7 Best North Jersey Spots to Watch Sunrise & Sunset

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If you’re looking to bask in the glory of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, North Jersey boasts some stellar spots to hang out and take in nature’s daily light display. 

From towering peaks with sweeping vistas to serene lakeside retreats, get ready to discover some of the best North Jersey spots to watch sunrise and sunset. 

Some of these places are easily accessible, while others are not. Please note any posted signs and guides we have linked below.

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1. Mount Tammany (Knowlton Township)

This is our top spot for a reason! 

You can see amazing views from the peak, not just of our great state, but also of Pennsylvania across the Delaware Water Gap. 

So after a good climb, you can sit back and enjoy the sunrise or sunset from this amazing viewpoint overlooking the Delaware River.

Ready to hike Mount Tammany? Here’s your guide.

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2. Eagle Rock Reservation (West Orange, NJ)

Eagle Rock Reservation is a beautiful spot with a skyline view of New York City. Set up the tripod and get ready for the sky to be set ablaze with an amazing sunset all year round!

Want to visit Eagle Rock? Here’s your guide.

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3. High Point Monument (Montague Township)

The highest point in New Jersey is a great spot to view both the sunrise and sunset. It’s particularly great for viewing the sunrise over Sussex County of New Jersey. 

Later in the day, view the sunset over the eastern portion of Pennsylvania. This is just one of the great state parks to explore in New Jersey.

Want to visit High Point? Here’s your guide.

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4. Lake Mohawk (Sparta Township)

The sunsets here are amazing, with a vast view of the lake and mountains around it. Go in the summer, walk the boardwalk around the lake, and check out the shops and restaurants. 

Bonus: This is the hometown of our NJspots founder Virginia!

Want to visit Lake Mohawk? Here’s your guide.

5. Liberty State Park

A green oasis in the heart of metropolitan northern New Jersey, Liberty State Park offers unobstructed views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. 

It’s a prime location to watch the sun’s rays dance across the city’s towering building and reflect off the waters of the Hudson River during golden hour.

6. Ramapo Valley County Reservation 

Located in Mahwah, the northernmost municipality in Bergen County, NJ, Ramapo Valley County Reservation offers rolling hills, tranquil lakes, and winding hiking trails. 

The scenic reservation is a true gem for catching breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, with a bunch of vantage points to soak in the colorful display. 

7. Norvin Green State Forest 

Norvin Green State Forest (Ringwood, NJ), with its dense woods and panoramic views from the summit of Norvin Green Ridge, is a sprawling state forest that provides a secluded escape for watching sunrises and sunsets away from all the hustle and bustle. 

A must-visit for hikers and nature enthusiasts!

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