Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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The Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook is located in the charming shore town of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. The little park is a jewel of the Monmouth County system.


At 266 feet, this overlook sits on the highest natural elevation on the Atlantic seaboard (excluding islands) from Maine to the Yucatan and provides 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, partly because of the view of NYC in the distance. 

The eagle in the top photo and the next two photos is clenching a mangled steel I-Beam from one of the World Trade Center towers in its talons. 

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22 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful sculpture and over look.

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  2. Wow your photos are pretty and thanks for sharing the information.

    Kim,USA

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  3. Looks like an enjoyable place to visit - great view! Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by and reading along. I ran a squirrel off twice today - caught it munching on the petunias again.
    Bookmarked your blog - will be back to check out more of your post when have a bit more time.
    Enjoy your evening.

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    1. Those squirrels must really love your flowers.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Wow what a lovely place to visit. The eagle is beautiful.

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    1. I love the eagle, too. The views are amazing.

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  5. Beautiful and fab scenery all that lovely blue :-)

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    1. Thank you. Blue is my favorite color. It's a beautiful place.

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  6. The views are amazing and I like the idea of that coastal trail.

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    1. The views are stunning and I love reading about the coastal trail.

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  7. I am happy you shared the info about the eagle. I go that route sometimes and need to stop and look and reflect...

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    1. Yes, the eagle is important. It makes you think.

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  8. What a beautiful sculpture! Such a touching memorial.

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  9. An impressive sculpture. Love the sense of strength in the wings of the eagle. And beautiful views.

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    1. It is very impressive, indeed. The views are gorgeous!

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  10. That's quite an amazing place.

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  11. That's quite an amazing place.

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