If you are having an illicit affair, I can think of no better place to meet your lover than Point Lookout on the Palisades Parkway. It’s beautiful, romantic, easily accessible from New York City, yet quite isolated (at least on a weekday.)
We drove to New England one Tuesday in early September, to drop our daughter at school. Traveling north on I-95, the New Jersey Turnpike ends in Fort Lee, New Jersey. You can continue on I-95 to New York City and beyond by taking the George Washington Bridge, or you can travel north above the Hudson River via the Palisades Parkway.
We wanted to avoid traveling through New York City because our car was loaded with stuff.
I couldn’t believe the natural beauty that awaited us just minutes from Manhattan!