Since 1982 Shorewalkers has been a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving New York City's surrounding shores, and the public spaces within our overall area. We believe that walks and hikes, in addition to promoting personal health and social interactions, will greatly raise the environmental awareness of everyone.
We try to make our events interesting & varied. They will be posted continuously throughout the year on both Meetup and Shorewalkers' website. Please visit our website to view our quarterly Newsletter in downloadable & printable format.
Our walks/hikes are of 3 types:
#1. Exercise. More in the nature of hiking: Fast &/or strenuous in a challenging terrain.
#2. Historical & cultural. Walking: Slower with the leader discussing the history & demographics of places of interest and with many photographic opportunities.
#3. Any combination of the above two
Here are only a few examples among the dozens of events that we offer that help to illustrate the diversity of our activities:
#1. Hike along the Minnewaska Ridge in Ulster County in the fall. A little strenuous but worth it to see the glorious colors & magnificent views.
#2. Walk through Central Park with leader discussing & interpreting the history of some of it's many bridges & waterways.
#3. Walk/hike along the Palisades in New Jersey. Always interesting with great photo ops.
#4. Walk around Roosevelt Island with an introduction by an Historian on the Island's history and feel within an urban context a suburban flavor.
#5. Walk between the final stops of two different subway lines within a totally urban environment. Feel the demographic & cultural differences that exist side by side in our City.
Our leaders are attuned to the needs & wishes of the group will do their best to accommodate the activity as much as possible to the group's interests, (but always within the context of the event's calendar description).
Venues of our walks are generally within any of the five boroughs with an emphasis on our waterways, but also may be as far ranging as from our general local Metropolitan Tri-State area to upstate New York.
As you might imagine, terrain can vary considerably for any event: Flat in an urban context, challenging on a Mountain Trail. We urge that every person read the event's description and keep in mind their own limitations and abilities. All leaders can be contacted through the information in each event description & leaders will always welcome your questions.
99% of our activities may be reached through public transportation.
In addtion, periodically we will also post other activities that are neither walks nor hikes, but that we feel to be of special interest.
We strongly urge that you subscribe to the assorted notice capabilities within Meetup. You can be informed of event additions, changes, and important notices on an automatic basis, without your having to constantly check back into the site. RSS feeds, email notices etc. are all available to you. Too much information??: Most notice types are within your personal control to customize.
Our paid annual membership (currently over 1,500 active people) are as varied as our events: From children to seniors, men and women such as yourself, delighted to investigate and participate in the marvelous natural surroundings of our amazing and constantly changing, and always interesting environment.
We contribute to the many environmental and natural resources within the city, and we ask that you join us as a Member or Contributor to help us in our activities. We will also during a year have a few enjoyable activities that will be available only to Members:
You are cordially invited to be a member for a contribution of $20/individual or $25/family.
Here is a direct link to a Membership application: Membership Application or pay easily through "Paypal": Paypal Registration
Please remember that Non-members are always invited to participate in our walks and most other events.
There is never an event fee for members. Non-members may be asked for a small voluntary donation (generally $3) to offset our costs.
Question regarding an event?:
Contact ONLY the event leader as shown in the event description. ONLY event leaders will be able to give specific information.
Please do NOT ask the organizers. Please do NOT ask on the message board. Please do NOT ask on the RSVP Comment note.
We welcome your feedback to make this group as interesting and effective as possible. If you have a suggestion please write to the Organizer or one of the Assistant Organizers as shown to the left under the "Organized By" photo. We WANT your input.
We urge that event photos be posted onto our photo album: http://www.meetup.com...
We also urge that you participate with us by using the "RSVP" capabilities of Meetup. We like to know that you are interested in our work and have viewed our site.