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news • March 27, 2023

3 Picnic Spots to Explore at Palisades Interstate Park

Located less than 10 minutes from The Modern in Fort Lee, N.J., Palisades Interstate Park offers more than 30 miles of hiking and ski trails, a boat launching ramp, a scenic riverside drive, and cliff-top parks and overlooks that are perfect for picnicking. When the weather’s warm, here are three great spots to visit in Palisades Interstate Park.

Fort Lee Historic Park

Address: Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee

An incredible cliff-top park overlooking the busiest bridge in the world – George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee Historic Park also includes reconstructed historic cabins and a visitors center that’s worth a quick tour. Learn more about Fort Lee Historic Park.

Allison Park

Address: Allison Park Rd, Englewood

Paved with walkways, the large lawn area at Allison Park is the perfect place to have a picnic. Offering views of NYC from high above the Hudson River, Allison Park is named after William Outis Allison who once owned the land within Palisades Interstate Park. Learn more about Allison Park.

Englewood Picnic Area

Address: Henry Hudson Drive, Englewood Cliffs

At the southern end of the park, Englewood Picnic Area is one of the most popular picnic spots thanks to the nearby Bloomer’s Beach where boats can be launched. But beyond the beach visitors have access to fishing and crabbing at Englewood Picnic Area and the kiddos will love the playground. Learn more about Englewood Picnic Area.