City Paths

City Paths

City Paths are our day excursions to the parks, museums and neighborhoods of our metropolitan areas. Led by AFW members and an experienced trip coordinator, City Paths are our “urban hikes.” A day of walking and sightseeing often includes a lunch or dinner in a local restaurant.



Sunset Walk in Hoboken, NJ

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Join us for a walk in historic Hoboken. We will meet at the Hoboken train station and take a leisurely walk down Washington Street (named one of the Top Great Streets in 2010 by the American Planning Association), stopping at places of interest or just enjoying the architecture. There will be an early evening dinner at a restaurant TBD, after which we will return to the train station via the Hudson River Walkway along the Hudson. If we time it right and the weather cooperates, we will see the sun reflect off the buildings in Manhattan and then enjoy the evening lights.

Please check your local transit system, GPS, Google or Mapquest for your best route to the Hoboken Train Station at 1 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ. Carpooling is recommended.

Please register with full payment by April 14, 2018.

FEE: $20 (members $15). Dinner cost is additional. DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018, rain or shine.
TIME: Meet at 4:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Hoboken Train Station
TRIP LEADERS: Jackie & Susan K

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Lyndhurst Mansion Tour and Spring Craft Fair, Tarrytown, NY

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join us on a guided 1.5-hour Classic Mansion tour which gives visitors the opportunity to reflect on the lives of the mansion’s residents and the development of American taste during the 19th and early 20th century.

On the day of our visit, the Lyndhurst grounds will be hosting the Annual Outdoor Spring Craft Fair by Artrider.com. The Fair showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country selling their exciting contemporary creations and is a celebration of all things handmade.

This event involves walking and stairs inside the mansion. We will have a picnic lunch at the Craft Fair – you may buy your lunch at the Fair or bring your own.

Please register with full payment by April 21, 2018. Group size is limited to 25 participants. Fees are non-refundable because AFW has to pre-pay for the event.

FEE: $50 (members $40). Includes tour & Fair admission. Lunch cost is additional.
DATE: Saturday, May 5, 2018, rain or shine
TIME: Meet at 9:30am for tour at 10am – 11:30am, followed by Craft Fair visit.
MEETING PLACE: Lyndhurst Mansion Museum Shop
GUIDE: Lyndhurst Mansion guide
TRIP LEADER: Christine

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Tour, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Join us on a 2-hour guided afternoon walking tour of the Cemetery. The tour offers a great overview of what makes this nearly 170-year old place so special. Cemetery raconteur Doug Keister sums it up: “Sleepy Hollow has it all; spooky lilting 18th century death’s head tombstones, twisting narrow roads, majestic mausoleums and magnificent statuary, perfectly placed onto a hilly woodland canvas. It is a cemetery with a capital ‘C’.” Some of its famous residents include Elizabeth Arden, Brooke Astor, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, Samuel Gompers, Washington Irving and William Rockefeller. More information is available at http://visitsleepyhollow.com/things-to-do/sleepyhollow-cemetery-tours/.

We will meet for an optional lunch at a local restaurant TBD before the tour.

Please register with full payment by May 21 May 18, 2018. Group size is limited to 30 participants.

FEE: $42 (members $37). Includes tour. Lunch cost is additional.
DATE: Saturday, June 2, 2018
TIME: Lunch at 12pm. Tour is 2pm – 4pm.
MEETING PLACE: 430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY (South Gate of Cemetery)
GUIDE: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery guide
TRIP LEADERS: Carol & Jen

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Walking Tour of Lambertville, NJ

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Lambertville, NJ has transformed from a small, relatively less desirable Delaware River community in the 1960s and 1970s to a charming place. Come join us on an informative and leisurely stroll through this historic and quaint town on a tour led by the Lambertville Historical Society.

After the tour, we will have lunch at one of Lambertville’s special restaurants TBD, followed by a 1-2 hour walk along the Delaware River.

Please register with full payment by June 21, 2018. Group size is limited to 20 participants.

FEE: $30 (members $20). Includes tour. Lunch cost is additional.
DATE: Saturday, June 30, 2018
TIME: 10am – 3pm
MEETING PLACE: Lambertville Historical Society, 62 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.
TRIP LEADER: Judy

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Guided Walk of Old Croton Aqueduct: Mansions of the Historic Millionaires

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Join us on a 2+ hour guided walk of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Mansions of the Historic Millionaires. Starting from Main Street in Irvington, NY, we will meander along the Old Croton Aqueduct trail from Irvington to Tarrytown to admire mansions, architectural landmarks and Hudson River views. We will have the opportunity to see the Hidden Treasure of the Irvington Town Hall - the Tiffany Reading Room.

This trip includes significant walking, mostly along level terrain. There will be an optional late lunch at a local restaurant (TBD) after our tour.

Please register with full payment by August 24, 2018. Fees are non-refundable because AFW has to pre-pay for the event.

FEE: $30 (Members $20). Includes guided walk. Lunch cost is additional.
DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2018, weather permitting
TIME: 10am – 3pm
MEETING PLACE: Town Hall, Irvington, NY
GUIDE: Sara
TRIP LEADER: Christine

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TreEscape Aerial Adventure Ropes Courses at Mountain Creek Resort, NJ

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Join us for an adventure that can be as easy or as strenuous as you want. We have 3 hours to complete as many of the 10 courses as you care to. Each course is rated from easy to strenuous. If you’re tired and have done as many of the courses as you’d like, you can cheer the others on.

TreEscape Aerial Adventure Ropes Courses is a unique blend of wooden platforms built in the trees, some low and some high, connected by exhilarating combinations of rope walks, obstacles, climbing elements, and zip lines all located in a beautiful forested setting. The Park offers the thrill of climbing through the treetops to complete a wide range of challenges for adventurers of all age levels, providing hours of fun. You wear a harness and are connected to steel cables at all times. This is a rain or shine event so please dress accordingly.

Please register with full payment by September 22, 2018.

FEE: $55 (members $45). Includes Park fee. Lunch cost is additional.
DATE: Sunday, September 29, 2018, rain or shine.
TIME: 9:30am – 2pm
MEETING PLACE: 414 County Road 517, Vernon Township, NJ 07462
TRIP LEADER: Jackie

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