Map of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway


Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway New York map area

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway


32 miles






Hudson River waterfront, East River Waterfront, parks, bridges


George Washington Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge

Queensboro Bridge

Roosevelt Island Trail

Randals Island Pathway

Robert F. Kennedy Bridge

Wills Avenue Bridge

Washington Bridge

High Bridge


New York City

Jersey City, NJ

Regional Trails

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile long system of paved pathways that wraps around the perimeter of Manhattan along the waterfront of the Hudson River and the East River. The trails go past a number of parks and other points of interest and connect to the pedestrian paths on the bridges coming into the city and allow access the streets of Manhattan. These trails provide a way for residents to move about the city and also are great for sight seeing as they have views of many of New York City's most popular attractions.

Most of the trail system consists of pathways that are separated from the roadways and have lovely landscaping, benches, signage and other amenities. There are some sections of the trail system that required traveling along local streets.

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway starts at Innwood Hill Park along the Hudson and north of the George Washington Bridge. The trails then follow alongside the Hudson River all the way to the southern tip of Manhattan to Battery Park. The trails continue to the north following the East River connecting to trails on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge. There is a gap in the trail system from E. 37th to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The trails pick back up on the north side of the bridge and extends to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. A separate portion of the trail system extends along the Harlem River from W. 155th to Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue to the north end of Harlem River Park.


The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is paved the entire route. In many areas the bicycles have a separate pathway than the pedestrians. Bicycles are not allowed in some areas. There are gaps along some sections of the system where trail users need to use local streets to get to the next section.

Included Trails

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway encompases several trails, including: Hudson River Greenway, Battery Bikeway and the East River Esplanade.

Adjacent Trails

In addition to the pathways in the local parks, the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway connects to the following trails or pedestrian walkways along bridges: George Washington Bridge, Esplanade, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Ed Kocj Queensboro Bridge, Roosevelt Island Trail, Randall Island Trails, Wards Island Bridge, Third Avenue Bridge, High Bridge, Macombs Dam Bridge and Washington Bridge.

Points of Interest

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway goes through or past the following parks: Inwood Hill Park, Fort Tyson Park, Heather Garden, Fort Washington Park, Riverbank State Park, Riverside Park, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, South Cove Park, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Park, East River Park, Corlears Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, St. Nicholas Park and Highbridge Park.

Other points of interest along the route include: The Cloisters Museum, Grecian Temple, Little Red Lighthouse, Audubon Terrace, 79th Street Rotunda, U.S.S. Intrepid Museum, Chelsea Piers, World Trade Center, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Whitehall Ferry Terminal, views of the Statue of Liberty, Pier 11, South Street Seaport, Stuyvesant Cove, United Nations, Roosevelt Island, Wards Island, Randalls Island and Harlem River Speedway.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway in New York City.