The ruins of Undercliff Bath House in Palisades Interstate Park

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The ruins of the bath house

I, and my parents, were actually on our way to upstate New York. But, cheap as I am, I wanted to gas up in New Jersey. That is why I decided to drive the beautiful Henry Hudson Drive, which runs down below the steep Hudson cliffs, instead of the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

At some point we decided to briefly park the car en walk to a Hudson River viewpoint. This point accidentally turned out to be the Undercliff Picnic Area. Which is now a picnic area with a few visitors. A huge almost overgrown parking lot indicates that the area has a more busy history. 

This became clear when we walked down to the river. Here is a rather big area of flat land en on it the remains of the Undercliff Bath House.

The former Undercliff Beach
Built in 1922 the Undercliff Beach was one of the three beaches in the park. And it was very popular. Until the 1930s when the George Washington Bridge opened and the Ferries, which brought a lot of visitors, ceased operation. In 1941 the facility was closed. The other beaches followed a few years later (now because of the pollution of the Hudson).

The beach is still here, but now with a nice grass lawn. And the bath house's foundations and some stairs are still here too. The only things still available like in the good old past are: the Hudson River en the great views on Manhattan.

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The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The former Undercliff Beach
The former Undercliff Beach
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The former Undercliff Beach
The former Undercliff Beach
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The ruins of the bath house
The former Undercliff Beach
The former Undercliff Beach
Graffiti has arrived here too
Graffiti has arrived here too
The bath house and the beach in be…
The bath house and the beach in b…
Undercliff Picnic Area - Palisades Interstate Park - NJ
photo by: mdalamers