Great Saunter 2014 Update
APRIL 16, 2014: The deadline for registering online in time for the Great Saunter Mailing on April 17th has now passed.
Members who have registered for the Great Saunter on or after April 16th, should bring their PayPal receipt as proof of membership as well as their Great Saunter confirmation email on May 3rd.
You will also be able to purchase tickets to the Saunter on Saturday May 3rd: Individual - $20, Family (for 2) - $30, plus $10 for each extra family member that is walking with you, but note that on the day of registration you will not be eligible for a renewal or purchase of a Shorewalkers annual membership.
Great Saunter 2014 Dates to Keep in Mind
APRIL 14TH - ONLINE DEADLINE: last day for registering online in time for the Great Saunter Mailing on April 17th.( If you miss this day you can bring your Confirmation email on May 3rd - and pick up your Great Saunter materials then.)
MARCH 20TH - MAILED IN REGISTRATION DEADLINE: last day for Shorewalkers to receive registration by mail for Memberships or the Great Saunter in order to be entered for the Great Saunter. After March 20th you must register for the Great Saunter in person. Payment in person will be for the Great Saunter only. All paperwork received after March 20th will not be processed until after May 3rd.
For more information on Great Saunter Registration and F.A.Q. click here!
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."
Click here for more on the Great Saunter 2014.
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
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