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On A Walk

Shorewalkers hikes are at the heart of our organization, led by experienced hike leaders with a passion
for the areas they walk and a knowledge about its history.

There is no better way to discover the world than at 3 miles per hour.

Walk Facts:

  • We lead urban walks throughout all 5 boroughs of NYC, as well as in Westchester County and New Jersey

  • All our walks are accessible by public transportation
  • Our walks are led by experienced, volunteer hike leaders

  • Our average walk length is 6-12 miles, usually with dropout points along the route

  • Our average pace is 3 miles per hour, with faster walks being designated as “brisk pace”

Become a member

Sign Up For A Walk

Shorewalkers members have access to unlimited walks throughout the year, which are posted on our Members Only Meet Up page. If you are not a member of Meetup, just create an account and join for free! Then navigate to our Walk Calendar to select a walk and register! Still have questions about how to use Meetup, including how to adjust your settings to receive emails? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to mail@shorewalkers.org.

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Saunter Events

The Great Saunter

The Great Saunter, which is our premier walking experience:
32 miles around the perimeter of Manhattan, held annually on the first Saturday of May. To learn more, click below.

The Great Saunter

The Virtual Great Saunter

The Virtual Great Saunter, launched in October 2020 in response to restrictions on large gatherings during the pandemic.
Walk anywhere, with anyone, at your own pace to complete
32 miles during the two weeks of this global event.
To learn more, click below.

Virtual Great Saunter

Signature Walks

We lead over 100 walks annually including Signature Walks that Members look forward to each year.

Happy New Year’s Day Walk
Starting on the northern end of Manhattan, walk under three great bridges that span the Harlem River in High Bridge Park. Held on the first day of January.

Great Manhattan Bridges Walk
Cross the Hudson, Harlem, and East Rivers via the 17 major bridges that connect to Manhattan.

Saunter Stretch
Warm-up walks to the Great Saunter scheduled on three consecutive weekends in April.

3 Lakes, 3 Parks in Queens
Unique waterway walk in our city’s biggest borough. Look for this walk in the spring and fall.

Walkway Over the Hudson
Cross the Hudson River walking over the old Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now a pedestrian walkway. Held each spring and fall.

Battery Park to Bear Mountain
Walk from Battery Park over the George Washington Bridge, down 400 steps and continue along the Palisades. Separated into two parts, taking place on Memorial Day and July 4th.

Walk Off the Turkey
Starting at the southern tip of Manhattan, walk the Hudson River Greenway to the Little Red Lighthouse. Planned each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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