Urban Hikes

Walking Tour Meets Workout

Put on your walking shoes and get ready for the most unique walking tour in Brooklyn! We will take you through the most scenic and interesting parts of the neighborhoods.  We start early in the morning or in the evening to avoid the crowds on the sidewalks during the middle of the day.  The hikes are 2 to 3 hours long, covering 5-7 miles.  Each hike is on flat terrain and there are several "Insta-Stops" along the way to catch a few snaps, rest and refill your water bottle. We will share the history of the area, pass by historical landmarks and point out many of the cool cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries along our route.  

See below for in-depth itinerary


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Hipster to the Heights Tour

2.5-3 Hours-approx. 15-17,000 steps-$45 (includes cost of ferry)

Saturday mornings-check schedule for dates and times-also available for private groups at the date and time of your choosing.

Meeting point: 175 Broadway Williamsburg, Brooklyn (in front of Weylin near the JMZ Marcy Ave subway stop)

We start off in Williamsburg and check out the neighborhood that is attracting visitors from all over the world.  We will walk by the shops, cafes, restaurants and nightspots that make this area one of the most popular spots in NYC!  We will hop on a ferry and take in the city views on our way to South Brooklyn where we disembark in DUMBO.  We will walk by the galleries, cafes and amazing waterfront views from this energetic and historic neighborhood.  We then head along the riverfront into Brooklyn Heights where we will have walk through history in "brownstone Brooklyn" and catch the amazing Manhattan skyline from the promenade.  Lastly, there is an optional add on to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. 

Ending point: 48 Henry St. Brooklyn

 


City Lights Sunset Tour

2.5 hours-13-15,00- steps- $45 (includes ferry ride)

Starts 30 minutes prior to sunset on Saturday evenings (times will vary by season based on sunset, check schedule). Also available for private groups at the date and time of your choosing.

Meeting point: 48 Henry St. Brooklyn across from the A/C Subway line at High St

We start our hike in historic Brooklyn Heights where we will see beautiful "Brownstone Brooklyn" and learn about the history of the first suburb of New York City. We will walk from the Heights and watch the sunset over the Manhattan skyline from the promenade.  We hike down through DUMBO and watch as the sun disappears and the lights turn on in the city, a magical part of the day in New York.  In DUMBO we will see many cool cafes, restaurants, galleries and shops and then make our way to the ferry landing.  We take a breathtaking ferry ride under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges lit up at night.  We disembark in Williamsburg where we will see the neighborhood nightlife come alive in the restaurants, bars and cafes. 

Ending point: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg Experience Tour

2 to 2.5 hours-11-13,000 steps- $35

Starts: Sunday mornings-check schedule for dates and times-also available for private groups at the date and time of your choosing.

Meeting point: 175 Broadway Williamsburg, Brooklyn (in front of Weylin near the JMZ Marcy Ave subway stop)

We meet in Williamsburg in the morning and watch as the neighborhood comes to life and the locals straggle out of bed for their morning coffee.  We will hike through the normally crowded streets and see all the cool local cafes, restaurants and shops and see why this area is one of the most popular destinations in NYC.  While we hike you will learn the history of this area spanning from the original Dutch settlers to the current “hipster” invasion.   Along the way we will stop to view street art, amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and one of a kind people watching.    We will be pointing out places of interest, shops and eateries that you may want to visit later in your trip.

Ending point: 175 Broadway Williamsburg, Brooklyn (in front of Weylin near the JMZ Marcy Ave subway stop)

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Red Hook & Carroll Gardens

(2-2.5 hours) 11-13,000 steps- $30

Sunday afternoon 2-4:30pm, meet at the G/F subway Carroll St. stop in front of Milk Bar

We start our hike in the lovely neighborhood of Carroll Garden where we will see beautiful brownstones, cute cafes and shops while we make our way down to the Red Hook area. In Red Hook we see the historic waterfront area and get some great photos of the old warehouses and cool street art along with amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and the downtown Manhattan skyline.  A stop is planned along the way to grab a coffee and a sweet treat from a local café.  We will hike up along the waterfront and over to the Red Hook ball fields to the famous food trucks featuring authentic Latin American specialties.  (My personal favorite are the papusas) Yes, this tour has 2 food stops! Don’t worry, you will be walking 4-5 miles so you can indulge in a few treats along the way! Our tour will end at the same place where we started.