Cross That Bridge
With bumper-to-bumper traffic around the clock, the George Washington Bridge is one of the busiest in the world. It spans the Hudson river connecting Washington Heights, NY with Fort Lee, New Jersey with 2 decks of traffic, an upper and lower.
To avoid big rigs I usually travel the Taconic Parkway but the Palisades is far better for views of Manhattan and the GW. The Palisades Interstate Park, also called the Fort Lee Historical Center, is where you’ll find over 2 miles of walking trails and benches overlooking the 4th largest suspension bridge in the U.S.
The Palisades is also passenger cars only, and far more rural and aesthetically pleasing, says my City Slicker.
On holidays and the 9/11 anniversary, a 450-pound American flag, the largest in the world, hangs vertically atop the Jersey side steel arch. It’s most impressive.