If there’s one overarching theme to the changing landscape of Hudson County, it’s that this area is growing. While Hoboken and Jersey City are essentially the 6th and 7th boroughs, the areas north of Hoboken — aka Weehawken, West New York, and the like, are also beautiful areas of Hudson County. Read on to see where we stopped on our North Hudson County waterfront walkway tour.
How To Get There
Weehawken and West New York are accessible by the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, with stops at Lincoln Harbor and the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal. You can alternatively hop on the NJ Transit bus — the number 23 runs on the weekdays and will drop you off at Boulevard East, “up the hill” from the waterfront level, but the views up there are incredible. There are also steps leading down to the waterfront level all along Boulevard East if you’re looking for a workout.
Stop #1: Weehawken Cove/Lincoln Harbor
The first distinctive area one runs into when walking from Uptown Hoboken is the Lincoln Harbor/Weehawken Cove area. Nestled right near the Lincoln Tunnel entrance, this area boasts some good spots for a good steak, a burger, or seafood. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Chart House, and Porter.
There’s also a small ferry terminal in this area that will take you to NYC. Going for a run/walk/skate? Check out the Weehawken Waterfront Park’s outdoor track, and, season-permitting, you might even see Stevens’ sports teams, from tennis to track and field, gettin’ their practice on.
Read More: How to Spend a Day in Weehawken
Stop #2: Henley Place, Molos, + a 9-11 Memorial
Walk north away from Lincoln Harbor, and you’ll run into some lust-worthy townhouses. The views from these homes are to die for, and there are plenty of benches along the way for sitting and admiring it all. Continue farther north, and you’ll bump into Molos, another great event space with some fantastic Greek and Mediterranean food.
Continue north along the walkway, and you’ll see the Weehawken 9-11 memorial. Featuring two steel beams that once made up part of the World Trade Center’s entranceway, the memorial pays tribute to the Weehawken residents who died on that day and sits on the site where victims were ferried over from Lower Manhattan to receive medical attention.
Stop #3: Port Imperial Ferry Terminal
The Port Imperial Ferry Terminal is the way for many commuters and day-trippers to get into NYC. A one-way fare across the river is pricier than the bus, but the ferry here will drop you off in two convenient locations in Lower Manhattan, and one location in Midtown on W. 39th Street.
The terminal itself is clean and airy, and if you’re up for some good sushi, check out Robongi in the terminal – depending on the time of day, you can catch some sweet jazzy live music and choice happy hour deals. There’s also a massage and laser spa, and an early learning center for kids.
Stop #4: Riverwalk Terrace
Further north, you’ll bump into Riverwalk Terrace, the largest collection of shops, restaurants and services along the waterfront. Some great local eats include Lusso and Son Cubano.