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Port Authority construction work on the GW Bridge drainage system has been delayed due to weather and field conditions. Weekday closures on Henry Hudson Drive from the Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle will continue until work is complete. The road should be open to cyclists and pedestrians on weekends by the end of April, and vehicles by May 1, conditions permitting. Click here for more information.
Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for current updates for the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
Open / Closed in the Park:
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for winter.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours (Kearney House closed for winter).|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201-568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Port-A-Johns only.|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. $5 parking fee, weekends & holidays.|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).|
|Hazard’s Ramp: Closed for winter.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 (northern end): Closed for winter. Drive 2 (southern end): Open daylight hours. Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle CLOSED to all use for GWB work. Click here for more information.|
|Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.|
|Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
|Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for winter (Port-A-Johns available).|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No restroom facilities available.|
Sidebar last updated:
April 18, 2015.
Information posted here subject to change without notice.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive have been designated a “Scenic Byway.”
To preserve, protect, and promote the Palisades Interstate Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive as beautiful scenic drives and significant attractions within the magnificent natural setting of the Palisades Interstate Park, whose founding mission was for the protection of the Palisades cliffs for the enjoyment of future generations; and to relate the contributions and importance of the byway corridor to the history of the Revolutionary War and to the rise of the American conservation movement and regional planning that led to the protection of land and historic sites for the benefit of the public.
In 2014, new signs were placed to mark the Palisades Scenic Byway, and with a grant from the Byway Program we were able to install informational signage and plant trees at all three lookout areas in the park.
- Recognize that two significant roadways, the Palisades Interstate Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive, comprise the route identified as the New Jersey segment of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, a New Jersey Scenic Byway.
- Distinguish the Parkway as a road within a park and a member of a network of regional parkways that are distinct and different from the metropolitan highway system.
- Acknowledge the New York segment of the Palisades Interstate Parkway that, together with the New Jersey segment, completes the historic and scenic transportation corridor connecting New York City with Bear Mountain that provides visitors with outstanding views of the Hudson River along the Palisades Cliffs; and, coordinate and cooperate with New York State to ensure a seamless visitor experience.
- Market the Palisades Interstate Parkway as a gateway to the Palisades park system, which includes 24 parks and 8 historic sites, covering over 100,000 acres along more than 20 miles of Hudson River shoreline and beyond.
- Maintain and enhance the safety of the Palisades Interstate Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive in a manner that respects and complements their historic design and natural settings.
Restore the historic design elements of the Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive as near to the original and as safe, practical and feasible as possible.
- Enhance the scenic setting and natural environment of the Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive.
- Expand historic restoration, enhancement and interpretation to the Park’s many historic destinations, trails and historic structures accessible from the Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive.
- Educate the traveling public about the history of the Parkway and Henry Hudson Drive in relation to the Park and the Hudson River; the history of scenic driving and access to sites of natural beauty; and, the people, ideas and movements leading to the Parkway.
- Connect the adjacent municipalities to the Palisades Interstate Parkway and the Hudson River shoreline.
- Points-of-Interest Map
- Executive Summary
- Presentation (27 pages)
- Corridor Management Plan (167 pages)
- Appendices (76 pages)