Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is a peninsula that is situated between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill van Kull to the south, and New York Bay to the east. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 63,024.
Points of interest
Libraries and museums
- The Bayonne Bridge is the fourth longest steel arch bridge in the world
- Bergen Point
- Constable Hook is the site of two burials grounds known as the Constable Hook Cemetery, numerous tank farms and the Bayonne Golf Club, situated at the city's highest point
- Hackensack RiverWalk begins at Bergen Point where the Kill Van Kull meets the Newark Bay and connect to the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. A plaque unveiled on May 2, 2006, for the new Richard A. Rutkowski Park, a wetlands preserve on the northwestern end of town that is part of the RiverWalk. Also known as the Waterfront Park and Environmental Walkway, it is located immediately north of the Stephen R. Gregg Hudson County Park.
- Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is part of a walkway that is intended to run the more than 18 miles from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.
- Shooters Island, closed to the general public, is a 35 acre island (of which 7.5 acres are in Elizabeth) is operated as a bird sanctuary by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
The Bayonne Public Library, one of New Jersey's original 36 Carnegie libraries, the Bayonne Community Museum, and the Bayonne Firefighters Museum provide educational events and programs.