The Liberty Walkway was once known as Liberty Walk until it was discovered there was already a Liberty Walk in Philadelphia, and is located inside the Liberty State Park on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, New Jersey. This is a pup-welcoming state park where doggoes are permitted everywhere on their leashes, including on the walkway and in the picnic areas.
This large, crescent-shaped trail stretches from the northeast side of the park to the southwest, and puppers love the wide-open spaces and flat surface while their humans appreciate the views that can be had here. The wildlife that flies, hops, swims and scurries about will catch Fido's eye more than once.
Free parking can be found at the trailhead that arises near the mouth of the Morris Canal in the northeast section. From there it loops across the Hudson River's and Upper New York Bay's shoreline. Its 3 miles are chock full of things to see, like Ellis Island and Lower Manhattan, and Liberty Island with its massive statue of Lady Liberty. As you continue along the perimeter of the park, the Brooklyn Bridge will come into view, along with the empty place where the World Trade Center towers used to be. A puptacular memorial named "Empty Sky" sits at this spot on the walkway, a truly impressive sight consisting of reflective walls that are 210 feet long to match the width of each side of the towers, and 30 feet tall, pointing directly at the empty sky over Manhattan.
Your pupster will meet many other pooches on your walk, but everyone must be
polite and stay attached to their humans, whose job it is to pick up after their fur-babies, so be sure to bring clean up bags. Benches sit waiting for a
contemplative moment or a water-break. Also tote with you water to share.
Visitors and locals come again and again with their more than willing pupsters to walk, smell the salt water and drink in the history and beauty of this very special place.