The Hudson is Looped Again
Approximately 85 FreeWalkers once again walked the Hudson River waterfront. Starting at Exchange Place we trekked along the Hudson River Waterway Waterfront to the George Washington Bridge and over to the west side to the World Trade Center. The route was the same as last year as remarkably the Hudson showed little damage due to Hurricane Sandy in this area. Most of the damage from the hurricane was south of Exchange Place out of reach for this walk.
Thanks to the progress on the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the Jersey side and the well established Hudson River Greenway on the New York side, it has been possible for pedestrians and cyclists to complete a loop, except for the use of the PATH train from downtown World Trade Center to Exchange Place Jersey City.
36 FreeWalkers (60% of those walking) made the full distance (28-30 miles) which is a testament to both some tough walkers, a beautiful setting and great weather.
This 28-mile walk was our largest participation for 2013. The walk also received the highest survey ratings among all our events.