Meadow Lake Hike for Werner's Birthday

Let's meet at our alternate meeting spot on Queens Blvd and Union Turnpike this week.

 

 

MAX and MINAS IS CLOSED ON SATURDAY!!!   So we obviously can't go there.

Wear Long Pants and Boots!!! There may be muddy sections. Some of the trail may be unpassable! 

We will Hike across the bridge that starts on the GCP Service Road.  it goes into the Willow Lake section of Flushing Meadows Park.  This bridge and part of the park have been closed for many years and was just re-opened. An alternate entrance for us to use will be along the Kew Gardens Hills side of the lake.

After the hike we will go to Austin Street in Forest Hills for pastries and sweets at one of Kevin's favorite sweet shops.

Let's explore the new territory.





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  • Kevin

    It was shocking to see nature within a 10 minute walk from busy Queens Blvd. I enjoyed the muddy part of the trail.

    September 14, 2013

  • Andrew K

    Jean Silva from The Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy posted some photos of our arrival on the other side of the trail on Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flushing-Meadows-Corona-Park-Conservancy/367785653330373

    September 11, 2013

  • Shrila

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Werner. Es tut mir leid, dass ich heute nicht mitkommen konnte.

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good hike but could be longer and less mucky.

    September 7, 2013

  • Donald P.

    It's amazing what's in our own backyard

    September 7, 2013

  • Donald P.

    It's amazing what's in our own backyard

    September 7, 2013

  • Ilana

    Well.... that was fun - a little trek through the mud added to the adventure. Nice to meet new people.

    September 7, 2013

  • Diana

    Fine.

    September 7, 2013

  • Andrew K

    That was a messy but fun hike. I have posted the track map here http://www.flickr.com/photos/akwebb/9695526708/

    The larger blue sections are the slowest and where all of that mud was.

    The distance from the start to Martha's Bakery was 2.4 miles.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Len L.

    Happy birthday, Werner! Sorry I could not make it today - I made it into Queens this morning buy alas had to turn back because of a tire problem. I hope to see everyone in 2 weeks

    September 7, 2013

  • Adele D.

    Happy birthday werner. Unfortunately I cant join in the festivities today. Have fun. See you next time.

    September 7, 2013

  • werner

    I hate to be a spoilsport, But, Max & Minas is closed on Saturdays!!
    It's of course the Sabbath. I just called them and they confirmed the closing on Sat.

    September 3, 2013

    • Kevin

      Should we still go to main street and look for something else? I do want to see willow lake.

      September 3, 2013

    • Lori

      Happy Birthday Werner and many happy returns !!!

      1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi!
    I'm from Manhattan. What subway goes out there and what stop?

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is this the correct meeting place? What is the stop on the train?

      September 6, 2013

    • Diana

      The stop's Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike. See my message above.

      September 6, 2013

  • Donald P.

    Are we going to Main Street or not ? The last couple of meet ups you get us somewhere and leave us. Please have a plan when we get to the meet up spot.

    September 6, 2013

    • Kevin

      Donald...I dont know which events we left you. We sometimes announce in the description that we will split up such as when we go to the annual dragon boat race. This week we will take a look at the willow trail at flushing Meadows park. Then go to Forest hills. People may leave at any time.

      September 6, 2013

  • John S.

    Thank you good to have variety. I hope some of them don't go to the normal place

    September 5, 2013

  • Diana

    Hi everybody,

    I'm looking forward to meeting up with you all. Max & Mina's a great lil' place in Kew Gdns Hills. I do want to let you know however, Max & Mina's closed from Fri evening and opens up again very late evening on Sat after Shabbos. See you Sat!

    September 2, 2013

    • Len L.

      I have been to Max & Mina's years ago - great place - however my recollection is also that they are Kosher and so would not open until late on Saturday evening. I would not trust Yelp saying they open at 1. I checked the website for Max & Mina's but days and hours are not posted. I would suggest that someone call and check the hours - I would hate for Werner to be disappointed on his birthday

      September 2, 2013

  • Andrew K

    I have been going on this trail for many years with the Urban Park Rangers before it was reopened to the public. Bring binoculars if you have them. I have had many great bird sightings there (e.g. Kestrals, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Killdeer, and Black-Crowned Night Herons). Also, the trail is always muddy as you approach the Grand Central so wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet and dirty if you plan on going that far.

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Kevin

      Andrew K...We appreciate the tips. Could you invite the Urban park Rangers to one of our hikes?

      September 2, 2013

    • Andrew K

      They always have pre-planned events on the weekend and there are not many of them so that would not be possible unfortunately. I am hoping they will still guide walks in the preserve now that it is open to the public. You can keep an eye our for where they will be at by going to their event site:

      http://www.nycgovpark...­

      1 · September 2, 2013

  • luznunez

    i been out of the hikes for several weeks why summer kids in the house lol but waiting to return soon

    1 · August 30, 2013

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