You can go here at any time of the year. The Ross Dock Park is located directly under the George Washington Bridge, (GWB) on the New Jersey side in Fort Lee. It closes at dusk, and they lock the gate to the park even if you are inside. When you see the patrol car doing rounds, they are clearing the park so they can lock it down for the night. It is a very long walk to walk in, over a mile and limited parking out on the main road leading into the park.
This is a great location for the winter months when the leaves have fallen off the trees and photography locations are scarce. You can go over to the other side of the water and photograph it from New York as well. We were just here, and it was ten degrees out, so we did not venture to the other side. We wanted to go back here to get some images with the ice in the water to of course, as usual, do something different than the rest of the world. Yes, some have done this of course but far less than the regular shot.
A few birds flew by but not many. Bring your widest angle lens, circular polarizing filters, ND filters, tripod and shutter release to this location. To get the depth of field, you will need to shoot in aperture priority. Here is our page on Aperture Priority if you need a refresher.
If you are doing the bridge at night, you can also see our Dark Sky Photography Page. There are no Milky Way skies here if you are new to Milky Way Photography.
There is a Korean area just nearby with a ton of Korean barbeques. We explored our options for food, and there were not many American restaurants in the area so we gave it a shot and we loved it. Our meal was all vegetables. Vegetables at a barbeque? It is not your standard barbeque. They brought us a pot which we cooked ourselves on our table and added in what we ordered. Add in this experience and what a day or night it will be!