The TRAINing Walk: Morristown to Maplewood
NYC Train arrives in Morristown at 8:28. Walk two blocks to Panera's in the shopping center.
Ring in 2019 with FreeWalkers by taking on this 14-mile walk (or less) through the historic towns of Morristown, Madison, Chatham, Summit, Short Hills, Millburn and Maplewood, finishing this year at St James's Gate in Maplewood. This walk is perfect for seasoned FreeWalkers, newbies and even families with children and strollers as well. The 14-mile route follows the Midtown Direct rail line and gives walkers the option to walk as little or as much as they choose. FreeWalker events are supportive, relaxing and not competitive. If you’ve never walked with us, this is a perfect walk to start with.
8:45 AM Meetup, kickoff, breakfast before
Panera Bread, 66 Morris Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
~10:15 AM Rest stop: coffee, snacks, bathrooms
Madison Honda, 280 Main St, Madison NJ
2:30 PM until ?: FreeWalkers Annual PARTY
St. James Gate Publick House: 167 Maplewood Ave, NJ. Join us when you can.
You can do as little or as much as you choose and hop on a train along the way. Train stations are about 2-3 miles apart in each town, so you can hop on if you choose. NJ TRANSIT Midtown Direct runs once an hour in both directions at various times, so check the schedule ahead of time. Get your ticket prior to boarding the train or there's a $5 fee: except for seniors 62 and up who ride for 1/2 price and no extra fee.Remember Uber and Lyft as well if needed.
If you’d like to do a piece of the walk and need help figuring out how and where to meet up with us – just ask. Thanks again to Madison Honda at 280 Main St., who are welcoming us to stop in for complimentary coffee, snacks and restrooms. There are other stops along the route as well to warm up and use restrooms.
Madison: 4 miles
Chatham: 6 miles
Summit: 9 miles
Short Hills: 11 miles
Millburn: 12 miles
Maplewood: 14 miles