Hudson County Parks & Nature
Hudson County offers a variety of exciting things to do outdoors including biking, eco-cruises, paddling, enjoying views of the New York Harbor, and the many parks in each city! Be sure to contact our Parks & Recreation department to discover the best places to try near your hotel.
Things to do: Parks & Waterway Attractions
While visiting the area, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful views and outdoor recreation available throughout Hudson County. Grab the whole family and bike the Hudson Loop, visit Liberty State Park on New York Harbor, stop by Lincoln Park, and more. Talk to us about more options for groups and families!
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Visit Near by New Jersey’s Scenic ByWays
Scenic byways highlight transportation corridors that have outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, cultural, historic or archaeological significance. Scenic byways highlight transportation corridors that have outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, cultural, historic or archaeological significance. They represent the uniqueness and diversity of the state and together the byways tell stories about New Jersey’s history, natural features, recreational opportunities and beauty.
Visit Hudson County’s nearest Byway at the Palisades Scenic ByWay at Palisades Interstate Park. The Palisades Interstate Parkway provides a scenic 42-mile ride from the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge north to Bear Mountain State Park in New York. The 13-mile New Jersey section was designated as a New Jersey Scenic Byway in 2005.
The New Jersey portion of this Byway is located in the Palisades Interstate Park that is approximately 12 miles long and a half mile wide in Bergen County. The Byway consists of the Palisades Interstate Parkway located on top of the cliffs and the Henry Hudson Drive located between the Parkway and the Hudson River.
The Western Highlands Byway passes through thousands of acres of protected open space as it travels through the Newark Pequanock Watershed, hugs the Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area and continues along the Wawayanda State Park. It is situated in the northwest corner of the New Jersey Highlands which lies in portions of Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties and was created to protect the watersheds and environmentally sensitive areas of this region of the state from the pressures of overdevelopment.