After all the years of visiting New York City, we’ve never been to Liberty State Park. Until this holiday in May; we decided to do something new. For example Liberty State Park. I don’t know why we waited so long to visit Liberty Park. Wow, what a view! From here you can see the skyline of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.
Liberty State Park is a state park in Jersey City. The park opened in 1976. The historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal was built in 1889. From 1892 through 1954, the CRRNJ Terminal was with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island an important factor of the immigration of thousands of people into the United States. After a long emotional way through the Statue of Liberty and processed at Ellis Island, the immigrants purchased tickets and boarded trains at the Terminal. The train brought these immigrants to their new world; The USA.
The park has picnic tables (with magnificent views), pool, a public boat launch, playgrounds, fishing spots, several monuments (for example ‘Liberation Monument’), Liberty Walk promenade, tennis courts, Millennium Park, and much more. The Liberty Walk promenade is 1.3 mile long. We walked over the promenade along the Hudson River, with the amazing skyline at the background.
Liberty State Park is also the only location in New Jersey with a Ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Instead of going to Battery Park and taking the ferry there, you can also take the ferry from Liberty State Park. So you can enjoy it all; Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Liberty State Park.
We spent some time here. My eyes didn't get enough of the view of the skyline. You just have to look every minute. It's worth a visit!
We did take the subway to Penn Station, from there you can take PATH subway to either Pavonia/Newport or Hoboken. A shuttle will bring you to the park.
From there, take the Light Rail to Liberty State Park.