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GOVERNORS ISLAND About 7 miles total walking. We will spend about 3 hours on the island, first touring Fort Jay and Castle Williams and then walking the island. We will break for lunch on the island; bring your lunch or try the food trucks. About 3 miles total walking on the island.

Then, we will take another (free) ferry from Governor's Island to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1, walk under the Brooklyn Bridge and past Jane's Carousel, then walk across the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan, ending our walk at City Hall Park. About 4 miles total walking from the ferry to City Hall.

Feel free to join us just for Governor's Island and take the ferry back to Manhattan on your own. If you do not want to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge you can join us as we walk to the bridge and catch the subway in Brooklyn.

MEET at 10:30 a.m. at the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and take the 11:00 (free) ferry to Governor's Island. 

Leader: Tom Bergen [masked] or 917‐727‐5507.

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit to join.

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  • Charles

    Another fun walk and a nice group! Thanks Tom! Walked all the way home so I have to cross the Brooklyn Bridge again. Added another 7 more miles to the walk. A good day!

    2 · September 1, 2013

    • Tom B.

      Nice photos Charles, thanks for putting them on. Sorry I missed you on Saturday, I was out scouting a new hike.

      1 · September 9, 2013

    • Charles

      Tom, Thanks again for leading a fun walk, all your hard work and scouting to make it spectacular! We all appreciate your effort!

      1 · September 10, 2013

  • Adrienne

    Excellemt walkimg tour in spite of heat. Nice group. Thanks, Tom

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Wendy S

    Thank you, Tom, for another great walk and a very interesting visit to Governor's Island. In spite of the heat, a wonderful day with a happy group and plenty of curious things to see and do.

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Thanks, Tom!

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Ilana

    Thanks, Tom, for a wonderful walk. Great itinerary and terrific group of people.

    3 · September 1, 2013

  • Molly

    Went for water. Where are you now?

    September 1, 2013

  • Jan

    My apologies. I'm not going to make it today either. Hope to join you on a walk soon.

    September 1, 2013

  • maureen k.

    Tom - sorry I won't be able to make it today, hope to catch up with a walk in October

    September 1, 2013

  • Susan R.

    The clouds and steady rain aren't enticing me up and out. Enjoy the day, to those of you who brave it.

    September 1, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Hi all, although the weather forecast has a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon the hike will go on as scheduled and if we encounter threatening skies we will adjust our plans accordingly.

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Lena J.

    Won't be able to make it tomorrow. Hope you all have fun! Enjoy the rest of the Lanor Day weekend! :)

    August 31, 2013

  • Leslie D.

    I've never yet been to Governor's Island and look forward to seeing it with so many others! I belong to many meetup group;, I live and work in Queens and like to get out, hike, go to museums and meet new people.

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Ilana

    how/when do I pay membership fee since I joined today for Sunday's walk

    August 29, 2013

    • Tom B.

      Hi Ilana, you can become a member of Shorewalkers through our website, using Paypal, the fee is $20 per year which includes all our hikes, including The Great Saunter, http://shorewalkers.o...­, or pay $3 per hike to the hike leaders for each hike that you go on. Either way, we are looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

      August 30, 2013

  • Betty F.

    Thanks again Tom for a great hike last Sunday. I have visited Governor's Island twice this summer so am passing on your hike. Have a good time.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • David A.

    2 · August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work evenings and Saturdays, so I'm thankful to finally have found a group that hosts Sunday events. Thank you!

    1 · August 23, 2013

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