Explore the parks and neighborhoods of Millburn and Short Hills.
Check in time: 9:15 AM. Free parking at the train station.
End Point: Short Hills Train Station.
Party: 2pm at the BOXCAR Bar & Grill at the Short Hills Train Station. Food and drink are pay on your own. There will be some Happy Hour specials just for us!
2017 Walking Awards announced at the party – always a surprise – it could be YOU! This year starting something new – the FreeWalkers Hall of Dedicated Walkers!
Highlights: 2 miles on a pedestrian closed road (Brookside Dr.) through SouthMountain reservation, followed by some tucked paths and parks of Millburn and Short Hills, as well as stores and restaurants. We wrap up with a museum visit and hike through the Cora Hartshorne Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary.
The total walk is about 6 miles, but you can shorten or lengthen it if you choose.
Turn-by-turn directions will be provided at the start.
Terrain: Mostly sidewalks and some dirt trails with hills in the Arboretum.
Please note: Dogs are not permitted in the Arboretum.
NJ Transit (Midtown Direct) to Millburn leaves NY Penn at 8:11 AM and arrives at 8:56. Westbound train arrives at 8:50 AM. If you arrive early and need a coffee/bathroom, the Millburn Diner is around the corner on Essex and Lackawanna. Starbucks on Main St and Millburn Ave – 2 blocks away.
Extra information: If you’d like to leave your car at the Short Hills Train station for the end of the walk/party, contact Risa NO LATER than Friday 12/1, 201-618-5582, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will meet you at Short Hills Train Station (8:45 AM sharp) and take you to the Millburn Train Station: This MUST be pre-arranged. You can also walk 1.5 miles back to Millburn Station or hop the train one stop, if you prefer.
Hope you will join us!!