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A boardwalk is a wooden path for pedestrians and sometimes vehicles. Boardwalks are often found along beaches, but they are also common as paths through wetlands, coastal dunes, and other sensitive environments. Boardwalks along foreshores are known as foreshoreways. A boardwalk along a river is often known as a riverwalk and a boardwalk along an oceanfront is often known as an oceanway. Although boardwalks can be found around the world, they are especially common along the East Coast of the United States in North America, where they have many of the functions of a city street and are often tourist attractions themselves. An early boardwalk was designed in New Jersey and opened June 26, 1870, in Atlantic City. [1] For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... “Footpath” redirects here. ... Look up Pedestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Vehicles are non-living means of transport. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... For other uses, see Coast (disambiguation). ... This article is about sand formations. ... The foreshore, also called the intertidal or littoral zone, is that part of a beach that lies between average high tide and average low tide. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... Milwaukee Riverwalk The Milwaukee Riverwalk is a continuous pedestrian walkway along the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... North American redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ...

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Famous boardwalks

California

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California

This boardwalk is the oldest amusement park in California and is the home to two national historic landmarks — the Looff Carousel and the Giant Dipper roller coaster. The boardwalk was opened in 1907. Late evening at the Boardwalk The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. ... For other uses, see Santa Cruz. ... Theme park redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Giant dipper The Giant Dipper is a famous wooden roller coaster located at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz California, USA. Designed by Frank Prior and Fredrick Church with a double out and back layout and built by Arthur Looff in 1924 in just 47 days at a cost of $50... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Venice Beach, California

This 2.5 kilometer boardwalk has a bike path, rollerskaters and skateboard ramps, restaurants, sunglasses, and plenty of tourists. Venice beach is famous for muscle beach, where body builders work out. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out on Muscle Beach and made Gold's Gym famous in the 1980s. Venice Beach and Boardwalk Venice, California, is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Muscle Beach, Venice Muscle Beach, in the United States is an area in Venice, California on Ocean Front Walk two blocks north of Venice Boulevard, that is set up by the city as an outdoors weightlifting gym. ... Golds Gym International, Inc. ...


Maryland

Ocean City, Maryland

This three-mile long boardwalk is at the heart of downtown Ocean City, Maryland. Located at the eastern end of U.S. Route 50, it supports a dazzling array of entertainment options including two amusement parks, Ripley's Believe it or Not, as well as countless arcades, shops, restaurants, hotels, time-shares, and condominiums. Nickname: Location in Maryland Coordinates: , Country State County Worcester Founded 1875 Incorporated 1880 Government  - Mayor Rick Meehan Area  - Total 36. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... U.S. Route 50 is a major east-west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3000 miles (4800 km) from West Sacramento, California east to Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Massachusetts

Sandwich, Massachusetts

This boardwalk does not, strictly speaking, lead along the beach. Instead, it begins in a parking lot and leads through the salt marshes and out to the beach. It was destroyed in a powerful storm and was then rebuilt through donations made by the townspeople. In turn, family names were carved into the planks of the boardwalk, and it is still used to this day. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1639 Government type Open town meeting Area    - Town  44. ...


New Hampshire

Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

This boardwalk is largely a tourist attraction. In fact, it is widely used for common shops where it is possible for tourists to purchase souvenirs and trinkets to remember their trip. Hampton Beach in late September Hampton Beach is a small resort community on the Atlantic Ocean coast of New Hampshire. ... Tourist redirects here. ... For other uses, see Souvenir (disambiguation). ...


Ontario

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Beaches neighbourhood has a boardwalk along its scenic Lake Ontario shoreline. It runs 3 kilometers from Ashbridge's Bay in the west to the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant in the east. [2] Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The Beaches is an upper-middle class neighbourhood and popular tourist destination located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Southern facade of R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. ...


New Jersey

The boardwalk in Asbury Park
The boardwalk in Asbury Park

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Asbury Park's boardwalk

Asbury Park's boardwalk is in the process of revitalization and has recently been connected to the neighboring town of Ocean Grove, New Jersey. The crumbling roof of a Howard Johnsons on the boardwalk in Asbury Park Asbury Park is a city located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... The crumbling roof of a Howard Johnsons on the boardwalk in Asbury Park Asbury Park is a city located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Ocean Grove in Monmouth County, New Jersey Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. ...

The Boardwalk in Atlantic City, outside the Trump Taj Mahal
The Boardwalk in Atlantic City, outside the Trump Taj Mahal
Wildwood Boardwalk — From the front of the Boardwalk Chapel
Wildwood Boardwalk — From the front of the Boardwalk Chapel

Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 313 KB)Picture of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Taken by Raul654 on August 24, 2004. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 313 KB)Picture of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Taken by Raul654 on August 24, 2004. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Boardwalk Chapel (most often referred to as The Boardwalk Chapel [1]) is a summertime Christian Gospel outreach on the two mile boardwalk on the barrier island of The Wildwoods, New Jersey. ...

Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Boardwalk starts at Absecon Inlet and runs along the beach for four miles (six kilometers) to the city limit. An additional one and one half miles (two kilometers) of the Boardwalk extend into Ventnor City. Casino/hotels front the boardwalk, as well as retail stores, restaurants, and amusements. Several piers extend the boardwalk over the Atlantic Ocean. Garden Pier houses the Atlantic City Historical Museum and the Atlantic City Art Center. The four story "Pier at Caesars" entertainment complex opened in July 2006. This boardwalk gained notoriety due to the board game Monopoly, which was based upon the trading and dealing of real estate in Atlantic City; in the game, Boardwalk is the most expensive property to purchase and develop, but also yields the greatest rent payoffs to its owner. Atlantic City redirects here. ... Map of Ventnor City in Atlantic County Ventnor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean shore of Absecon Island. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A shelf of board games. ... This article is about the board game. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...

The famous amusement area in Keansburg, New Jersey houses vintage rides from the 1920s
The famous amusement area in Keansburg, New Jersey houses vintage rides from the 1920s

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 900 pixel, file size: 128 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Early morning view of the Keansburg boardwalk File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 900 pixel, file size: 128 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Early morning view of the Keansburg boardwalk File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...

Keansburg, New Jersey

Keansburg, New Jersey is regarded locally as a boardwalk town, with one of America's oldest shoreside amusement parks housing vintage rides dating back to the 1920s, but the amusement area fairway is now asphalt. Keansburg is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Keansburg is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Ocean City, New Jersey

The 2.5 mile (4 kilometers) boardwalk in Ocean City has classic attractions and many newer additions. The 140-foot (42 meter) Ferris Wheel can be seen from miles around, with views of Ocean City and the surrounding communities from the top. Other rides include rollercoasters, bumper cars, water rides, and tens of miniature golf courses. Shops sell souvenirs and snacks, such as cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, and ice cream. Other boardwalk activities include enjoying the sunrise with a leisurely walk, a brisk jog, a bike tour, a ride on a surrey cart, or a meal at one of the many ocean front cafes. Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. ...


Seaside Heights, New Jersey

This 1-mile long promenade is full of game stands, pizzerias, souvenir shops, beach gear stores, arcades and ice cream parlors drawing families, teenages and adults alike. The Seaside Heights boardwalk is bookended by two 300-foot long piers that feature amusement rides, carousels, log flumes, roller coasters, ferris wheels and more. One of these piers is the world-famous Casino Pier, home to a 1913 circa merry-go-round, the Niagara Falls log flume and the Jet Star roller coaster. The other is the Funtown Amusement Pier home to the Tower of Fear, Seaside's tallest ferris wheel and a go-kart track. Across from Casino Pier is the redeveloped Jenkinson's Breakwater Beach waterpark (formerly WaterWorks). Many of the businesses are still family-owned and operated and have been almost as long as the boardwalk has been around. Seaside Heights is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Seaside Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Piers - The Port Import Export Reporting Service PIERS maintains the most comprehensive database of timely, accurate, import and export information on the cargoes moving through ports in the U.S., Mexico, Latin America, and Asia. ... Casino Pier is an amusement park situated on a pier (Amusement Pier), in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA. The pier extends approximately 300 feet (100 meters) into the Atlantic Ocean, from the narrow strip of the Barnegat Peninsula (approx. ... A Ferris wheel on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. A Ferris wheel (or, more commonly in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [UK], big wheel) is a nonbuilding structure consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim. ... Casino Pier is an amusement park situated on a pier (Amusement Pier), in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA. The pier extends approximately 300 feet (100 meters) into the Atlantic Ocean, from the narrow strip of the Barnegat Peninsula (approx. ...


Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

About seven miles from Seaside Heights, the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk (frequently known as Jenkinson's Boardwalk) is similar to the boardwalk found in Seaside Heights, but is a bit more subdued. The promenade extends from the Manasquan Inlet in the northern end of the borough to the border with Bay Head in the south. Right in the middle is the Jenkinson's Amusements/Jenkinson's Boardwalk area brimming with rides, games, carnival food, miniature golf, fun houses, souvenir shops, and the excellent Jenkinson's Aquarium. The Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk is the first "real" boardwalk (with rides, food, games, entertainment) on the Jersey Shore coming from the north and attracts many weekenders from North Jersey and New York City. Map of Point Pleasant Beach in Ocean County Point Pleasant Beach is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Seaside Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Seaside Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... The Manasquan Inlet (Photo taken from the Point Pleasant side. ... Jersey Shore can also refer to Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. ... Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Wildwood, New Jersey

The 2 mile (3 kilometer) long boardwalk has a total of five amusement piers plus a myriad of other carnival games, souvenir shops, food stands, waterparks, and world-class roller coasters. The Boardwalk started out as a mere 150 feet (45 meters). It has actually been moved closer to the ocean twice. Today, the boardwalk stretches from 16th Ave in North Wildwood to Cresse Ave in Wildwood Crest. The Wildwood Boardwalk is said to have more rides than Disneyland.[citation needed] Kiddie rides include a convoy of airplanes, trucks, dune buggies, boats, and trains. Flying elephants, teacups, bouncing giraffes, mini-Ferris wheels, and a traditional carousel round out the mix. Children are said to line up for their chance to sit in the driver's seat of the bumper car ride.[citation needed] Map of Cape May County Panorama of the Wildwood boardwalk, facing north Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... North Wildwood City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Wildwood Crest Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ...


New York

Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Boardwalk on a foggy night
Coney Island Boardwalk on a foggy night

Riegelmann Boardwalk, located along the southern shore of Brooklyn along the Atlantic Ocean, Coney Island is known for the amusement parks along the boardwalk. Many of its most famous parks no longer exist, but the boardwalk still hosts the Cyclone roller coaster and the Wonder Wheel ferris wheel, as well as the New York Aquarium. A recent addition to the boardwalk is KeySpan Park, home of the minor-league Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team. For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Riegelmann, Edward J. (c. ... Entrance to the territory of the New York Aquarium from ocean. ... KeySpan Park is a minor league baseball stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Class-Level A Minor League affiliations New York - Penn League McNamara Division Major League affiliations New York Mets Name St. ...


Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia's 3-mile boardwalk features restaurants, entertainment, and many sporting events. Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...

Marsh boardwalk in Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada
Marsh boardwalk in Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x515, 205 KB) Summary Panorama stitch of Point Pelee (Ontario, Canada) Marsh Boardwalk in Spring. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x515, 205 KB) Summary Panorama stitch of Point Pelee (Ontario, Canada) Marsh Boardwalk in Spring. ... Point Pelee National Park is a park in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ...

Other boardwalks

Gold Coast Oceanway

Oceanway logo

Gold Coast, Queensland Australia has a 36km foreshoreway stretching from the Gold Coast Seaway to Point Danger on the Queensland and New South Wales state border known as the Gold Coast Oceanway. The Oceanway has become so popular that extensions are gradually emerging in the neighbouring Tweed Shire. The Logo depicts a family group of pedestrians and a cyclist enjoying a sustainable and healthy journey past green dunes along golden beaches. Gold Coast redirects here. ... The Gold Coast Seaway is the main navigation entrance from the Pacific Ocean into the Gold Coast Broadwater and southern Moreton Bay. ... Point Danger is a high steep headland right on the border between Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, at the southern end of the Gold Coast. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... NSW redirects here. ... The Gold Coast Oceanway is a shared use pedestrian and cyclist pavement connecting the Point Danger Lighthouse on the NSW and Queensland border to the Gold Coast Seaway. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... A pedestrian at the intersection of Alinga Street and Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, Australia A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot, whether walking or running. ... A cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation. ... Girl on a bicycle in a car free area in Frankfurt Sustainable transport is a phrase which was coined in the late 20th century to describe all forms of transport which minimise emissions of carbon dioxide and pollutants. ... Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality. ... This article is about sand formations. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ...

An isolated village in rural SW Alaska.
An isolated village in rural SW Alaska.
  • Eskimo villages of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska — Today, 10 foot (3 meter) wide heavy-duty boardwalks are common in villages throughout this part of Bush Alaska. Tuntutuliak was the first village to receive them in the mid 1990s by way of a government funded program to determine whether they would be a worthwhile investment elsewhere. Before the existence of these boardwalks, a much narrower, lower, and less extensive system of boards and boardwalks served delta villages. [3]

Image File history File links AKvillageboaerdwalk. ... Image File history File links AKvillageboaerdwalk. ... For other uses, see Eskimo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian territory. ... The Kuskokwim River is a river, approximately 650 mi (1,110 km) long, in southwest Alaska in the United States. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

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A plank road or puncheon is a dirt path or road covered with a series of planks, similar to the wooden sidewalks one would see in a Western movie. ... Under the Boardwalk is a hit pop song written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters in 1964. ...

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