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Got Sneakers? We're Walking Across Jersey

As a Jersey girl from way back, who remembers when Parkway tolls were a quarter and still reads the instructions on the pump when I get my own gas in other places, I've seen a lot of my home state. I hit Route 17 the day I received my driver's license in Lodi, and I've been behind the wheel ever since. The next several weekends will be different, as I've traded car keys (and beloved flip-flops) for serious walking shoes.

Organization Hosts Mile-Long Walks

FreeWalkers Organization members will be walking more than 100 miles across the state in the next two months to promote walking as a fitness exercise. The event is open for anyone who wants to participate and is free of charge,..." "FreeWalkers Organization has 250 online members since its start last year", Kiczek said. Kiczek is anticipating about 100 participants for the 100-mile Great Canal Walk, but expects more people to sign up once when it comes closer to the event.

Hiking from Trenton to New Brunswick

Morristown resident Paul Kiczek will join up with others Saturday in Trenton and begin walking. At the end of the day, they expect they will have walked 40 miles and reached New Brunswick. The Trenton to New Brunswick 40, or TR2NB40, is one of three walks planned this month and in May along the 100-mile, Trenton-to-Jersey City stretch of the East Coast Greenway. The Greenway is a nearly 3,000-mile multi-use path connecting Maine to Key West, Fla. It is known as the urban alternative to the Appalachian Trail...

Great Walk Along a Great Canal

Wednesday, April 13 by silvia, West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance

Hats off to all 50 or so people who took part in TR2NB40 — a 40-mile walk from Trenton to New Brunswick along the D&R Canal on Saturday. Not all walked the entire route, but it sounds like everyone had a good time. We received two reports, one from WWBPA trustee Michael Ogg and another from WWBPA member Loretta Rice.

 “It was fun talking with others and learning about other walks such as The Great Saunter on May 7, a walk round Manhattan.

Log for TR2NB40 - 4/9/11 - Great Canal Walk

With a shifting weather forecast it was hard to say how this day would turn out when I got up at 4:00 a.m. The day before had been rainy. The trail could be muddy. But for now there was nothing stopping the assault of our feet on the great D&R Canal. When combining distance and number of walkers this would be like no event in this historical and pastoral area of New Jersey.

Car parking in the 24-hour garage across from the New Brunswick station was easy.

Union County Welcomes East Coast Greenway Walkers on “The Big Walk”

Cranford, NJ - Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski and Cranford Finance Commissioner Ed O’Malley, along with otherofficials, gave over 60 participants in “The Big Walk” event a rousing welcome at the Cranford Train Station on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The walkers, following the East Coast Greenway trail, passed through Cranford en route to the day’s final destination, New York City after starting the day at the Metropark Train Station in Iselin.

Monmouth County Extends Summer for Long Distance FreeWalkers

Asbury Park, NJ - The FreeWalkers, a social network of long-distance walkers, aims to extend the summer of 2011 for another ten days. Their plan is to walk 30 miles near the coast from Matawan to Asbury Park on Saturday, October 1, 2001, along trails, sidewalks and boardwalk . It's a time when Summer still lingers in the air and the beaches and scenery are peaceful and welcoming. The event is FREE, open to the public and supports Friends of the Parks.

FreeWalkers to Walk Across New Jersey Again in 2012 on the East Coast Greenway

The FreeWalkers and the East Coast Greenway invite the Public to Walk the 100-mile Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge in 2012 - Starting with the “Great Canal Walk” on April 7th. Hoping to repeat and expand the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge in 2012, the FreeWalkers are offering, for the second year in a row, a challenge to the public to walk across New Jersey in 2012. The program consists of walking 100 miles across the entire state – from Trenton to New York City within the next 12 months.

Join a Great Walk Along the Great D&R Canal on April 7, 2012

 Starting from the Delaware River, trace the footsteps of this 175 year old waterway and transportation system across Central New Jersey - from Trenton to New Brunswick. The Great Canal Walk is a forty-mile, one-day long distance event that is a superb physical and mental challenge and the first event in a series of walking events aiming to walk across New Jersey following the East Coast Greenway.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey's most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding.

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