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Strolling Fort Tryon & Inwood Hill Parks

Hudson Heights and Inwood: Celebrating Autumn (and hopefully some fall color)

Hudson Heights and Inwood are two of Manhattan's loveliest neighborhoods.  Fort Tryon Park features the beautiful heather gardens (pictured below), panoramic views of the Hudson River, and The Cloisters, the medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of art. The building itself is amazing: an assemblage of 13th century French cathedrals so get ready for a step back in time!  Inwood Park features rugged, almost primeval terrain, caves once used by American Indians, and the last remaining salt marsh on Manhattan.  Along the way, we’ll stop and marvel at the George Washington Bridge, learning about its history along with the evolution of these uptown Manhattan neighborhoods. We'll pass by the last remaining farmhouse in Manhattan, the shrine of Mother Cabrini and battle sites from the American Revolution.   Along with some fascinating geology, there are also some interesting housing developments, one of which includes the remains of a former castle and the Tudor-style Hudson View Gardens.

Note this is a long walk with some uphill climbing in Inwood Park.  I strongly suggest bringing a picnic lunch and water to drink. The Meetup will include an optional visit to The Cloisters which has the same admissions policy as the Metropolitan Museum (essential pay what you wish). Total walking distance is around 3.5 miles.




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  • EZ R.

    A Wonderful Day!
    Great pictures!
    Great company!
    See y'all again soon.

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exhausting but fabulous.

    November 4, 2013

  • Betty P.

    Thanks Hank for a superlative job.

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Hank O.

    Thanks for all your wonderful compliments and for being good sports during the "mountain climbing" portion of the walk! I hope we didn't leave anyone behind in the cave. LoL

    Thanks also for the great photos Renee, looking forward to seeing others!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • tanya

    Paulette said it all. This one was a winner. Deserves all those words of praise and more. Bravo!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Paulette

    FANTASTIC! Our meet-ups are always exceptional but this one surpassed them all. Thank you, Hank, for giving us this wonderful, beautiful, exciting, exhilarating and utterly unforgettable day!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Renee

    This tour was AMAZING!! A must see

    2 · November 3, 2013

  • Elise

    until next time..... elise

    November 2, 2013

  • Elise

    I'm so sorry but when I read this it was too late to go :(. Hope everyone has a great time !!!!

    November 2, 2013

  • Elena C.

    I just got a spot 15 minutes before this meetup, which gives me no time to get there. I really wanted to go to this one so this is really frustrating. Hopefully one day there will be a better way to handle people that are on the wait list.

    November 2, 2013

  • Sara

    Sorry just saw that I came off the waiting list. I can no longer make it. I apologize for not noticing earlier or leaving list earlier. Enjoy

    November 2, 2013

  • Howard S

    Sorry to cancel so late. Not feeling well. Need to head back home. Enjoy!

    November 2, 2013

  • Rubi

    I just got accepted, but already have other plans so I'll release my spot so someone else can get on the list

    November 2, 2013

  • Hank O.

    Subway directions for this Saturday, November 2nd: A train to 181st Street, take the elevator to Fort Washington Avenue and 184th Street. Across the street from the exit is Bennett Park where we meet. You will find restrooms there. The number 1 subway looks like it is running, you can change to the A train at 168th Street.

    Our walk ends right near the last stop of the A train which is 207 Street and Broadway, and convenient to the #1 at 215th Street.
    Bus lines on Broadway also available.

    November 1, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    So sorry but I can't make it. I really didn't think i would make it to the top of the list, so I have made other plans. Looks like it will be a nice day and I am sure a great walk. Enjoy!

    November 1, 2013

  • Alan

    What's my chances of realistically coming off the waiting list in time to make this event.

    October 31, 2013

    • Alan

      Hank

      November 1, 2013

    • Alan

      I do believe one day the good Lord will grant me a opening in your meet up group. I do believe in a place called Hope.

      1 · November 1, 2013

  • Hank O.

    We end Saturday on Broadway near 211th Street - last stop of the A train. Remember to bring lunch or at least snacks. There will be places to buy water/beverages.

    November 1, 2013

  • EZ R.

    Where will this walk end up? I'll park my car near the end, if I know where it is.

    November 1, 2013

  • Edward K.

    Will update if plans change

    September 10, 2013

    • Edward K.

      Plans have changed but have a good time everybody.

      October 27, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    How does the wait list look for this walk? I signed up for this walk several weeks ago, but haven't heard anything about whether people are moving off the wait list to the walk. I would love to go!

    October 14, 2013

  • Joe C.

    Where will this walk end?

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok. So I will wait for another opportunity.
    Thank you anyway.
    Have a good time there!

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got a message saying that I'm on the waiting list for this visit. Is it right? I saw that there were still 39 spots available?!

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I finally got a visit with the group.
    Can I bring my wife?

    September 10, 2013

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