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: http://www.hudsonloop30.org
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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Event Description

FREEWALKERS:

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 http://hudsonloop30.org 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 hudsonsool30.org 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V71Edr8uXeY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofh5lZoKweA

 

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.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/187151610

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
Amy
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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