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A National Natural Landmark

Early spring view from the Clinton Point area of the Long Path. now on the first day of spring, 2016,  frosted the cliffs at Gray Crag in Alpine. Heavy rains fill the brook on Dyckman Hill. A winter storm blankets the Palisades in snow. Seen from Ross Dock Picnic Area, a winter sunset turns the George Washington Bridge and the buildings of Upper Manhattan golden. The first snow of the new year accents the face of the Palisades by the old Rio Vista estate in Alpine. Lichens, moss, ferns, and fallen leaves add texture to an old stone wall in the park. Fall foliage colors the Palisades above the Giant Stairs. Fall foliage colors the Palisades. The historic Kearney House on a fall day. Late autumn sunshine glitters on the Hudson. George Washington Bridge. eanut Leap Cascade. Palisades shore. Fall foliage colors the Palisades. Palisades shore. Fog along the cliffs at State Line Lookout. Fog on the Hudson in winter. Panoramic view from offshore at the Giant Stairs (rockfall from 2012 in center). View from offshore looking north at the Giant Stairs (rockfall from 2012 in center). The George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee Historic Park. Henry Hudson Drive. The view from State Line Lookout. Along the entrance road to State Line Lookout. Ice floes on the Hudson. Yonkers from across the Hudson. View of the Palisades from Jeffrey’s Hook in Manhattan. Fall colors on the Palisades. Fall colors on the Palisades. A misty fall day at Alpine. Warm fall days help paint a pretty scene along the Hudson. Warm fall days help paint a pretty scene along the Hudson.


Keeping the park beautiful...

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Keeping the park safe...

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A National Historic Landmark

Catherine “Kitty” Brown in the late 1800s. Mrs. Andrew Jackson Crum at her home beneath the Palisades, late 1800s. Miles & Homan cereal mill at Alpine Landing, circa 1897. The Kearney House circa 1897. Man at a dock along the Palisades, late 1800s. View from Cape Fly Away looking north toward Bombay Hook, late 1800s. Man and woman (with dogs) at “Indian Head” on the Palisades, late 1800s. Carpenter Brothers’ quarry in Fort Lee, c. 1900. Inside Carpenter Brothers’ quarry in Fort Lee, c. 1900. Joseph Lamb inside Carpenter Brothers’ quarry in Fort Lee, c. 1900. Dedication of the Palisades Interstate Park, Sept. 27, 1909. Captain John Jordan, the park's first police captain, c. 1914. Family picnic in the new park, circa 1915. Bathing beach in the new park, circa 1915. Camping in the new park, circa 1915. Hazard’s Bathhouse, circa 1920. Canoeists with Hazard’s Bathhouse in background, circa 1920. Hazard’s Dock, circa 1920. Overlooking Hazard’s Dock, circa 1920. Park patrolman and visitors, circa 1920. Dedication of the Women’s Monument, 1929. Construction of the George Washington Bridge, circa 1930. Undercliff Beach and Bathhouse, 1932. Bloomer’s Beach, 1932. Parking for Bloomer’s Beach, circa 1932. Wading pool at Alpine Beach, 1932. Civil Works Administration workers on Henry Hudson Drive, January 2, 1934. WPA crew building bridle paths in the State Line area, 1935. WPA crew placing parapet stones along Alpine Approach Road, March 1936. Alpine Ferry Plaza, 1936. CCC “boys” building retaining walls along Henry Hudson Drive in 1937. Gas pump attendant in front of the refreshment stand at State Line Lookout in 1938. Diving platform at Alpine Beach, July 2, 1939. The ferry John J. Walsh departs from Alpine to Yonkers in 1939. Building Henry Hudson Drive, 1940. Park policeman on snowshoes, January 8, 1948, Fort Lee.


Keeping the park’s history alive...

Fitting an historical interpreter with “new” shoes at Fort Lee Historic Park. Building a new officers’ hut at Fort Lee Historic Park. Building a new officers’ hut at Fort Lee Historic Park. Building a new officers’ hut at Fort Lee Historic Park. Senior service volunteers from Northern Valley High School build a reproduction outhouse at the Kearney House. "An interpretive sign about “Preserving the Palisades” was placed at Ross Dock in 2008. "An interpretive sign about “Preserving the Palisades” was placed at Ross Dock in 2008. An interpretive sign about “Bathing in the Hudson” was placed at Bloomer’s Beach at Englewood Picnic Area in 2009. An interpretive sign about “Bathing in the Hudson” was placed at Bloomer’s Beach at Englewood Picnic Area in 2009. An interpretive sign about life “Along the Palisades Riverfront” was placed at Alpine Picnic Area in 2009. An interpretive sign about life “Along the Palisades Riverfront” was placed at Alpine Picnic Area in 2009. Reenactors of the 22nd Regiment of Foot at an interpretive sign about “Untangling Folklore from Fact” placed at the Closter Dock Trail trailhead at Alpine Picnic Area in 2009. An interpretive sign about “Untangling Folklore from Fact” was placed at the Closter Dock Trail trailhead at Alpine Picnic Area in 2009. An interpretive sign about “Penlyn” was placed at Park Headquarters in 2012. An interpretive sign about “Penlyn” was placed at Park Headquarters in 2012.

Visitor Gallery

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View of State Line Lookout from the air. Rockfall above Henry Hudson Drive. A winter day in Lookout Inn at State Line Lookout. A pot of cider warms up over the hearth for “Tales of the Macabre” at the Kearney House."Guests thrill to a reading from Edgar Allan Poe at “Tales of the Macabre” at the Kearney House. Mr. Nelsen reads “The Raven” at “Tales of the Macabre” at the Kearney House. Mr. MacGregor strums a song at “Tales of the Macabre” at the Kearney House. Undercliff bathhouse. Looking across the river to the Henry Hudson Bridge at Spuyten Duyvil. Peregrine falcon at State Line Lookout. Pileated woodpecker at Greenbrook Sanctuary. Berries. Autumn leaves. Park dock. Hawk on park beach. At Undercliff Beach. Greenbrook Pond on a January afternoon. Ice on the Hudson by Alpine Boat Basin. Eagle. A bald eagle soars over the Hudson by Alpine Boat Basin. View from aloft near the Women’s Federation Monument. View from aloft near the Women’s Federation Monument. View from aloft near the Women’s Federation Monument. View from aloft near the Women’s Federation Monument. View from aloft at State Line Lookout. View from aloft near Rockefeller Lookout View of Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin from aloft. Park maintenance crew. View from the George Washington Bridge. Dyckman Hill wall. Hikers on Old Route 9W. Autumn leaves, October. Hikers at High Gutter Point, October. Peanut Leap Cascade, January. Stone benches on the Shore Trail by DuPont Dock. Exploring the park by jet ski. Exploring the park by jet ski. View of the Palisades from Englewood Picnic Area, October. A photography field trip from Wave Hill Gardens in the Bronx hikes up the Dyckman Hill Trail, October. A photography field trip from Wave Hill Gardens in the Bronx hikes up the Dyckman Hill Trail, October. At Ross Dock Picnic Area. "Along the Shore Trail. Aftermath of the May 2012 rockfall on the Giant Stairs. Aftermath of the May 2012 rockfall on the Giant Stairs. Aftermath of the May 2012 rockfall on the Giant Stairs. An osprey at State Line hawk watch. An American kestrel at State Line hawk watch. Red-shouldered hawk at State Line Lookout. Red-shouldered hawk at State Line Lookout. Spider. Spider eggs hatching. “Behind the Times at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern” program at the Kearney House. “Behind the Times at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern” program at the Kearney House. “Behind the Times at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern” program at the Kearney House. Cooper’s hawk at State Line Lookout. Merlin at State Line Lookout. Red fox kit. The Kearney House in fall. “Thanksgiving time at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern” program at the Kearney House. “Thanksgiving time at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern” program at the Kearney House. “Thanksgiving time at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern” program at the Kearney House. “Thanksgiving time at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern” program at the Kearney House. At the Kearney House. A harbor seal pays an unexpected visit to Alpine Boat Basin. A harbor seal pays an unexpected visit to Alpine Boat Basin. At the Kearney House. State Line Lookout from the air, November.

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