NOTE: Weather forecast for tomorrow's walk is PERFECT!: Sunny, high of 41, slight breeze !
Too many latkes uploaded? Put the fat in the fire and end the old year right with a good walk! Co-leaders Mark G and Sam F will lead an invigorating but not too tough carriage road walk among the rolling hills of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, near Tarrytown, NY. We'll probably cover about 4 to 6 miles in all.
We will meet at 11 a.m. at the Visitor Center near the Park entrance.
We'll walk some, eat our lunches, stop at the on-site cafe, and walk some more (in whatever order works at the time), and hopefully have folks home in time for the late football games.
Be sure to wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes or boots, and to bring lunch, whatever snacks you'll want, and water or other beverage and weather-appropriate clothing (in December,probably layers, water-proof or -resistant footwear, hat and gloves or mittens).
Leaders will attempt to update those who RSVP "yes" about local conditions immediately before or after the Shabbat preceding the walk. (Inclement weather or very difficult walking conditions could postpone or cancel.)
Transportation: Co-leaders will try to bring those from NYC / NJ seeking a ride up; and will also try to meet the train from NYC to Tarrytown (which is 10 minutes from the Park).
Reach Sam at [masked] or [masked]. Reach Mark at [masked] or, on day of hike only, at [masked].
By car: There may be a $6 vehicle fee to enter the Park.
Route 117- 1 mile east of Route 9
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Detailed driving directions:
By train from NYC: Metro North Hudson Line to the Tarrytown Station. Departs Grand Central Station at 10 a.m.; Arrives Tarrytown at 10:40 a.m. http://as0.mta.info/m...
From the station, you can proceed to Preserve by taxi or, if you take an earlier train, on foot, or co-leaders will pick you up by prior arrangement only.
NOTE: Event participants who are not paid-up Mosaic-GNY members must pay a $5 event fee, which fee can go toward the annual membership (now, for two full years, $20 per person or $25 per family) if joining takes place within 30 days.
Dogs: All dogs must be leashed. For complete dog rules, see http://www.friendsrock.org/visit-us/park-preserve-etiquette/ and http://nysparks.com/parks/59/details.aspx .