At this time of year, it is common to encounter what may appear to be sick, injured, or orphaned young animals in the park. Most often, these animals are fine and should be left alone!
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Open / Closed in the Park:
Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters is CLOSED TO ALL USE for major road reconstruction.
Projected reopening: May 1 (weather and other factors permitting – please check back for updates).
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.
Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for emergency updates on roads and other conditions in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
NOTE: THE PARK’S SPRING OPERATING SEASON BEGINS MAY 1
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive. All restrooms closed for season. Kearney House closed for season.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM Tues. – Fri., 10 AM – 6 PM weekends (closed Mondays).|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking (year-round, click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. 201-461-1776.|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required). 201-784-0484.|
|Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Edgewater park entrance to Englewood Cliffs park entrance open daylight hours. Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters CLOSED TO ALL USE (projected reopening: May 1). Englewood to Alpine CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLES for construction (projected reopening: May 1).|
|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. 201-768-1360. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
|Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Cafe & bookshop) open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours. Trail construction with intermittent closures on the Shore Trail between Ross Dock and Englewood.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive.|
Last updated April 21, 2017 (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)