Who We Are
Shorewalkers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, environmental organization launched in 1982 that is dedicated to promoting and preserving New York City’s waterfront, as well as raising awareness of its shorelines by leading invigorating hikes throughout the metropolitan area.
Our signature event is The Great Saunter, a 32-mile walk around the shoreline of Manhattan, which takes place the first Saturday in May. And during the pandemic, we launched a second one, the Virtual Great Saunter to enable members to walk 32 miles anywhere in the world, in any number of segments.
We are funded entirely by annual membership dues as well as fees for our signature events and all our hike leaders and staff are volunteers who are passionately dedicated to advancing the organization’s mission and goals.