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Dueling Grounds Detour

on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 18:41

In 1804, after a brewing history of animosity between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, they we met one final time on the banks of the Hudson in Weehawken for a fatal duel which ended the life of Hamilton and sent Burr's repuation toward a final downward spiral. The actual place of the duel took place on a lower ledge near the river, below a current monument to the duel. There is a placque of the event and bust of Hamilton marking the spot with a great view of the NY skyline.

NYC Subway Map

on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:55

Here is a link to the MTA Subway Map. If you are running out of steam on the NYC side you can see that the A and 1 lines run down most of the west side only a block or two away from the Hudson River Greenway. Access to the Subway begins right after you cross over the GWB in the GWB Bus Terminal building. At that point you have walked about 16 miles from Exchange Pl. - a goodly amount for anyone to be proud of.

Subway Map:

Points of Interest

on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:40

This is just a checklist of the many things to keep an eye out for on the walk (updated 5/29/13). You will probably discover others - let us know what to add to the list:

·         Newport piers and buildings

·         Downtown NYC skyline from Jersey City

·         Old Hoboken Terminal & Ferry Building

·         Midtown NYC Skyline from Wehawken

·         Detour to Palisaides and Hamilton Monument

·         Mitsuwa Japanse Market (Edgewater)

·         Edgewater Parrots and Nests

·         Old Bighamton Ferry (may be sunk by now)

·         Burdett’s  Landing (unique colony of houses with Views near

Walker Checklist

on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:29

Here's a tip sheet we used in an earlier walk this year. Most if it applies to the Hudson River Loop Walk.

Also, as general advice, get all your stuff together the night before and get plenty of sleep.


Guide - Hudson Loop Walk

on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 02:32

Click here for the latest guide for participants of the walk. (updated 5/29/13)

There's an overview of how the walk works and an itinerary / schedule to follow.

This document, or a revised version, will be provided at the walk

Prepare for the Heat

on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 03:12

This time of the year expect temps to be low/mid 80s. The heat requires some thought for dress, sun protection and hydration.

  1. Make sure you use sunscreen. Most of the walk will be in the open and you will be exposed to many hours of sun. Expect to re-apply mid-day.
  2. Wear a hat. Minimal is a baseball hat or hat with a brim.
  3. Carry two water bottles. Normally we recommend one bottle of 16oz or greater. For this walk we suggest two bottles. Freeze 3/4 filled water bottles night before to be sure they are cold. There wil be some opportunity to buy water but opportunities vary along the way.
  4. Dress light

And Dog Tags for All

on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 02:54

Those new to a FreeWalker walk will want to know that we distribute FREE personalized dog tags for every main walking event. We will engrave a "dog tag" with your name and accomplishment (walk and number of miles) if you complete the quick online survey after the event. You do not have to finish the walk to earn a "dog tag". Every effort over a mile counts! 

So, you will remember the event long after your blisters and soreness are gone ;-)


Exiting GWB to NY Greenway

on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 02:32

After being awestruck by walking over the George Washington Bridge (CAUTION: watch out for cyclist that share the road with pedestrians!), you will be wondering which way to go. That's perfectly normal. 

Follow the pedestrian walkway which will breifely loop around and back in the same direction so that you will get out of the clover leaf and land on a 178th St. You may continue on 178th St to Mt. Washington Ave. Ignore going one block further to 177th St. (that might be there for cyclist using a one way street.) Turn left at Fort Washington Ave.

Transportation Alternatives

on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 20:25


Transportation Alternatives:

The PATH train is a NJ/NY subway that runs along and under the Hudson. We recommend you return back to Exchange Place via a PATH train from the World Trade Center if you complete the walk loop as planned. The fare is $2 per trip. 

Taking a Train to the Walk - PATH Trains run roughly 3X per hr see

  1. From Newark/Penn Station - take NJ Transit or Amtrak train into Penn Station Newark then take PATH train to Exchange Place.
  2. From Hoboken Station - take NJ Transit train to Hoboken - either take a PATH train to Exchange Pl or walk 2

Parking Options

on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 20:23

There is a page now available in the website menu under "Route" for "Parking Near Exchange Place" - It displays a google map.

This page shows the parking lots that are available near Exchange Place. If you have time to explore you might find free parking in the residental area a few blocks away. You might want to print the coupon for parking for the Central Lot anyway because the price is pretty reasonable .