Seniors Explore Weehawken


Another one of those city names that draws my attention for a travel blog. Just wrote one on Chowchilla, California and now we  seniors are off to explore another, Weehawken, New Jersey. This township in Hudson County has a population of around 14,000.

The name Weehawken is generally considered to have evolved from the Algonquian language Lenape spoken by the Hackensack and Tappan.

It has variously been interpreted as “maize land”, “place of gulls”, “rocks that look like trees”, which would refer to the Palisades, atop which most of the town sits, or “at the end”, among other suggested translations, so take your pick.


Weehawken was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature, on March 15, 1859, from portions of Hoboken and North Bergen. The township’s written history began in 1609, when Henry Hudson, on his third voyage to the New World, sailed down what was later named the North River on the Half Moon and weighed anchor in Weehawken Cove. Enjoy this drone flyover of Weehawken.

 Seniors Learn Of NoHu


Weehawken is part of the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the western shore of the Hudson River, along the southern end of the New Jersey Palisades across from Midtown Manhattan, it is the location of the western terminus of the Lincoln Tunnel.

Weehawken is one of the towns that comprise North Hudson, sometimes called NoHu in the artistic community. Senior visitors enjoy the Ferry Connection ride from Midtown NY to Weehawken.

Hamilton Park is an area that senior visitors can enjoy with its grassy areas, floral gardens, benches, summer concerts and awesome NYC skyline views from waterside cliffs. Boulevard East is well known and consists of a mostly two lane, scenic thoroughfare in the North Hudson, New Jersey municipalities of Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg and North Bergen.


 Seniors Enjoy Dinner Cruise

On your visit to Weehawken, seniors, spend leisurely time at the Weehawken Waterfront Park. Weehawken  is home to several historical sites like Sybil’s Cave, the oldest manmade structure in Hoboken, created in 1832,  the Weehawken Water Tower and the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse.

TripAdvisor suggests a Spirit of New York & New Jersey Dinner Cruise where one can enjoy the best views of Manhattan and New Jersey’s Hudson shoreline. It departs from both Chelsea Piers in New York and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. Not upscale enough…then seek out Vista Yacht Cruises at Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club in Weehawken that specialize in all kinds of special events.

The boulder on which Alexander Hamilton laid his head as he died can still be visited on New Jersey coast at the Weehawken Dueling Grounds. Seniors, set your GPS for Weehawken and explore all the amenities available. It will prove to be an exciting adventure. -jeb

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