The Hudson River Loop Walk

Event Details

The Hudson River Loop Walk

Time: June 9, 2012 from 8am to 8pm
Location: Hudson River - NJ and NY
Street: Starts: Exchange Pl - Jersey City
Website or Map:
Phone: 973-214-1811
Event Type: walk, distance walk, hike, urban hike, practice walk, pedestrian, nyc, jersey city
Organized By: Paul Kiczek, Nancy Jonap, Alex Rodriguez
Latest Activity: May 22, 2013

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It looks like a great day is ahead on Saturday. We are expecting a big crowd and great weather. NOTE: There's been some useful tips and information added to the site. 

NOTE: PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:30 a.m. to help us organize and be ready to leave by 8:00 a.m.

Click here for an updated Guide for the Walk. More infomation at the site and distributed at the event.

A one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ. The official start is at the PATH station at Exchange Place, Jersey City where the walk begins north along a nearly continuous Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the NJ side to the George Washington Bridge. Walking over the bridge we connect to the Hudson River Greenway trail heading south to the World Trade Center PATH station connecting back to Exchange Place.

  1. DETOURS: The walk will include optional detours thru Burdett's Landing in Edgewater and the famous High Line elevated walkway below 30th Street.
  2. START/STOP: There are also, optional places to start and finish. Map out your own walk, take a train, ferry or bus to/from many points along the way.

The walk is FREE and open to everyone. Support will be provided by the East Coast Greenway Alliance and the Hudson River Walkway Conservancy. Other sponsors are welcome.


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Comment by Igor on June 11, 2012 at 8:10am

Thank you Paul for keeping all of us going.

Here is a short video and a long one for the first 6.5 miles.


Comment by Albert Walker on June 10, 2012 at 3:51pm

Charles-  Thanks for the picture and the great walk.  It was nice of Ron to pull us along. 

Comment by Jeff Bierly on June 9, 2012 at 1:03pm

Rick and I wished we were back out there with you today. Family obligations kept us from joining. We did go out and walk almost 8 miles of the Jersey Shore and thought of you guys.

Hope that you are having a great day!

Comment by Rise Gluck on June 8, 2012 at 11:14pm

I unfortunately have to cancel. I hope to take part in another walk soon. I hope everyone has a great day.

Comment by Ian Hochstead on June 8, 2012 at 11:21am

Shorewalkers will doing their three times a year Great Manhattan Bridge Walk on Saturday 6/30/2012 if you want to do a long walk before the next FreeWalker event.

Comment by Maryann on June 7, 2012 at 9:00pm

I am so disappointed I have to cancel participating in this walk  I will stay connected to participate on a walk very soon  Enjoy to all the walkers participating

Comment by Paul on June 7, 2012 at 8:28pm

Well this will be a new walking goal for me. Anyone have a group that could use another walker? LOL 

Comment by Paul Kiczek on June 6, 2012 at 10:08am
Will be great to see you and Jim again. See you soon.
Comment by Amy Hebard on June 6, 2012 at 9:07am

Let's hope for great weather on Saturday.  My husband Jim McRobert and I plan to start with the group and finish probably in Weehawken - we look forward to seeing everybody!

Comment by Scott Ferrie on June 5, 2012 at 11:04pm

This is going to be AWESOME!!!

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Great Canal Walk 2014

Congrats to our 33 FreeWalkers who completed the 40-mile Great Canal Walk.
Let the games begin for the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge! 
Remember: if you missed some mileage in the last 2 walks, you have until the end of the year to catch up.

Diane Glace 40
Paul Kiczek 40
Tom  Nisonger 40
Al Walker 40
Tom Glynn 40
Rob Spector 34
Wilma Vargas 34
Francis Boero 32
Kelly Boero 32
Renata Luisi 30
David Ascher 28
Rick Cordner 28
Daniel Jeffrey 28
Nancy Jonap 28
Ken Kurland 28
Risa Olinsky 28
Tim Habinak 24
Jackie Dockery 21
Ron Palochko 21
Leila Vitale 21
Mike DeVoe 20
Diane DeVoe 20
Cory Storch 20
Ilene Silver 14
Pedro Castro 12
Brian Hodge 12
Sally Hodge 12
Yohana Osorio 12
Karen Rose Tank 9
Anand Nataraj 8
Mackensie  Roe 8
Joe Potaro NA
Erick Spector NA

Anyone can view the survey results so far. Click here to review results.
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Words to Walk By

Why We Walk

Why choose this as our goal? Why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

-From President Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice University

Why We Don't (Walk)

Why choose doing as little as possible as our goal? Why take a long nap? Why, 35 days ago, insist on flying first class across the Atlantic? Why does Texas play Rice?

We choose to look at the moon. We choose to utter platitudes in this decade and do few other things, not because they are hard, but because they are easy, because that goal will serve to attract votes, because true challenges are those that we are unwilling to address, ones which we are willing to pass onto others, and ones which we intend to ignore.

From FreeWalker, Art McDonald, Rock Hill, SC

Read Art's inspiring essay "On Walking RFK's 50"

Walking History

1 Man, 1 Canal, 1 Long Walk: Creating a National Park

On January 3, 1954, an editorial article appearing in the Washington Post which became a flashpoint for those that opposed the U.S. government's building a parkway that would pave over the old 185-mile C&O Canal. It was a long hike proposed by Associate Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas that would settle the matter and set a trend toward preserving nature and history.

The Long Walk that Saved the Canal

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Final list of entrants for the Cross-Jersey Challenge. The goal was 100 miles across NJ in 2013.

Divia Arpino 100
Glenn Markulin 100
Paul Kiczek 100
Albert Walker 100
William Radkovich 100
Jessica Wachtel 74
Daniel Jeffrey 55
David Ascher 54
Hua Davis 42
Jim McRoberts


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These FreeWalkers have demonstrated our spirit of determination, adventure and community and help set the standard for the rest of us. Awards were presented at the June 23rd Celebration Event. Click here to learn their personal story and what it means to be a FreeWalker.

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