to West Point from the 4 area airports: JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and
the DC Metropolitan Area
To West Point
via I-95, the New Jersey Turnpike & Palisades Pkwy
Go North on I-95 through Maryland and into Delaware
After you pass the rest area on the Delaware Turnpike, watch for signs
for 295 North, Delaware Memorial Bridge. Bear Right for Bridge.
After crossing Delaware Memorial Bridge, follow signs for the New Jersey
Turnpike, get ticket and continue north. (Gas in New Jersey is much more
reasonable than in New York so fill up NJ)
Go to last exit (Exit 16, pay toll ($4.60) and follow the signs toward
the Geo. Washington Bridge but stay in the local lanes as you will exit
just before the GW bridge to get on the Palisades Parkway. (You will drive
on surface streets on US 9W north for ~1mile to connect to the parkway.)
Go north on the Palisades Parkway to Bear Mountain Circle. Go 3/4 of the
way around the circle to pick up 9W north towards Highland Falls and West
Point. Go north on 9W ~ 2.7 miles and exit at State Route 218, Main St,
Highland Falls. Follow the signs to the main gate.
There are several variations on the route through New Jersey. Please feel
free to contact members of the parents club or the club's board members
Another Way to Get There from VA (courtesy of Pat & Diane
For those parents on the Virginia side of our Club's area, and for some
of the folks in Western Maryland, we offer this alternate route instead
of taking I-95. We live near Leesburg, and the I-95 routing was taking
us 6 hours plus tolls plus frustration with traffic. We now avoid 95 by:
Taking Route 15 to near Harrisburg, PA;
Take 581 at Camp Hill just south of Harrisburg and continue on I-83 North;
pick up I-81 North for about 30 miles to I-78;
take Rt 78 East through Allentown and continue into NJ to pick up I-287
Continue northbound onto I- 87 (NYS ThruWay). We use the Harriman exit
(16) to Route 6.
Take Route 6 east to Palisades Parkway, north to Bear Mountain circle
and continue as above.
The time from Leesburg is under 5 hours; about 300 miles; total of $1.00
tolls on Delaware River Bridge and Thruway combined. The only traffic
we ever hit has been in Harrisburg during their brief rush hour. The scenery
is nicer than that found along I-95.
Avoiding a Tollbooth on I-95: If you are a bit adventuresome
and don't mind spending 5 minutes more on the road, you can avoid the
Delaware Turnpike Toll ($2.00 each way) at the Maryland-Delaware border
by following the directions written on the map. Just double click on the
thumbnail to bring up the full sized map.