Morning Getaway: The Hudson River Walkway

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We’ve got a special treat complete with morning views {and a little adventure}. There’s a walkway called the Hudson River Walkway that connects Hoboken and Jersey City {and beyond}, and even though it may seem obvious to some, it’s always good to share the knowledge — especially when it comes to pretty views and a spot to get some exercise.


While the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway spans 18 miles across several cities in the Gold Coast {when completed, it will run all the way from Fort Lee Historic Park in the north down to Bergen Point in the south}, we’re going to focus on the Newport section connecting the mile square and JC.

The Newport section was opened in 1988 — but completed in its entirety in 2009.

The ‘trail’ starts in Hoboken by the light rail station/PATH station [if you’re looking at the water, just walk to the right!], and it goes all the way to Newport and beyond in Jersey City. It’s a perfect way to spend a morning where you can plan your run and know exactly how far you’re going while sightseeing with a beautiful view.


Dat view tho.


While walking, you’ll pass one of our favorite hidden spots, the Urban Beach, which is an actual beach with sand and umbrellas, offering a spot to chill + read while catching some rays.

While the walkway path is still a work in progress, the map shows that the JC/Hob path is totally walk {or run}-able. So next time you’re thinking of just taking a stroll on the waterfront, make sure to keep on walking beyond Pier A in Hoboken — and about a mile after, you’ll make it all the way to Newport to do some exploring. Enjoy!

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.