Michael L. Dorn
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  • Port Jefferson Station, NY
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Jay Walk Flatbush at Jane's Carousel (Starts)

June 14, 2015 from 8am to 12:30pm
Jay Leslie, a resident of Maplewood and a big FreeWalkers fan and member passed away in January 2015 after a battle with cancer. Jay liked to roam areas of Brooklyn so we've added a special walk all the way down Flatbush Avenue from Jane's Carousel to Rockaway Beach shore in his memory. It's about 12 miles and event details will be posted in the near future. Here's a detailed map of sites along…See More
May 4, 2015
Michael L. Dorn liked Paul Kiczek's event Hudson River Waterfront South Walk
Jan 22, 2015
Michael L. Dorn liked Paul Kiczek's event Camino Via de la Plata Tour
Jan 20, 2015
Michael L. Dorn is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Brooklyn Tour Walk 2014 and FreeWalkers Year End Get Together at Destination - Sud Vino e Cucina

November 16, 2014 from 11am to 6pm
Here's the latest information on the Tour of Brooklyn: For 2014 it's Williamsburg and Greenpoint. This year, Renata Luisi, a Brooklyn native will be our guide. The pace will be easy. This walk will be our 3rd annual Brooklyn tour of about 7-10 miles. The route has been determined but may be subject to some changes along the way!This walk has two components - Manhattan (about 5 miles) and…See More
Oct 25, 2014
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Sep 26, 2014
Michael L. Dorn shared Paul Kiczek's event on Facebook
Sep 26, 2014
Michael L. Dorn is attending Paul Kiczek's event

BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk - 2014 at Starts: Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park

September 27, 2014 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 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…See More
Sep 26, 2014
Michael L. Dorn commented on Paul Kiczek's event Totally Unplanned Morristown Patriot's Tour
"I'm looking forward to joining in on the "Morristown Raid." however my family down to one car I will be coming in by mass transit. Would someone would be willing to pick me up in Morristown?  NJTransit gets me there at…"
Jan 15, 2014
Michael L. Dorn is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Totally Unplanned Morristown Patriot's Tour at Morristown, NJ

January 19, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
ADDED NOTE: There will be a Morristown train station pickup at 8:30 a.m. to get you to the start if you are coming by train. We'll get you back later too.Somehow this event evolved quickly in the last few days. Its like a surprise FreeWalker raid on an unsuspecting town as might have happened in Revolutionary times.As many of you know I live in the Morristown NJ area and seems like we're going to do a short (10 to 13 mile) walk through some historic park trails (e.g., Patriot's Path), streets,…See More
Jan 15, 2014
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Jan 15, 2014
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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
Jan 15, 2014
Michael L. Dorn left a comment for Tom Glynn
"Hey Tom - it was great meeting you at this year's Big Walk.  Hope to chat with you again at an upcoming walk.  Best, Mike Dorn "
May 22, 2013
Michael L. Dorn left a comment for Maureen Moynihan
"Thanks for the comment Maureen!"
May 28, 2012
Maureen Moynihan commented on Michael L. Dorn's photo

fellow walkers and friends

"Great pictures, Mike.  Too bad Maria and I stopped for breakfast in Cranford.  See you on another walk.  "
May 28, 2012
Raj liked Michael L. Dorn's photo
May 21, 2012

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How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
Searching on the web, News article
What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Exercise/Fitness, Social Networking, Pro-Pedestrian Issues, Personal Challenge
What events might you be interested in participating?
NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), LENAPE34 (34 mile walk), TR2NB40 (40 mile walk), Walking Tours (under 10 miles - historical/cultural/etc.)
Do you have any suggestions for walks?
Looking to get off Long Island and meetup with similarly minded pro-walk and pro-bike activists.

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At 9:28pm on April 15, 2012, Paul Kiczek said…


On Flickr.com...

Flickr is a good storage area for professional quality, and controlled access. But it has some positives and some negatives.

I work with a Mac and use iPhoto mostly to prep images. I'm fairly well versed on Photoshop but I dont spend too much time on my general walking shots.

I view, edit and title photos in iPhoto then use the "Share" feature to upload to my Flickr.com account using a "Set" to define the group of photos. E.g., "Tween Walk 2012" and set to public view. Flickr will upload all the edited and titled photos from iPhoto so you dont have to duplicate the editing and descriptions.

Now, on freewalkers.org I use a service called ning.com that has some built-in features. The one that's important here is the Photos/Add+ feature. When you as a member go to Photos you can add either directly uploading from your computer or you'll see a "Flickr" feature that lets you upload a "Set" directly by just selecting it. Choose to upload the best version and only that set will added to the Photos.

I dont really know if you photo is sent or just a link to it is set. Either way it makes it easier as you can use the Flickr account as your database of photos and choose to set up photos to share as you see fit.

Now, of course, there's a downside to Flickr.com. They give you a free account but limit the number of pics and some quality features you can share. Basically, I found that if you have a large quantity of good photos you might need to spring for an annual membership which is something like $25 bucks or so. Check out the levels of service that seem right. There are other services that are like Flickr but FreeWalkers.org's upload feature kinda makes it much easier to use that one over the others.

Hope that helps.


At 2:26pm on April 15, 2012, Paul Kiczek said…


Great day and I had a blast. I am curious about Metuchen.

I want to review the features for Flickr.com to see what options we have before we decide on the best approach. I should get to it later today and I'll let you know.


At 9:10pm on April 14, 2012, Paul Kiczek said…


Thanks for the book and the conversation.

Will keep in touch on the writing.

Hope you enjoyed Metuchen.


At 1:44pm on August 1, 2011, Paul Kiczek said…


Welcome to the FreeWalkers.

I look forward to walking with you in the near future.



Recent Events

Roebling Ramble 

June 17, 2017 - This event combined the history of the Roebling family (built the Brooklyn Bridge and many others) and their rise and fall and the town they created that represented an immigrant's dream 100-years ago.

Our 34 FreeWalkers continued another 13 miles to Trenton to experience a unique festival called Art All Night which offered a huge stage to experience live visual and audio art along with caravan of food trucks for 24-hours straight. The entire day was a unique and interesting experience in history and art.

Hudson River Loop 

June 10, 2017 - It turned out to be a great day for a great event. Our largest event yet with 125 participants. Many making it all the way to the end of 30-miles. If there was any particular challenge it was the heat building up but with some breeze to help as it reached the mid-80s.

This year to accommodate more challengers we expanded the support providing improved signage and a support stop near the GWB. Our thanks to the Hudson River Walkway Conservancy, East Coast Greenway, Shorewalkers and Metrotrails for helping make this a huge success for FreeWalkers and our United Walking effort.

Website Update here

Survey resultsTake Survey. 

Photos here

The Big Walk 2017

May 20, 2017 - Rain at the crack of dawn did nothing to stop 40+ FreeWalkers' at this 8th annual premier long distance event. Fortunately, the weather cooperated, mostly, and we had 11 finish the maximum 50-miles.

The walk from Metropark station to Penn Station NYC is a diverse challenge with many obstacles which draw the best of our long distance walkers.

Website Update here

Survey resultsTake Survey. 

Photos here

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.

Jack Shi's Excellent Adventure

Website Update here

Survey resultsTake Survey

Photos here

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.

Website Update here

Survey results. Take Survey

Photos here

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. 

See photos here

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. 

See photos here

See survey results here

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.

Learn more>>
See photos here
See survey results here

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.

See photos here
See the survey results here.

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
See photos 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.
See photos here

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..
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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!
See photos here

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!
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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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