Sep 22, 2018

Eventbrite - The Endless Summer Walk 2018

Don't you wish summer would never end?

The FreeWalkers know that feeling well and we aim to push the boundaries of the season each year. This year we are declaring September 22 to be our last summer day - and one that is sure to be a great one for a final summer-like walk.

Endless Summer Logo

This is our eighth annual Endless Summer Walk which 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 down to Asbury Park for a total of 30 miles - all in one day. Great trails, beautiful views and a great ending in quirky and exciting Asbury Park. This makes for an easy ending as we take the train in Asbury back to Matawan to complete the day.


Group Shot 2016 Endless Summer Walk

It's Bay Shore to Ocean shore - Shore to Please.

This year we are again supporting the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission with donations, a non-profit that helps the homeless and the down-and-out in the shore area. They are enthusiastic supporters of the FreeWalkers and love what we are doing and we hope to help them help others.

Bayshore estuary


NOTE: There will be no EMS support tent this year in Long Branch.

We are expected to be ending at the popular and extremely excentric Johnny Mac's in Asbury Park, right across from the train station. It's a local very casual bar and favorite for years. Here's one review on it:

Love this bar!! Anytime I come to Asbury, we have to stop in to grab a drink. The atmosphere is awesome and with every drink you get, you also get a ticket for a free personal Pizza! They also have amazing quotes and random artifacts everywhere which helps with the awesome atmosphere.

Johnny Mac's Bar

Milestones, Sched, and Maps Handout (updated 9/21/18)

Jersey Shore Rescue Mission Logo

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  • Thanks, Paul and Ed. I see that, as the literature said somewhere, there's lots of NJT stations on or near the route - not sure how closely they sync up. But that includes Hazlett, Middletown, Red Bank, Little Silver and Monmouth Park before Long Branch.
  • Hi guys: the "Milestones, Sched and Maps Handout" link is not working - can someone fix? Thx.  Wondering about train stations along the way.

    • URL is fixed. Same as last year. Use this

    • Hi Andy, Not sure how to fix the broken link.  But I can tell you the route.  From the Matawan Train Station, we follow the Henry Hudson Trail east towards Highlands.  Lunch is at Bahrs by the bridge over to Highlands, that is short of halfway.  We then head south along the coast.  The easiest place to catch a train is in Long Branch, which would be 20 miles.  Otherwise Asbury is 30.  Not sure of other stations.  I know some people stop in between and Uber to a station.  Hope this helps.  Ed


  • Johnny Mac's just ranked 12th out of 44 establishments in Asbury by The Star Ledger

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