Piece of the Rock

Laurel Hill Park, New Jersey

This graffiti’d crag is always a dramatic sight from the turnpike. According to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, “it is said that in the 1890s Laurel Hill inspired an advertising executive passing by the structure on a commuter train to create the Prudential Insurance “Piece of the Rock” slogan and Rock of Gibraltar logo.”

Laurel Hill

Laurel Hill Park, New Jersey

While the web-site touts the panoramic views,

The 70-acre Hudson County park features … panoramic views of the Hackensack River and the vast Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area. An expanse of 200-foot-high cliffs provides a stunning backdrop,

it also warns that, “for safety reasons, the cliffs are currently off-limits to the public.”