Washington Rock Reservation, Green Brook Township NJ
Six legs, two antennas, and 1/16 of an inch long; an ant. That's what it feels like to be at the top of an overlook. My entire life in Jersey these experiences came every once in awhile, as places like the ones below are hard to find. The experience of seeing the huge valley from New Jersey to New York and feeling so tiny, like an ant, is so rare. I feel like the whole view could just gobble me up.
Washington Rock State Park is somewhere I went when I was little and still love to go there. This view is quiet striking as you can see for over thirty miles across the giant valley of New Jersey to the city. The strategic location of Washington Rock made it a valuable lookout point during the American Revolution for General George Washington in June of 1777, when the British army was moving toward Westfield. The drive up the hill is a little scary but the view is worth the scare. You will need to park across the street from the overlook
Parking Location: 40°36'47.7"22N74°28'23.9"22W
(There is no hike required to get to the overlook)