Ever wanted to see New York city from a different perspective? Enjoy its fantastic views without the hustle and bustle of the city? Or go for a peaceful walk with picturesque sites? Liberty state park is the ideal place for all of the above. It is the perfect place to view New York City without actually being in the city. Take in that beautiful skyline without the consent city ambiance and just watch the world go by as you sit and relax on a park bench. Liberty State Park.
Liberty State Park
The park has one main walkway called the Hudson River Waterfront, this walkway is the host to some spectacular views of the New York Skyline. The walk also delivers great views of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It is the perfect place to go for a picnic with a view. You can enjoy the sounds nature while admiring some mans greatest creations.
A map of Liberty State Park can be seen here.
Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial
Liberty State Park is the home to New Jersey’s Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial. The Memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary by designers Jessica Jamroz and Frederic Schwartz. It was made to honor the 749 people from New Jersey who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
This memorial consists of two identical steel walls that contain a list of names of those who died during these terrible attacks. It is a nice place to pay your respect for those who lost their lives and their loved ones.
New Jersey Railroad Terminal
The New Jersey Railroad Terminal is a very historic site. Throughout 1892 to 1954 many Europeans passed through to start their new lives in the United States. I found this railroad particularly interesting as this is how the Irish would have immigrated many years ago.
Some more photos from my trip to Liberty State Park:
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