Walk the High Bridge, Explore the Heights

Walk the High Bridge, Explore the Heights

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am

Washington Heights deserves more attention, especially now that the High Bridge beckons day-trippers once more. The span delivered clean Croton River water in the 19th century, and remains Manhattan's sole pedestrian-only bridge.  We start by walking into The Bronx via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to gorgeous Jumel Terrace, Trinity Church Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace. Along the way we pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel, and to NY baseball. Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (3+ miles). Bring snacks and drinks.  Meet at Highbridge Recreation Center, Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1(168 St.) and A (175 St.) subways. Parking lot at 554 W 174 St, or street park. Bad weather cancels.  PREGISTER for this walk. Text only please to Lesley (914) 671-7112.

 

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