1Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook

Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County


At 266 feet, Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook is the highest natural elevation on the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to the Yucatan. This outlook features views of Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay and the New York City skyline.

The site is also home to Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial and features a children’s playground.

Admission – Free

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2Washington Rock

Washington Rock
Washington Rock

Greenbrook, Somerset County

Washington Rock is one of the oldest state parks in New Jersey. It provides visitors with scenic views facing east toward New York City and is a popular location for picnicking.

It is most famous for providing a 30-mile panoramic view of the valley to General George Washington in June of 1777 during the American Revolution. The valuable lookout point allowed General Washinton to instruct his troops to circle behind the British army and cut off their retreat. In 1913 Washington Rock was purchased to commiserate this historical event.


Admission – Free
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3Rockefeller Lookout

Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County

Rockefeller Lookout is a pull-off overlook with a 400-foot elevation in Englewood Cliffs with views of the George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, and Manhattan skyline. Stop here to stretch your legs or for a picnic while taking in the views. It is open 24 hours.


Admission – Free
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4Eagle Rock Reservation


West Orange, Essex County

The Eagle Rock Reservation is a 400+ acre park, including a lookout point with spectacular views of the New York City skyline, along the Watchung Mountains ridgeline located between West Orange, Montclair, and Verona.

The mountain got its name in the early 19th century when bald eagles were said to nest in the rocky cliffs on the eastern edge. The reservation is primarily undeveloped and is laced with bridle paths and hiking trails.

Admission – Free
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