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).
Henry Hudson Drive is a scenic roadway that begins at the Edgewater park entrance and follows the Hudson River north for 7 miles, providing access to Ross Dock Picnic Area, Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin, Undercliff Picnic Area, and Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin. The Drive was constructed between 1912 and 1940.
For current hours of operation for Henry Hudson Drive, please check the sidebar >
Two spurs connect Henry Hudson Drive with the Englewood Cliffs and Alpine park entrances:
Dyckman Hill Road, about 0.75 mi. long, connects Henry Hudson Drive with the Englewood Cliffs park entrance, at Parkway Exit 1 (Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs). Due to its steep, narrow, and winding character, bicycles are not permitted on Dyckman Hill Road.
Alpine Approach Road, about 1.25 mi. long, connects Henry Hudson Drive with the Alpine park entrance, at Parkway Exit 2 (U.S. Route 9W, Alpine). Park Headquarters is at the summit of Alpine Approach Road.
Henry Hudson Drive is open to cars and bicycles during daylight hours only, conditions permitting, during the warm weather season. During the winter months, the section of Henry Hudson Drive from Dyckman Hill Road north to Alpine Approach Road is closed; if conditions permit, Alpine Approach Road, Dyckman Hill Road, and the section of Henry Hudson Drive from Dyckman Hill road south to the Edgewater park entrance, including the Ross Dock entrance road, remain open during the winter.
Due to rock slides, tree falls, and other emergency situations, sections of Henry Hudson Drive may need to be temporarily closed. When a barrier has been put in place by the Parkway Police on any roadway, the roadway beyond that barrier is to be considered closed for all use; those going beyond such a barrier are subject to summonses.
A note on winter use: Henry Hudson Drive may be closed during a significant weather event. When a barrier has been put in place by the Parkway Police on any roadway, the roadway beyond that barrier is to be considered closed for all use. Those going beyond such a barrier are subject to summonses.
- Learn more about the Drive and its history in “On the Drive.”
- Henry Hudson Drive is part of the Palisades Scenic Byway.