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LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2016 at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 12, 2015 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…See More
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Boston Walking Tour 2016 at T-Stop-Red Line - JFK Museum / UMass

September 17, 2016 from 8:30am to 4pm
Explore the waterways around downtown Boston, and visit both its newest neighborhood and historic center by walking from South Boston to Copley Square by way of ocean, harbor and river, and along portions of the Freedom Trail commemorating Boston’s revolutionary history. An estimated 15-mile walk with some options.The walk is organized into 3 parts.Waterfront - We start at the …See More
Aug 18
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The Endless Summer Walk - 2016 at Starts: Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park

September 24, 2016 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 24 this year to be our last summer day and one that is sure to be a great one for a final summer-like walk. This is our sixth annual Endless Summer Walk which is a unique long distance event along the interesting and beautiful New Jersey coast. We start…See More
Aug 12
JACK SHI commented on Paul Kiczek's event LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2015
"Hey guys, where do you usually stop on this walk for bathrooms and food? I'll be walking it with a friend this Saturday as training for some Catskills hikes I want to do."
Aug 10
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Philadelphia Marathon Walk at The Porch at 30th Street Station (start)

October 30, 2016 from 9am to 6pm
An Autumn Walk in the Park26.2 miles (or 13.1 miles) from 30th St Station to Chestnut Hill through Fairmount Park and the Wissahickon ValleyWalk the entire breadth of the city through the largest landscaped city park in the world, Fairmount Park, with the autumn colors at their peak along the Schuylkill River Trail and Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek.…See More
Aug 7
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Philadelphia Marathon Walk at The Porch at 30th Street Station (start)

October 30, 2016 from 9am to 6pm
An Autumn Walk in the Park26.2 miles (or 13.1 miles) from 30th St Station to Chestnut Hill through Fairmount Park and the Wissahickon ValleyWalk the entire breadth of the city through the largest landscaped city park in the world, Fairmount Park, with the autumn colors at their peak along the Schuylkill River Trail and Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek.…See More
Aug 1
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Bronx Coast to Coast 2016

July 16 walk to the Hudson and the Sound thru the Bronx. Most photos taken by Loredana Delluchi.
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Westchester Walk: Philipse Manor to Hastings On Hudson at Philipse Manor Train Station

August 7, 2016 from 10:30am to 4pm
A fast paced Hike from PHILIPSE MANOR  to Hasting on Hudson, by walking the Old Croton Aqueduct (OCA) and the Westchester River Walk, approximately  10/12 miles on gravel / paved trails and streets, mostly flat with some hills to and from train stations. WE will walk through the historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery,visit the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy…See More
Jul 21
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Westchester Walk: Philipse Manor to Hastings On Hudson at Philipse Manor Train Station

August 7, 2016 from 10:30am to 4pm
A fast paced Hike from PHILIPSE MANOR  to Hasting on Hudson, by walking the Old Croton Aqueduct (OCA) and the Westchester River Walk, approximately  10/12 miles on gravel / paved trails and streets, mostly flat with some hills to and from train stations. WE will walk through the historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery,visit the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy…See More
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How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
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What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
62
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), Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (100 miles/1 yr), Walking Tours (under 10 miles - historical/cultural/etc.), Practice Walks (shorter preview segments of longer walks)
Do you have any suggestions for walks?
keep them coming

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The East Coast Greenway - a Path for the Entire East Coast

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

Most of us have experienced the East Coast Greenway which cuts through the middle of New Jersey and piggybacks the great New York City Greenway along the Hudson. But the Greenway represents so much more. As we extend our walks beyond our home turfs, its easy to see its vastness and promise. Here's a great article…

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Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Obesity and Diabetes Rates

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 1:21pm 0 Comments

Neighborhoods designed for walking may decrease the rates of being overweight or obese and having diabetes by more than 10 percent, a new study concludes. The incidence of diabetes was also lowest in the most walkable neighborhoods. Conclusion: Walking, cycling and public transit rates were much higher in walkable neighborhoods,” she said, “and that leads to better health outcomes.…

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Kristof on Why We Walk

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Nicholas Kristof, the famous intrepid reporter for the New York Times, just wrote a piece on why he continues to take hikes with his family and the benefit of unplugging in today's fast-paced life. Worth the read and the reminder of why we do what we do, even if we aren't always conscious of its benefits.

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GirlTrek: Walking Together for Health and Spirit

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

GirlTrek (http://www.girltrek.org/) is a program that not only motivates over 58,000 people to be active on a significant scale, but mostly benefits the sedentary subset of the population: black women, who have the …

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At 5:03pm on November 12, 2015, Chesna Closs said…

Thank you. It's great to be a member.

At 9:12am on September 16, 2015, Amy Hebard said…

Paul,  Got your email and one from David Ascher as well.  Yes, Jim and I moved to Rhinebeck in May and it's a hiker's paradise.  We'd love to help organize an event in 2016!

At 10:07pm on September 10, 2015, Rasika Athawale said…
Thanks!
At 1:58pm on July 17, 2015, Brian Coan said…

Paul,

Thank you.  I had a great time on the Philadelphia hike last weekend and I plan to

go to the Bronx hike tomorrow.

Brian

At 10:31pm on June 7, 2015, Dana M Erwin said…

I had a great time.  I look forward to walking with you more often.

At 7:12pm on May 12, 2015, Tamara Mishiyeva said…

Paul, Thank you very much. I've heard great things about Freewalkers and am looking forward to the wonderful walks. Tamara

At 3:43pm on April 14, 2015, Maryann said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. Some great walks have been planned and look forward to participating.
At 2:38pm on March 23, 2015, Penelope Rowlands said…

Hi Paul --

The Hamilton walk was just fine.  Easy and about 1.5 miles, as you had said.  It was a good distance for me; next time I'll double it (or more!)  Working my way up slowly.

Very nice group and experience!

cheers, Penelope

At 11:20pm on January 12, 2015, Gina Harrison said…

Thanks for the welcome. Heard great things about Free walker from Shorewalkers. Looking forward to some fun walks!

At 10:48am on January 7, 2015, tom stock said…

125 miles east west

 
 
 

Recent Events

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. More photos & story to follow.

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

See Loredana's 7-day Photo Journal

Bronx Coast-to-Coast 2016

About 80 walkers covered the fascinatingly diverse region NYC from the Hudson to the Sound, while facing the beginning of the heat wave. Our thanks and welcome go to Shorewalkers who participated with us on this United Walking event.

Hudson Loop Walk 2016

About 65 FreeWalkers walked the the Hudson again for our 3rd year. Always a treat this time of year and a fan favorite.

 

Past Events

Tour of Brooklyn 2014 & Year End Party

On November 16, 2014 about 35 FreeWalkers followed our native Brooklynite, Renata Luisi and walked from Penn Station to Willaimsburg topping off the 2014 season with a rousing visit to the Radegast Beer Hall.

The Battle of Short Hills Walk

On October 18, 2014 about 29 FreeWalkers followed a Revolutionary War historic battle march into the Watchung mountains as well as experience other historical sites along the way.

The Origins Walk: Lenape34

On Monday, October 13, 2014,our 5th annual 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County will took place - a tough event to finish.

The Endless Summer Walk

Over 32 FreeWalkers extended their 2014 summer by walking our 4th annual Jersey shore event on September 27th.

In Their Footsteps

Words to Walk By

A brief essay by Loredana Delluchi

Why Do You Want to Walk to Canada?

One beautiful day, while walking with FreeWalkers on the Connecticut East Coast Greenway (ECG), the desire to keep going all the way to Canada came over me. I spoke about it with my friends and the more I played with the idea, the bigger my smile became. 

Suddenly, my friend Ian Hochstead bent down, picked up a coin and said "Look Loredana!  It's a Canadian penny."  Overjoyed, with a theatrical reaction, I said "It's a sign! Now I must walk all the way to Canada to return the coin." 

During that same walk I met Ken Kurland who had the same dream of exploring the ECG to the Canada-US border at Calais, Maine. In fact, Ken and Nancy Jonap were already planning the next segment of the walk. I joined them and together we arrived in Providence. 

This year we are walking from Providence to Boston and I'm filled with joy thinking about the privilege I have to admire the beauty of America one step at the time.

Author Paulo Coelho wrote "When you really want something, the world conspires to make a dream come true".  

I'm grateful to Ken, Nancy, FreeWalkers and the ECG for helping me with my dream. One day I may be able to return the coin. :)


Loredana lives in New York City and has been a FreeWalker for over 5 years. She is the founder of a non-profit Knitting Without Borders, which provides hand-crafted teddy bears to sick children around the world. Her indomitable spirit inspires us all.

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