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Nov 14, 2014
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Brooklyn Tour Walk 2014 and FreeWalkers Year End Get Together at Destination - Radegast Hall & Biergarten

November 16, 2014 from 10am 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
Nov 13, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Robert Quinlan's event

Raritan Valley 20-mile "Whistle Stop" Walk at Cranford Train Station

November 1, 2014 from 8am to 5pm
This event was cancelled 10/31/14 due to weather. Expected to be rescheduled in the future.Join us for an approximate 20-mile walk from Cranford to Somerville, New Jersey, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 (last day of "Daylight Savings" Time). We will start at the N.J. Transit Station in Cranford and finish at the N.J. Transit Station in Somerville (Somerset County).  This walk through central New Jersey will closely parallel the "Raritan Valley" Line, which has weekend service from Penn Station in…See More
Oct 27, 2014
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Connecticut Coast Walk #3 - Bridgeport to New Haven at Bridgeport (Start) to New Haven

August 17, 2014 from 8am to 5pm
NOTE: There have been several changes to date and time (last update 7/16/14).One-day 24-mile walk along the East Coast Greenway and Long Island Sound from Bridgeport to New Haven following the East Coast Greenway and coastal trails.  Free. Open to public. Bring water, lunch and snacks. Limited opportunities for food. Meet at 8:45 am at the Bridgeport Metro North train station to start. (7:04 AM train from Grand Central Station arrives at Bridgeport at 8:38). Off-Peak and senior rates. Will…See More
Jun 22, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Philadelphia Freedom Walk - 2014 at Downtown Philadephia

July 12, 2014 from 8am to 4pm
This scenic 20-mile walk through Philadelphia will begin and end at 30th Street Station. We will walk the East Coast Greenway and a portion of the Schuylkill River Trail as it winds through the city.We will also explore several neighborhoods and parks and pass many historic and cultural landmarks including: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Art Museum, Boathouse Row, City Hall, South Street, Penn's Landing, Reading Terminal Market, Chinatown, Independence Mall, Elfreth's Alley, Eastern State…See More
Jun 22, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

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 22, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

FreeWalkers 2014 Celebration & Reunion at Surf City Megabar & Restaurant

June 22, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm
Join us in Jersey City on Sunday, June 22th at 4:00 p.m. for a post-event celebration of our spring 2014 walks at the Surf City Megabar just a few blocks from Liberty State Park and near the Zeppelin Beer Garden (same owners) . The celebration event is more like an…See More
Jun 21, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Connecticut Coast Walk #1 - Port Chester to Norwalk at Metro North Station Port Chester (Start)

June 14, 2014 from 9am to 4pm
Note: The starting time changed to 9:00 a.m. and the estimated mileage was corrected to 16 miles total. One-day 16-mile walk along the East Coast Greenway and Long Island Sound from Port Chester to Norwalk.Take the 8:07 AM Metro North local train from Grand Central on the New Haven line.    We'll meet on the station platform in Port Chester.   The walk ends at another train stop, South Norwalk, on the same line, where you can get a train back to Grand Central.The Connecticut coast is known for…See More
Jun 10, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

NY Greenways Walk #1 / Bronx to Port Chester - 2014 at Start: Allerton Ave. IRT #2 train stop

May 31, 2014 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Updated 5/26/14Join this new FreeWalkers 19-mile walk from the Bronx to the Port Chester as part 1 of the two part walk across New York.We'll start at  8:30 am at the northeast corner of Allerton Ave. and White Plains Rd. stop on the 2 train (7th Avenue line). Then hike 19 miles along greenways to the Connecticut border. The Bronx part of this walk takes you through the largest park in NYC, Pelham Bay Park.  For those that have never been there, you would never believe it's the Bronx. The rest…See More
May 27, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2014 at Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

May 10, 2014 from 6am to 10:30pm
EVENT UPDATE:Check the Google Interactive Map for latest route this year. Basically, we are back to the original. Note: use the PATH alternate ferry service near Exchg Pl - last ferry is 10:00 p.m.Itinerary for 2014Weather: Overcast 60 to start, mid-70s afternoon, periods of rain (rain jacket, foldable umbrella?)Start - arrive around 5:45 - sign in, numbers, photo, coffee+, briefing, handout. NYC train due in at 5:58 (we will wait for train),…See More
May 9, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Robert Quinlan's event

Columbia Trail Hike at High Bridge, New Jersey

April 26, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Join us for a 23-mile hike along the scenic Columbia Trail on Saturday, April 26, at 9:00 a.m.  This historic, non-paved "rail trail" begins in High Bridge (Hunterdon County) and ends in Long Valley (Morris County).  The trail passes through the Ken Lockwood Gorge and the Village of Califon.  It is mostly level, 11.5 miles long and popular for hiking, running and bicycling.  Wildlife sightings (deer, bear, foxes,…See More
Apr 24, 2014
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NB2MP10 - The beTween Walk - 2014 at New Brunswick Train Station to Metropark Train Station

April 19, 2014 from 8:30am to 1pm
UPDATE:Latest Event Info Sheet.Forecast: Clearing in a.m., fairly windy and in 50s.EMS Prize Drawing: 8:30 amTours are onECG SAG Van support onMaps will be providedJoin in on this easy, flat 10-mile walk (actually its 12.3-miles!) between New Brunswick and Metropark in Iselin along the East Coast Greenway. (Hence, the name "Tween Walk").Its a suburban…See More
Apr 17, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk - 2014 at D & R Canal - Trenton to New Brunswick

April 5, 2014 from 7am to 9pm
Trace the towpath footsteps of the Delaware & Raritan Canal, a 175 year old waterway across Central New Jersey - from Trenton to New Brunswick. The TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk, a 40-mile, one -day long distance walk, is a superb physical and mental challenge and the first long segment in a series of three walking events aiming to walk across New Jersey following the East Coast Greenway.…See More
Apr 4, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton at D&R Canal Towpath - East Coast Greenway

March 23, 2014 from 8am to 12:30pm
NEW: This year (2014) basic information sheet for the walk, including info on transportation - Click hereWeather forecast: for 3/23 (as of 3/18) - Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.A 12-mile walk from city to country. (Formerly called Practice Walk#1) This is 1/2 day warm up for the 40-mile Great Canal…See More
Mar 21, 2014
Renata Luisi is attending Robert Quinlan's event

Duke Farms Winter Ramble at Duke Farms Orientation Center (start & finish)

February 1, 2014 from 9:15am to 2:30pm
Several members of NJ Freewalkers will meet at Duke Farms on Saturday, February 1, 2014, for an approximate 15-mile walk through the 2742 acre estate.  This is one of the largest privately-owned open spaces in New Jersey and is open to the public year-round.  The property has 18 miles of walking and bicycling trails, woodlands, meadows, horticultural exhibits and lakes.  Best of all- the grounds are closed to vehicular traffic.  We will meet inside the Duke Farms Orientation Center at 9:15…See More
Jan 31, 2014
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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 17, 2014

Profile Information

How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
15-20 miles
What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Exercise/Fitness, Pro-Pedestrian Issues
What events might you be interested in participating?
NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), LENAPE34 (34 mile walk), TR2NB40 (40 mile walk)

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At 1:57pm on May 5, 2011, Doug Arbesfeld said…


We walked together for a bit on the New Brunswick to MetroPark walk and you shared some great information with me about bike tour companies.  I have a question or two about some of the tour companies.  If you get this message can you email me at




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 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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