Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook

460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732-872-0336 - Ranger Station
   
Park Brochure & Map (pdf)  
Photo Album from Memorial Ceremony on 9/11/13

Park opens at 7 a.m. 365 days a year.
Closing time is 9:30 p.m. through July 17, 9 p.m. July 18-August 15, 8:30 August 16-31, and 8pm September 1-23.

At 266 feet, this overlook in Atlantic Highlands sits on the highest natural elevation on the  Atlantic seaboard (excluding islands) from Maine to the Yucatan providing beautiful views of Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay and the New York skyline. This 12-acre site is also home to Monmouth County's 9/11 Memorial.

View from Mt. Mitchill Scenic Overlook
                                        View from Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook

Monmouth County's 9/11 Memorial is a tribute to 147 men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001-- men and women born, raised, or residing at the time in Monmouth County.

timeline path at mount mitchill
Timeline path at Mount Mitchill Scenie Overlook

The path leading to the memorial chronicles the 9/11 events. A table of black granite lists the names, ages, and towns of those 147 individuals who were lost. At the center, a light stone sculpture by local artist Franco Minervini of an eagle “ascends to a better world.” The eagle has in its grasp a beam from the World Trade Center.

mount mitchill eagle sculpture
Eagle sculpture at Mount Mitchill

If you would like to make a donation to the memorial maintenance fund, call 732-975-9735.

mount mitchell playground
Mount Mitchill also features a playground


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Directions

  • FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: Exit 117, follow Hwy. 36 East (about 13 miles) to jughandle signs for "Red Bank/Scenic Road." Follow signs to Park.
  • FROM SANDY HOOK/SEA BRIGHT: Hwy. 36 (Ocean Ave) North over Highlands Bridge to Navesink Ave./Scenic Road. Stay to right and follow signs to Park.