All other scheduled walks are postponed through July 10th and until further notice, based on the guidance regarding the coronavirus from the CDC, the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and numerous local officials. We look forward to being able to walk with you again soon.

Importable 2020 event calendar

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Sat Jan 4D&R Warm-Up Walk30miNew Brunswick to Millstone, back
Sun Jan 19TRAINing Walk16miMorristown to Maplewood NJ
Sat Feb 8Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV
Sat Feb 29Princeton Leap12miPrinceton NJ
Sat Mar 21Spring Ahead Walk13miTrenton to Princeton NJ (ECG)
Sat Apr 4Long Island Traverse20miCold Spring Harbor - Massapequa NY
Sun Apr 5Cape Henlopen Delaware9miLewes DE and Cape Henlopen
Sat Apr 11Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk12miManhattan to Astoria, Queens NY
Sat Apr 18Great Canal Walk28-40Princeton/Trenton to New Brunswick
Sat Apr 25Between Walk13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 9Duke Farms Loop28-33New Brunswick NJ (ECG)
Sat May 16Big Walk 10th anniversary50miMetropark NJ to NYC (ECG)
Sat May 23Philly Freedom Tour15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 6Hudson Loop Walk30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Jun 13Roebling Ramble12miRoebling NJ to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 20Cresheim Wissahickon Hike12miChestnut Hill PA
Sun Jun 28Great Staten Island Loop16miJersey City NJ to NYC
Sat Jul 4Walk Fourth8miCenter City Philadelphia
Sat Jul 18Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Jul 25Schuylkill Banks Walk15miPhiladelphia to Tinicum PA (ECG)
Sat Aug 1Columbia Trail Moonlight Hike12miHigh Bridge to Califon NJ
Sat Aug 8Penn to Penn Walk (NJ2NY50)20miNewark Penn to NYC Penn Station
Sat Aug 22Pennypack Trail20-27Holmesburg to Ft Washington PA
Sun Aug 23Wissahickon Trail20miFt Washington to Phila PA
Sat Aug 29Lawrenceville Hopewell Trail10-30Trenton to Lawrenceville NJ (ECG)
Sat Sep 5Long Haul on the Delaware19-62Trenton NJ, Delaware River
Sat Sep 12Down The Shore16miCape May to Wildwood NJ
Sat Sep 26Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 3Bronx Coast to Coast18miHudson River to Long Island Sound
Sat Oct 10Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ (ECG)
Mon Oct 12Lenape34: The Origins Walk34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Oct 17Sweetest Walk on Earth22miHarrisburg to Hershey PA
Sat Oct 24FreeWalkers Marathon26/13Philadelphia to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Oct 31Haunted Halloween Hike10miTarrytown, Sleepy Hollow NY
Sun Nov 1Stroll & Roll Walk2-4miEcho Lake Park, Mountainside NJ
Sat Nov 7Cooper River Walk15-30Philly to Lindenwold, NJ
Fri Nov 27Gobble Gobble Walk8miSouth Mountain, Millburn NJ
Sat Dec 5Winter Hudson Loop30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Dec 12Philly Christmas10miPhiladelphia
Sat Dec 26Battle of Trenton5-13Wash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ

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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