DescriptionAlong with its sibling municipalities—Orange, South Orange, East Orange and Maplewood—the city of West Orange is a primarily residential Newark suburb. Eagle Rock Reservation, at Prospect and Eagle Rock Avenues, is a tract of wooded land on the crest of First Mountain—part of the Watchung Mountains, a series of long, low hills in northeastern New Jersey. Lookout Point provides a grand view of the New York City skyline from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano Bridge. Also within the park is a memorial to 9/11; the sculpture and plaza commemorate the site where hundreds of people watched the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, unfold. The wooded areas are crisscrossed with bridle paths and hiking trails. For park information phone (973) 268-3500.
Things to SeeThomas Edison National Historical Park