Events

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. 

Walk Off The Lamb (WOTL)

Event date:
4- 11-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy and friends
Email:
mail@shorewalkers.org

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.

Timp Pass

Event date:
4- 13-2015 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: 8 miles

Meet: 10 a.m.

Hike will begin at 10 a.m. from Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Exit 17 on the Palisades, meet main pkg area south end. We will do a beautiful loop on the R-D, Red Cross and 1779 trails. Lots of fun and not a bad workout.  No public trans. Rain cancels. Bring lunch and sufficient water.

Crack is Wack: Graffiti in New York

Event date:
4- 18-2015 8:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nick DiNapoli
Email:
Nicholasdinapoli@hotmai.com

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.  Please check website at hike list or with leader to make sure hike is on.

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
4- 18-2015 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Matthew Brozyna
Phone:
917-912-9533

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. 

 

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
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 7:45 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.

Exchange Place to Weehawken

Event date:
4- 19-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709. Cellon day of walk 201-850-9649
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

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.

Rock Hall Musuem

Event date:
4- 19-2015 12:05 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
John Socolick
Phone:
516- 350-1591
Email:
Finch1149@gmail.com

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.

Palisades Hike

Event date:
4- 25-2015 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malatar
Phone:
718-376-3608

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

The Bridges & Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
4- 25-2015 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! 

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
4- 25-2015 11:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845 462 1141
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

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 Great Saunter 2015

Event date:
5- 2-2015 7:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

See New York City like never before in the Shorewalker’s epic urban hike, The Great Saunter! On Saturday May 2nd 2015 celebrate the 30th 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 2, 2015).
  2. Online registration for the Great Saunter includes a one-year membership to Shorewalkers.
  3. Guests who register online before April 14, 2015 will receive their Great Saunter materials by US Mail to the address in your member profile.
  4. Guests who register after April 14, 2015 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 2nd 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 20, 2015 (6 weeks in advance of The Great Saunter) to allow time for processing.

Registration:  Follow this link to register for the Great Saunter by joining Shorewalkers or signing in to your account:  https://shorewalkers.org/shorewalkers-hiking-club


Schedule:

7:00 A.M.    Registration Opens-The Porterhouse 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) and Registration for Half Saunter (South)
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 The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern!

WALK ACROSS NEW JERSEY PART XIII. PORT IMPERIAL FERRY TERMINAL TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE

Event date:
5- 9-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
5- 9-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Saturday, May 9, 2015.  WALK ACROSS NEW JERSEY PART XIII.  PORT IMPERIAL FERRY TERMINAL TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE.  Final in a series of 13 hikes crossing the Garden State.  From the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken, walk to the top fo the Palisades then along the top of the cliffs to North Hudson Park.  Descend and walk mostly the Hudson River Walkway to the George Washington Bridge and end at the GWB bus terminal.  Mostly flat except the easy climb to the top of the Palisades.  Bring lunch, snacks and water Joint hike.  E-mail (preferred) or phone leader a week before the hike for meeting time and place.  Leader:  Craig Nunn (551-206-6823 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.

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