Alpine is one of the many small boroughs found in Bergen County. Alpine enjoys a close proximity to its neighboring state of New York. No veterinary clinics operate in the borough's boundaries but it is a very short distance to any kind of veterinary care your pup may need. Emergency and specialty care can be found within a twenty-mile radius of the borough.
Alpine is the home address for Palisades Interstate Park. This linear park has 2,500 acres of land set aside for conservation and recreation. It follows the Hudson River for twelve miles and is a half a mile wide. Palisades is designated as a National Historic Site. People will find a place to fish, boat, picnic, and sightsee.
People with pups can get a workout on the thirty miles of trails. The Long Path and the Shore Trail will take a hiker for the entire twelve-mile length of the park. They are the main two trails. Both of these trails are easy to moderately difficult for hikers. The one exception is a section of the Shore Trail called the "Giant Stairs," which has a boulder field and then a steep ascent.
Five trails connect Long Path and Shore Trail. The six ski trails are available for hiking off-season. Dogs are allowed on-leash on the hiking trails. Hikers will experience some exceptional views of the river and some inspiring scenery. Some parts of Palisades, such as picnic areas and buildings, do not allow dogs.