Phew.. that's a LOT of Meetup for one day! Aaaannnyy-how... this is always a popular walk, and many people keep asking about it if they miss a particular date. If you keep loving it, we'll keep doing it!
We will meet just INSIDE the park entrance @ Prospect Park West and 15th Street [F, G Train to Prospect/15th]. As always.. look for the yellow bandanna!
Weather Dependent of course. Ensure you double-check event status the day before and morning of, in case of last minute changes.
We'll walk around and through Prospect Park, and extend this to include a walk up to, and across Brooklyn Bridge, up through Manhattan LES, and finish for Food & Brews at Idle Hands Bar in the LES.
Expect to do almost 10 miles, over approx 5 hours.
This is an EASY walk/urban hike, as there will be few hills, but we will put on some miles. And of course, be aware that we will be walking busy city sidewalks & streets once we leave Prospect.
Please note, below is a loose route map. I will adjust this as I work out additional points of interest along the way, but you can anticipate this as our rough route:
STOP: Did you notice the route map above? Click it.
Ok, now that you've reviewed the route.. carry on below!
We will attempt to arrive at Idle Hands around 5pm. Sunset is just after 5:30.
Idle Hands is a bit of a gritty bar, but it's the right kind of gritty! I've worked with the owner often, and he runs a great spot with top shelf liquors, craft beer and he's a burger fanatic, so expect the food to be very good.
Of course, no one needs to drink alcohol if you're not inclined, but it's a great spot for comfort food.
At 6pm we will be hanging out in the basement / downstairs bar, as it has plenty of room for everyone to mingle, and keep it casual. Also.. it's my shameless self-promotion B'day party! What better way to celebrate an awesome walk?
Dress comfortably for a long walk, layers for adding/shedding as necessary, and backpacks recommended.
Don't forget your cameras!