Great Saunter Registration F.A.Q.
By registering in advance, you will receive your Great Saunter materials in the mail and you will be good to go on May 3rd!
Great Saunter 2014 is now open!
Saturday May 3, 2014, the Shorewalkers will host the 29th annual Great Saunter—the world's most famous 32-mile hike circling Manhattan's rim. Bring extra socks for this unique event the New York Times describes as "the ultimate and extreme city walking tour."
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Pete Seegar: A Shorewalker Along Many Rivers
By Cy A Adler
Hiking in a Winter Wonderland
reprinted from the New York Times
Walking in a Winter Wonderland in New York City Parks
By KEITH MULVIHILL
Published: December 19, 2013
JUST because temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean outdoor efforts to elevate your heart rate should take a nose dive, too. New York City offers many walking trails and paths through scenic, wooded parks and along breathtaking waterways
The View From Atop the High Bridge
One of the major pedestrian bridges, The High Bridge, linking Manhattan to the Bronx is soon to be opened. Have a look at this video as another of New York's wonderful walking promenades take shape http://www.streetfilms.org/the-view-from-atop-the-high-bridge/
Harlem River, Cut Off From Public, Is Getting a Push Out of Isolation
One by one, the rivers around Manhattan have emerged from decades of industrial abuse. The Hudson River has its five-mile ribbon of parkland and active kayaking community; the Bronx River, the occasional beaver sighting; and the East River, a popular ferry service — all contributing to the sense that New York is, in fact, a river city.
Read more of this New York Times article at the following link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/nyregion/harlem-river-cut-off-from-public-is-getting-a-push-out-of-isolation.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1382796368-hSNWBPaWKoF+dmf4t4fX6g
The Great Saunter on KCET-TV
NY, tutti pazzi per il Long Walking
_____________________________________________________NY, Mad for Long Walking, Ideal for Fans and Over 50 by Glauco Maggi photos: Maria Teresa Cometto
This article orignally appeared in the the Italian newspaper LaStampa. The translation, reproduced below is used with the permission of the authors along with their pictures. The original Italian text may be read in the newpaper LaStampa at the following link: www.lastampa.it/2013/06/24/societa/ny-tutti-pazzi-per-il-long-walking-lideale-per-appassionati-e-over-EQ6ArUW2a9EFFTljb8yJDI/pagina.html
Athletes-tourists or tourists-athletes even better, I have a tip for you: the Big Apple you can know and enjoy even without doing the marathon. Or after you have done it you can not be bothered to do an encore due to all the hard work that went in to it.
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