FreeWalkers - Walking Tour of Jersey City - Liberty State Park

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FreeWalkers - Walking Tour of Jersey City - Liberty State Park

Time: June 12, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Zeppelin Hall Biergarten (Starts & Ends Here)
Street: 88 Liberty View Drive
City/Town: Jersey City, NJ 07305
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Phone: (201) 721-8888
Event Type: walk, distance walk, hike, urban hike, practice walk
Organized By: Nancy Jonap
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2012

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Event Description

Join the FreeWalkers for a 3 hour walk (about 7 miles) of Jersey City in Liberty State Park which sports a spectacular view of the NYC skyline, Ellis Island, Statue of LIberty, Ferry Building and WTC Monument as well as Liberty Pointe.

This is an informal walk starting around 1:00 which will make the entire loop around the park, stopping at some sights, and end at the Zeppelin Beer Hall for FreeWalkers 2011 Spring Celebration and Reunion. It's FREE and everyone is invited. Bring friends and family. 

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Comment by Susann Brady on May 30, 2011 at 8:52am
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