INSIDE: Hudson River Greenway by the Manhattan Waterfront.
An unexpected highlight of our trip to New York City was the day we strolled along the Hudson River Greenway walking and bike path from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, all the way to Pier 51, playing at all the New York City playgrounds along the way.
We didn’t make it all the way to the end of the trail (the Little Red Lighthouse underneath George Washington Bridge) as the sun was setting, but we’ll be back.
Meet NYC Locals on the Hudson River Greenway
The views of New York City all along the Hudson River Greenway are spectacular, but the best bit is that this walk lands you smack bang amongst New York locals and New York families.
And that’s real travel.
Hudson River Greenway Bike Path
If you have them with you, take your bikes or scooters for a ride along this path.
If you don’t, you can hire bikes and bike trailers locally, or buy a day pass and ride a City Bike.
The 12.9 mile pathway is away from traffic, made of concrete and asphalt, and runs along the Hudson River waterfront with the Manhattan CBD on the other side.
It’s definitely one of the MOST picturesque city walks you can take, and it’s NEW YORK CITY. There’s nowhere better to take your time and enjoy a stroll in this fast-paced town.
Grab a map of the whole route here.
If you leave off where we did, head to the High Line. It’s another iconic NYC destination, and only minutes away.
The Inside Scoop – Hudson Greenway Bike Path
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Address: Hudson River Greenway starts at Battery Park and runs along to the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
Website: Click here
Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset. Some areas of the pathway are lit at night.
Entry Fees: Free
Hudson River Greenway Map
Food and drink options nearby: LOTS of cafes and restaurants along the way. Pick your favourite.
Toilets: Public restrooms dotted along the way.
Disability access: Yes
Enclosed: Riverside is fenced.
Ground cover: Concrete pathways
Picnic tables: Look out for grassy picnic areas and picnic tables along the way. BYO snacks and water bottle.
Electric BBQs: No
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes. All the wheeled things.
Dogs: On leash.
The Hudson River Greenway bike path was last reviewed in November 2018.
Toadstool Rating- Manhattan Greenway
Walking is one of our favourite things to do when we visit a city as we quickly get a locals perspective. This Manhattan Greenway walk is one of the best.
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