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Little Red Lighthouse

Fort Washington Park, Hudson River Greenway, New York City, NY 10032
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A great destination for a walk

We walked from the parking lot at 153rd St., off the West Side Highway, to the Little Red... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Kathy V
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New York City, New York
Beautiful Views

You cant beat a nice walk with beautiful views on the waterfront. Kids love the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
lovethatbark
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New York City, New York
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Fort Washington Park, Hudson River Greenway, New York City, NY 10032
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We walked from the parking lot at 153rd St., off the West Side Highway, to the Little Red Lighthouse, under the George Washington Bridge (and back) and found glorious views, fascinating details and good exercise (~3 miles round trip). Before anyone starts the walk, of...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

You cant beat a nice walk with beautiful views on the waterfront. Kids love the lighthouse. Romantic walk for couples. Best of all its all free

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Holy cow was this difficult to get to! If you must (and that's probably the case if you're reading this), there is a foot bridge just north of W 181st St. If traveling by car, best to park on the street near 181st St &...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I absolutely love this little red lighthouse. I live near here (148 and broadway), so in the summers I can bike here and back home without breaking a sweat. If you sit on the beach area near the little red lighthouse, you can have a...More

Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

I guess the kids love it because of children's stories, but for me it was nothing special. A little curious with its red color under a big looming bridge.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a cute little lighthouse located on the West side under the George Washington bridge, on the Hudson. Its on the Manhattan waterfront Greenway, An easy stop if you are biking or jogging this way. It makes for pretty pictures with the standout red,...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I took my husband and my kids to the Little Red Lighthouse I found on here. It has a history and kids book written about this lighthouse. It was a long drive for us we leave 1-1/2 hour away but well worth it!! I love...More

Thank Angelica K
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If you've read the book, this appendix of New York navigational aids is certainly worth the trip, especially if you link it up with other nearby attractions. Shorter tourists will be amazed that the little red lighthouse is REAL. For taller tourists, if your yearning...More

1  Thank Blam-O
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Lighthouses are a big thing for me and this one was a bit disappointing. It IS a great break from the Manhattan madness and a bit cleaner than other parts of Washington Heights but nonetheless lacks the drama of most other lighthouses I have visited.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I read about the Little Red Lighthouse in one of Mary Higgins Clark's suspension novels and set my mind to find it on the banks of the Hudson River! Since we didn't know how to get there we strungled thru the jungle, was hilarious but...More

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lovethatbark
1 July 2017|
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Response from Andrea W | Reviewed this property |
Hi lovethatbark, Obviously NYC isn't the best place for driving or parking, but there is a parking lot at 148 that you can park at and then walk up. You have to get to 148 by going to 158 and broadway and turning west onto... More
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Veraeuro
9 March 2016|
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Response from Andrea W | Reviewed this property |
You can't reach the lighthouse by car. You either have to park at 148 and walk north (googlemap to Ten Mile River Playground) or park at 181 and surrounding areas and walk down the crazy hill (and back up that crazy hill).
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Roblsol
15 September 2015|
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Response from Andrea W | Reviewed this property |
The park is open during daylight hours (dawn to dusk).
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