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EverWanderWhy is a group dedicated to a more active and healthy lifestyle in the Greater NYC Area.

Upcoming events (4)

Hudson County History Tour Part 1 [14 Miles]

Hoboken / NJ Transit Terminal

* This walk is subject to changes and will be continuously updated leading up the event. * Tentative Route: http://www.wandermap.net/en/route/3587649-hudson-county-tour-part-1/ 14-mile history tour of a large part of the Hudson County. We will walk north from the Hoboken NJ Transit Train Terminal along the western shore of the Hudson River up to Guttenberg and the swing down south along the Palisades down to the Journal Square Transportation Hub in Jersey City. There are transportation options along the way if you want to drop off before the end. We will frequently stop to talk about history but you must be comfortable averaging a moderate speed of 3.0+ mph (20:00 pace) including street crossings and traffic lights. 9:45 AM - Sign in and Briefing 10:00 AM - Start 5:00 PM - Finish (and buy me dinner?) Highlights include: 1) Sybil's Cave - Excavated in 1832, this cave features a natural spring and a Gothic-style arch at the entrance. 2) Elysian Fields: Knickerbockers V. New Yorks - Historic field said to be the site of the first organized baseball (or "town ball") game in 1845. 3) Battle of Bull's Ferry - Battle in July 20th-21st, 1780 when two American brigades under Brigadier General Anthony Wayne attacked a party of Loyalist Americans led by Thomas Ward. 4) Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - First Swaminarayan temple in the United States and the national headquarters of the ISSO. 5) Weehawken dueling grounds where President Aaron Burr shot and killed former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 6) Shippen Street - Cobblestone double hairpin turn 7) Van Vorst House - Historic 1740 Stone House 8) Jersey City Reservoir #2 & #3 - A 14-acre reservoir that is now a beautiful lake surrounded by trees and meadow-topped walls. I'm trying to get us special group access. 9) Newkirk House / Summit House - Two-story Dutch Colonial building composed of sandstone, brick, and clapboard that is the oldest surviving structure in Jersey City, New Jersey dating back to 1690. * This walk is subject to changes and will be continuously updated leading up the event. *

Hudson County History Tour Part 2 [15 Miles]

Journal Square Transportation Center

* This walk is subject to changes and will be continuously updated leading up the event. * Tentative Route: http://www.wandermap.net/en/route/3587954-hudson-county-tour-part-2/ 15-mile history tour of a large part of the Hudson County. We will walk southwest from the Journal Square Transportation Hub in Jersey City to loop around Lincoln Park, southeast to loop around Liberty State Park, and northeast to end at the Hoboken NJ Transit Terminal. There are transportation options along the way if you want to drop off before the end. We will frequently stop to talk about history but you must be comfortable averaging a moderate speed of 3.0+ mph (20:00 pace) including street crossings and traffic lights. 9:45 AM - Sign in and Briefing 10:00 AM - Start 5:00 PM - Finish (and buy me dinner?) Highlights include: 1) Lincoln Park 2) Bergen Hill Houses 3) Liberty State Park 4) Statue of Liberty 5) Ellis Island 6) Van Horst Park and Historic Buildings 7) 30 Hudson 8) Colgate Clock 9) Jersey City Downtown Waterfront including 25 of the 50 tallest buildings in New Jersey and 9 of the top 10. * This walk is subject to changes and will be continuously updated leading up the event. *

Long Island Greenbelt Trail Traverse [30 Miles]

Description This is a FAST 30-mile hike on the Long Island Greenbelt Trail, beginning on Long Island’s north shore and finishing on the south shore. We’ll meet at the King’s Park LIRR Train Station and walk north to Sunken Meadow State Park using surface roads. Once inside the park, we’ll join the LI Greenbelt Trail (white blazes), and begin our walk south. At its start, the trail provides excellent views of the Sunken Meadow Creek, LI Sound and the Nissequogue River. The Greenbelt connects about 10 parks and preserves on its route south, and we’ll walk past quite a few lakes, ponds, and streams along the way. It is about 29.5 miles to the Great River LIRR Train Station and there is an optional 8.5-mile extension to go all the way to the water and back. Route http://www.wandermap.net/en/route/3588676/ Pace We are planning to average almost 3.0 mph or 20:00 pace including breaks. This is pretty fast for a hike with a few hills but we will adjust the speed depending on how everyone is moving. Schedule 9:15 AM – Meet at Kings Park LIRR Train Station 9:30 AM – Begin walking to Sunken Meadow State Park 7:30 PM – Finish at Great River LIRR Train Station Start From Penn Station, board the 7:34am train to Kings Park, ETA 9:07am Or drive to Kings Park LIRR Train Station. Parking should be free on weekends. Finish We’ll finish at the Great River LIRR station where you can board a train back to Penn Station, or Uber back to your car at Kings Park train station. Important Information Bring food, water, lights, and an extra layer just in case. There should be bathrooms and places to fill up on water along the way. We will be making one rest stop near the midway point at a supermarket and mall in Village of the Branch near Smithtown where you may purchase food and drinks. There are limited public transportation options to bail so be prepared to call for an Uber. Link to additional info courtesy of “The Hiking Project”: https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7017917/long-island-greenbelt-trail

Inaugural Great Manhattan Bridge Saunter [50 Miles]

Riverwalk Commons

*****Join the waitlist. I will open up the walk and move people off the waitlist closer to the actual date.***** First Ever Great Manhattan Bridge Saunter [50 Miles] Route: http://www.wandermap.net/en/route/3587625-great-manhattan-bridge-saunter/ Start: Riverwalk Commons on Roosevelt Island End: Manhattan Side of Queensboro Bridge Direction: Counterclockwise This will be a very fast walk by Shorewalkers standards. We will be averaging faster than a 17:00 pace or a 3.5 mph speed not counting the breaks. This means that we will oftentimes be walking at 4 mph or 15:00 pace. Please do not sign up if you do not think this is a speed you can maintain. If, however, you have found the pace of the slightly faster group on the GMBW to be comfortable or have finished walks over 40 mph in a day in the past, this might be the perfect walk for you. If you always wanted to try something longer and finish a flat 50-mile walk for the first time, this might be the perfect challenge for you. $3 for non-members of Shorewalkers or EverWanderWhy. More details to come. *****Join the waitlist. I will open up the walk and move people off the waitlist closer to the actual date.*****

Past events (3)

47th Great Manhattan Bridge Walk [34 miles]

GW Bridge Bus Terminal

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