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Meet You at Hike-toberfest on Saturday, October 23rd!


See why Van Cortlandt Park is where NYC hikes when you join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for Hike-toberfest on Saturday, October 23rd in the Bronx!  

Join us for a guided hike in the park, followed by a classic Oktoberfest celebration, complete with local beer, German food, live music, lawn games, and more.


All registered hike participants (21+ and Junior) will receive a VCPA long-sleeve t-shirt. Kids will receive an “I Love Vannie” magnet. Check out these awesome custom fridge magnets from our friends at Sticker Mule! 

Hike options are:

Long Hike: Up for a Challenge • Starts at 2:30pm

Explore lesser known areas of the park on this 5-6 mile hike. Our longest and most difficult hike of the day!

Medium Hike: Take in the Scenery • Starts at 3pm

Stop along the way to enjoy the sites on this 3-4 mile hike. This is best for intermediate hikers.

Educational Hike: Learn Something About the Park • Starts at 3:30pm

This 2-mile, easy walk will have plenty of stops along the way, highlighting natural delights and fascinating park history.

Family Fun Hike: Bring the Kids • Starts at 3:30pm

This short, family fun hike is followed by a hands-on art-making activity where you and your little ones create a project to bring home. One adult for every two kids, please!

Party at Oktoberfest:

German food by Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten;
– Local beer by Gun Hill Brewing Company served in a VCPA Hike-toberfest souvenir mug;
– Cupcakes from Lloyd’s Carrot Cake;
– Yard games on the Van Cortlandt House Museum lawn;
– Live music with the Ja, Ja, Jas!;
– Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for the chance to win terrific prizes from Patagonia and more!

Early Bird Ticket Specials thru 9/23!
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sponsorships Available!
Become a sponsor online or click here for a form to mail in.

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