Walk/Bike Path Could Connect Jersey City and Montclair

Ice & Iron Greenway Montclair To Jersey City Smallwood Avenue
Ice & Iron Greenway, Essex County section. Rendering via New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition (NJBWC).

More people could soon travel on foot or by bicycle between Essex and Hudson counties should a rail-trail proposal continue to advance.

The 11-mile Ice & Iron Greenway, which is also being referred to as the Essex-Hudson Greenway, would run along the former Boonton Line train tracks and possibly Jersey City’s Bergen Arches and Sixth Street Embankment. It would travel from Montclair to the Jersey City waterfront, crossing the Passaic River using an abandoned bridge called the WR Draw and passing through the Meadowlands on the existing right-of-way. The greenway would also pass through residential neighborhoods and business districts in communities such as Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Newark’s North Ward, and Kearny and could connect to Mountainside Hospital.