The Palisades Interstate Park is located on the western shore of the Hudson River in northeastern New Jersey. It is part of more than 100,000 acres of parks and historic sites that the Palisades Interstate Park Commission manages for both New York and New Jersey. The two states formed the Commission in 1900 to stop the destruction of the Palisades by stone quarries, which were blasting the famous cliffs for crushed stone.
The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey is about twelve miles long and half a mile wide, containing 2,500 acres of wild Hudson River shore front, uplands, and cliffs. The Palisades Interstate Park is a National Historic Landmark. The Palisades Cliffs are a National Natural Landmark.
The New Jersey Palisades section of the Hudson River consists of towering sheer rocky cliffs, waterfalls and rock pillars. In the early years of the 19th century, some quarrying began to take place along the Palisades, intensifying after the Civil War when there was a high demand for concrete for construction.
State line Overlook scenic view and large parking area with snack bar and restrooms.
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