at a gas station along the Parkway, then it will be seven miles before our next rest stop, when we eat our lunch at the Palisades Park Headquarters, which has water, restrooms, a soda machine and a backyard to eat in but has no food. We will also take a rest stop at the State Line Lookout, which has a snack bar. 

Return bus from Piermont at 4:47 p.m., arriving back at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station at 5:27 ($9.40 fare) and Port Authority Bus Terminal at 5:52 ($10.50 fare). Pay cash when boarding the bus, best to have exact change.

Here is the trail map for Palisades Park, which has most of the hike in great detail including where to catch the bus if you drop out: Palisades Park map

Here is a map of the hike: GWB to Piermont via the Long Path

Here is a nice blog post about Cliffdale Manor, which we will pass along the way: Cliffdale Manor

Meet at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station temporary waiting room, Fort Washington Avenue and 179th Street, one block west of Braodway. Take the A train to 175th Street. Or the 1 train to 181st Street, walk west to Broadway, left to 179th Street, right to Fort Washington Avenue.

Harlem River Valley Recreation Area

Event date:
4- 2-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Phone:
212-663-2167
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Walk over University Avenue  Bridge & south along the Harlem River.  Walk through Roberto Clement Park,  Bridge Park, Walk and newly opened High Bridge into High Bridge Park.

MEET: 11am at 207 Street and 10th Avenue, Southeast corner

Exchange Place to Weehawken

Event date:
4- 2-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

5 to 6 miles, with some ups & downs, at a moderate pace along Hudson River waterfront, taking in the scenic views from Exchange Place to Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken. New path from Hoboken to Weehawken. Rain cancels. Duration: 4 to 5 hours. Bring lunch and water

Meet:  at Exchange Place PATH terminal in front of Katyn Memorial statue at 11 A.M. (Take PATH train from WTC to Exchange Place; get off at first stop.) To return to NYC, take ferry at Port Imperial or light rail to PATH station in Hoboken. .PATH fare: $2.75/Seniors $1 (must contact PATH to obtain senior Smartlink fare card). Ferry Fare $9.00/Seniors $8.25 Light rail fare $2.25/Seniors $1.10. Leader: Ed Leibowitz.  Please call 201-332-1709 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for walk status.  Cellphone 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Joint walk. Nonmembers of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club, $3.

 

Natural Beauty of the Hudson River - Manhattan and Bronx

Event date:
4- 8-2017 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
11- 9-2013 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
call Friday evening until 9:00PM (516) 812-0156, day of walk use cell (516) 239-8073

Some hills, distance 6 miles, duration 4 to 5 hours.  We will walk over the Henry Hudson Bridge to “Wave Hill”. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or camera with optical zoom lens

Meet at 9:00AM at Fort Tryon Park. Take the “A” subway train to 190th Street (take the elevator up to park). . Heavy raincancels.  Leader: Tom McBreen-- call Friday evening until 9:00PM ( if weather is question.      

Byram River George: Connecticut

Event date:
4- 8-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Weisen
Phone:
516-671-2095

Moderate pace, about 6 miles, 4 hours.  Visit a rushing river in a hemlock gorge.  Maybe there will also be white snow, yellow sun, and a blue sky.  Bring lunch and extra pair socks; no smoking. Joint hike with Outdoor Club and NY Hiking Club.

MEET: 9:30AM Grand Central, Information Booth upper level.  Fare is approximately $20.

The Great Saunter Stretch - Part 1

Event date:
4- 8-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Pam Cress and Diane Cimine
Phone:
917-597-2664
Email:
pactoday@gmail.com

Start tuning up for The Great Saunter, our epic 32-mile hike around the Manhattan shoreline, by walking the first part of the hike, from Fraunces Tavern to 125th Street along the West Side.  8 miles, about 4 hours, lunch break around Pier 1 (72nd Street). The 1 train is available at the end of the hike. 

Meet 10:30 a.m at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street. Take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the 1 or R to South Ferry/Whitehall Street.

 

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 9-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles. Walk from Highlands, NJ into Sandy Hook and to Fort Hancock Historical 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. Take 8:00 am Academy bus, Route 36 to Highlands, NJ, from Port Authority Bus Terminal, arrive Highlands, NJ at 9:23am.

MEET: at the commuter statue no latter than 7:45 am. Fare: round trip: $34/$17 seniors 62 and over. Rain cancels. The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

The Great Saunter Stretch - Part 2

Event date:
4- 15-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Pam Cress
Phone:
917-597-2664
Email:
pactoday@gmail.com

Get stretched out for The Great Saunter! Walk part of the route, from 34th Street to Inwood Park. About 11 miles and 5 hours. Lunch break at West Piers Park outside of Fairway at 125th Street.  The hike will end at Isham and Sherman streets in Inwood, the A train is at 207th Street and Broadway and the 1 train is at 207th Street and 10th Avenue.

Meet 10:30 a.m. outside the 7 train Hudson Yards station, on 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Setauket To Port Jefferson Greenway

Event date:
4- 22-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel Phone
Phone:
(718) 626-3983

 8-9 miles, moderate pace, flat. Hike the Greenway from the Port Jefferson Station to Stony-Brook, followed by an optional loop around the Stony-Brook campus. Bring lunch and water.

Meet at Penn Station, LIRR level at ticket counters. Must call for hike status and meeting time: Friday evening, April 21st only. Hike leader:

Street Art in Manhattan

Event date:
4- 22-2017 8:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nicholas DiNapoli
Email:
Shorewalkersny@gmail.com

15-20 miles.  An exploratory walk of graffiti murals in Manhattan--from Washington Heights Audubon Mural Project to the Lower East Side’s 100 Gates Project, and the Upper West Sides NYC Freedom Tunnel.

Meeting:  8:30am 168rd St. Broadway (St Nicholas Ave. and 168th.  Take No. 1 train to 168th St. and Washington Heights or A and C train to 168rd St.

  

WOTL- Walk off the Lamb

Event date:
4- 22-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Our Annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on the Great Saunter, May 6. Lunch at Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to the South Street Sea Port. Bring water, food and a Metro card in case you need it. Moderate to brisk pace. Heavy rain cancel.

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

Rumson, New Jersey

Event date:
4- 23-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

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 7:45am to get the 8:00am Academy bus to Sea Bright ( we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Sea Bright at 9:31 am. Fare: Bus fare: $17/$8.50 senior, one way; train fare: $16/$7.35 senior. Total fares: $33/$15.85 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.

Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens

Event date:
4- 23-2017 9:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Rachel Donner
Phone:
718 261 3579

Starting in Forest Hills, ending in downtown Flushing, this moderately paced walk (about 6 miles) goes through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden ( $3 or $4), Kissena Corridor, Kissena Park, with an optional dim sum meal in Flushing ($12-$15).  Bring snack, water. Exercise! History!  Nature! Friendship!

 

Meet9:45 at Sterling Bank on north side of Queens Boulevard. Take E,F,R, or M to 71st Ave./Continental. 

 

Roosevelt Island to Astoria Queens: Monuments to Murals

Event date:
4- 30-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Pam Cress
Phone:
917-597-2664
Email:
pactoday@gmail.com
About 7 miles and 5 hours, moderate pace with stops to view sculpture, paintings, and murals. We'll take the Tram to Roosevelt Island, walk the island’s perimeter enjoying visits to Four Freedoms FDR Memorial on the southern tip, the Octagon Gallery on the northern end and Tom Otterness statues along the way.  (4 mile drop out point).
Then we'll cross the Roosevelt Island Bridge to Astoria and have lunch in Socrates Sculpture Park.  Pack a lunch or walk next door to the Costco snack bar.  After lunch we’ll continue along Vernon Blvd to the Welling Court Mural project and take-in some of the +130 works of street art.  Walk ends 1 mile later at Astoria's 30 Avenue station (N/W).
Meet 10:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Island Tram at 59th Street and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan; take the 4,5,6 or N,R to 59th Street and Lexington and walk two blocks east. Tram departs at 10:37, it accepts Metro Cards  Or, take the F train to Roosevelt Island and walk to the tram station, one block south, and meet the group outside of the tram station.  
 

South Bronx Hike for Cinco De Mayo

Event date:
5- 5-2017 2:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Dan Abatelli
Phone:
917-620-9626

We'll visit a distillery and a brewery. In addition to some new and trendy restaurants, coffee shops and bars. We will also visit a historic cemetery and a Carnegie library, fashioned after his 5th Avenue mansion. There are a few other venues that we may explore depending on the weather and time.This should take about 3 hours with extra time for transport and libations .

Meeting:  Meet in front of Panera Bread on E 86th Street in Manhattan at 2 pm. We then take the IRT #6 to 138th street for a SoBro exploration. Rain cancels
 

The Great Saunter 2017

Event date:
5- 6-2017 7:00 AM
Members:
$25.00

See New York City like never before in the Shorewalker’s epic urban hike, The Great Saunter! On Saturday May 6th 2017 celebrate the 32nd annual Great Saunter, covering 32-miles of beautiful waterfront and more than 20 parks along Manhattan’s incredible shorelines. Raise awareness of our parks, maintain the Westside promenades, restore the Eastside Greenway, redevelop the Harlem River, and connect the Greenway into a continuous path around the world’s most fascinating island! 

Membership and Participation

  1. Membership to Shorewalkers must be in current standing to participate in the Great Saunter (renewals are required for expired memberships on or before May 8, 2017).
  2. Online registration for the Great Saunter includes a one-year membership to Shorewalkers.
  3. Guests who register online before April 15, 2017 will receive their Great Saunter materials by US Mail to the address in your member profile.
  4. Guests who register after April 15, 2017 must bring their registration receipt to the Registration Site on the day of the event to receive their materials.
  5. Day of the event registration (participants who register on May 6th in person) for the Great Saunter will not include a membership or a renewal to Shorewalkers.
  6. All registrations by US Mail (renewals or new memberships) must be received by March 24, 2017 (6 weeks in advance of The Great Saunter) to allow time for processing.

Registration: 

If this is your first time walking in the Great Saunter CLICK HERE  to register.
If you are a Shorewalker Member or have previously walked in the Great Saunter CLICK HERE to register.

Schedule:

7:00 A.M.     Registration Opens-at Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street--Broad Street; New York NY 10004)
7:30 A.M.     The Great Saunter begins!!!
9:30 A.M.     Late Registration (West 42nd Street & Hudson Greenway by the Circle Line Terminal) 
11:00 A.M    Pass beneath Riverbank State Park (West 138th Street--restrooms available on the upper level in the park)
12:00 P.M.   Break-The Little Red Lighthouse (at the George Washington Bridge/West 178th Street) 
1:00 P.M.     Break-Inwood Hill Park: near the flagpole (West 214th Street)
4:00 P.M.     Break-Carl Schurz Park on the East River Promenade (south side of the park at East 84th Street)
7:00 P.M.     Certificates handed out and celebrate your Saunter at Fraunces Tavern!

Tessie McNamara/Kingsland Explosion 100th Anniversary Memorial Hike

Event date:
5- 7-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

8-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Wander about the Meadowlands (including DeKorte Park) and adjacent Lyndhurst, NJ connecting sites associated with the 1917 Kingsland Explosion and its heroine, Tessie McNamara.  Bring lunch, snacks and water. 

Meeting:  E-mail (preferred) or phone leader no earlier than a week before the hike for meeting time and place.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.  Members and guests only.

Morris Canal Towpath: Netcong To Hackettstown

Event date:
5- 10-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel. Must call for hike status and meeting time Tuesday evening, May 9, only.
Phone:
(718)626-3983

12-14 miles, moderate pace, flat. Follow the unique Morris Canal with its incline planes from Netcong/Stanhope past locks and reservoirs along the scenic Musconetcong River, Old Waterloo River, Old Waterloo village on towpath and country roads to Hackettstown. Return by train (weekday service only). Bring lunch and water.

Meet: PABT by white commuter statues for bus. One way to Netcong. Must call leader for hike status and meeting time Tuesday evening, May 9,  only.

 

 

 

Bronx: Beautiful trees, flowers of the Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage and the Hall of Fame

Event date:
5- 13-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 812-0156

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 9:45AM. 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(fee $3.00) off the Grand Concourse and then on to the Bronx Community College for the "Hall of Fame for Great Americans". 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. We will go rain or shine. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes. 

Meet:  9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train on Grand Concourse ). Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if there is a question. Leader: Tom McBreen— (516) 812-0156.

Shorewalk: Sheepshead Bay to Floyd Bennett Airfield

Event date:
5- 13-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608
7+ miles, moderate-to-brisk pace. Combination of beaches and pathways. A visit to Hanger B, displaying many vintage WW ll aircraft(some in stage restoration) . Possible hike extension across the Marine Park Bridge.
 
Meet: 9:30am outside the Q/B Sheepshead Bay train station in Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay Road exit). Bring lunch and water.  Call for hike status or information. Nonmembers $3.

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