The Great Saunter was profiled in the New York Magazine. For the link to this article click on the title of the article below:Unforced March:Sauntering All 32 Miles Of Manhattan's Coastlne For the New York Times take on the Great Saunter click on the title of the article below:Circling Manhattan (Bring Extra Socks)
SEE MANHATTAN AT 3 MPH!
Experience New York City like you never have before!
On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Shorewalkers will hold the 28th annual Great Saunter—a 32-mile walk around Manhattan's rim. The pace is steady, but not fast. Most of the route is fairly flat. We keep to the waterside as much as possible. There is no rain date; we will go rain or shine.
The Great Saunter is a World Famous Civic Event that attracts tourists and walkers from New York, as well as other states, and countries. It is truly an international event in an international city! The Great Saunter has received support from New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and the Manhattan Borough President.
Join the Shorewalkers on this spectacular 32-mile walk around the rim of Manhattan Island, starting early at South Street Seaport and ending there that evening for a celebration. Walk through 20 parks, experience many cultures, and celebrate the new Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. See the Statue Of Liberty, New Jersey, the Palisades, all four outer Boroughs, people fishing in the rivers, cherry trees in bloom and spring flowers. Enjoy lunch in Inwood Park. Walk part or all of the route. Meet people from all over.