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Pothole repair work remains ongoing on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Motorists should please use caution. See Parkway Condition Statement for more information.

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Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter. Will reopen May 1.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, pavilion restrooms closed for winter.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Wed. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required.
Hazard’s Dock: Closed for winter.
Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 closed for winter. Drive 2, Dyckman Hill Road, and Alpine Approach Road open daylight hours, conditions permitting.
The Kearney House: Closed for restoration. Will reopen later in spring.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs., see Parkway Condition Statement.
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except on New Jersey State holidays (these days are marked on our calendar). 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.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM weekdays, 6 PM weekends.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Sidebar last updated: April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 27

“Arbor Day Tree Planting” • Volunteer tree planting with the Trail Crew • From 11 AM to 3 PM: start at Ross Dock Picnic Area (directions) or at Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin (directions) and follow signs to “Tree Planting on the Shore Trail,” with a short walk to closest planting sites.

Click here for more information. We provide tools and gloves, but you may bring your own. Groups and troops please contact Christina Fehre at 201 768-1360 ext. 110.

Escape to the Palisades

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The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey follows the western shore of the Hudson River in Bergen County, New Jersey, from just south of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee north 12 miles to the New York state line at Rockland County, New York. Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee and Englewood Cliffs and U.S. Route 9W in Englewood Cliffs, Tenafly, and Alpine run along the length of the park’s western border, while the Palisades Interstate Parkway runs parallel just within that border. (See Maps.)

Henry Hudson Drive and its spurs, built and maintained by the Park Commission, provide access to the park’s riverfront areas, while Hudson Terrace, Route 9W, and the Parkway provide access to areas on the summit.

Commercial vehicles are not permitted in the park or on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Buses must have a permit.

Because most of the park’s roadways are not on a municipal street grid, portable GPS devices do not reliably identify all park areas. Likewise, common internet mapping programs, such as Google Maps and MapQuest, do not always identify park areas or provide reliable directions to them. We recommend using the directions provided on these pages:

Coming by Public Transportation:

Most park areas and trailheads can be reached using public transportation from New York City and points in New Jersey or from Rockland County, New York. We have included the appropriate stops to take and other information in our directions pages, and our downloadable maps show major bus stops in the vicinity of the park.

Rockland Coach’s Number 9 bus, which departs from the Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge Terminal (175th Street station on the A express subway line) or from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street), stops at Bridge Plaza in Fort Lee, and a number of other bus lines connect at the Bridge Plaza stop from points in New Jersey. The Number 9 then travels north up U.S. Route 9W to the state line and on to Rockland County. We cannot verify bus schedules: for bus schedule information for the Number 9 bus, visit Rockland Coaches (Red and Tan Lines) or call 201 384-2400 or 212 279-6526. (For connecting bus information, also check New Jersey Transit’s website.)

Coming by Bicycle:

All park areas are accessible to cyclists, and we have included information for cyclists in the directions pages.

Cyclists are not permitted on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, on Dyckman Hill Road, on any hiking or ski trail, and are not permitted beyond parking areas.