Appalachian Mountain Club

Transportation Codes


Meeting time/place is indicated by a transportation code within each hike/excursion write-up (e.g., Trans. 1A, Trans. 1B, etc.). The codes are explained below and apply only to AMC New York-North Jersey Chapter scheduled activities.

Events meeting at public transportation places should not begin before arrival of bus or train. A leader should wait at least ½ hour for scheduled arrival, not necessarily for delayed private cars. All meeting times coincide with the bus/train time of arrival. All buses leave the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal (41 St. & 8 Ave.), unless otherwise noted. Check schedules with rail and bus lines as this schedule is printed several months in advance of events.

1 Applies to weekends only: 8:30 a.m. SHORT LINE bus run #401 (212-736-4700 www.coachusa.com/shortline) North Wing – Note: run #401 discharges passengers upon request during boarding along the Rt. 17 corridor. Coachusa website does not include request stops shown below. (Late bus run # 389 leaves NYC at 9:10). Map of all Trans Code 1

A. Not Used

B. Sloatsburg, Rockland CO., NY. Arr. 9:15. Meet at Municipal Building Parking Lot located north of 2nd stop light. Follow signs into parking lot. Map and directions

C. Tuxedo, Orange CO., NY. Arr. 9:19. From Rt. 17 north turn R on East Village Rd. Meet in commuter lot just past the tracks. Map and directions

D. Rt. 17A/Sterling Forest. Orange CO., NY. Arr. 9:21. (Rt. 17 & 17A, Park & Ride) Exit Rt. 17 to the left, 2.5 miles past Tuxedo, meet in the paved parking lot past the stop sign. Map and directions

E. Southfields, Orange CO., NY. Arr. 9:24. Meet at Red Apple Rest on route17 northbound. No all day parking allowed. Map and directions

F. Arden, Orange CO., NY. Arr. 9:26. Request bus driver to stop at “Welcome to Harriman Park” sign on Rt. 17 at Arden Valley Rd (2 miles N of Southfields). At that sign, go E 4/10 mile. Meet at pkg. lot, which is the first right turn after crossing Thruway Bridge. Map and directions

G. Harriman RR Station, Orange CO., NY. Arr. 9:28.Meet at RR Sta. parking lot off Rt. 17 northbound. Map and directions

2 8:30 a.m. SHORT LINE bus #733 (212-736-4700 www.coachusa.com/shortline) to:

A. Mountainville, Orange CO., NY. Arr. 9:52 a.m., Rt. 32 & Angola/Pleasant Hill Rd., at Black Rock Fish & Game Club sign. Map and directions

3 7:30 a.m. NJ TRANSIT Bus # 197 (Sun bus leaves 7:45 a.m.) (212-564-8484, 973-762-5100 www.njtransit.com) Sat. 8:30 a.m. departure bus terminates Ringwood Park and Ride arr. 9:47 a.m. Late bus #197 leaves Sat. & Sun. 9:30 a.m. Bus departs from PABT Gate 233. Map of all Trans Code 3

A. Ringwood NJ. Rt 511 & Skyline Lakes Dr., (Request stop only) arr 8:43 (Sun 8:58). Park in shopping mall behind “Lakeside Diner”. Do not park at diner. Map and directions

B. Ringwood Park and Ride. One Cannici Dr. (off of Skyline Drive, 1500 feet from its T junction with Rt. 511) arr. 8:47 (Sun 9:02). Late bus on Saturdays arr. 9.47. Map and directions

C. Ringwood, Rte 511 and East Shore Rd (Request stop only) arr. 9:09 (Sun 9:17). Trailhead parking for Highlands trail is across the road from bus stop. Map and directions

D. West Milford NJ, NJ. Route 511 & 513, arr. 9:09 (Sun 9:21). Request stop at A&P Shopping Plaza near intersection of NJ Rte 511 and 513 upon boarding. Meet @ A&P Shopping Plaza parking lot, 1926 Union Valley Rd. NJ Rte 513 just west of intersection of Lakeside Rd, NJ Rte 511. Map and directions

E. Stateline Trail Lakeside Rd at NY/NJ border (Request stop only) arr. 9:14. (Sun. 9:29). Parking area located on dirt access road west of Greenwood Lake Marina. Do not park on private property of Marina. Map and directions

F. Greenwood Lake, NY. Park and Ride, Jersey Ave. arr. 9:16 (Sun 9:31) Park and Ride is 500 ft before Jersey Ave (Rt 210) ends at T junction with Windermere Ave. Map and directions

G. Mt. Peter (Kain Rd Request stop only), arr. 9:20. (Sun. 9:44). Parking area is on Rt 17A & Continental Rd, North of Greenwood Lake NY. Look for AT sign. Map and directions

 

4 8:45 a.m. COACHUSA/Short Line (212-736-4700 www.coachusa/shortline). Purchase ticket at Short Line Ticket Windows (North Wing). Map of all Trans Code 4

A. Suffern, Rockland CO., NY. Arr. 9:38. Meet pkg. lot opp. bus ticket off. nr. jct. Lafayette Ave (Rt 59) & Orange Ave. (Rt 202) in business district. Map and directions

B. Viola School. Arr. 9:42. Kakiat Cty. Pk. Rt. 202, 3 mi. E of Suffern. Lot in park near entrance, N side of Rt. 202. Map and directions

C. Mt. Ivy. Arr. 9:50. Rt. 202 & PIP Exit 13. Meet in commuter lot. Map and directions

D. Tomkins Cove. Arr. 10:11 Route 9W. Trailhead 1777 Trail, 3.4 mi. N of the bridge in Stony Point. Stops only on request. Map and directions

E. Jones Point, Dunderberg on Route 9W. Arr. 10:13. 3½ mi. S of Bear Mtn. Inn. Stops only on request. Map and directions

F. Bear Mtn. Inn. Rockland CO., NY. Route 9W S of Bear Mtn. Bridge. Arr. 10:15. (Return: lv. Inn at 5:19 p.m.) Map and directions

G. Ft. Montgomery State Historical Site (1/4 mi. N of Bear Mtn. Bridge Traffic Circle). Arr. 10:17. Stops only on request. Drivers park free.

 

5 8:44 a.m. METRO-NORTH RR (212-532-4900 http://www.mta.info/schedules) Poughkeepsie train from GCT (early train leaves 7:44 a.m.). Map of all Trans Code 5

A. Peekskill, Westchester CO., NY. Arr. 9:42. Off Rt. 9 (early train 8:42 a.m.). Map and directions

B. Manitou, Putnam CO., NY. Arr. 9:49. Located 1¼ mile N of Bear Mtn. Bridge on Manitou Rd. off Rt. 9D (early train 8:49 a.m.). Map and directions

C. Garrison, Putnam CO., NY. Arr. 9:54. ¼-mi. W of Rts. 9D & 403 (early train 8:54 a.m.). Map and directions

D. Cold Spring, Putnam CO., NY. Arr. 9:58. Meet at foot of Main St. (near Cold Spring Depot Restaurant) (early train 8:58 a.m.). Map and directions

E. Breakneck Ridge, Dutchess CO., NY. Arr. 10:02. Breakneck Ridge parking lot is located ¼ mile N of the tunnel. Train riders walk south along road to parking lot. Do not walk on tracks. (early train 9:02 a.m.). Map and directions

F. Beacon, Dutchess CO., NY. Arr. 10:10. Meet in the northbound commuter parking lot (early train 9:10 a.m.). Map and directions

 

6 8:30 a.m. ADIRONDACK TRAILWAYS (212-967-2900 www.trailwaysny.com). Ticket office is in South Wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, near 8 Ave., 40 St. Earlier bus leaves at 7:00 a.m. Map of all Trans Code 6

A. New Paltz, Ulster CO., NY. Arr. 10:05. Meet at bus station. Drivers take NYS Thruway to Exit 18, then Route 299 W 1 mile. Park on side street, NOT in station. Early bus arr. 8:35. Map and directions

B. Kingston, Ulster CO., NY. Arr. 10:35. (Early express bus leaves 7:00 a.m. arr. 8:40 a.m.) Meet at bus station. Drivers take NYS Thruway to Exit 19. Park at side of bus station (400 Washington Ave.) Map and directions

 

7 Applies to weekends only: 9:15 a.m. ROCKLAND COACHES (COACH USA) (www.coachusa/rockland) bus from PABT, South Wing gate 220, tickets at windows 11-15. Bus also departs from George Washington Bus Terminal at 9:40 a.m. Early bus departs PABT @ 8:15 a.m. Map of all Trans Code 7

A. Englewood Cliffs, Bergen CO., NJ. Palisade Ave. & Route 9W. Arr. 9:52. Early bus arr. 8:52. Map and directions

B. Greenbrook Rd., 9W Bergen CO., NJ. Arr 9:55. Ent. Greenbrook Sanct. Early bus arr. 8:55. Stops only on request. Map and directions

C. Closter Dock Rd., 9W Bergen CO., NJ. Arr. 10:00. Tunnel to Long Path. Early bus arr. 9:00. Map and directions

D. State Line Lookout/Lamont Observatory exit 3 Palisades Parkway Northbound, Arr 10:04, Early bus 9:04 Bus riders to ask for stop at Lamont Observatory and follow the old concrete highway East to State Line Lokkout. Drivers to meet at State Line Lookout parking area opposite exit 3 on the Palisades Parkway Northbound.

E. Piermont, Rockland CO., NY. 450 Piermont Ave. Arr. 10:17. Early bus arr. 9:17. Map and directions

F. Upper Nyack, Rockland CO., NY. Arr. 10:30, on Rt 9W. Approx 1 mile N of NY Thruway. Meet in dirt parking area a few feet N of Christian Herald Rd traffic light on W side of Rt. 9W. Drivers park in lower athletic field on Christian Herald Rd. west of Rt. 9W. Early bus arr. 9:30. Map and directions

G. Rockland Lake Park & 9W. Arr. 10:35. Early bus arr. 9:35. Map and directions

 

8 8:10 a.m. NJ TRANSIT (212-564-8484, 973-762-5100 www.njtransit.com). Bus #194 (8:20 a.m. on Sun.). Map of all Trans Code 8

A. Lot 25, Willowbrook Mall, next to Lord & Taylor. Arr. 8:40 (9:00 Sun.). Mall is at junction of Rtes. 23, 46 & 80, Wayne NJ. Enter mall from Rt. 23 just S of junction. Map and directions

B. Pompton Lakes NJ. Arr. 9:11 (9:33 Sun.), Wanaque & Pompton Aves., parking lot, rear of library. Stops only on request. Map and directions

C. Meadetown NJ Shopping Center, Rt. 23, in Butler. Arr. 9:26 (9:36 Sun.). Stops only on request. Map and directions

D. Newfoundland NJ. Arr. 9:36 (9:46 Sun.), Old Rt. 23 & Kanouse Road. Map and directions

 

9 9:14 a.m. NJ TRANSIT (800-772-2222 www.njtransit.com) train from Penn Sta. arriving Secaucus 9:20. Change to Port Jervis line leaving Secaucus 9:31. PORT Jervis line may also be boarded at Hoboken at 9:23. Map of all Trans Code 9

A. Suffern, Rockland CO., NY. Arr. 10:03. Railroad station is about 500 ft. S of junction of Lafayette Ave (Rt 59) & Orange Ave. (Rt 202). Map and directions

B. Sloatsburg, Rockland CO., NY. Arr. 10:12 Meet at Municipal Building Parking Lot located north of 2nd stop light just past Characters Restaurant. Follow signs into parking lot. Map and directions

C. Tuxedo, Orange CO., NY. Arr. 10:17. From Rt. 17 north turn R on East Village Rd. Meet in commuter lot just past the tracks. Map and directions

D. Harriman, Orange CO., NY. Arr. 10:27. Meet at RR sta. parking lot off Rt. 17 northbound. Map and directions

 

10 7:45 a.m. (later train 9:12) LIRR (718-217-LIRR www.mta.info/lirr) Penn Sta. Frequent Schedule Changes always confirm, changes in Jamaica Map of all Trans Code 10

A. Bay Shore. Arr. 8:52 (later train 10:25). Map and directions

B. Great River Later train only, arr. 10:33. Map and directions

C. Sayville. Arr. 9:03(later train 10:42). Map and directions

D. Patchogue. Arr. 9:11 (later train 10:49). Map and directions

E. Mastic-Shirley. Later train only, arr. 11:01. Map and directions

 

11 10:25 a.m. LIRR (718-217-LIRR www.mta.info/lirr) train from Penn Station.

A. Wantagh. Arr. 11:21. Map and directions

 

12 NJ TRANSIT train or PATH to Newark Penn Sta., then BLUE Newark Light Rail (Subway) Line, usually departing from platform 1, to the 3rd stop, Warren St. Pool is in gym by subway exit, & Tiernan Hall is the bldg. behind the athletic field scoreboard. Allow 60 min. Map and directions

 

13 8:15 a.m. SHORT LINE Bus #908 Bergen County Rt. (212-736-4700 www.coachusa.com/shortline) – North Wing

A. Suffern, Rockland CO., NY. Arr. 9:06. Meet pkg. lot opp. bus ticket off. nr. jct. Lafayette Ave (Rt 59) & Orange Ave. (Rt 202) in business district. Map and directions

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