Meet at the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1 (181 St.) and A (175 St.) subway stops. Be prepared for many stairs, lovely views and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4.5 miles)! Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. We will start by crossing the Harlem River via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Trinity 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.
Metro North Hudson Line riders must make elevated subway transfer at Marble Hill. Street parking is usually possible on side streets near the park, or there is garage parking at 554 W 174 St. Bring snacks, drinks. Heavy rain cancels. Inquiries: TEXT ONLY PLEASE to Lesley Walter, 914-671-7112.