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Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange

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Wildlife Area
Eagle Rock Reservation is a 408.33-acre (165.25 ha) forest reserve and recreational park in the First Watchung Mountain of New Jersey (U.S.), primarily in the communities of West Orange, Montclair, and Verona. The land is owned and administered by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.The reservation is named after the Eagle Rock, a bare rock looking down from the mountain, which marks the boundary between the towns of Montclair and West Orange, New Jersey. The Lenape Trail passes through the reservation. There are many streams that flow throughout the reservation. The forests are home to abundant wildlife, including deer and bears.9/11 memorialAfter the September 11 terrorist attacks, residents of nearby communities gathered to view the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Because of this, on October 20, 2002, Essex County Executive James W. Treffinger, along with many local residents and dignitaries, dedicated a section of the reservation, which overlooks the Manhattan skyline, to a memorial built in honor of those killed during the attacks. The names of all who perished at the World Trade Center or on the two planes that crashed into the twin towers are permanently inscribed in a marble memorial.
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  • Beautiful memorial of a sad, shocking time. Took a walk to the memorial after having a delightful dinner at the Highlawn Pavillion  more »
  • Gorgeous views of the NY skyline that change continuously wiith different lights, at dawn, at sunset, and the glittering show in the night. The September 11 Memorial is beautifully done, very moving, ...  more »
  • We enjoy strolling around the reservation taking in some amazing views. Especially at night. Well cared for grounds decent camp amenities.  more »
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  • One of the nicest outdoor reservation/parks I've had the pleasure to enjoy in the NYC-metro area. Close to everything and relatively kid-friendly (although I would recommend AGAINST a hiking carriage on wheels). Great views of Manhattan when you reach the peak! There's even a bench. Lots of areas to sit and enjoy a fun picnic.
  • Big park. Paths are not "man assisted" so make sure you're wearing hiking boots or something with water resistance if you leave the outer edge path. Trails are clearly marked so easy to follow. View near the restaurant is gorgeous with all of the NYC skyline.
  • Perfect views, perfect place for peace of mind and very clean. One of the best places in Jersey you can go
  • Since I supplied ESSEX COUNTY WITH THE LIGHTING THAT WAS NEEDED TOO ILLUMINATE THIS SITE I AM REDEVELOPING HARLO WHOLESALE LIGHTING INC. AND WORKING TOO GET BACK TOO FAIRFIELD LET ALONE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF ESSEX COUNTY ESPECIALLY THE GENERAL CONTRACTORS , the ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND THE INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND FAR AWAY FROM THESE VIOLENT PEOPLE OF MORRIS COUNTY!!!!!!! THIS SITE IS ONE OF MANY HONORABLE PROJECTS I GOT INVOLVED IN. GOD BLESS TO THE VICTIMS OF THIS VIOLENT ACT LET ALONE THE FAMILIES. JEFFREY M. HARTY HARLO WHOLESALE LIGHTING INC.
  • Pretty view, places on the side for grilling and food. One of the better parks in NJ. It's great for biking too