Yesterday I walked the Mitsubishi Riverwalk after visiting the Bronx Zoo. While this is right next to a zoo entrance, the trail itself is free and part of the larger Bronx Park.
The trail is a nice little 0.4mi jaunt that follows the Bronx river and passes an old damn and small water fall. There’s an overlook at the waterfall site complete with benches to sit and reflect.
The trail is smooth and either paved or graveled giving easy access to anyone regardless of hiking experience. Further more the signs and plaques are all pretty interactive and geared toward children, making it a great place for families looking for something for free to do over the summer.
My favorite signage were these spinning ecosystem displays that were put up throughout various points of the walk to point out the biodiversity of the area.
All in all it’s a great short hike and I’d especially recommend it to anyone looking to get their children interested in nature or any parent who wants sneak in some learning over the summer time!
If you want to know more about the Bronx River itself then check out the Bronx River Alliance and the work they’ve been doing to both preserve this water way and promote it as a valuable natural resource in New York City. Without their efforts even tiny trails like the Mitsubishi Riverwalk would have been lost to urbanization and pollution so check out what they’re up to, visit their (often free or cheap) events, and give them some support!