Palisades Interstate Park: Henry Hudson Drive – Alpine NJ

Description

The Henry Hudson Drive provides access to sections of the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey located on the banks of the Hudson River. The section of the drive from the Englewood Cliffs entrance to the Edgewater entrance were built by New Deal laborers.  (A section to the north of this portion precedes the New Deal.) Three New Deal agencies—the Civil Works Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Works Progress Administration—were involved in the construction of the road. Further north, the Alpine Approach Road and its retaining walls in the northern section of the park were also built by New Deal laborers.

Source notes

E. Emory Davis and Eric Nelsen, "New Jersey's Palisades Interstate Park," (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2007), 108-109.

"From the Hard Winter," Cliff Notes, April 2014, (https://www.njpalisades.org/hardWinter.html), accessed August 2020.

"On the Drive," Cliff Notes, Spring 2017, (https://www.njpalisades.org/drive.html), accessed August 2020.

Commissioners of the Palisades Interstate Park, "Extensive Civil Works Program in Interstate Park, "1934, and "CCC Camps Controlling Palisades Erosion," October 13, 1935, Palisades Interstate Park Archive.

Project originally submitted by Robert Snyder on August 2, 2020.

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Location Info


1 Alpine Approach Road
Alpine, New Jersey 07620

Coordinates: 40.9528153, -73.9202463

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