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20 Mile Bronx to Battery Park Hike
Come attend our 6th annual Bronx to Battery Park hike! We'll meet on the northeast corner of Broadway and W 231st St, on the sidewalk in front of the Gold Mine Cafe, about 6 streets north of the Harlem River. If you arrive a half hour early, you can have a nice breakfast at the Gold Mine Cafe or at the Dunkin' Donuts on 231st St across Broadway. If you buy something, you can use the restroom at the Gold Mine Cafe. There is no restroom at Dunkin' Donuts. At the finish, we'll take a group photo in Battery Park with the Statue of Liberty in the background, then on to the Staten Island Ferry terminal at the very south tip of Manhattan for another group photo and the end of the hike. Those interested can then go to dinner at a BBQ restaurant 4 short blocks away that has agreed to do separate checks. Be on time! We have to get moving, we can't wait all day for latecomers. The exact path of the hike is on this webpage here ( It is strongly suggested that you either bring a printout of that web page with you, or bookmark that page on your smart phone. Note that if we encounter unforeseen obstructions we may have to change the path of the hike. Be sure to have some breakfast; we won't be having lunch until about 1:00pm. You don't have to pack a lunch. We'll be stopping at a Deli by Columbia University that will give us a 10% discount, then eating in a park nearby. If it's raining at the time, we'll divert to a nearby diner or restaurant around 112th St. If we walk as fast as we did last year, we should be arriving at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal by about 7:00pm, long before the sun sets at 8:21pm. We'll be doing this Saturday instead of Sunday so that people can rest and recuperate on Sunday. Photo albums from this hike on previous years: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 If people get lost, it just isn't practical to go looking for them. Furthermore, I'll have no way of knowing whether someone got lost or just hopped on a subway because they were tired. So it's important that you be able to cope if you do get lost. By coming, all participants agree to the release waiver that basically gives up any right whatsoever to sue, to the fullest extent possible by law. You can read the current draft of this waiver at

NE Corner of 231st St & Broadway

W 231st St & Broadway · Bronx, NY


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    What we're about

    This group is founded on the belief that civilized people like to sleep in on weekends, and lead their active lives in the afternoon. Hiking is not only exercise, it's also a great chance to socialize in pleasant surroundings.

    Suggestions for new routes are welcome, but will only be considered if the hike is at least 4 miles long and an appropriate restaurant at the end of the path is recommended. Requirements for the restaurant is that it must be able to handle a group of at least 12 people, and it must be willing to do separate checks with each person paying with their own credit card. Routes within Metrocard range with a lot of greenery or bridges along the way are preferred.

    We don't announce the restaurants on the website because we don't want people skipping the hike and just showing up at the restaurant. This is a hiking meetup, not a dining one. If you are interested in a dinner / discussion meetup, see my other meetups at (general politics & science) and (economics) -- but bear in mind there is assigned reading for both of those meetups, and 3 Topics usually fills up at least 3 weeks in advance.

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