Events

Impromptu Hike: The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
2- 28-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Walt Wright
Phone:
917 783 6540
Email:
waltercwright@yahoo.com
Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge.  We will walk for about
12 hours and cross over all 16 bridges leading off Manhattan Island
that can be crossed by foot. The entire route will be 27+ miles of
walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water,
sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card.  Moderately paced, plus
there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and
farther. Walk will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow.
Meet
: 9:00AM at the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Station, in
Manhattan by the GW Bridge on Fort Washington between 178th
and 179th streets, on the east side of the main floor, near the
restrooms. (By subway, take A train to 175th Street, or 1 train to
181st Street. Contact leader the day before event if you have questions.

 

Van Cortland Park

Event date:
3- 2-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
L. David Tarlo
Phone:
day of hike:917- 922 - 9108 CL. Irv Reich 917-913-2742
Email:
davsong@aol.com

Distance: 9 miles

Be prepared to suspend belief that you are in New York City as we explore the 3 forests in one of NY’s largest parks.  Beginners welcome, good moderate pace.  We will depart from the Moshulu Parkway subway station on the #4 line at 10 AM.  This hike is best done by public transportation, as we may end up at the 242nd St. station on the #1 line.  You can drive, and it’s not hard to get back to starting point, but leave yourself plenty of time to park – not easy.  Heavy rain cancels.  As always let me know if you are coming and check email by 7am.

Audrey Munson Connect-The-Dots (Battery To Morningside Heights)

Event date:
3- 7-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
3- 7-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Walk by sculptures depicting, or ascribed to be depicting, Audrey Munson (check her out on Wikipedia) from the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House to Columbia University.  12-15 essentially flat miles on city streets and park paths at a moderately brisk pace.  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.

Old Croton Aquaduct Trail: Croton Harmon Part 1 of 3

Event date:
3- 8-2015 8:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack Shi
Email:
thejackshi@gmail.com

16 miles Our route for part 1 of 3 is about 16 miles and will closely follow the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The trail itself closely traces the path of the original aqueduct. We will head north from the starting point to New Croton Dam and then follow the trail south to Tarrytown. Some of the sites we will pass include New Croton Dam, Sing Sing Kill Bridge, Sing Sing Correctonal Facility, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and Kykuit. 

Meeting:  8:30AM at the Croton-Harmon Station

Directions:  Take a train to or park at this station. There are northbound Metro-North Hudson trains arriving at 8:28 AM (local) and 8:33 AM (express). There is also a southbound train that arrives at 8:49 AM. Let me know if you intend to take that so we’ll wait for you. Meet up at southwest corner of the intersection of Croton Point Ave and Veterans Plaza.

     Drop Off Point 1 – Ossining Station (9 miles)
     Drop Off Point 2 – Scarborough Station (11.5 miles)
     End (2:00 PM) – Tarrytown Station (16 miles)

 

Roosevelt Island, Slow Paced

Event date:
3- 8-2015 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phillis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Phillis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

6 mi slow pace; no fast walkers please.   We will stop for lunch at the Roosevelt Island Town Square for Brunch, several restaurant choices, or bring lunch and eat outside on benches. After we will walk the footbridge from Roosevelt Island into the Astoria and onto the Astoria Waterfront, for magnificent views of the NYC skyline.  We will visit Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, and several smaller parks along the way, to Ditmars Blvd. for the Train back to Penn Station, and an optional dinner.  Bring Snack, Water,& Lunch. No Dogs. For question call leader morning ofhike only,  Members only  

Meet 11:15 Penn Station or 12N (before lunch) outside the “F” train on Roosevelt Island.

Watchung Reservation History Trail

Event date:
3- 9-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Irv Reich; CL. David Tarlo 917- 922 - 9108
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
richiam@aol.com; cl email:davsong@aol.com

Distance: 6 miles

Beginners welcome to this nice and easy saunter in the woods. Directions and description may be found on http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/watchung-reservation-0. Drivers Take I-78 West to Exit 43 (New Providence/ Berkeley Heights). At the first traffic light, turn right onto McMane Avenue. When you reach the T-intersection with Glenside Avenue in 0.7 mile, turn left. Then, in 1.2 miles, turn right onto W.R. Tracy Drive (County Route 645) and enter the reservation. You will pass Surprise Lake and some picnic areas. When you reach the traffic circle in 1.3 miles, take the first right onto Summit Lane, then bear right onto New Providence Road. The parking area is to the right, where the road makes a sharp left turn. Meet at 10 a.m. Bring lunch, water. Rain cancels.

No email day of hike.

Walk Across New Jersey Part XII: Hoboken Terminal To Port Imperial Ferry Terminal

Event date:
3- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
3- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Penultimate in a series of thirteen hikes crossing the Garden State.  From Hoboken Terminal walk a bit of the Hudson River waterfront and around Hoboken, then up to the top of the Palisades.  Wander around Union City and Weehawken then descend back to the waterfront to end at Port Imperial.   8-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Mostly flat except the easy climb to the top of the Palisades.  Optional 2-3 mile extension to Manhattan by ferry then walking the new section of the High Line et al.  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.

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Walk - Part II

Event date:
3- 15-2015 8:20 AM
Event End Date:
3- 15-2015 3:00 PM
Cut off date:
3- 15-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack Shi
Phone:
646-363-6378
Email:
thejackshi@gmail.com

Our route for part 2 of 3 is about 16 miles and will closely follow the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. We will head south from the Tarrytown Metro-North Station to Van Cortlandt Park and the 242nd street subway stop. Some of the sites we will pass include Lyndhurst, Washington Irving Memorial, Sunnyside, Villa Lewaro, Octagon House, and Philipse Manor Hall. We will have lunch in Untermeyer Park and stop to tour the Hudson River Museum.

Meeting:  (8:20 AM) – Tarrytown Metro-North Station

Directions: Take a train to or park at this station. There are northbound Metro-North Hudson trains arriving at 8:11 AM (local) and 8:20 AM (express). There is also a southbound train that arrives at 8:12 AM. Meet up across the street from this station in front of the Tarrytown Justice Court.

   Drop of Point 1 – Dobbs Ferry Metro-North Station (5 miles)
   Drop of Point 2 – Greystone Metro-North Station (8 miles 
   Drop of Point 3 – Yonkers Metro-North Station (11 miles)
   End  (3:00 PM) – Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street Subway Station (16 miles)

Port Washington to Sands Point Preserve

Event date:
3- 15-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 8 miles

Walk from Port Washington train station to the harbor, then along the harbor through Sands Point to the Sands Point Preserve to see the only remaining intact Gatsby-era estate. The 216 acre Sands Point Preserve is the former estate of the Guggenheim family.

Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station to Port Washington, arrive at 10:05 a.m.  Fare: 16.00/11.00 senior, round trip

Meet leader at Port Washington LIRR train station. Heavy rain cancels.

$2.00 admission to the Sands Point Preserve.

Important: Bring lunch and water.

The Bridges & Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
3- 21-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Matthew Brozyna
Phone:
917-912-9533

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! 

Cloisters, Fort Tryon, Inwood Hill Park

Event date:
3- 22-2015 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phillis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Phillis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

 3 to 5 mi, slow pace; no fast walkers please. Meet 11:15 Penn Station or 12noon (before lunch) at by the benches at the entrance to Fort Tryon Park on Margaret Corbin Circle (190 Street And Fort Washington Ave.). Walk to New Leaf Cafe for Restrooms, Optional Brunch ($20), or bring your own lunch and eat outside the Café.  We will then walk through Fort Tryon Park, to the highest point in Manhattan, and then to the Cloisters. Admission is “pay what you wish”. The Cloisters has a fine collection of medieval European art and statuary, housed in reconstructions from cloisters from France, Italy, and Spain. After the Cloisters we will go down the hill to Dyckman St and either end there, or go through Inwood Park, depending on lateness and how we feel.

Meeting: Take the "A" train to 190 St. and then the elevator up to Fort Washington Ave- or take the #4 bus directly to 190 St. and Fort Washington Ave.  Bring Snack, Water & Lunch. No Dogs.  Questions, call leaders on morning of hike.   Members only

High Tor State and South Mountain County Parks

Event date:
3- 23-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Irv Reich, co-leader: David Tarlo
Phone:
leader:917-913-2742; co-leader: 917- 922 - 9108
Email:
leader: richiam@aol.com ; co-leader: davsong@aol.com

Distance: 9 miles

The most northern portion of the Palisades trail system. We will be walking along the Long Path up High and Little Tor for spectacular views. Then we will cross the road for the cliffs of South Mtn. Palisades Parkway to exit 13 for Rt. 202.

Directions: Go east toward Haverstraw for about 2.5 miles to S. Central Hwy (traffic light after Shop Rite). Turn right and go south on S. Central Highway uphill for about 1 mile. At the top of the hill there is parking on the left side (the right side has a sign for South Mountain County Park). Meet at 10:00 a.m. Bring lunch, water. Rain cancels.

No email day of hike.

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

Event date:
3- 28-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
Cell: 516-238-8073

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours.

Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train ).

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 on Grand Concourse and to the Bronx Community College  for the Hall of Fame. 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.  Heavy rain cancels. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if weather is a question.

New York’s West-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 1

Event date:
3- 28-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z. Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com

Moderate pace, 8+ miles, 6+ hours. A walk that will guide you past the Museums and Cultural Institutions located on Manhattan’s west side.

MEET: 9 AM, above the gold statue of Prometheus between 49th and 50th Sts.-opposite 30 Rockefeller Center. Subway: Take the D or F train to 47-50th St.; the 6 train to 51st St.; the N or R train to 49th Street. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels.

BROOKLYN-QUEENS GREENWAY 2 Segments

Event date:
3- 29-2015 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
ack McCleland & Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
718.478.2430 Cell: 347.586.6933
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

Distance: Approx. 11 miles.

Meet: NE Corner of 80th Rd. and Kew Gardens Rd. Queens. 

We continue our Greenway walk through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Kissena Park, and ending in Cunningham Park.  Some hills.  Brisk, steady pace.  Bring lunch and water.  End at Cunningham Park for bus connection. Take the E or F train to Union Turnpike station.  We leave promptly  at 9:30.  Rain cancels.

Buttermilk Falls / Blauvelt / Clausand Mtn., Circ.

Event date:
3- 30-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Irv Reich; co-leader: David Tarlo
Phone:
leader:917-913-2742; co-leader: 917- 922 - 9108
Email:
leader: richiam@aol.com ; co-leader: davsong@aol.com

Distance: 9 miles

Meet: 10 a.m.

We start out on the Long Path in Buttermilk Falls at 10 a.m. and head south to Nike Overlook Park. Drivers take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north to Exit 5N (Route 303). Proceed north on Route 303 for 2.1 miles and bear right at a fork onto Greenbush Road North (do not turn very sharply right at the first intersection with Greenbush Road at 2.0 miles). Continue on Greenbush Road for 1.2 miles to the parking area for Buttermilk Falls County Park, on the right. Bring food and drink. Heavy rain cancels.

Byram River Gorge

Event date:
4- 4-2015 9:25 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Wiesen
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: 9:25AM Grand Central, Information Booth upper level.  Fare round trip $21 (senior $13). . Leader: Mayer Wiesen, 516 671-2095; call before 10:30 PM for further info.

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 5-2015 7:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

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.

Natural Beauty of Hudson River—Manhattan and Bronx

Event date:
4- 11-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
Cell: 516-238-8073

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
Hikeleader:
Z. Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com

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. 

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