Sunday, June 4, 2017

Liberty State Park, NJ

Liberty State Park - New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry

GPS Coordinates 40.69315, -74.05739
Parking Lot in front of the park office.

Liberty State Park Map - New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
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HIKE DISTANCE:  5.2 miles

Head to the south side of the parking lot ...
... and find an opening to ...
... the walkway and turn left.
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Liberation Monument
Statue of Liberty
Cormorants in front of New York City
Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
There were plenty of opportunities to walk on grass instead of pavement, which we much prefer.
Many, many red-winged blackbirds.
There had been something going on here.
It was the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic which had been held the day before.
Oh my.  And this was just a small part of it.  There was trash everywhere.  What a mess.  What a waste.
Ellis Island
The ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
CRRNJ Terminal
The line to the ferry.
This was pretty much full sun so it was hot even on a 60 degree morning.  We took whatever shade we could get.
Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial
Northern Mockingbird
Crossing over Audrey Zapp Drive to the ferry parking lot ...
... to walk on grass.
People on the Statue of Liberty.
Heading back in the direction of where we parked, we did not even bother staying on a paved path.  It was much more enjoyable to go on the grass.
Looking back at the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway that we were on earlier.
North Cove
Columbus Monument
We found a picnic table in the shade and took a break.
At the nature center, go around to the back side to pick up the nature trails.
Green Heron
Great Egret in nature ...
... and not so much in nature.
The nature path.
Female red-winged blackbird.
Back at the nature center, turn left ...
... on to a brick path.
Yellow Warbler
An American robin with lunch.
When the brick path ends, veer left on to the paved path.
The paved path leads back to the parking lot.


  1. For all the cars in the parking lot, it doesn't look like it was super crowded. Is it creative photo taking or was it pretty quiet?

    1. It's actually in the timing. I got there at 6:30 AM so there weren't many people. Then when I was returning the back way, I could see many more people over on the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. That seems to be where everyone goes if not to the ferry where the line was already long around 8 AM. There was nobody on the nature trail and that was my favorite part.