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Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: July 23, 2017

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open 9 AM – 4:30 PM on Thu. | 9 AM – 5:30 PM, Fri to Sun | closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tue to Fri | 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun | closed Mon. (Regular parking fee applies for Snack Shack customers.)
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking, 7 days (click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.

Parking Restrictions
WEEKDAYS: Public parking in south lot only.

Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only), Fri to Tue, $20 for trailer launch, $10 for car-top launch.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
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. Parking fees (cash only), $10 weekends & holidays, $5 Mon, Tue, Fri.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Café & bookshop) open 7 days, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Ongoing Project
ONGOING: Intermittent closures on Shore Trail from Englewood to Ross Dock for construction.

Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

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“Ben Franklin and His Electrical Experiments”

Ben Franklin's Experiments

Sunday, August 27th, 11 AM to 4 PM, Illustrated Talk at 1 PM, at Fort Lee Historic Park.

We all think we know the story of Benjamin Franklin. We know the story of his flying a kite in a thunderstorm, but do you know about the other inventions he worked on? Historian Mike Kochan will present and demonstrate some of Benjamin Franklin’s Experiments. Mike will have replicas of the machines Franklin used in his experiments. Guests will have the opportunity to conduct some of the experiments themselves! This hands-on program will bring the history of electrical developments to life.

At 1 PM Mike’s illustrated talk will show Franklin’s place in the history of the discoveries in electricity. Mike will start with the Greeks, move to the 17th century then the 18th century and finish with a demonstration of Franklin’s famous kite experiment.

Fort Lee Historic Park is on Hudson Terrace just south of the George Washington Bridge. (Click here for detailed directions.) Metered parking will be in effect. For additional information about the program, please call 201-461-1776.

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