The Greenway starts on Battery Bikeway near the Battery Park Underpass inside Battery Point Park on the southern tip of Manhattan, and continues north to The Little Red Lighthouse, under the George Washington Bridge inside Fort Washington Park. While part of a much larger project, namely the Empire State Trail which is planned to reach 750 miles from Manhattan to Albany, then across to Buffalo, hikers can currently enjoy the finished section that traverses the shoreline of the Hudson river through Manhattan.
There are many access points along the trail, so you can walk whatever portion of the trail is most convenient for you. Parking is limited in Manhattan, and it's often metered. To avoid the struggle, why not walk to the trail? Your doggo will appreciate any extra time outdoors with their favorite human. The trail surface is comprised of asphalt and concrete, making it wheelchair accessible, and the ideal trail for cyclists, commuters, inline skaters, and dog walkers.
On your travels, you'll come across many scenic areas and rest stops, including dog friendly parks. Some of these are the Hudson River Park, Riverside Park South, Riverside Park, and Fort Washington Park. There are even dog runs at West 87th Street, Pier 84, and Riverside Park, where your pupper can romp around off-leash and make some new furry friends.
Some of the lovely sights include views across the river of New Jersey. At the famous Battery Park, you can take in the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If your stomach is growling, you can pick up some NYC street food to enjoy along the way.
Dogs are more than welcome along this trail, as long as they stay leashed and picked up after. Be sure to bring snacks and water to share with your thirsty hiker, and always keep clean-up bags on hand to promptly pick up after your pooch.
Enjoy a stroll along the Hudson River Greenway with your furvorite furiend. It's sure to be a puppy pleaser!