Update August 3rd: Due to the large group, we will face serious time and capacity issues at both the Hamilton Grange and the Dyckman Farmhouse stops so I've decided to drop the Dyckman Farmhouse from this walk and schedule another walk to the Dyckman Farmhouse and Inwood and Isham parks in September.
We will still meet at 10:30, explore City College and Hamilton Heights, reach the Hamilton Grange around 11:45, then head north through Sugar Hill, visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where we will have lunch outside, then explore new paths through Highbridge Park, ending the walk at the Dyckman Avenue stop of the 1 train. The distance will be about 7 miles, it should take about 5 hours.
Apologies to those who are most interested in seeing the Dyckman Farmhouse, I will schedule a visit in September. The revised itinerary will allow us a better opportunity to see Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Grange, Sugar Hill, Morris Jumel Mansion and the new paths at Highbridge Park and avoid us creating problems at the very interesting but very small Dyckman Farmhouse.
We'll start at Hamilton Grange and visit Morris-Jumel Mansion and Dyckman Farmhouse. About 8 miles, some hills, about 2 hours walking, half hour lunch and about half an hour at each of the three sites, so about 4 hours in total. We'll begin by meeting at the 1 train station at 137th Street, walk to Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton's home, at 141st Street, then north along Edgecomb Avenue to the Morris-Jumel Mansion ($5 admission) at 163rd Street. then eat our lunch outside in Highbridge Park. After lunch we will continue north to the Dyckman Farmhouse (only $1 admission!) at Broadway and 204th Street. The Dyckman house is small, we will have to take turns going inside. The A train is at Broadway and 207th Street or the 1 train is at 10th Avenue and 207th Street for return.
Meet: 10:30 a.m. at the 137th Street stop of the 1 train.
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