Walk Schedule & Mileage Estimates - (as of 10/4/17)

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Itinerary for Event

  Time Miles Cum. Miles Avg mph Time (hrs) Cum. Time
Millburn Sta./Locust Grove* 7:15 AM   0      
Northfield Ave Overpass 9:30 AM 5 5 1.82 2.75 2.75
Prospect & Eagle Rock 12:00 AM 5.5 10.5 3.00 2.0 4.75
Lunch Break (30 min.) 11:30 PM 0 10.5 0.0 0.5 5.25
Verona Park Bloomfield Ave 1:30 PM 3.5 14.0 3.5 1.0 6.25
Mountain Ave Train Sta.** 4:00 PM 7 20.0 2.5 2.5 8.75
Brookdale Park 5:00 PM 2.5 22.5 2.5 .1.0 9.75
GS Parkway Crosswalk 5:30 PM 1 23.5 2.0 0.5 10.25
Branch Brook Light Rail*** 6:30 PM 5.5 29 2.6 1.5 11.75
Rt 280 Underpass 8:00 PM 2.5 31.5 2.5 1.0 12.75
Newark - Penn Station 9:00 PM 2.5 34 2.5 1.0 13.75
TOTALS   34   2.47 13.5  

 

*     Morristown-Dover NJ Transit Train Station - to/from - Newark / New York
**   Montclair-Boonton NJ Transit Train Station - to/from - Newark / New York
*** Newark Subway Light Rail - alternate quick transportation to Newark train stations

Trains will be running on a regular schedule for Columbus Day - not a holiday schedule.

Starting: (Sunrise: 7:01)

1)      We convene at South Mountain, Locust Grove parking area on Glen Ave behind the Millburn Train Station between 6:30-6:45. Park there and not the train station. We’ll shuttle if we have to for carpooling.

2)      Need Coffee+? Millburn Diner is 1 block away on Essex, Starbucks close, etc.

3)      When you arrive, sign sheet with name, town & cell#, get Pin number

4)      We will wait for the NYC train arrival scheduled for 6:59 a.m. (#6305 from Penn Sta. 6:10 - transfer at Newark No Broad station to #0607 6:33) arrives at Millburn 6:59.

5)      Briefing & Group Photo will be at Locust Grove: 7:05 a.m.

6)      We start walking the trail as soon as we can after 7:15 a.m. 

Finishing Info: (Sunset: 6:25 - dark by 7:00)

1)      Penn Station Newark is the official end - but No. Broad St Station is alternative end.

2)      Some last five miles alternatives – may depend on time – do as a group if possible

  1. Stay on Lenape Trail through park following planned route - (not recommended after dark)
  2. Walk down Bloomfield Ave - connects eventually with Broad St. and downtown
  3. Take Newark Light Rail (subway) from Branch Brook Park Stop (@ Grafton Ave.) $1.50/frequent/15 minute ride to Penn Station Newark (total miles walked would be about 28).

3)      End at Penn Station – call at the end. Or, end at No. Broad St. Station. Get a finishing photo.


Optional Walks (for those that want less than 34 miles)

1) Locust Grove - Mayapple Start at the beginning and hike through South Mountain Reservation on the natural Lenape Trail to Cedar Ave above Pleasant Valley Way. Allow 2 mph pace. Follow yellow trail blazes. Enjoy nature and a brisk walk with some elevation. Carpooling may be possible. Mileage=6 miles - moderate-hard 7:15 - 10:00 a.m.

2) Mayapple - Verona Park  Start parking lot (So. Mountain Resv.) /Cedar Ave/Pleasant Valley Way
We should be at the this parking lot which you access by going up Cedar Ave. its about 1/2 mile north of
Northfield Ave. Start there /park there? From there you can continue to Verona Park @ Bloomfield Ave. Park on Pleasant Valley way right before Bloomfield Ave. MIleage=8 miles - pretty easy 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

3) Verona Park – Brookdale Park Start  @ Bloomfield Ave and 
This is a tougher walk being mostly in the woods thru West Essex Trail and Mills Reseervation but a real
nice hike. Mileage = 9 miles 1:00 - 5:00 (more challenging

Any questions? paul@freewalkers.org 

 

Walk Schedule & Mileage Estimates