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.

Contact Us
About Us Lighthouse
our mission

Our Mission

Shorewalkers mission is to enjoy, enhance and protect the parks, promenades and paths along the water in and around the New York City metropolitan area as well as to educate the public and enhance the health of its members.

Join A Walk
our mission

Join Our Community

Membership in Shorewalkers is both an investment in New York City’s waterfront and parks, as well as a safe and invigorating way to stay physically fit, socially connected and intellectually inspired. Fees start at $20 annually for unlimited hikes.

Join Now
our community mobile
our community mobile