All other scheduled walks are postponed through July 10th and until further notice, based on the guidance regarding the coronavirus from the CDC, the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and numerous local officials. We look forward to being able to walk with you again soon.




Importable 2020 event calendar

Register for our 2020 walking events


DATEWALKMILESLOCATION
Sat Jan 4D&R Warm-Up Walk30miNew Brunswick to Millstone, back
Sun Jan 19TRAINing Walk16miMorristown to Maplewood NJ
Sat Feb 8Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV
Sat Feb 29Princeton Leap12miPrinceton NJ
Sat Mar 21Spring Ahead Walk13miTrenton to Princeton NJ (ECG)
Sat Apr 4Long Island Traverse20miCold Spring Harbor - Massapequa NY
Sun Apr 5Cape Henlopen Delaware9miLewes DE and Cape Henlopen
Sat Apr 11Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk12miManhattan to Astoria, Queens NY
Sat Apr 18Great Canal Walk28-40Princeton/Trenton to New Brunswick
Sat Apr 25Between Walk13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 9Duke Farms Loop28-33New Brunswick NJ (ECG)
Sat May 16Big Walk 10th anniversary50miMetropark NJ to NYC (ECG)
Sat May 23Philly Freedom Tour15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 6Hudson Loop Walk30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Jun 13Roebling Ramble12miRoebling NJ to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 20Cresheim Wissahickon Hike12miChestnut Hill PA
Sun Jun 28Great Staten Island Loop16miJersey City NJ to NYC
Sat Jul 4Walk Fourth8miCenter City Philadelphia
Sat Jul 18Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Jul 25Schuylkill Banks Walk15miPhiladelphia to Tinicum PA (ECG)
Sat Aug 1Columbia Trail Moonlight Hike12miHigh Bridge to Califon NJ
Sat Aug 8Penn to Penn Walk (NJ2NY50)20miNewark Penn to NYC Penn Station
Sat Aug 22Pennypack Trail20-27Holmesburg to Ft Washington PA
Sun Aug 23Wissahickon Trail20miFt Washington to Phila PA
Sat Aug 29Lawrenceville Hopewell Trail10-30Trenton to Lawrenceville NJ (ECG)
Sat Sep 5Long Haul on the Delaware19-62Trenton NJ, Delaware River
Sat Sep 12Down The Shore16miCape May to Wildwood NJ
Sat Sep 26Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 3Bronx Coast to Coast18miHudson River to Long Island Sound
Sat Oct 10Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ (ECG)
Mon Oct 12Lenape34: The Origins Walk34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Oct 17Sweetest Walk on Earth22miHarrisburg to Hershey PA
Sat Oct 24FreeWalkers Marathon26/13Philadelphia to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Oct 31Haunted Halloween Hike10miTarrytown, Sleepy Hollow NY
Sun Nov 1Stroll & Roll Walk2-4miEcho Lake Park, Mountainside NJ
Sat Nov 7Cooper River Walk15-30Philly to Lindenwold, NJ
Fri Nov 27Gobble Gobble Walk8miSouth Mountain, Millburn NJ
Sat Dec 5Winter Hudson Loop30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Dec 12Philly Christmas10miPhiladelphia
Sat Dec 26Battle of Trenton5-13Wash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ

Walk 10 to 30 miles of Hudson River vistas!

FREE walking event

 

Walk 10 to 30 miles of Hudson River vistas! FREE walking event

Hudson River Loop Walk Overview for 2019

Get moving! Be a part of our most popular event of the year.  Cross the grand George Washington Bridge on foot.  Visit the location where Alexander Hamilton dueled with Aaron Burr.  Enjoy a day of sweeping vistas along the river on a pedestrian-friendly route while we support the preservation of our natural resources.

We'll Celebrate and Participate in World Ocean's Day

This year help us celebrate World Ocean's Day with BeNatural an annual awareness and celebration of our valuable water resources around the world. While many are celebrating in different venues around the world, we will participate in World Oceans Day NJ/NYC to honor the ocean, which connects us all. We'll have special activities such as "plogging" (picking up refuse) along the way, creating human formations and learning more about how we can share and protect our ocean. 

Donation that day, including a special commemorative blue t-shirt, will help support Big Blue Ocean Cleanup and Inland Ocean Coalition,

World Oceans day

Join with us and our event organizer, BeNatural, dedicated to reducing waste that ends up in our waters by reducing the use of plastics and keeping our waters clean.

Benatural logo

Our 7th annual Hudson River Loop Walk is a one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ.  We start at the PATH station at Exchange Place in Jersey City and continue north along a nearly continuous Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the Jersey side to the George Washington Bridge.  After the spectacular trip across the bridge, we connect to the Hudson River Greenway trail, head south and end at the World Trade Center. The ferry returns you to Exchange Place, where you can sit riverside in the relaxed outdoor atmosphere of our post-event party at Piggyback Bar in Jersey City.

In the event you are unable to finish, You can take advantage of the Light Rail on the Jersey side and the MTA Broadway-Seventh Avenue local (#1 train) always nearby during the second half of the walk.

If you are not ready to tackle a 30-mile journey, take advantage of the NY Waterway ferry service.  With departures every twenty minutes, NY Waterway provides a pleasant journey from Port Imperial/Weehawken to Pier 78 in Manhattan during the Hudson River Loop Walk for those walkers wishing to complete the shorter ten mile loop. 

Walking the Loop

Thanks to the progress on the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the Jersey side and the well-established Hudson River Greenway on the New York side, we will enjoy a route friendly to pedestrians and cyclists, and complete a loop with virtually no interaction with traffic and just a few streets to cross.

OFFICIAL START is 8 a.m. Due to a large anticipated crowd, check-in, orientation, and free coffee and donuts, we advise you to arrive between 7 and 7:30.  Raffle prizes will be drawn at 7:45, and you must be present to win.

View of Hudson from GWB

There's an optional short detour up the palisaides to Weehawkin to view the spot where Alexander Hamilton died in a duel with Aron Burr. The walk will also introduce to you the edgy architecture of Burdett's Landing, the roadside nests of Edgewater parrots, views from the George Washington Bridge, the Little Red Lighthouse, Manhattan's many riverside sculptures, the famous High Line elevated walkway, and many other curiosities.

This walk is organized by FreeWalkers.org and supported by the Hudson River Walkway ConservancyEast Coast Greenway Alliance and Benatural.

Click here for Hudson River Waterway Walking Directions (NJ side)

Bring your friends and family to a memorable walk with many spectacular views.  This is among the most highly rated walks in the region and always draws a big crowd.

Learn how your organization can help and be part of our effort. Join our cleanup effort.

Join our growing list of sponsors. (Contact Berna Tural @ 732-500-5899 for more information):

NY Waterway LogoTrader JoesWhole FoodsHudson River Waterway ConservancyEast Coast Greenway Alliance

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