Scenic Vistas

Nature and Science
Fort Nonsense Vista


Scenic vistas exist at the Fort Nonsense Unit of the park. Fort Nonsense was the site of an earthwork fortification built by Washington's troops in the Spring of 1777. It's purpose was to protect the main roads leading north and south and the military storehouses in Morristown.

The current view to the east and southeast include the center of Morristown and allow visitors to see the relationship of the fort to the town green, where supplies were located, Washington’s Headquarters at the Ford Mansion, had the protective nature of the Watchung Ridge and New York City approximately 30 miles away.

In the Jockey Hollow Unit of the park, a panoramic view to the north and east can be seen from the Mt. Kemble Loop Trail. The difference in elevation results from the park's location at the junction of the Highland and Piedmont physiographic provinces.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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