Message from the President

FreeWalkers started in 2010 with a small number of people, and only a few walks held in the spring and the fall.  As interest and attendance grew, and volunteers suggested new and different routes, FreeWalkers added summer and winter walks.  In 2019 FreeWalkers has hosted over 40 walks, and we are currently working on new routes for 2020.

FreeWalkers has been, and will continue to be, successful because of our engaged partners:

  • Our volunteers who believe in promoting walking for all;
  • Our walkers who share their experiences and feedback;
  • Our leaders who donate their time, energy and talents for free;
  • Our local communities and collaborators including Union County, NJ, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, EverWalk Nation, Hudson River Greenway and many others that believe in our mission.

Our FreeWalkers nonprofit strives to provide great events for FREE through fundraising efforts.  Donations support the ongoing expenses that include our website, advertising, marketing, insurance, merchandise and other costs that come with keeping the group moving.

Whether it’s $10 or $1,000, we thank you for your past donations, and ask for your continued support. Just as every step counts, so does every dollar.  You can donate here.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Join us for our Gobble Gobble hike to work off that extra helping of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.  Register here for our free walk in South Mountain Reservation.

See you out on the trail.

Risa Olinsky

Current News/Blog Articles

Freewalkers In the News

Online Activity

Robert Pirsic is going to 2019 Winter Hudson Loop
Tina Anglek is now a member of FreeWalkers
Angus Tarpley, Janie Buop and Steffan Devin joined FreeWalkers
Nov 11
Jenn Popper published events
Nov 10

Upcoming Events

Distant Thoughts

Testing Our Limits

We can push each other to achieve health and fitness.

Walking with Walt

Discovering life's lessons on Forbidden Drive.

A Canadian Penny

A Freewalkers’ adventure from New York to St. Stephen

Angels on the Trail

Just meeting others along the way is some of the reward of a long walking adventure.

The Metaphysics of Walking

When you walk the same path many times your relationship to the place and the activity changes.

Walking with Bobby Kennedy

Here's the story of how the 50-Mile Kennedy Walk began by recreating history.


Walking News - NY Times

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