Events

George Washington Bridge to Piermont via the Long Path

Event date:
4- 29-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

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.

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.

URBAN HIKING SERIES-GW Bridge to Tappan Zee Bridge

Event date:
5- 13-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stephen Miller
Phone:
646-853-3629

We will start on the Manhattan side of the GW and cross back and forth. After a quick detour to the highest natural point in Manhattan and Fort Tryon Park , we will head up the Hudson River Greenway to the northern tip of Manhattan. At that point will cross UNDER the Henry Hudson Bridge and head east along northernmost Manhattan through Inwood Park until we reach Broadway. At that point we will turn left and make our way across the Broadway Bridge into The Bronx. 

We will head -up Broadway -with perhaps a detour or two-  and make our way through Kingsbridge and Riverdale to Yonkers before we veer onto the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. This trail, which lies above the aqueduct which supplied water to NYC beginning in the 19th century, will carry us adjacent to many of small towns in Westchester County to our final destination, the Tappan Zee Bridge which has no pedestrian crossing. Along the way, we will have some spectacular views of the Hudson River, the Palisades as well as many historic sights, while having easy accessibility to the Metro North. The trail is basically pretty flat.

The total distance will be about 20 miles and the estimated time to complete is about 7 hours. There will be 2-3 minute water breaks about every hour, bathroom breaks as necessary,  and a lunch break at about the halfway point. There are many bailouts as we wind our way through NYC. Once we get to Westchester, we will be adjacent to the Metro North; there are seven stations along that piece of the trek which is about 9 miles. If you are unsure you can do this, get your a** out there. You can and with the support of the group, you will.This is a great chance to test yourself mentally and physically while discovering new parts of NYC and the surrounding area. Look forward to seeing you all.

Meet:  In front of the church on the northeast corner of 179th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. Take the A train to 175th Street or the 1 train to 181st Street, from 181st walk south to 179th Street and west to Fort Washington Avenue.

 

 

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.

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
5- 13-2017 11:45 AM
Event End Date:
5- 13-2017 11:45 AM
Cut off date:
5- 13-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845-462-1141 (cell) 845-418-0745
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

Ride Metro-North along the Hudson River and take a walk on the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been 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.

Meet: 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.

 

Westside River Walk

Event date:
5- 20-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn
Phone:
917 670 3845

Moderate pace, around 7-8 miles walking mostly on a paved streets, starting from Riverside park, walking along the path 2 walk to the promenades of the 69th street of two piers.As we walk through waterfront, we will see various wild flowers, weeds, and  sculptures. Finally, we will reach the elevated 1930' freight rail station, "High Line" which has been transformed into a wild wonderland of the wilderness. We will walk to the west village to view the flower garden of the S. Luke's church.  An optional late post-lunch snacks at the ice cream or pizza stores will be a possibility. 

Meet: 10: AM at72nd & B'way, Trader Joe's lobby.  Take #1,2,3, to 72nd street.  Bring lunch, water and snacks.  Call for the walk status, no later than 9:30 PM, the week of the walk.   Members Only. No slow Walkers!!  Please wear appropriate food-wear.

 

PORT IVORY AND NEW 100‐ACRE PARK (new hike)

Event date:
5- 20-2017 10:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Take ferry to Staten Island, bus along Richmond Terrace to

Howlands Hook area. Scout Mariners Marsh Park, area, etc.

MEET: 10:15 AM at the Staten Island Ferry terminal to catch 11 a.m. ferry to S.I. + S40 bus.

Distance: 4‐7 miles.

 

Old Croton Acqueduct: Yonkers to Irvington

Event date:
5- 20-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Wiesen
Phone:
(516) 671-2095

6 easy miles.  View the Hudson River and rear backyards.  No smoking on trip.

Meeting:  Broadway and 242nd St.  Street level by the park at 10:00AM for the 10:30AM #1 bus.  Bring Metro card, fare one way is $2.75.  Return from Irvington is $2.75 to approximately $8.00. by train.

Riverside Church to the Cloisters

Event date:
5- 27-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 7 miles, 5 hours, along Riverside Drive and Fort Washington Avenue from 110th Street to 190th Street. This was last scheduled for a cold day in February so we'll try it again in warmer weather.

We'll have a look inside Riverside Church and Grants Tomb, see Sakura Park, The Amiable Child Monument and Claremont Park then take the big staircase down to 125th Street to lunch. After lunch we'll walk around Riverbank State Park and continue north on Riverside Drive to 162nd Street and walk west to Fort Washington Avenue, stop at J. Hood Wright Park and Bennett Park, then Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters.

Riverside Church and The Cloisters were both built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. At the church, we'll just take a quick walk around and see the chapels. The Cloisters is a museum of medieval art that is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is constructed out of parts of four French medieval cloisters which Rockefeller purchased and had reconstructed into the museum. Admission to The Cloisters is pay what you wish.  

The hike will end at the Cloisters, so everybody can take as much or as little time as they want to view the collection. The A train 190th Street station is at the entrance to Fort Tryon park, we'll pass it on our way in.

We might eat lunch on the Baylander, a decommissioned Navy ship that was used to teach helicopter pilots to land on a ship at sea and is now docked at the West Harlem Piers. The ship has picnic tables on an open deck and a covered deck and a very friendly port captain who will give use a tour. The ship is right near Fairway, if you don't bring lunch you can get it at Fairway and join us on the ship, if you don't want to eat on the ship, you can eat on shore in the park. If the port captain is not at the ship when we arrive, we will eat in the park.    

Meet: 10:30 a.m. at the north west corner of 110th street and Broadway. Take the 1 train to 110th Street.  

Bridgebagging Newtown Creek

Event date:
5- 28-2017 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 occasional park paths.  Cross every pedestrian accessible bridge (there aren't many) over Newtown Creek and its tributaries, checking out intersting things along the way.  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.  Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.  Members and guests only.

George Washington Bridge to Piermont via the Long Path

Event date:
5- 28-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

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. 

There will be an optional extension to Nyack, which will be about another 4 miles along the Old Erie Path. 

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.

For those who continue on to Nyack, we will get the 6:38 bus, which arrives at GWB Bus Station at 7:27 p.m. and Port Authority Bus Terminal at 7:52.

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 the Route 9W bus schedule:Rockland Coach Route 9W

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

Meet 9:00 a.m. 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.

 

 

A Day to Remember - Battery Park to Fort Lee

Event date:
5- 29-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
L Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
richiam@aol.com

A brisk 16mile walk Complete the first four legs of Cy A Adler’s Battery to Bear Mountain, a series that we hope to continue on July 4th., walking along the west side at a brisk pace with numerous brief stops at sites and restrooms along the way, including Battery Park and Greenway, Irish Hunger Memorial, The High Line Elevated Park, Grant’s Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse. We will walk over the George Washington Bridge and not quit until we reach Starbucks/Seven Eleven in Fort Lee. This will be a one-way hike! There is a bus / jitney that will take us back to Manhattan to a convenient train station.

Bring lunch !!! We will stop at along the way for snacks and be at Fairway around 2:15 for lunch. Hike should end around 5 p.m. Heavy rain may modify route.  

Meeting:  Leaving from the front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan, (please arrive before 9:30 so we may start on time) at 9:45 a.m. You can expect a large, sociable crowd that you and your feet will not forget. Joint hike  Shorewalkers and AMC. It takes a long time to sign in. If you don’t mind coming a bit early, it will be appreciated.Contact leader for questions or concerns. Registration desired, not required. No email day of hike

 

Exploring Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Event date:
6- 3-2017 9:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack McCleland or Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
(Home) 718-478-2430. (Cell) 347-586-6933
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

Approximately 10 miles.  Explore the wonders of FlushingMeadowsCoronaPark.  We will begin at JacksonHeights, Queens and walk to the park stopping at a deli on the way to pick up lunch for a picnic.  You may bring your own lunch if you choose.  Steady, brisk pace. 

Meet : 9:15 for prompt 9:30 start at the SE corner of 75th St. and Roosevelt Avenue.  Take the E, F, R, or 7 train to 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue.  Rain cancels. 

Tappan Zee Bridge to New Croton Reservoir

Event date:
6- 3-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stephen Miller
Phone:
646-853-3629 X

This trek will take us from just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge to the New Croton Reservoir. We will start at the Tarrytown Metro North Station , work our way up to Route 9 and initially proceed through the streets of historic Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. At that point we will venture onto the beautiful Old Croton Aqueduct Trail for about 4-5  miles before returning to surface streets for a couple of miles as we approach and enter Ossining where we will have lunch.We will then rejoin the OCA Trail until we reach its Northern terminus - the New Croton Reservoir and its spectacular views. We will then retrace the last three miles on the OCA before heading over to the Croton- On-Hudson Metro North Station and the return home.

The total distance will be about 20 miles and the estimated time to complete is about 7 hours. There will be 2-3 minute water breaks every hour or so, bathroom breaks as necessary and lunch at about the halfway point (Ossining). There are bailouts at Scarborough and Ossining and you can veer off before we make the up and back to the New Croton Reservoir and head to the Croton-On- Hudson Metro North Station directly. The train is predominately flat though there is a somewhat hilly section north of Ossining which lasts about 1/2-3/4 of a mile; however, if you are reading this you should be able to handle it with no problem.

How to get there? Metro North from Grand Central Station arrives in Tarrytown at 9:22 and 9:40. Metro North from North of Tarrytown arrives at 9:57. There is also parking available for those who travel by car at both the Tarrytown and Croton-On_Hudson Metro North Stations which are the start and endpoints, as well as the Scarborough and Ossining Stations.

 

Bear Mountain Bridge to Nyack via the Batt to Bear Trail

Event date:
6- 10-2017 7:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

Meet: at 7:30 a.m. at the Information Booth in Grand Central. We will be taking the 7:43 a.m. Hudson Line Poughkeepsie train to the Manitou station; the train stops at Harlem 125th Street at 7:54, Tarrytown at 8:22, arriving in Manitou at 8:55 a.m. The fare is $14.00, $9.25 senior. 

Get in the last or second to last car of the train. The only door to open at Manitou will be between those two cars.

Here is the Metro North Hudson Line Schedule: Metro North Hudson Line Schedule

Route: We will be walking along Route 9W in three sections for about 4 miles total, about 7 miles on trails (Jones Point Path and Hook Mountain path), and the rest on local roads and through parks. Here is a link to the map of the walk: https://goo.gl/c9xa5h

The route is Manitou Train Station to Route 9D, across the Bear Mountain Bridge to the Bear Mountain Inn (at 3 miles, restrooms, water, snacks) south on Route 9W to the 2-mile long Jones Point Path.

Then, River Road to 9W to West Shore Drive to 9W to Cove Deli (one restroom and takeout) then Park Road to Stony Point Battlefield (at 10 miles, lunch, restrooms, lame water fountain, no garbage cans).

Leaving the battlefield, Park Road to Georgian Court to Jackson Drive to Farley Drive to Tompkins Avenue to Beach Road to Vincent Clark Park (at 12 miles, garbage cans, restrooms) to Grassy Point Road to River Road to Beach Road, then through Pecks Pond Park (at 14 miles, water and restrooms).

Then Beach Road to McKenzie Avenue to Warren Avenue to Broadway to Main Street (at 15 miles, three buses to drop out, stores for water and snacks, restrooms at the library) and to First Street to Elk Street to West Street.

Then, West Street to Riverside Avenue to the Hook Mountain path (at 18.5 miles, restrooms at the south end of the 4.9 mile path) to North Broadway in Nyack (at 23.5 miles) to the bus stop in front of the Brickhouse bar at 28 South Broadway (restrooms at the bar or the Starbucks on Main Street).

Lunch: We will stop at Cove Deli along 9W in Tompkins Cove then eat lunch at Stony Point Battlefield, which has restrooms and a lame water fountain, but no food. 

The return: We should reach Nyack by 6:00 p.m. and catch the Rockland Coach 9A/9T bus. There is a 5:38 bus that does not stop at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station and arrives at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 6:50. There is a 6:38 bus that reaches the George Washington Bridge Bus Station at 7:27 and the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 7:52 and an 8:08 bus which does not stop at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station and arrives at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 9:15.

Here is the Rockland Coach 9A/9T schedule: Rockland Coach

Additional information