Day 288: NY Skyline Liberty State Park - Oct 14. Today I am posting 2 images from a visit to Liberty State Park. I've had several questions about where to take skyline photos from. Since several folks have said that they are planning to visit NY, here is a list of the best places to get skyline views from New Jersey. The most well known spot for skyline views is Weehawkin NJ. If you are staying in NYC, take the #166 bus from Port Authority to Weehawkin Blvd East. Get off at Hamilton Park for spectacular views. Alternately, one could take the ferry from the NY Waterway Ferry Terminal in NY to Lincoln Harbor. You need to buy round trip tickets at the NY terminal since there is no place to purchase tickets on the NJ side. At Lincoln Harbor there is a waterfront walkway that affords straight on views of midtown Mahnattan. Also, one could take the Path Train to Hoboken NJ and walk along the waterfront there for views of midtown and also to get images of lower Manhattan From Hoboken, you can also get the light rail train to north Lincoln Harbor or south to the Newport area of Jersey City or further south to LIberty State Park where a shuttle bus is available to transport you to the waterfront. Also from Liberty State Park, you can get river trips to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
In my view, late afternoon, sundown and twilight times are the best for getting photos of the skyline from NJ - other than sunrise