Events

Brooklyn Bridge Park to Chinatown

Event date:
8- 19-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn
Phone:
917 670 3845

Distance: 5 to 8 miles

Moderate and energetic pace,5-8 miles on a paved street.   Start walking from York &Jay street in Brooklyn observing variety of sculptures and mural paintings on the way to Atlantic & Flatbush Avenue viewing Middle Eastern stores for various products. We'll continuously walk to East river in Brooklyn to reach to the Park  & Pier 6. We'll be exploring newly renovated & created walking path within the Brooklyn Park, as well as, attempting to identify names of newly planted bushes and flowers.

The final stage of our walk will include walk to DUMBO and walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. As our optional post-lunch snacks @ a Chinese Café or restaurant will be available.

Meet 10:30AM on the corner of YORK and Jay street in Brooklyn.  Take the F train to York Street. 

Bring lunch, water and snacks.

Heavy rain and storm cancels the walk.

No Flip-Flop FOOTWEARS and NO SLOW WALKERS .If any walkers are concerned about their DERMATOLOGICAL HEALTH due to a long sun exposure, please reconsider to join to this walk.

Call to confirm, on the week of the walk, No Later Than 9:30 PM. Members Only.

 

ROCKAWAY PARK BEACH HIKE AND SWIM

Event date:
8- 19-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Distance: 7 1/2 miles

Walk along boardwalk from Beach 116 St. to Beach 9th street. Moderate pace about 4-5 hours, approximate distance 7.5 miles.

After lunch walk back to subway station at Beach 44th street where walk will end.  Drop off points with access to subway along walk route.

Bring lunch, water, and bathing suit. Please allow  ample time to get to Rockaway Beach due to weekend track repair work.

MEET: 11:00 AM outside subway station at Beach 116 street Take JFK A-Train to Broad Channel, change for S-train at Broad Channel and exit S-train at Beach 116 street.

Rain cancels.  

I might change starting location of this walk in Rockaway Beach. 

Must call or email to determine walk status.

Cell phone 201-850-9649 only on day of hike after 10:00 AM. 

Nonmembers of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club, $3. Joint with Outdoors Club.

CONSTITUTION ISLAND: RE-ENACTMENT DAY

Event date:
8- 26-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
914-582-1237

Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer.

Take Metro North(Hudson Line) from Grand Central station to Cold Springs and MEET approx. 11AM(depends on what the new train schedule will show for the train arrivals before or close to 11AM) at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island.

Bring photo ID.

Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides, guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities included: shaded picnic groves, restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails & hotdog vendor. Departure time is optional. (*Alternatively, meet 10AM at parking lot at North Plains train station for car pooling. Donate $5 to the driver. For this option you must call leader in advance.) MUST CALL ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE TO CONFIRM THAT ISLAND IS OPEN.

 

East Tributary of Mosholu River from Yonkers to Bronx

Event date:
8- 27-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Margarita Eremeyev
Phone:
347-224-7730
Email:
meremeyev@gmail.com

MEET at H F Redmond Junior Memorial Park in Yonkers at 10:30am. ENTRANCE ON COOK AVENUE.

An approximately 5.5 mile hike from H F Redmond Memorial Park in Yonkers to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Redmond Park is where the eastern tributary of the Mosholu River (aka Tibbetts Brook) takes its headwaters. We will be walking on the South County Trail for part of this walk and the above-ground portions of the River will run somewhat parallel to the course. We will stop by Tibbetts Brook Park and then walk to Van Cortlandt Park through to Tibbetts Lake. Lots of wildlife watching opportunities along the way.

Restroom and vending machine breaks along the way. Bring snacks if you like - plenty of pretty places to rest along this route. At Van Cortlandt, we will end by the golf house cafe, where you can buy lunch or just relax. We will end the main part of the walk here. The 1 train, Manhattan express buses, Metronorth and Bx buses to the East Bronx are easily accessible from our ending point. 

After lunch, I will be available to take anyone who may be interested for a fast-paced hike around the southern portion of the Mosholu River. This second optional part will be a condensed repeat of the informational tour I gave on July 30th. During this hike, we will walk through the original course of the now-underground parts of the Mosholu River, see where the evidence of the river underneath still exists and talk about the two islands - Marble Hill and Paparinemin - which became part of the mainland when the River was rerouted. Depending on where you choose to drop off from this second part, your total walking distance for the day should be about 7 - 7.5 miles. During the second part, we will be close to the 1 train on Broadway, Metronorth, Manhattan express buses, and several Bx buses. 

Suggested Transportation to Redmond Park: 
From Grand Central: take Metronorth (Hudson Line) to Yonkers Station (fare: $11). From the station, take the Beeline 25 or the Beeline 7 bus , both of which will take you very close to the park. Contact me for details on the route if needed.

From West Bronx: 
1 Train to 242nd st 
At 242nd, Beeline 1 bus to Riverdale Ave and Main St 
Transfer to Beeline 7, which will take you very close to the park

From East Bronx: 
4 train to Woodlawn (last stop) 
Beeline 20 bus to Yonkers Ave and Central Park Ave 
Transfer to Beeline 7 bus, take to Yonkers Ave & Valentine St, very close to the park

Ticks: theoretically, there could be ticks along the South County Trail and in Van Cortlandt Park, so dress like you normally would for a hike in the woods. 

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Check for weekend subway route changes here: MTA Weekender (http://web.mta.info/weekender.html)

Labor Day - Piermont to Nyack Circular

Event date:
9- 4-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
Richiam@aol.com

 This AMC / Shorewalker hike will begin with six miles on the Long Path, including historic Rockland Cemetery and a pre-WWI rifle range. The return will be on the Old Erie Railroad Bed, obviously a level path.  

Bring 2 liters of fluids and lunch. 

Lunch will be at Tackamack Park.See website http://nynjtc.org/hike/long-pathold-erie-railroad-bed-loop-piermont-nyack for directions and full description or contact leader for information. The Trail Conference calls this hike moderate to strenuous hike. I believe that is only because it is among their longest, 10 miles. Come and decide for yourself.

Leader Irv Reich  C 917-913-2742   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Co-Leader Steve Galla 

Car people - meet before 9:30 a.m. at the Piermont municipal parking lot. Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to Exit 4. Continue on Route 9W north for about three miles, until the road detours down a hill. Bear right at the bottom of the hill and turn right, at the next traffic light, onto Ferdon Avenue. Follow Ferdon Avenue for about 0.7 mile, and continue ahead as the road turns sharply left and becomes Piermont Avenue beyond the next intersection. At the following intersection, bear right onto Gair Street, and park in the municipal parking lot to the left. (From Trail Conference website). 

Bus people - take the Coach USA (www.coachusa.com/rockland) bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal departing at 8:15am to Piermont, Rockland County which arrives at 450 Piermont Ave. at 9:17am. Wait at 450 Piermont Avenue (the building with a large mural painted on it). 

ROCKLAND LAKE /HUDSON RIVER SHORE PATH/ UPPER NYACK TRAIL

Event date:
9- 9-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

Distance: 5 miles

Meet: 8:45 a.m.

5 miles at a moderate pace on mostly flat trails. One small hill up. Superb vistas at lake, shore road, and woodland trails.

Bring lunch and water.

MEET: before 8:45am at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, south wing by the white commuter statues. Bus departs 9:15am to Rockland Lake, Bus 9A, gate 220, arriving at Rockland Lake at 10:35 am. (Same bus at George Washington Bus Terminal, leaving at 9:40am).

Call for hike status or information.

Nonmembers: $3

Jersey City and Hoboken: Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
9- 9-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 812-0156

Pace easy, some hills. Distance 8 miles, duration 5 to 6 hours.

Walk south along the Hudson and then go inland to Paulus Hook and Historic Downtown Jersey City ( the ice cream shop). We will then head north to Hoboken and the St. Ann’s feast. Walk through Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, beautiful views of Manhattan westside, magnificent 100 year old buildings, Castle Point Terrace (Steven’s University), Sibyl’s Cave and the Hoboken Museum. 

Return to Manhattan  via the Hoboken "Path Train". Leader: Tom McBreen-- call Friday evening until 9:00PM (516) 812-0156, if there is question.  Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes. We walk rain or shine.

Meeting:  Broadway and Vesey Street, at 10:00AM, across from St Paul’s Church (take the “E train to last stop or 1, 2 or 3 train to Chamber Street and walk a few blocks south). The "Path Train" station is three blocks west on Vesey Street and the fare to New Jersey and back is $5.50 (check for new fare). After getting off the train at Exchange Place Station, 

Narrows to Coney Island

Event date:
9- 17-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
Home: 201-332-1709; Cell Phone day of hike ony: 201-850-9649 between 10;00 and 11:00 a.m. only
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Distance: 6-7 miles , Time 4 to 5 hours.  Walk along Narrows through various parks to Coney Island taking in beautiful views of the bay area along the Narrows.  Walk from subway station to pathway along the Narrows to Surf and Stillwell Ave and end by Nathan's in Coney Island. Subway station at end of walk is across the street from Nathan's.

Meet 11:00 AM outside the last stop of R Subway Line 95th Street and 4th Ave in Bay Ridge.

Bring lunch and water or purchase lunch at Caesar's Bay Bazaar.  $3 non-members of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club.  Rain cancels. Please call or email to confirm that walk is on.  Joint with Outdoors Club.

 

New York: A Toxic Tour, Part 1 Brooklyn

Event date:
9- 23-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nick DiNapoli co-leader: Pamela Cress
Email:
Shorewalkersny@gmail.com

A look at New York's underbelly in this exploratory hike.  We will start with a visit and snack at Industry Cities, followed by a walk from superfund sites, to a wastewater treatment center, from a recycling center to the most radioactive place in the city.

Meeting:  36th St. and 4th Ave. in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.  Take the D, N, or R to the 36th St. Station.

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
9- 23-2017 10:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 23-2017 10:30 AM
Cut off date:
9- 23-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845 462 1141(h) 845 418 0745 (c)
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

Walk the new Dutchess County rail trail from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie.  Pass lakes and woods, backyards and farms on this walk along the old railroad right-of-way, now paved for recreational use.  Includes the Walkway over the Hudson, the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. 13 miles from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway, and about 4 more miles over the walkway and back and ending at the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station.

MEET: 10:30 am at the Metro-North BEACON station platform. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to the BEACON station. CALL THE LEADER by 6:00 PM the evening before the walk to arrange transportation from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell Junction trailhead. Note: This is a long walk with no opportunity to turn back or drop out before reaching the Walkway Over the Hudson (13 miles).

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 24-2017 8:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steve Gofner
Phone:
718-275-6615
Email:
rocks1011@aol.com

Brisk walkers only. Will walk most of the Marathon route, starting at 94th St. and 4th Ave., Brooklyn and ending outside Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and bridges. Total distance is not quite 24 miles but there are countless drop-off points. There may also be an optional “off –marathon” extension of the walk. Bring lunch and water (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancels.

MEET: 8:30 AM at Fort Hamilton Memorial Triangle, bounded by 4th Ave., 5th Ave. and 94th St. in Brooklyn. Take the R train to 95th St. terminal which is at 4th Ave.

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 2

Event date:
9- 24-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles

Meet: Main Street station, # 7 train at 9: 00 a.m., northeast corner (By AT&T store).

Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside. Walk through Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten, and Bayside. Moderate pace. Some drop-off points.

Important: Bring water and lunch. There is no place to obtain food or water where we will be having lunch.

 

CONSTITUTION ISLAND: FAMILY DAY

Event date:
9- 30-2017 9:40 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
914-582-1237

FAMILY Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer. Bring photo ID. Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides ,guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities included shaded picnic groves, public restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails and a hot dog vendor. Departure time is optional THE SCHEDULING OF EVENTS AT CONSTITUTION ISLAND CAN BE UNCERTAIN, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE ISLAND WILL BE OPEN AS SCHEDULED. Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open. Constitution Island website: (http://www.constitutionisland.org/)

MEET: Take the 9:43 AM Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to Cold Spring, arriving Cold Spring at 11:03 and meet at the parking
area south side of train station, for transport to the island.The round trip fare is $28.00. Alternatively, meet 10 AM at parking lot at North White Plains train station for car pooling.
Donate $5 to the driver. For this option you must call leader in advance. Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open. Check the Hudson Line weekend schedule. 

WILHELM VON KNYPHAUSEN 1780 RAID MEMORIAL HIKE PART IV - THE ALTERNATIVE FACTS HIKE (MORRISTOWN TO SUMMIT)

Event date:
10- 7-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn and Jim Schlenker
Phone:
Craig:551-206-6823; Jim: 908-295-8178
Email:
Craig: dystopicnj@gmail.com; Jim:jims0331@gmail.com

Distance: 8 to 12 miles

Fourth and final in a series of hikes connected with the 1780 route Hessian commander von Knyphausen took in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the Continental Army in Morristown. On this hike we follow the route George Washington took leading the Continental Army from Morristown to meet Knyphausen at the Hobart Gap. An event which did not actually take place.

Eight to12 miles at a moderately brisk pace.

Bring lunch, snacks and water.

E-mail (preferred) or phone one of the leaders 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.

RED HOOK to QUEENS WALK

Event date:
10- 7-2017 9:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack McCleland & Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
(Home) 718-478-2430
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

Distance: 12-14 miles In this walk we will start at the northern tip of Red Hook, Brooklyn and follow the shoreline up to Queens ending at Queensboro Plaza.  Approximately 12-14+ miles.  Brisk, steady pace at 3+ mph. 

Meet 9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start.  Meet at SW corner of Smith & 9th Streets, Brooklyn.  F & G train to Smith and 9th station.  Rain cancels. Bring lunch and water. 

Bronx: Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, and the Hall of Fame

Event date:
10- 14-2017 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 9:47AM. Entrance to the “Garden” is free until 10:00AM. We will leave the “Garden”and walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. After lunch, we will walk up Fordham Road to the University Avenue . We will walk south on University Avenue to the Bronx Community College and the Hall of Fame. After the Hall of Fame we will walk down to the No. 4 train at Burnside Avenue and return to Manhattan. Bring lunch and water.  We will walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if there is a question. L. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.

Meet:  Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train at 9:15AM ). We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:47AM. Entrance to the “Garden” is free until 10:00AM.

WEST SIDE RIVER WALK, ART AND DINNER

Event date:
10- 14-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater, co-leader Joan Auerbach
Phone:
718-376-3608

Distance: 5 miles

Meet: 10:00 a.m.

5 miles. River vistas from 14th Street to 57th Street, along the Hudson. At 57th Street, a tour of some selected art galleries and a finish at Parnell's for an optional early dinner. Excellent fare and generous servings inclusive of a choice of drink for about $21 to $25, including tip.

MEET: 10am at the NW corner of 8th Avenue at 14th Street(A,C,E trains).

Bring a light lunch/snack and water.

Call for hike status and information.

Nonmembers, $3.

SOUTH BRONX VIA OLD AND NEW RANDALL’S ISLE BRIDGES

Event date:
10- 14-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Distance:4 to 7 miles

Meet: 11:00 a.m.

Changing hoods…. Walk over the Triborough bridge, if open, to Randalls Island, along Bronx Kill, over new bridge to changing hoods in the South Bronx. Explore waterfront area. Then go either east towards Hunt Point, or north to 149th Street….

MEET: 11 AM at 125th street Metro North terminal.

Distance: 4 to 7 miles

Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park--Old Putnam Trail

Event date:
10- 15-2017 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
10- 15-2017 1:30 AM
Cut off date:
10- 14-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Meet at 11 a.m. at northeast corner, 242nd Street and Broadway, last stop on No. 1 line. We'll go into Van Cortlandt Park and walk along the Old Putnam Trail, a former railroad roadbed, first alongside Van Cortlandt Park Lake and then into the forest, up to the city line and back. Around 2 to 2 1/2 miles, around 2 hours. Bring lunch. Contact Raanan, 646 808 4125 or 212 675 6913.

Harlem Walk

Event date:
10- 21-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
Walk is about 3 miles. We will see some sites in Harlem and possibly listen to Gospel music.  Use bathrooms at home.   
 
MEET 10 A.M. in front of Starbucks at 125th St. and Lenox Ave.  Take 2 or 3 train to 125th St.  Bring water.  Call leader, Ellen to confirm that walk is on 212-861-4267

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