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Hike the High Line, Governors Island, then East River Cruise

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Meet 9:40 AM at Penn Station, NY, by the NJ Transit waiting room.  Please contact the leader (Craig Nunn, [masked]) starting Sunday evening, August 4, for additional details.

From Penn Station, NY, walk the High Line then Hudson River Park to the Battery. Catch free ferry to Governor’s Island and circumnavigate the island. Then take the East River Ferry for a $4 (unless they raise the fare for 2013) cruise on the East River to Long Island City for optional barbeque and subways back to Penn Station. 8-12 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and trails. Awful or dangerous weather cancels. This is a strenuous hike.

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  • Craig

    Thanks for the comments - I had great fun leading this hike (et al.). Making slight corrections to my GPS tracks, I get the following distances: 7.8 miles in Manhattan, 2.9 miles on Governors Island (for those who followed my route), and 3.4 miles on the Williamsburg to L.I.C extension, for a total of about 14 miles. About 3 miles less excluding the Brooklyn/Queens bit.

    August 11, 2013

  • Betty F.

    Thanks Craig for a great hike. The biggest highlight of any of your hikes is your enthusiasm.

    August 11, 2013

  • Jim S

    Terrific hike. Too many highlights to even think about listing them.

    August 11, 2013

  • Joe T.

    This was a really fine day! Fine leadership and great company! Weather was great, and where did all those people come from?
    Park Avenue without traffic was awesome; great views and more people in Hudson River park; great seeing governors island and more people really enjoying themselves. Not a sour note to the whole day.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.

    August 10, 2013

  • eric s.

    Great weather, nice company, well mapped out and well lead by Craig

    August 10, 2013

  • Nancy

    Really Great! Craig did a great job organizing an leading the group.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Vera

    so sorry...unexpected company!!

    August 10, 2013

  • Nancy

    Nj transit's app had a 7:42 train which got me there in plenty if time. As it turns out, it doewn't exist. Next train gets in @9:33. Wait for me!

    August 10, 2013

    • Joe T.

      I think you'll be OK. I'll look for you. I have a trail conference cap

      August 10, 2013

    • Nancy


      August 10, 2013

  • Susan K

    Backing out. Moved up on wait list for kayak trip. Enjoy

    August 9, 2013

  • Fran R

    sorry something came up last minute

    August 7, 2013

  • al m.

    This will be fun, but I will be on vacation.

    July 23, 2013

  • Guy P.

    This hike will be a lot of fun and plenty of history provided by the visit to Governors island. Note meeting place and time will be posted 1 week before the hike starts.

    July 7, 2013

  • Nancy

    Sounds like a blast!

    July 5, 2013

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