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Sat Jan 1First FreeWalkers Hike 20228miMillburn NJ
Sat Jan 22Union County Olmsted Parks Walk12.5miCranford to Union NJ
Sat Feb 5Princeton Loop10miPrinceton, NJ
Feb 9 - 21Kennedy50 Community Walk50miMultiple locations
Sun Mar 13TRAINing Walk12.5miMadison to South Orange NJ
Sat Mar 19Spring Ahead Walk (XNJ)13miTrenton to Princeton NJ
Sun Mar 27Great Staten Island Loop19miJersey City NJ via Staten Island
Sat Apr 2Jockey Hollow Morris County Ramble8-10miMorristown NJ
Sat Apr 9Great Canal Walk (XNJ)28-40miPrinceton to New Brunswick NJ
Sat Apr 16Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk10-14miManhattan to Astoria Queens
Apr 23-24Old Town Alexandria Greenway Walk40miAlexandria, VA
Sat Apr 30Sandy Hook Hike16miHighlands NJ
Sat May 735th Great Saunter32miManhattan perimeter loop
Sat May 14Kruimer Walk (XNJ)13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 21The Big Walk 2022 (XNJ)50miMetroPark NJ to Manhattan
Sat May 28Philly Freedom Tour11-15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 4Hudson River Loop Walk30miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Jun 11Roebling Ramble14miRoebling to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 18Lenape34: The Origins Walk34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Jun 25Duke Farms Walk15miBound Brook to Somerville NJ
Mon Jul 4Walk Fourth7miPhiladelphia
Sat Jul 16Pennypack Trail Walk25miHolmesburg to Warminster PA
Sat Jul 23Governor's Island Loop12miWTC via ferry and Brooklyn
Sat Aug 6Inner Harbor FreeWalk12-15miBaltimore
Sat Aug 20Wissahickon Weekend: Fairmount22miPhiladephia to Fort Washington PA
Sun Aug 21Wissahickon Weekend: Bucks County22miFort Washington to Doylestown PA
Sat Sep 10Down the Shore: Seaside20miAsbury Park to Seaside Heights NJ
Sun Sep 11Down the Shore: Island Beach18miSeaside Heights NJ
Sat Sep 17Bronx Coast to Coast Walk18miBronx NY
Sat Sep 24The Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 1South Jersey River Walk18miBurlington to Palmyra NJ
Sun Oct 2Jockey Hollow Morris County Hike5-10miMorristown NJ
Sat Oct 8Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ
Sun Oct 9Allaire Village Shore Walk18miManasquan NJ to Allaire
Sat Oct 15Bronx River Tibbetts Brook Walk14.5miBronx to White Plains NY
Sat Oct 22Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Oct 22Bethesda to Kensington Loop12miBethesda to Kensington MD
Sun Oct 30Washington Crossing History Walk20miTrenton to Lambertville NJ
Sat Nov 5FreeWalkers Marathon -- Philadelphia13-26miPhilly to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Nov 12Cooper River Walk15-30miPhilly to Lindenwold NJ
Fri Nov 25Gobble Gobble Hike7miSouth Mountain, Maplewood NJ
Sat Dec 3Winter Hudson River Loop Walk30miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Dec 10Philly Christmas Walk10miLove Park, Philadelphia
Sat Dec 31Battle of Trenton March5-13miWash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ
Sat Feb 4FreeWalkers Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV

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Eventbrite - Tour of Brooklyn 2018 - The Industrial Strength Walk

Each year we tour a little piece of Brooklyn and make it our own - at least for a few hours.  

This year on Saturday Oct 20th we will walk from DUMBO to Sunset Park, a walk along the Brooklyn waterfront to ramp up the “industrial” feel and water views of the East River, Upper NY Bay, Buttermilk Channel and Gowanus Canal.

We will begin at Location#1* - Canal Street (Manhattan NYC) at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, 9:00 a.m. - where we will walk into DUMBO alongside the L train and rooftops of Chinatown. As an alternate start you can start by meeting the group at Location#2** - the Brooklyn Roasting Company in DUMBO, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m. - our first stop. The Brooklyn Roasting Company sources and serves sustainable coffee from the world’s renowned growing regions.

This walk will take us through and alongside several Brooklyn communities (DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Sunset Park) via the waterfront. In Red Hook, the only part of New York City that has a fully frontal view of the Statue of Liberty, we will walk by pre-Civil War warehouses and shipyards intermixed with eclectic eateries and hip bars, art galleries and boutiques along Van Brunt Street. We will visit a chocolate factory and whiskey distillery, perhaps have a taste of Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies and experience Industry City with its unique shops and food hall.

Inside Industry City Brooklyn

The walk is approximately 12 miles starting from the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. If you need to leave early there are several subway stations along the way. You can take the Ferry at Ikea (free on the weekend) back to Wall Street or go the distance and take the NY Waterways Ferry at 58th Street/Army Terminal to Wall Street/Pier 11. After the event, we'll meet up for a beer, wine, a snack or dinner is at Industry Kitchen (a few steps from the ferry at Wall Street)

If you are interested in learning more about the rich history of the places we will visit, we recommend 

  • The Bowery Boys website and podcasts: 
            - DUMBO: Life on Brooklyn's Waterfront 
            - Red Hook, Brooklyn: A rich seafaring history, organized crime and the isolation of a beleaguered neighborhood

A few highlights:

  • Walk over Manhattan Bridge into DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

  • Jane’s Carousel-restored 1922 carousel set in Brooklyn Bridge Park

  • The Tobacco Warehouse-Located in DUMBO, this renovated structure was built in the 1870’s as a tobacco customs inspection center.

  • Walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park

  • A stop at Cacao Prieto - chocolate & whiskey

  • A stop at Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies 

  • Pass Buttermilk Channel, a 1 mile long tidal strait separating Governors Island from Brooklyn.  

  • Fairway Market and IKEA (there's ferry service back to NYC-Pier 11.  It's free on weekends). 

  • Interesting Red Hook Waterfront site. It has photos and history.

  • Industry City - visit Li-Lac Chocolate Factory among many other shops

  • Five Boroughs Brewing Co in Sunset Park
  • Post-event Party - Industry Kitchen - at Wall Street & Maiden Lane (near ferry stop)

More information will be posted as we map out the walk. Size of group may be limited so sign up asap.

Your choice where to start this walk...

*Location#1:  9:00 a.m. - Canal Street entrance (NYC - at the triangle at the intersection of Canal and Bowery streets) near the Manhattan Bridge where we will walk into DUMBO alongside the L train and rooftops of Chinatown. Click here for a photo of the meeting area.

There are several subway lines that stop at Canal Street and are a few blocks from the start. J,N,Q,R,W,6 trains. Since it's a weekend, best to check with the MTA to make sure that the train you plan to take will be running and/or stop at Canal Street. 


**Location#2:  10:00 a.m. - Brooklyn Roasting Company, 25 Jay Street, Brooklyn - (DUMBO section) where you can sit back and wait for group 1 to join you for a cup of coffee or tea.  The BRC sources and serves sustainable coffee from the world’s renowned growing regions.

The F train stops at York Street and is just a couple of blocks from the Brooklyn Roasting Company.  You can also take the A or C train to High Street; however that's a longer walk, maybe 15 minutes or longer. 


Eventbrite - Tour of Brooklyn 2018 - The Industrial Strength Walk

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  • Just added a new stop at Five Boroughs Brewing Co in Sunset Park which, time permitting, we'll head from Industry City to the ferry at the end. The brewery is a bit off the track but worth a visit if we have the time. It's a new option. 

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    Five Boroughs Brewing Co. is a brewery and taproom in the heart of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Five Boroughs aims to bring New Yorkers together with great…
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