Time: September 28, 2013 from 7:30am to 6pm
Location: Starts: Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park
City/Town: Matawan, NJ
Website or Map: http://bit.ly/bay2ocean30
Event Type: long distance, walk, freewalkers, monmouth county, ocean, hike, rails-to-trails, asbury park, matawan, long branch
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Oct 2
Do you wish summer would never end? The FreeWalkers have found a way to push the boundaries of that season by declaring September 28 this year to be our last summer day and one that is sure to be a great one for a final summer-like walk.
The bay2ocean30 is a unique long distance walk along the interesting and beautiful New Jersey coast. We start at the Aberdeen/Matawan train station near Keyport in the bay area and work out way east to Sandy Hook then south along the ocean all the way down to Asbury Park for a total of 30 miles - all in one day.
Due to the destruction of hurricane Sandy, some of the coast is still in the process of repair. The northern Henry Hudson Trail is in good condition except for the Bayshore trail after Atlantic Highlands, which at this point is closed. This year the walk goes up and over the 266 foot Mt. Mitchell, the highest point along the eastern coast south of Maine. The spectacular view will make up for the extra climb.
We hope to provide some donations to Habitat for Humanity which is busy working in the Union Beach area rebuilding homes in the flooded bayshore area.
We also will be trying a great new ending venue at Porta in Asbury Park, right behind the Stone Pony. It's a warehouse-looking place with great artisanal pizza, beer, and outdoor bocce court (about 1/2 mile from the train station).
Check out the our event http://bit.ly/bay2ocean30 for the latest information on our schedule and plan for the day. More will be posted here as we approach the date.