Time: September 27, 2014 from 7:30am to 6pm
Location: Starts: Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park
City/Town: Matawan, NJ
Website or Map: http://endlesssummerwalk.org
Event Type: long distance, walk, freewalkers, monmouth county, ocean, hike, rails-to-trails, asbury park, matawan, long branch
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2014
Do you wish summer would never end? The FreeWalkers have found a way to push the boundaries of that season by declaring September 27 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 Endless Summer Walk is a unique long distance event 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.
The northern Henry Hudson Trail is in good condition except for the Bayshore trail after Atlantic Highlands which sustained Hurricane Sandy damage last year. Last year the walk went up and over the 266 foot Mt. Mitchell, the highest point along the eastern coast south of Maine. If the coastal trail is back, that may be an alternative. We will advise on this trail condition and options a couple weeks before the event.
This year we are supporting the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission with donations, a non-profit that helps the homeless and the down-and-out in the shore area. They are enthusiastic supporters of the FreeWalkers and love what we are doing and we hope to help them help others.
We are expected to be ending venue at Porta in Asbury Park, right behind the Stone Pony, although this could change. It's a warehouse-looking place with great artisanal pizza, beer, and outdoor bocce court (about 1/2 mile from the train station).
EMS will once again be supplying draw prizes and manning our EMS SAG table in Long Branch. Don't forget to take advantage of special discounts on Club Day weekend Oct 3-5 with discounts of 20-25%. Club Day Flyer Fall 2014 Color.pdf