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 under General William Howe was moving toward Westfield. From the vantage point of this natural rock outcropping, General Washington had a thirty-mile panoramic view of the valley and was able to instruct his troops to circle behind Howes troops and cut off their retreat.

Very short trail but some yards crossing the road you will find beautiful views of NJ and NY city. Great place to picnic with love ones. A hidden gem.

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Friday, July 21, 2017