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Manhattan Hike, Southern Tip to Northern Hills

Organizing Committee:


This moderate 13-mile day hike will follow Broadway (present "Bright Light" pathway, once used as trade artery by the Lenape Indians) on a historical tour from Pearl Street to the bluff in Inwood Park where Manhattan was 'sold' to the Dutch. At scheduled stops—including Minetta Brook, Theatre Alley, Audobon Terrace, and Collect Pond, among others—we'll pause for readings from primary documents and retellings from collective memory.

Meet at 8am, Saturday, May 28, 2011, outside Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl Street; hiking time will be approximately 6 hrs, including lunch. Itinerary to be posted in advance.

A checklist of supplies and equipment:

  • Hiking Boots or Quality Walking Shoes,
  • Daypack,
  • Water,
  • Snacks,
  • Picnic Lunch or Means to Purchase Picnic Lunch,
  • Sunscreen, and
  • Personal Identification


A checklist of readings and resources:



Looking forward!

Sweet! For those who are coming please feel free to bring materials you're interested in reading along the way (we will follow B'way for most of the walk) details to follow shortly.
I will take down numbers of those who'd like to join later in the day and attempt to call at the appropriate spots.

Manhattan Hike is officially on the schedule! Sam, is there a way people can contact you (or a way you can contact people...) if you they want to join up later on?


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