Craving some adventure and nature close to home? Hudson County’s Reservoir, a pristine 14-acre reservoir perched above the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, is the definition of hidden gem. Locals love strolling, jogging, or relaxing along the 3/4-mile reservoir loop, where still water and a city-view backdrop promise fun in the sun—sans crowds. Here’s how to make the most of your time at the Reservoir!
Tiny Trip Highlights
- Walk or jog
- Sit and relax
- See the skyline
- Watch for wildlife
One to two hours
Car or NJ Transit bus (stop: Palisade Ave at Highpoint Ave/22nd St)
The NYC skyline may rise in the distance from the Weehawken and Union City Reservoir Park, but on the 3/4-mile loop around the water, the big apple feels a world away. This quick trip is the perfect way to unplug and refresh in the great outdoors, whether your activity of choice is walking along the water, jogging around the loop, or simply sitting on one of the many park benches to take in this 14-acre reservoir’s pristine beauty. Animal lovers will delight in the sightings, as wildlife from turtles and ducks to geese flock to the reservoir’s calm waters. And, parents can rest assured this flat, gravel track is entirely kid friendly.
Whether your reservoir getaway is filled with exercise, sun soaking, or city views, you can bet one stop at this urban oasis will hardly be your last.