Urban Hiking: A Walk In The Parks. Van Cortlandt & Tibbetts Brook

Meet at the park corner entrance @ Broadway & 240th. Just inside the sign, at the park benches, here - http://goo.gl/maps/mXgW1

We'll do an urban exploration walk thru both parks. Distance will be about 7-8 miles.

Here's a route map, and you can export this to a GPS if you'd like - http://www.mapmyhike.com/routes/view/301482257

It's an easy walk over paved, gravel and dirt trails. Fairly flat and good for all ages. Trails may be muddy.

NOTE: On the return route we will be walking on sidewalks for about a mile and will need to cross a couple of streets. Be aware of traffic, as both street crossings are near blind spots for drivers. This will be the only hazard we should deal with.

Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks. This might be an easy walk, but you'll still need hydration and food for energy.

There are NO restroom facilities along our route and no way to jump off the trail to get to one.

Bring your camera.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on the trail. Not the Alehouse.

If you've never walked these parks, you'll be surprised.

Afterwards, we'll stop @ Bronx Alehouse for food and drinks. If you'd like to join us at the Alehouse, please mention it in your RSVP/comments so I can let them know how many to expect.

Getting there: Take the 1-Train to the last stop @ 242nd St. on Broadway. It stops right at the park. Then just walk down to the corner entrance @ 240th.

Thanks & Happy Hiking!

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  • Gladys A.

    Thank you Steve! I had a wonderful time at Urban Hiking: A walk in The Parks Van Cortland & Tibbetts Brook. The purpose of the meetup was to encourage people to take a break from the internet and explore new things. Today was exactly that for me and I am very grateful. Thank you!!!

    5 · October 19, 2013

    • Hydie A. A.

      Buenas Gladys mañana. I had a wonderful time too. It was also nice to meet you. Hope to see you at another event. Que tengan un buen día!

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Hydie A. A.

    It was a splendid day yesterday for “Urban Hiking”…great weather and an awesome group to walk through “Van Cortlandt & Tibbetts Brook.” It was breathtaking!!!

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Mary

    Wonderful day in a beautiful, serene part of the city, and wonderful to meet all of you. Thanks, Steve.

    2 · October 20, 2013

  • laura

    So sorry I won't be able to make it

    October 19, 2013

  • Sam

    I am on my way, give me another 10 minutes pls

    October 19, 2013

  • Steve H

    Friday night's hangover must be kicking half your butts ;-)

    October 19, 2013

  • Luz

    sorry,I can make this time.

    October 19, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Sorry, an emergency arose, I won't be able to make the walk or the alehouse. I hope to join you on a another walk soon.

    October 18, 2013

  • Ed B.

    Would like to join walk later. I have an app. In am. Thanks! Will go to ale house also.

    October 18, 2013

  • Sharon

    Sorry, something comes up so I won''t be able to attend the hiking and Alehouse... You guys enjoy!!

    October 18, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Add me to the Alehouse.

    October 18, 2013

  • Li W.

    I'd really like to go, but something comes up the last minute, so I can't join you.
    Looking forward to reading your reviews.
    Enjoy the trip.

    October 18, 2013

  • xzavier

    Sorry, something else came up. Nextime! :)

    October 17, 2013

    • Steve H

      No problem. Thanks for taking the time to update your RSVP.

      October 17, 2013

  • Sharon

    Alehouse for me too!

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Mary

    Steve, I am not very familiar with the subway system in the Bronx. Will a train take me very close by to the meeting place? If so, count me in for the walk and the food/drinks!

    October 2, 2013

    • Mary

      Make that Saturday's walk and ale house stop!!!

      1 · October 13, 2013

    • Steve H

      Anticipation ;-)

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Steve H

    Reminder. Please update the discussion notes if you plan to go to the Alehouse

    October 13, 2013

  • Jenny

    Alehouse too. Tks Steve :-)))

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Pasha

    Alehouse too

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Mary C

    Alehouse too

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alehouse too!

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Steve H

    October 2, 2013

  • Trazy

    I'd be interested in stopping at the alehouse afterward :)

    October 2, 2013

    • Trazy

      oh wait - nevermind - I thought it started at 5p --- I need to wake up this morning. I can't make it at all - I have to work on SI until 11a.

      1 · October 2, 2013

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