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GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: This engineering marvel provides spectacular
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GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: This engineering marvel provides spectacular views up and down the Hudson River. It's a particular favorite of bikers and nature lovers, as both sides have parks galore.
Manhattan side: Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, famous subject of the children's book "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge," in Fort Washington Park underneath the GW (lighthousefriends.com).
New Jersey side: The miles of trails in Palisades Interstate Park (njpalisades.org).(Credit: AP)

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Cross Manhattan's bridges for the ultimate sightseeing tour of NYC

Whether you're walking or biking, June is the perfect month to try a new mode of transportation across the bridges that link Manhattan to the outer boroughs and to New Jersey. The sightseeing is grand from each bridge, and using them leads to unexpected destinations on both sides of the river. -- TED LOOS Special to Newsday