There are many reasons to love living in New Jersey, and each of our 21 counties has its own highlights that make locals and visitors alike marvel. NJ.com has found New Jersey’s most beautiful spots, highlighting one locale in each county for that honor.
In Bergen County, it’s undeniably The Palisades, a National Natural Landmark above the Newark Basin, which famously run for 20 miles, going from near Jersey City to Nyack, New York. These impressive cliffs are part of United States history; in 1776, Commander Lord Cornwallis attempted to ambush George Washington by having his troops march up the Palisades. They were also the site of a duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton in Weehawken in 1804. On the entertainment front, they were used as part of movie shoots in the 1910s, including The Perils of Pauline.
The popular Palisades Interstate Park is a popular hiking and hangout spot for its jaw-droopingly gorgeous sights, as Garden State Instagram users love to document. Those who like to enjoy the great outdoors can venture to the Ross Dock Picnic Area just north of the George Washington Bridge to enjoy a meal or fishing and crabbing. Alpine is the home of the Cliffs’ highest point at an impressive 527 feet.
Whatever part of The Palisades you prefer, no one can deny that this is a priceless view we can all be proud of.
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