Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook

Facebook Logo460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732-872-0336 - Ranger Station
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Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.    
Closing time is 9 p.m. through May 26; 9:30 p.m. May 27-July 21; and 9 p.m. July 22-August 18.

Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook is currently undergoing a range of site repairs. Learn more.
(posted 5/6/2024) 

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                   
    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 Scenic 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.

9/11 Memorial

aerial view of memorial
9/11 Memorial

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

In accordance with New Jersey’s Smoke Free Air Act, all Monmouth County parks are tobacco free. The ban applies to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and vaporize cigarettes, as well as smokeless tobacco such as snuff and chew. 



  • 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.