Sat, May 18|
Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center
The Brooklyn Ocean Walk: From Marine Park to Coney Island
Coney Island began attracting vacationers over 170 years ago and has been a place of amusement since 1880. Some say it is the birthplace of popular culture! This tour will traverse five ocean communities while taking in the interesting history and the multi-ethnic textures of these neighborhoods.
Time & Location
May 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3301 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11234, USA
About The Event
This walk and tour will be close to 7 miles in total so please be able to endure this amount of walking at a decent pace. Terrain is mostly level. This will be quite an adventure! BRING A PICNIC LUNCH, WATER, SUN HAT AND SUNSCREEN: VERY LITTLE SHADE!
This tour is free with optional donation. Space is set aside for new members, first and second timers. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO LEAVE THE WALK EARLY, UNFAIR TO OTHERS.
Here's the Itinerary:
11:00am: Meet at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Center by the restrooms (open early) for an optional one hour exploration of the area and nature trails.
Directions: You get there by the Q train to Kings Highway and then the B31 bus towards Gerritsen Beach (approx 11 minute ride) and get off at Gerritsen Avenue & Avenue U. Continue along Avenue U about 5 minutes to the Salt Marsh Center,
12 noon - 12:20pm: Brief visit to the Center (opens at noon).
Marine Park is a fascinating place with abundant wildlife, nature trails and a salt marsh, and was once the site of an American Indian Settlement.
12:20pm: The journey begins outside the center. We will have several breaks during the walk. include for lunch - bring your own.
Coney Island began attracting vacationers over 170 years ago and has been a place of amusement since 1880. Some say it is the birthplace of popular culture! This tour will traverse five ocean communities while taking in the interesting history and the multi-ethnic textures of the neighborhoods of Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach and Coney Island. We'll stroll the famous boardwalk, see the legendary parachute jump and the cyclone and perhaps sample some Russian street food.
4:00pm: End of tour: