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 historic Kearney House in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey hosts a number of events each year when visitors can experience what it may have been like in the mid-19th century — when Mrs. Kearney, a widow who had brought up nine children at the house, also kept a dockside tavern there.
Behind the Times: Tues. evenings, June 27 and July 11 & 18
“Behind the Times” at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern
Open to all – no reservations needed!
On Tuesday evenings, June 27 and July 11 & 18, the historic Kearney House in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will open its doors from 7 to 9 PM for those who wish to stop by to enjoy a late summer day along the Hudson. Staff dressed in nineteenth-century garb will serve lemonade and watermelon, and they will teach youngsters of all ages how to play some period games and amusements. From beneath his stovepipe hat, the house’s “tavern musician,” Mr. Thaddeus MacGregor, will perform music of the time period. MacGregor, a musician and teacher from Englewood, will play banjo, cigar-box guitar, and a pair of “limberjacks” named Wee Jim and Obadiah Armstrong, wooden percussion instruments that also provide the illusion of miniature tap dancers.
Click here to see an article about our year-end “Thanksgiving Time” event in 2016.