4 Places with Views to take your Memorial Day Weekend Guests in Highlands


SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE, which is located about one and a half statute miles inland from the tip of the hook, is the oldest working lighthouse in the U.S. It was designed and built in 1764 by Issac Conro. At that time, it stood a mear 500 feet from the tip of Sandy Hook; however, today, due to growth caused by the waves hitting the shore at an oblique angle.

Tours are led by the New Jersey Lighthouse Society and park volunteers, is open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. daily.

TWIN LIGHT LIGHT HOUSE,  aka The Highlands of Navesink, rising 200 feet above sea level, was a natural location for the erection of an aid to navigation. The Highlands had been used for signalling purposes as early as 1746.  Today you have awesome views of the NY skyline and Highlands bridge and the Atlantic Ocean
Museum opened 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook  It has a panoramic view of the Raritan Bay, New York City Skyline and Sandy Hook.

It is also the location of the Monmouth County 9-11 Memorial.

Hartshorne Woods Park – A hilly and deeply forrested 787-acre site overlooking the Navesink River, historically was a former coastal defense site.

The park has 16 miles of trails, several old military bunkers and a small beach with a fishing pier. Great views from several areas.