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Winter Hike/Walk & Bronx Ale House

We'll be walking Van Cortlandt and Tibbets Brook park, along the 'Old Putnam Trail' (once part of the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad) in the Bronx.

The route will be a combination of wooded/gravel trail, and paved path. Wear sturdy footwear. Ankle high boots or better are recommended. Sneakers are not recommended. The trail will likely be wet and muddy in parts.

It's likely we'll have to hit plain old public sidewalks in places, also. Anticipate aproximately 8 miles of walking, taking about 3 hours start to finish.

Please do bring cameras. Get more info about VC Park and the Putnam Trail at:
http://www.savetheputnamtrail.com/explore-the-putnam-trail/
and http://vcpark.org/park/features/putnam_trail.html

After the hike, consider joining us for food and drink at The Bronx Ale House, just 1 block from Van Cortlandt. You'll find top notch Craft Beer and excellent food at the Ale House. More info at http://www.bronxalehouse.com/

Start time for hike is: 11am.
Rough map of the route: http://goo.gl/maps/1NimG


If you'd prefer to skip the hike and just meet at the Alehouse, I'm guessing:
ETA at Bronx Ale House: 2 - 2:30pm

* Bronx Alehouse - 216 West 238th Street
* Van Cortlandt - W 240th St & Broadway - Take the 1-Train to 238th and walk 2 blocks north, or to 242nd street (the last stop) and walk 2 blocks south.

Please note in your RSVP if you're in for the Hike, the Ale House or Both, so I have a rough idea of how many people will be at the Ale House, and I can better coordinate with the bar. Thanks!

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  • Wayne

    Had a great time!!!! Thank you Steve

    February 18, 2013

  • Steve H

    Thanks to Chris for posting the GPS route and stats. Check it out at http://connect.garmin.com/activity/274396946

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • min

    It was great time to hike with great people. not to mention the food and beer was fantastic as well! I look forward to the next one!

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great hike, wonderful people, good times at the ale house. had a great day!

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time and met many nice, friendly people. Thank you Steve!

    February 16, 2013

  • Linh N.

    It was great! Met awesome new people. Thanks - Steve

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late. Bummer

    February 16, 2013

  • Steve H

    If you are coming to the Alehouse, and skipped the hike, we're in the new room to the left. It's all ours!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On the 1 train, running a bit late. Be there 1115-1120. I can catch up. My +1 bailed, so it's just me, and I'm down for drinks after.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boo. It looks like we will not be able to make it afterall.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Steve

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    just realized it was 3 hour hike

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, but it looks like I won't be able to make it. Hope to meet all of you soon at the next adventure!

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    both

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have anybody's phone # in case I'm in the area looking for a parking. Would be ashame to be late being there... If anybody needs a carpool from Staten Island/Brooklyn, let me know by the Sat. evening.

    February 15, 2013

  • Pasha

    Both Hike AND Ale House

    February 15, 2013

  • Linh N.

    Is there parking around the area? I'm going from Queens. Anyone lives in Queens & wants to car pool with me!

    February 15, 2013

  • Elaine1442

    Was hoping to make it to this but maybe next time.

    February 15, 2013

    • Steve H

      Sorry Elaine.. Feel better soon!

      1 · February 15, 2013

  • Sean

    Going swoosh up at Belleayre

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hike and ale if weather is good.

    February 14, 2013

    • Steve H

      It will be. I'm on the hotline now :-)

      February 14, 2013

  • Karen

    Just the ale for me! (kidding) I'm in for both, but if the weather forecast holds true, I will reconsider.

    February 12, 2013

    • Steve H

      Shhh.. the weather will be fine!

      February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ale house for now. Prolly will ve a morning run

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the walk hilly or mostly flat?

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hike

    February 12, 2013

  • Addy

    Hike and bar

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on crutches and will be for a while.

    February 12, 2013

  • Katie

    Hike and ale house sound good!

    February 10, 2013

  • Robin

    Would like to do hike and ale house.

    February 10, 2013

  • min

    This will be my first time joining! so I am down for both.

    February 4, 2013

  • Elaine1442

    If I am able to then I will be going to both the hike and ale house

    February 4, 2013

  • Steve H

    It looks like we have approx 1/3rd interested in the Alehouse after the hike. They said they can handle the crowd, so I'm expanding the RSVP limit, so everyone on the wait-list can enjoy the hike with us.

    If you have not updated your RSVP to indicate you're also joining us at the Alehouse, I'll assume you are not. Otherwise, please update it at your earliest opportunity.

    Thanks everyone, and looking forward to a great outing!

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hike and bar

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    both hike & Ale House

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will go on the hike and to the Bronx Ale House.

    January 29, 2013

  • Sam Y.

    Let me know when you have opening. Love to join the hike and ale.

    January 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will go on the hike and to the Bronx Ale House

    January 28, 2013

  • min

    it seems i am late for this one but hopefully i still have a shot for this.

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I forgot to mention, I will not be going to Ale House-just the walk.

    Bruce

    January 26, 2013

  • Steve H

    Brief reminder.. if you're joining us at the bar, post-hike, please note this on your RSVP. They completed an expansion of the bar, recently, and are expecting us, so we should have plenty of room. However, I need to keep them apprised of approximate numbers. Thanks!

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hike + a few minutres at the Alehouse

    January 25, 2013

  • john

    Hike and ale house

    January 25, 2013

  • Mya J.

    I'll be snowshoeing that day : (

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    both

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hike

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    both

    January 24, 2013

  • Elaine1442

    Hoping to make it to this. Still recovering from car accident.

    January 23, 2013

  • Kristy L.

    Thanks, Steve!

    January 23, 2013

  • Kristy L.

    subway available there? thanks

    January 23, 2013

    • Steve H

      Hi Kristy.. Either of the last 2 stops on the 1-Train put you within 2 short blocks of the start point. Check the map link, you'll see it.

      January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    both

    January 23, 2013

  • Steve H

    In the event of cancellation, I'll update the group the morning of the event, no later than 8am. RAIN cancels. Otherwise, it's a done deal.

    January 23, 2013

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