Explore Closter Landing

2017-01-24_12-04-32On Saturday morning, February 4, historical interpreter Eric Nelsen will lead a tour into the Palisades Interstate Park‘s past, to explore part of the riverfront settlement known in the nineteenth century as Closter Landing. Nelsen will meet hikers at the Park Headquarters, accessible from the Alpine park entrance (a half mile north of Closter Dock Road off U.S. Route 9W, or from Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 2 — click here for detailed directions). Meeting time is 10 AM. The group will head down a steep trail that was once a wagon road used by farmers of Closter to get their goods to the docks on the Hudson River. After they arrive at the river, the group will continue along another former wagon road to what was once a fishermen’s hamlet known as “Cape Fly Away.” This hike, about 3 miles round-trip and taking about 2 hours, traverses some steep slopes and is rated moderate.


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