New York Red Hook Dock

Many tips are probably out there if it comes to the city of cities, New York. So this article is just an idea for a scenic detour in Brooklyn with a wonderful view from Red Hook Dock towards the Statue of Liberty at the end. After crossing one of the most iconic sites in New York, the Brooklyn Bridge, there is a park with the same name, overlooking the East River and Manhattan. Along this park there are various piers that have been transformed into public playgrounds and picnic areas and are well worth exploring.

  • City: New York
  • How to get there: Get the subway line 4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall Station and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge towards Brooklyn. From there just follow the East River via Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alternatively take the subway line A or C to Hight Street Station in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn Bridge Park follow the signage towards Red Hook. After a short stretch along the very busy Columbia Street you are following the Van Brunt Street with some nice local shops and restaurants until you reach an old warehouse that holds now Fairway Market. On the opposite site of the building you get a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty and have a litte waterfront park to enjoy.
  • Tip: You could also cycle this whole stretch from City Hall in Manhattan to Red Hook in Brooklyn as this is mostly off street with dedicated cycle lanes. After having lunch at the fantastic Fairway Market you can use the IKEA ferry service from IKEA Dock to get back to Manhattan.
  • Ticket: You can use your MetroCard on the subway but need an extra ticket (available on board) for the ferry service. If you purchase something at IKEA the ferry trip is free of charge.
  • Transport information: IKEA Ferry ServiceMetropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Location: Red Hook Dock
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Melbourne Community Environment Park CERES

A good way to start your day could be by having a coffee at the ˋCentre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES)´. Of course there is more to discover about for example reusing water, urban farming and other sustainable ways of living.

  • City: Melbourne
  • How to get there: Take the Tram Line 96 from Parliament Station to Blyth Street/Nicholson Street Station. CERES is just a short walk from the tram stop.
  • Tip: You could step directly from CERES onto the Merri Creek Trail and follow it for just under two hours until you reach the Dights Falls and nearby Victoria Park Railway Station. Off road cycling is also possible along the trail.
  • Ticket: Best is to use a myki card in and around Melbourne.
  • Transport information: Public Transport Victoria
  • Location: CERES Community Environment Park Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia

Merri Creek Trail