The Prettiest Parks In Jersey City

© Jim Henderson/Wikimedia
© Jim Henderson/Wikimedia
Photo of Sarah Howell
9 February 2017

Jersey City is Manhattan’s smaller, less crowded neighbor, and it’s full of public parks and views of Manhattan. Read below for the prettiest parks in Jersey City.

© Jim Henderson/Wikimedia

Lincoln Park

Wildlife habitat

Lincoln Park is the largest park in Hudson County, covering 243 acres in Jersey City. The park has been around since 1905 and is a staple of the community. With running trails, a wildlife reserve, and baseball fields, this park is a great place to go for a jog, to take kids, or just to walk and relax. Lincoln Park borders the Hackensack River and has three ponds within its borders. Abundant with trees, wildlife, and fountains, this park is an urban escape.

Hudson River Waterfront Walk

18-mile walk along the Hudson

The Hudson River Waterfront Walk is the perfect destination for any day or time. The 18-mile walkway goes from the Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge. The walkway is a hub for jogging, biking, walking, kayaking, and fishing. The walkway is accessible 24/7 and offers a gorgeous unobstructed view of the Hudson, as well as breathtaking views of Manhattan.

Hudson River Waterfront Walk, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Harsimus Cemetery

Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, New Jersey
Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, New Jersey | © Celso Flores/Flickr
Six-acre cemetery in Historic Jersey City

This six-acre cemetery is located in the historic district of Jersey City. The cemetery was founded in 1829 and holds many aged gravestones. Trees are intermittently planted throughout the cemetery, and it’s a lovely place to visit on a sunny or dreary day. If you are not afraid to walk through such a place, this really is a lovely location with many historic artifacts to be discovered.

Liberty State Park

Across the Hudson from Ellis Island

This large park allows access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If this isn’t enough for you, there is also (licensed) fishing and ample room for sports or a picnic. A hub in the park offers ferry rides over to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and throughout the park are walking and biking paths. The view of Manhattan and the Hudson is phenomenal, making this an exceptional destination at sunset.

Hamilton Park

Small but beautiful escape

Hamilton Park is a clean, quaint park located in the middle of the Hamilton Park residential section of Jersey City. With community events like a farmers’ market and movie screenings, Hamilton Park makes for a lovely Saturday morning walk. In the park are areas designated for pets as well as a play area for children. There is also a picturesque fountain and basketball courts making this park an all-in-one stop. The neighborhood surrounding Hamilton Park is tree-lined and predominantly brownstone style homes, making it an altogether beautiful area.

Hamilton Park, Jersey City, New Jersey USA

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