*****"RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT****"
WE MEET AT 11:AM at the "F" train Roosevelt Island station entrance. Check the subway schedule as the trains may be on a weekend or holiday schedule and there may be maintenance or track work causing rerouting and delays of the trains. Allow extra travel time.
We will start to walk at 11:15 towards the Cherry Tree paths
There will be many of us on this walk so feel free to leave the group and explore by yourselves if you like. We will not take attendance or try to keep the group together so you can explore on you own. It is very easy to find your way back to the subway station if you decide to leave the group.
The walk will continue along the shore front paths of Roosevelt Island and then through the Monument Park at the southern end of the island.
The view of Manhattan's buildings and skyline is spectacular. The air is much cleaner than between the buildings of the city and the walk is relaxing. After we visit Monument Park we will walk all the way to the North end of the Island to the lighthouse park area. We will walk back to the "F" train and Tram ride stations and end the walk there
. We estimate the length to be about four to five miles altogether. Probably about two hours + or -, more if you go on the tram. You can leave at any time if you have time constraints.
As a bonus, there is the optional overhead Tram Ride over the East River into Manhattan as a gorgeous skyscraper scenic ride across the river. It only costs one subway fare on your Metrocard and ends at second avenue and 59th street. The tram ride is optional and I will not go with the group, you can chose to go or not on your own. The #6 subway stop is a few blocks away and that line offers a transfer to the "E" train so you can get back to Queens if that is where you started from. Alternatively you can turn around and take the tram back to the island. The choice is yours.
Hope to CYA there!
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