New Meetup: Trailblazing Adventure: Bridgeport

From: Tom B.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:42 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Windy City Explorers!

What: Trailblazing Adventure: Bridgeport

When: Saturday, May 1,[masked]:30 AM

Where:
Ashland Avenue Orange Line Stop
3011 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

Here's something new for the Windy City Explorers. We're going to do some small group explorations to scope out possible trips for the larger group. This event will be led by Anna.

These adventures are not for the faint of heart, - they're exploratory outings in areas largely unfamiliar to the leaders! You're welcome to come along and join the fun, but keep your expectations in line with the "exploratory" nature of the trip. Come prepared to bushwhack, change course, and revise the designated route as necessity directs. Some of you will absolutely love this concept while others will stick to our more conventional outings.

This time around, we're headed for Bridgeport. Bridgeport is known as Mayor Daley?s old neighborhood, but it?s also where the I&M Canal starts, the home to a burgeoning arts community and the location of the only Chicago Park based around a rock quarry.

Please join me as we wander through this historic neighborhood. We?ll check out Canal Origins Park, Strearns Quarry Park (http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/resources/park_audio_tours/quarry_park.html), the Zhou Brother Art Center (http://www.zbcenter.org/) and whatever else strikes our fancy. There are a number of churches in the neighborhood as well as a Buddhist temple, the old Daley House and the City?s oldest tavern (unfortunately, not open until 4).

I?ve been curious about Ed?s Pot Stickers for a long time, so that might be a nice place to drop by for a snack. Depending on where we go, this could be about 4-5 miles and a few hours.

As usual, I will be prepared with maps, the AIA Guide to Chicago and other information, but this is not a guided tour.


Anna

Directions: Meet at 10:30 at the CTA Ashland Orange Line Station (3011 S Ashland Ave). If you miss me, try calling me on my flaky cell phone [masked]). We will probably pass by the station again on our way back from Canal Origin Park. We will finish at the 35th CTA Red Line 35th Street/Sox Park station.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/windycityexplorers/calendar/13251971/

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