New York, New York

Five to Ten Mile Urban Hike

with Tom C.

Tom C.

Style: Offbeat

In addition to NYC's major attractions there are numerous off-the-beaten track sites. We will tailor a long, long walk to visit sites in Manhattan, and if desired we will venture into the other boroughs.

There is a little known statue that survived the bombing of Hiroshima and was given to the USA to foster world peace, a shrine with the preserved body of a Saint, an 'oasis' along the Harlem River, the oldest house in Manhattan and briefly Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolution. There are more than 10 bridges that we can cross on foot. In Brooklyn we can explore historic Greenwood Cemetery. In the Bronx we can walk along the 1840’s aqueduct that brought water into the growing city. In Queens we can walk to Roosevelt Island and take a tram ride. In Staten Island we can visit a nearly 200 year-old military installation and enjoy majestic views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

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Tom C.

Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, Tom has written several articles about the city that have appeared in local publications. He has also published two novels set in NYC. He is a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide and dedicated traveller who has visited many of America's cities, National Parks, and European capitals. Few things please him more than packing a light bag and taking a trip. High on his wish-list is hiking in Nepal. Regarding Tom's advice to NYC's visitors - and even natives - is that once you've seen the major sites, get off the beaten track and explore the nooks and crannies of the five boroughs. There are little known and fascinating points of interest everywhere. Full profile Leave a Review

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