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This group is open to active members of Shorewalkers, a non-profit group leading walks throughout the NYC area. Our volunteer hike leaders offer walks every weekend of the year and our signature event, a 32-mile hike around Manhattan called the Great Saunter, takes place on the first Saturday in May. To join this group, first register as a paid member at www.Shorewalkers.org.
Come join us for a walk and experience NYC at 3 mph!

Your participation in any of our activities is your acknowledgment that you are solely responsible for your own assessment of your abilities and your physical fitness to participate in that activity.   Participants in any Shorewalkers activity are encouraged to discuss with the hike leader any limitation they may have that could affect their ability to fully participate in an event, especially on hikes outside city limits such as those on hiking trails.  The hike leader may refuse to take anyone who lacks proper equipment as indicated in the hike description.  Walkers must be physically fit and by joining any event you agree to waive all rights and claims for damages against Shorewalkers, it’s officers, directors, hike leaders, employees, event personnel or volunteers.

Shorewalkers does not tolerate inappropriate behavior during its events. If you are subject to or witness any inappropriate behavior during a Shorewalker event, please contact the Shorewalker Meetup Organizers directly and report the behavior. Shorewalkers will investigate any reports of inappropriate behavior and take necessary action.

Shorewalkers encourages social media posts of photos and videos taken during our events. We remind our members that such photos/videos are subject to the Content & Privacy guidelines of said social media platform. Shorewalkers reserves the right to use the photos/videos in any manner and for any reason, except for commercial purposes, without remuneration or attribution. We require those who capture video with identifiable voice of a hike leader or walker, to obtain approval of that person prior to posting the content to social media.

Upcoming events (3)

Up the Hudson to BBQ & Blues

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Join us for a 5-mile, moderate paced walk up the Hudson River to Pier 76 where we'll attend the Hudson River Park Blue's BBQ festival - BBQ, beer/drinks and live music on a beautiful summer day!

MEET: Meet us in front of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at the tip of Manhattan at 11:00am. Restrooms inside the Terminal.

We'll walk 5 miles up the Hudson River with a restroom stop at Chelsea Piers. At Pier 76 (34th St), we'll stop to enjoy Blues BBQ Festival — Hudson River Park. Entrance into the festival is free, food & drink for purchase. Live music starts at 2pm with the Zydeco Hellraisers taking the stage. Full lineup of performers and food vendors in the link.

Hike leader Paul B. will offer an extension of 2 additional miles up to 72nd Street, for those who prefer to keep walking.

BRING: Hat, sunscreen, water. Bring lunch if you will continue the walk to 72nd Street.

HIKE LEADERS: Pam Cress[masked] (text only) and Paul Bienstock[masked].

Photo Credit: John K

LET'S WALK FOR ICE CREAM - AGAIN! (Upper West Side & Upper East Side)

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By popular demand we will repeat this i-conic ice cream walk! If you have not joined us on our recent walk, then sign up now!

This walk is all about ice cream, perfect for a hot summer day in the city:

  • mix of modern creameries and old-school parlors
  • brisker 8 mile loop, start/ end Columbus Circle
  • about 4 hours on city streets and Central Park paths
  • numerous drop out points
  • max 25 walkers

Meet: Columbus Circle behind the Maine Monument in the shade at 4pm

This walk is all about ice cream:
modern creameries and old-school parlors with a mix of traditional and innovative gelato, kosher, vegan and even Japanese-inspired ice cream. None of our stops are rated below 4.5 out of 5 stars!

We will stop at about 2-3 places on our walk up Columbus and Amsterdam on the West Side and at about the same number of ice cream places on the way down 1st, 2nd and 3rd Ave on the East Side.

At around 85th street, we will cross Central Park (bathroom stop).

Hike leader: Sigrid Stropnik

Rockaway Beach Hike & Swim

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Walk along Rockaway boardwalk from Beach 116th St. to Beach 30th Street. We will have a leisurely lunch and spend time at the beach enjoying the sun, sand and ocean. After the beach, we walk back to the subway at Beach 44th St. where walk will end.

Flat terrain, moderate pace, about 5 miles. Drop off points with access to subway along walk route.

BRING: lunch, water and bathing suit, hat and sunscreen.

MEET: 11:00 AM outside subway station at Beach 116 street Take JFK A-Train to Broad Channel, change for S-train at Broad Channel and exit S-train at Beach 116 street. Please allow ample time to get to Rockaway Beach due to MTA weekend subway changes. Bathrooms available in subway station and nearby on boardwalk.

Rain cancels and hike leader will announce cancellation on Meetup by 8pm the day before the walk.

**Joint walk with Outdoors Club, please RSVP with only one club. We'll remove your RSVP if you are already signed up with Outdoors Club in order to open the spot for another member to attend. **

Leader: Ed Leibowitz,[masked], [masked]. Cell phone[masked] only on day of hike after 10:00 AM.

Past events (380)

Brisk Pace Walk - Summer Day in Central Park - 8+ miles

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