Here is the resource for Hike Leaders only. All your frequently asked questions in one place.

Anything specific that I need to do after a walk?

2021-07-14T20:18:34-05:00March 28, 2021||

We are always interested to hear about your experience leading a hike. Email and let us know how it went. Alert us immediately if anybody is injured or gets ill on the hike or engages in inappropriate behavior. If a hiker or a leader is hurt on a walk, Shorewalkers carries ...

Which safety tips do I need to follow?

2021-03-28T17:52:59-05:00March 28, 2021||

Safety: The most important thing to keep in mind on the hike is safety. Be careful when leading the group across streets – if the entire group cannot cross before the traffic signal changes, wait where they can see you. If they become anxious about being separated from the group, they ...

What’s the procedure for the day of the walk?

2021-04-28T16:19:54-05:00March 28, 2021||

Either download or write down the RSVP list from Meetup. At the walk, check in attendees. We no longer have a sign-in sheet and their participation in the walk is the liability waiver. Wait 15 minutes after the scheduled time to begin the hike. When you are ready to start, ...

What’s the best method for scouting a walk?

2022-06-17T11:17:35-05:00March 28, 2021||

If you are planning a hike on a walkway, such as the Hudson River Greenway, you may be able to lead the hike after only walking the route once. Check for detours and dangerous conditions, note the location of restrooms and dropout points, decide where to stop for lunch, and ...

Where can I get ideas for new walks?

2021-05-29T18:45:43-05:00March 28, 2021||

Online resources such as Untapped Cities (, Atlas Obscura ( and Forgotten New York ( publish detailed posts on New York City, such as “The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Floyd Bennett Field.” Meetup walking groups are an excellent resource, including walks previously posted by Shorewalkers that are no longer ...

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