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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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Memorial Day Weekend Information

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29
See below for information on park operations during the holiday weekend, or click here for a summary.

Updated: May 28, 2017

Fees Notice
Parking fee collection begins Memorial Day weekend at picnic areas and boat basins.

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open Thu, 9 AM – 4:30 PM | Fri to Sun, 9 AM – 5:30 PM | closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Parking fee $5 (cash only) weekends & holidays.

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Vehicle access from Alpine park entrance only.
Mon, May 29: Gas dock OPEN.

Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only) weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Vehicle access from Alpine park entrance only.

Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328. Parking fee $5 (cash only) Fri–Tue.

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Vehicle access from Englewood Cliffs park entrance only.

Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only) Fri–Tue. Snack Shack open Tue to Fri, 10 AM – 4 PM | Sat & Sun, 10 AM – 6 PM | closed Mon. (Regular parking fee applies for Snack Shack customers.)

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Vehicle access from Englewood Cliffs park entrance only.

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.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only) Fri–Tue $20 for trailer launch, $10 for car-top launch.

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Vehicle access from Englewood Cliffs park entrance only.

Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle + Undercliff Picnic Area to Alpine circle CLOSED to vehicles.

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.

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Vehicle access from Englewood Cliffs park entrance only.

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 (no parking fee).

Memorial Day Weekend Information
Sat–Sun–Mon, May 27–29: Vehicle access from Englewood Cliffs park entrance only.

*Scheduled maintenance closures are subject to change due to weather and other factors.

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Upcoming guided hikes in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey


Throughout the year, the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey — stretching for twelve miles along the Hudson River and wtih over 30 miles of trails — offers guided hiking tours for varied interests and ability levels. Guided hikes are free and open to all, and advance registration is NOT needed.

High Gutter Point.

Sat, Jun. 3: “National Trails Day: Construction History of the NJ Palisades Trails
Guided hike with Christina Fehre & the Trail Crew. Meet 9:30 AM at Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee. $10 parking. About 4 mi., 3 hrs., moderate. For more information: 201-615-9226.

Fri, Jun. 9: “Strawberry Moon Hike
Guided hike with Christina Fehre. Meet 8:30 PM by the entrance to Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin. About 3 mi., 2 hrs., easy. Bring a flashlight. For more information: 201-615-9226.

Tues, Jun. 20: “Solstice Hike
Guided hike with Eric Nelsen. Meet 7 PM at the Kearney House at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin. About 5 mi., 2 hrs., moderate. Bring a flashlight. For more information: 201-768-1360 ext. 108.

Guided hikes are held “drizzle or shine” — heavy or steady precipitation or icy trail conditions may cancel. If in doubt, please call the contact number in the hike description to confirm.

Hike descriptions show an approximate round-trip distance (mi.) and time (hrs.) and a rating provided by the hike leaders: Easy hikes should be suitable for most hikers, including those with little or no hiking experience. Moderate hikes traverse more rugged terrain and slopes, at a pace some may find difficult. Challenging hikes are best for experienced hikers.

FOR ALL HIKES, hikers should wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water to drink. Long-sleeved clothing is recommended for protection against poison ivy and ticks. REMEMBER: Even our “easy” hikes are on trails, not paved surfaces — the surfaces you traverse will be uneven, with roots, rocks, and other obstructions. None of the park’s trails are entirely open or level, and mud and puddles are typical after rainfalls.

Our hiking trails are open 365 days a year. Check our Hiking page for information about hiking in the park on your own, including tips for hikers and suggested routes.


 

“National Trails Day: Construction History of the NJ Palisades Trails”

On Saturday, June 3, Christina Fehre and the park’s Trail Crew will lead a guided hike meeting at 9:30 AM at Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee, accessible from the park’s Edgewater or Englewood Cliffs entrances (click here for detailed directions). The hike will cover a round-trip distance of about 4 miles in around 3 hours and is rated moderate by the hike leaders.

There is a $10 per car parking fee (cash only) in effect at Ross Dock. For more information about this hike, please call 201-615-9226.

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“Strawberry Moon Hike”

On Friday evening, June 9, Christina Fehre, director of Trails and Outdoor Programs for the park, will lead a guided night hike meeting at 8:30 PM by the entrance to Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin, accessible from the park’s Alpine entrance at PIP Exit 2 (click here for detailed directions). The hike will cover a round-trip distance of about 3 miles in around 2 hours and is rated easy by the hike leader. Participants should bring flashlights.

For more information about this hike, please call 201-615-9226.

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“Solstice Hike”

On Tuesday evening, June 20, Eric Nelsen will lead a guided hike meeting at 7 PM at the Kearney House at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin, accessible from the park’s Alpine entrance at PIP Exit 2 (click here for detailed directions). The hike will cover a round-trip distance of about 5 miles in around 2 hours and is rated moderate by the hike leader. Participants should bring flashlights.

Solstice Hike.

To confirm on the afternoon of the hike if weather seems questionable, please call 201-768-1360 and enter extension 108.

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