FYI: Unofficial Summer Solstice Night Hike!

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Kearney House (Alpine Picnic Area)

Alpine Approach Road · Alpine, NJ

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MEET 6:30 in parking lot of Alpine boat basin near the Kearney House, (see photos) hike is from 7-9

Location image of event venue

Details

Come celebrate the summer solstice with a hike under the moonlight! Eric Nelson of the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission will be leading this moderate hike of approx. 5 miles.. FLASHLIGHTS or and HEADLAMPS are MANDATORY as is water.

NOT FOR BEGINNERS or anyone with Balance issues or that is not surefooted. Part of this hike is with limited light as we will be coming out after sunset, on uneven terrain with rocky areas .

Hiking boots or hiking shoes suggested for the woods trails, rocky in areas and don;t forget the BUG SPRAY.

FREE parking! For more info call[masked] ext. 108 for Eric or go to: http://njpalisades.org/calendar/ for more info and additional events.

This event is open to the public but parking is limited so carpooling is suggested.

Inclement weather cancels. ALWAYS check the meetup site or the Palisades Parks Dept. the day of an event for possible updates.

This hike is on a Friday around COMMUTER TIME so Give yourself plenty of time to get there.

Directions from Palisades Interstate Park site: (see landmark photos below , which include a photo of the Kearney House in the Alpine boat basin where we are meeting)

From northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway: Take Exit 2, U.S. Route 9W, Alpine, Closter. Stay straight off the exit (south), passing Park Headquarters on the left. Follow Alpine Approach Road south 1 mi. downhill. Go ¾ around the small circle, then continue north the rest of the way down the hill to the entrance to Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin.

From southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway: Take Exit 2, U.S. Route 9W, Alpine, Closter. Turn right (north) onto U.S. Route 9W. Immediately turn right (east) at the first light, Alpine Approach Road. Go beneath two overpass bridges, then bear right (south). Pass Park Headquarters on the left. Follow Alpine Approach Road 1 mi. downhill. Go ¾ around the small circle, then continue north the rest of the way down the hill to the entrance to Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin.

From Englewood Cliffs park entrance on Palisade Avenue at Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 1: Enter park on Dyckman Hill Road, taking it downhill to Henry Hudson Drive (stay straight through gates to continue north, not taking hairpin turn to right). Stay north on Henry Hudson Drive 5 mi., passing Undercliff Picnic Area, straight through small circle at intersection with Alpine Approach Road and downhill to entrance to Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin.

For more directions go to:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Palisades+Interstate+Park+Commission:+Alpine+Boat+Basin+%26+Picnic+Area/@40.945696,-73.9211547,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c2edf67d63d515:0x36ebca6062f98c19!8m2!3d40.945692!4d-73.918966?hl=en
and ENTER your address by clicking on the arrow in the white circle for "directions"
Follow signs to the Alpine boat basin and picnic area

As with all of our events, you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of your guests. Hiking can be dangerous and injuries can occur, sometimes fatal. Trail blazes can sometimes be missing so there is always the possibility of getting off trail and possibly lost. Knowing this you agree to hike at your own risk and we cannot be held responsible for any injuries you or your guests may incur.