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Rattlesnake Creek and Pelham Bay

Update July 7: There is a service advisory for the 2 train on the date of this hike, July 12. Shuttle buses replace the train in the Bronx between 149th Street/Grand Concourse and East 180th Street, adding about 20 minutes to the trip. When exiting the train at 149th Street,make sure you get a transfer ticket, get on the Express Shuttle Bus, and hand your transfer ticket in at the East 180th Street station.

Also, this hike will got through some heavily wooded areas with mosquitoes and ticks and some areas with no shade from the sun. Wear long pants, long socks, preferably long sleeves, bring a hat, sunscreen and bug repellent. 

About 10 miles and 5 hours, moderate pace, we will walk through Seton Falls Park and Pelham Bay Park, ending at the Pelham Bay station of the 6 train. We will see Split Rock, walk along the bridle path, see the old train station, visit Orchard Beach and City Island.

Bring water and snacks, we will stop for lunch at the Fairway Market cafe on Boston Road. We will visit City Island but not stop to eat.

MEET: 10:30 AM at the north-east corner of 233rd Street and White Plains Road outside the 233rd Street Station of the 2 train. 

LEADER: Tom Bergen [masked],[masked]-5507. 

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

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


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  • Samadhi

    Hi Tom, My apologies for not changing my RSVP response in time. I am sorry but I was not able to make this event. Sudden work emergency deterred my plans.

    July 12, 2014

    • Tom B.

      No problem, hope to see you soon.

      July 13, 2014

  • Jerry

    The Bridle Trail in the North Woods of Pelham Bay Park was magnificent!

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Esther

    I always feel great after these long walks. Nice group of walkers too. It was a fun day. Thanks Tom for planning this walk.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Sam

    Very good MeetUp. Wonderful bunch of people. One could not have asked for more. I had a great time.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Jerry

    It was a great hike, and I hiked all the way through Pelham Bay Park, and Orchard Beach!!!!!

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Jerry

    Thank you Tom, for a wonderful amazing day, hiking PELHAM BAY PARK(#1, Largest Park in New York City). I had a good time, great weather, great group of hikers, great hike leader, and got good exercise.

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Deneene

    Hi Tom, where will this hike end in terms for public transportation to return home.

    July 10, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Hi Deneene, the hike will ens at the Pelham Bay station of the 6 train.

      July 10, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Update July 7: There is a service advisory for the 2 train on the date of this hike, July 12. Shuttle buses replace the train in the Bronx between 149th Street/Grand Concourse and East 180th Street, adding about 20 minutes to the trip. When exiting 149th Street,make sure you get a transfer ticket, get on the Express Shuttle Bus, and hand your transfer ticket in at the East 180th Street station.

    Also, this hike will got through some heavily wooded areas and some areas with no shade from the sun. Wear long pants, long socks, preferably long sleeves, bring a hat, sunscreen and bug repellent.

    July 6, 2014

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