Walk the High Bridge and Explore Nearby

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:00am

Leaving Dobbs Ferry Metro-North Station on the 9:04 am peak train

Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day trippers once more. Let’s take a long walk that will cross the Harlem River via the High Bridge, hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District and to hidden Audubon Terrace.

Along the way, we will pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel and to NY baseball. The guide can accompany walkers from Westchester on the Metro-North to the subway transfer to the #1 train at Marble Hill. Be prepared for many, many stairs and 3 hours of hilly walking (2+ miles), plus elevated subway-train transfers. Westchester walkers can return the same way they came. Group size is limited and attendance is by reservation only. Please notify your guide of cancellations! Contact: Lesley Walter, 914-671-7112.