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FreakWalkers Halloween Hike 2016 at Philipse Manor Train Station

October 30, 2016 from 10:15am to 5pm
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Henry Murphy commented on Paul Kiczek's event Autumn on the Delaware: In Washington's Footsteps (Trenton - New Hope walk)
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LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2016 at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 10, 2016 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
Oct 7
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Endless Summer 2016

Annual 30-mile walk along Jersey Shore from Matawan to Sandy Hook to Asbury Park
Sep 29
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"Joyce Welcome again to the FreeWalkers. Great walking with you in Boston. Sorry about that access problem but looks like we are back. Hope to see you soon at another event. Will be posting some pics soon on the Boston walk. Paul"
Sep 26
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The LENAPE34 Columbus Day 2011 Walk at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 10, 2011 from 7am to 8:30pm
This 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 second annual LENAPE34 which turned out to be very challenging…See More
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EMS Private Sale for FreeWalkers at Eastern Mountain Sports - Bridgewater, NJ

September 25, 2016 from 6pm to 8:30pm
EMS will be hosting an after hours Private Sale for Freewalker members with special sales, Pizza and snacks, and a store-wide 10% on everything you buy. Sneak peek backroom Tent Sale (Lightly used, heavily discounted Apparel and Gear) Raffles. Don't miss out on this awesome event! This is a special event - store closed the public - where FreeWalkers can…See More
Sep 19

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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)
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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…


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.…


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.

Read NYTimes May 26, 206…


GirlTrek: Walking Together for Health and Spirit

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

GirlTrek ( 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 10:25am on September 18, 2016, Carlos said…

Hi Paul, thank you.

It was great meeting you, Riza and the others.

I have to take my hat off to you for starting such a great organization!

Kathy and I had such a great time yesterday, it as great meeting everyone and walking for the first time with our friend Joyce.  AND the 16 miles were a breeze, which makes us think that maybe we can do a 30 mile walk.

We look forward to our future walks with your organization.

We have a really busy schedule to remainder of this year and the first half of 2017, but we are looking forward to our next walk.

Thanks again!

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…
At 1:58pm on July 17, 2015, Brian Coan said…


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

go to the Bronx hike tomorrow.


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!


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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