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Connecticut Coast Walk #2 - South Norwalk to Bridgeport at South Norwalk (Start) to Bridgeport

June 28, 2014 from 9:15am to 4pm
NOTE: starting time change to 9:15 am.One-day 16-mile walk along the East Coast Greenway and Long Island Sound from South Norwalk to Bridgeport following the East Coast Greenway and coastal trails. Recommended from NYC:Take the Metro North departing @ 8:04 am from Grand Central Station to South Norwalk. (NOTE: There is also a train to Port Chester at 8:07 but we ARE NOT taking that train). We will meet at the South Norwalk station. We anticipate a 7 hour walk. Reminder...bring snacks, water…See More
Jun 23, 2014
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Feb 10, 2014
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Brooklyn Tour Walk 2013 and FreeWalkers Year End Get Together at Destination - Sud Vino e Cucina

November 17, 2013 from 11am to 6pm
Here's the latest information on the Tour of Brooklyn:This is a walk that looks like about 8 miles - mostly in  Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill areas. Nancy Jonap will be our guide. The pace will be easy. Our objective is to meet at 11:00 at City Hall Park, brief everyone and get walking by 11:30.The walk's start is at…See More
Nov 8, 2013
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BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk - 2013 at Starts: Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park

September 28, 2013 from 7:30am to 6pm
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…See More
Sep 9, 2013
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Local Walking Group Partnerships

This group is formed to help create a liaison with local or special interest walking groups.Our intention is to collaborate and cross-support each other in terms of FreeWalkers promoting local activities and sharing information, while advocating for Freewalker events.SoMa On Foot - South Orange and Maplewood walking group organized by Risa Olinsky.See More
Aug 29, 2013
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May 23, 2013
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Honoring Kennedy Spirit at Arlington Cemetery at Arlington Cemetery

February 8, 2013 from 3pm to 4pm
There will be a walk in Arlington Cemetery to the graves of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy the afternoon prior to the 50-Mile Kennedy Walk. All are welcome to join walkers and others to honor and channel the energy and enthusiasm of a period of time 50 years ago when the impossible was still possible.See More
Jan 6, 2013
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50th Anniversary 50-Mile Kennedy Walk at Parking Lot - Across from Old Anglers Inn

February 9, 2013 from 4am to 9pm
NOTE: Limited Support now available. See event website. Also, start has changed to Great Falls Visitor's Center, Potomac - about 1.5 miles north of former start - Angler's Inn. You are welcome to walk with a group of long distance walkers in Maryland as we recreate an historic walk on Saturday, February 9, 2013 - exactly 50 years to the day when Robert F. Kennedy walked his famous 50 miles.On February 9, 1963, Bobby, the Attorney…See More
Dec 10, 2012
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FreeWalkers Brooklyn Walk and Year End Get Together at Destination - Sud Vino e Cucina

November 25, 2012 from 1pm to 6pm
This is a short walk of 6.5 miles planned thru a major section of Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Bridge waterfront and the Barclays Center with a final destination at Sud Vino e Cucina - a wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn.There's also an optional 4 mile segment from Penn Station to City Hall along the waterfront. We'll meet at 11:30 a.m. near the 7th ave exit of Penn Station. Walk south to Starbucks on 7th between 30th and 31st and we'll meet there. We will join the starting group…See More
Nov 19, 2012
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LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2012 at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 8, 2012 from 7am to 8:30pm
This Columbus Day 34 mile walk starts at the train station in Millburn, NJ and follows an old marked trail called the "Lenape Trail" in beautiful South Mountain, Eagle Rock and Mills Reservations. It includes suburban towns such as Montclair, West Orange, Verona, Bloomfield, Nutley, and Belleville, and ends in urban Newark.This is the third annual LENAPE34 which turned out to be very…See More
Oct 2, 2012
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May 25, 2012
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BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk - 2012 at Starts: Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park

September 22, 2012 from 7:30am to 6pm
All systems are go at 5:45 a.m. 9/22/12. Looks like mixture of sun and clouds. Mils. Chance of showers in the afternoon.Do you wish summer would never end? The FreeWalkers have found a way to push the boundaries of that season by declaring September 22 this year to be our last summer day and one that is sure to be a great one for a final summer-like walk. Last year's 2011 event was voted the overall favorite FreeWalker event of the year!The bay2ocean30 is a unique long distance walk along the…See More
May 6, 2012
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The Hudson River Loop Walk at Hudson River - NJ and NY

June 9, 2012 from 8am to 8pm
FREEWALKERS:It looks like a great day is ahead on Saturday. We are expecting a big crowd and great weather. NOTE: There's been some useful tips and information added to the http://hudsonloop30.org site. NOTE: PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:30 a.m. to help us organize and be ready to leave by 8:00 a.m.Click here for an updated…See More
Mar 11, 2012
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NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2012 at Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

May 19, 2012 from 6am to 11pm
This is our third annual super distance walk event covering 50 miles in one day. Last year we had over 60 participants walking and 8 individuals that made the entire distance. We're looking to do a repeat this year only bigger. As we did last year, our walk primarily follows the East Coast Greenway. And, the East Coast…See More
Mar 11, 2012
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"Hilary, Welcome to the FreeWalkers. I look forward to walking with you. Pau"
May 11, 2011
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NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2011 at Metropark to Penn Station New York

May 21, 2011 from 6am to 11pm
NOTE: CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST SUMMARY INFO ON THE WALK.NOTE: CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST DETAILED ITINERARYThis is our second annual super distance walk event covering 50 miles in one day. Last year we had over 70 participants walking and 8 individuals…See More
May 11, 2011

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Exercise/Fitness, Social Networking, Pro-Pedestrian Issues, Personal Challenge
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NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), Walking Tours (under 10 miles - historical/cultural/etc.), Practice Walks (shorter preview segments of longer walks)

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Recent Events

Between Walk 2017

April 15, 2017 - With a good temps but overcast skies 23. FreeWalkers walked the 12 miles from New Brunswick to Metropark station. This year's events included a new free bagel stop at Ruthie's in Highland Park and a great personal tour of the newly renovated Thomas Edison Center in Menlo Park.

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Great Canal Walk 2017

April 8, 2017 - It was a beautiful day for a walk with a taste of spring. FourWalkers walked the 40 miles from Trenton and 29 walkers favored the shorter, yet challenging 28 miles from Princeton to New Brunswick.

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Spring Ahead 2017

March 19, 2017 - Eight FreeWalkers walked the 12-miles from Trenton to Princeton on a day when winter would not let go. Snow covered trail and cold temps slowed down the trek but sun and good spirits were plentiful. 

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Roosevelt Island/Astoria 2017

March 4, 2017 - About 40 braved the mid-teens and walked across town to the tram. We explored the island and the FDR 4 Freedoms Monument and park. Eventually crossing the bridge to Queens for some middle-eastern sights, smells and tastes. Ending it all at the famous Czech Beer Hall. 

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Kennedy 50-Mile Walk 2017

February 4, 2017 - An event for history buffs and hardcore walkers. Our 4th walk along the C&O Canal in Maryland and West Virginia - just like Bobby Kennedy did in 1963. Chilly weather did not dampen the can-do spirit of 50 fellow walkers at our grand annual event.

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TRAINing Walk 2017

January 28, 2017 - It's mid-winter and 75 hearty walkers show up at the Morristown train station. This year we went West to East and ended in a cozy bar called Coda. Special kudos to Madison Honda for their hospitatlity.

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Midnight March on Princeton

January 7, 2017 - The Midnight March was our first all-night walking event and first event for the new year. Six brave FreeWalkers played wannabe soldiers and stayed with the troops into battle.at daybreak.
Read the entire story here
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Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights

December 16, 2016 - About a dozen FreeWalkers braved extreme cold and outmaneuvered rabid fans of the famous Brooklyn neighborhood. Thanks to Nakis Pericleous for leading us to the holiday kingdom.
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South Orange - Maplewood Walk & Year-end Party

December 4, 2016 - There were 35 FreeWalkers walking the grand and historic neighborhoods of South Orange and Maplewood followed by our year-end party and awards. Thanks to Risa Olinsky and David Ascher for a great day for a walk, celebration party and a start of the holiday season..
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Gobble-Gobble for MEND

November 25, 2016 - A crowd of about 40 walked off some turkey and at the same time helped the unfortunate in our communities by supporting MEND of Essex County - a food-bank charity that we support. Gobble-Gobble Walkers were asked to bring food and/or donate to help the hungry.
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Stroll & Roll - Union County

November 6, 2016 - Familes and FreeWalkers enjoyed a great fall day in Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ as we got about 200 participants strolling and rolling. Kids had as much fun as adults enjoying the games, mild temps and colorful leaves on our first-ever family walking event. Thank you sponsors and Risa Olinsky and Yohana Osorio for organizing!
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Philadelphia Marathon Walk

October 30, 2016 - Charles Upkike led about 20 FreeWalkers along the route of the Philadelphia Marathon, know for its scenery - especially this time of year.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Walk

October 30, 2016 - Rick Mohovich led about a dozen FreeWalkers around the Tarrytown area in a walk that passed through the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Wahington Irving fame.

Tour of Brooklyn - Coney Island

October 29, 2016 - 25 FreeWalkers walked from the New City waterfront to Coney Island on our annual tour of a different section of Brooklyn each year. Always popular and interesting, we enjoyed great weather and scenery as we walked the greenway trail, including under the Verrazano Bridge. Thanks leader Nancy Jonap!
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Autumn on the Delaware Series

October 20-23, 2016 - Four consecutive days, 120 miles. Walking from York PA to Frenchtown. FreeWalkers walked in support of Jim Gregoire, a FreeWalker and man on a mission to walk the entire US East Coast. Charles Updike, FreeWalkers PA Regional director organized this series of walk to keep him company and provide a great reason to visit the Delaware River area.
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Sailung Nepal Trek

October 3-16, 2016 - Two weeks trekking te foothills of the Himalayas. Sydney Frymire of Trek of Your Life (TOYL), a FreeWalker and experienced hiker and traveler organizes trips to Nepal which include a bit of volunteerism and plenty of incredible sights.
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Lenape 34

October 10, 2016 - On Columbus Day each year we brave the wilds of Essex County and travel through five reservations, 8 parks a dozen or so towns as we walk from Millburn to Cedar Grove, Montclair and Newark as we follow the Lenape Trail for 34 miles in our most diverse walk.
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Endless Summer Walk

September 24, 2016 - Once again we tried our best to hold on to summer and made a 30-mile trek along the bayshore and oceanside from Matawan to Sandy Hook to Asbury Park. Great conditions again this year for a beautiful walk and one of our most popular.
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Tour of Boston

September 17, 2016 - Fran Price, our FreeWalker leader in Boston, put together a great tour of the highlights of Boston. We walked from South Boston to Copley Square, mostly following the water and the historic trail.
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Providence - Boston Expedition

Providence to Boston July 23 to July 29 - Loredana, Ken and Nancy have finished thier 110 mile week-long expedition on the ECGA.

Read Loredana's story on why she walks the expedition each year.

See Loredana's 7-day Photo Journal

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