Brooklyn: Williamsburg Bridge, Bedford Avenue and Prospect Park

Event date:
4- 28-2018 11:00 AM
Tom McBreen

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. We will take a few block look at the changing face of the “Lower East Side” before going over the century old Williamsburg Bridge (1903). In Williamsburg, we will visit the George Washington statue and pass Peter Lugar’s Restaurant on our way down Bedford Avenue to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park.

Meet at 10:00AM at Delancey and Essex Sts. ( northwest corner of Delancey Street)---F train. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with an optical zoom lens. We will walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.

The Great Saunter 2018

Event date:
5- 5-2018 7:00 AM

The Great Saunter 2018 will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018.  Registration will be opening in January 2018.

See New York City like never before in the Shorewalker’s epic urban hike, The Great Saunter! On Saturday May 5th 2018 covering 32-miles of beautiful waterfront and more than 20 parks along Manhattan’s incredible shorelines. Enjoy fabulous skyline views and natural landscapes rarely appreciated from within the city, all the while raising awareness to protect our parks, maintain the Westside promenades, restore the Eastside Greenway, redevelop the Harlem River, and connect the Greenway into a continuous path around the world’s most fascinating island! Join the more than 1400 hikers for this amazing journey you will always remember!  

Register for the Great Saunter

If this is your first time walking in the Great Saunter CLICK HERE(disabled) to register.
If you are a Shorewalker Member or have previously walked in the Great Saunter CLICK HERE(disabled)to register.

Membership and Participation

  1. Membership to Shorewalkers must be current (May 7, 2018 through May 6, 2019) to participate in the Great Saunter.  Renewals are required for memberships expiring on or before May 6, 2018. 

  2. Online registration for the Great Saunter includes a one-year membership to Shorewalkers.

  3. Participants who register online before April 15, 2018 will receive their Great Saunter materials by US Mail to the address in your member profile.

  4. Participants who register after April 15, 2018 must bring their registration receipt to the Registration Site on the day of the event to receive their materials.

  5. Day of the event registration, by cash, will not include a membership or a renewal to Shorewalkers.  Cash purchases on the day of the event will be $25 per registrant. There are no discounts for family purchases.

  6. All registrations by US Mail (renewals or new memberships) must be received by March 20, 2018 (6 weeks in advance of The Great Saunter) to allow time for processing.

  7. Volunteers are needed to assist on the Great Saunter.  If you are interested in volunteering email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If this is your first time walking in the Great Saunter CLICK HERE  to register.
If you are a Shorewalker Member or have previously walked in the Great Saunter CLICK HERE to register.


7:00 A.M.     Registration Opens-at Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street--Broad Street; New York NY 10004)
7:30 A.M.     The Great Saunter begins!!!
9:30 A.M.     Late Registration (West 42nd Street & Hudson Greenway by the Circle Line Terminal) 
11:00 A.M    Pass beneath Riverbank State Park (West 138th Street--restrooms available on the upper level in the park)
12:00 P.M.   Break-The Little Red Lighthouse (at the George Washington Bridge/West 178th Street) 
1:00 P.M.     Break-Inwood Hill Park: near the flagpole (West 214th Street)
4:00 P.M.     Break-Carl Schurz Park on the East River Promenade (south side of the park at East 84th Street)
7:00 P.M.     Certificates handed out and celebrate your Saunter at Fraunces Tavern!

Shorewalk: Sheepshead Bay to Floyd Bennett Airfield

Event date:
5- 5-2018 9:30 AM
Marvin Malater
A moderate-paced 7 mile hike on flat terrain via a combination of beaches and pathways. We will visit Hanger B, displaying many vintage WW ll aircraft, some in stages of  restoration. There will be access to some of the interiors of these aircraft. A continuation of this hike to Horseshoe Bay and beaches. A confluence of tides and currents have influxed this area with vintage bottles and glassware. Bring lunch and water.
Meet: 9:30am outside the Q/B Sheepshead Bay train station in Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay Road exit). Bring lunch and water.  Call for hike status or information. Nonmembers $3.

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
5- 12-2018 11:45 AM
Event End Date:
5- 12-2018 3:30 PM

Ride Metro-North along the Hudson River and take a walk on the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. Beautiful views of the River and surrounding mountains in the Poughkeepsie - Highland area from 212 feet above the water. Moderately paced, the round trip walk from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station is about 5 miles.

 Meeting in the Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station Waiting Room. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to The Poughkeepsie station (last stop). We will meet in the station waiting room at 11:45. Leader: Gerry Matusiewicz 845-462-1141 (cell 845-418-0745) or


Bronx: Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, and the Hall of Fame

Event date:
5- 26-2018 9:00 AM
Tom McBreen
(516) 812-0156

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours.. We will leave the “Garden”and walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. After lunch, we will walk up Fordham Road to the University Avenue . We will walk south on University Avenue to the Bronx Community College and the Hall of Fame. (Robert Edward Lee and Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson were removed in August, 2017). After the Hall of Fame we will walk down to the No. 4 train at Burnside Avenue and return to Manhattan. Bring lunch and water.  We will walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if there is a question.  Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.

Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train at 9:15AM ). We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:47AM. Entrance to the “Garden” is free until 10:00AM

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