Time: February 1, 2015 from 8:30am to 5pm
Location: Zeppelin Hall (Start & Finish)
Street: 88 Liberty View Dr
City/Town: Jersey City
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Event Type: walk, hike, freewalkers, jersey, city, bayonne, hudson, river, waterfront, metrotrails, shorewalkers
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2015
This is the first of special walking events which we call a “United Walking Event” where several walking organizations participate independently and together as we walk toward our goal. We will walk where we can along developing trails of the Liberty Water Gap Trail and the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. Show your perseverance and your dedication by walking with the FreeWalkers and join us for a celebration of walking at the Zeppelin Hall afterwards.
This is a 20-mile walking event that runs close to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line which provides a easy way to return and options to do less if you choose. The event is FREE and open to everyone.
We start by meeting outside Zeppelin Beer Hall and walk into Liberty State Park along Audrey Zapp Drive to the magnificent “Empty Sky" memorial where we will meet with all groups and participants at 9:00 a.m. then along the promenade at the water’s edge. There’s outstanding views of New York City, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.
At Port Liberte, the trail terminates at the end of the community, necessitating a totally different walking experience as we follow and cross a busy road, then several streets. We continue to walk down Avenue E south for another 3 miles to the 45th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station (total of 8 miles can be an exit to bail out).
Some sections must be doubled back, but they are well worth it for the views. We'll continue south and depending on construction and closures of roads, we'll head south through to the waterfront, then head to Brady's Dock awith great views of the Bayonne Bridge undergoing major construction.
The walk will finish at the 8th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station where we take the light rail back to the Jersey Ave station where we started (near the Zeppelin Hall). Trains run every 20 minutes and it’s only a 15-minute ride. Warm up with us over cold beer and hot brats at the Zeppelin before home.