A few weeks ago on one of those warm, sunny October afternoons, I rode my bike from Washington’s Landing down to Point State Park. On the way back as I headed back to my car, I remembered that a past bride had mentioned the “stone steps at Washington’s Landing” as a potential photo location. I’d never seen the steps, so I rode up to the northernmost point of Herr’s Island to find it. It is pretty! Lots of colorful trees in October, and the curve of the staircase is very nice. This would be a great spot for an engagement session. I’m not sure about for a wedding day, because it is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot, and wedding days are so tight on time. But this is a great spot really for anything – whether for a photo shoot, or if you’re looking for a place to go for a bike ride (well, not on the steps) or a walk.
However, there is one key detail about the stone steps at Washington’s Landing. They are not actually stone. The wall is stone, but the steps are not.
To find the steps, once you get onto Herr’s Island (via the 31st street bridge), follow the road to the end at the nothernmost point. Park and keep walking north, past the tennis courts. The stairs are all the way at the end.
It only takes about 15 minutes to ride a bike from here to Point State Park. Best of all, you can do this without setting a tire on a road! Here’s a quick video overview of the ride (stone steps not shown here).