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The Rock

Rock Road and Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ
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The Rock of Glen Rock

Glaciers moved this enormous "rock" and deposited it in the valley. Local indigenous tribes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joyce K
Glen Rock, New Jersey
Symbol of Glen Roack

And a pain to circumvent by car. Everybody in this area knows the Rock and is frequently used to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emma A
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Rock Road and Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Glaciers moved this enormous "rock" and deposited it in the valley. Local indigenous tribes worshipped at this site as it was felt to have unique powers. It currently sits off of the intersection of Rock Road and Doremus Avenue in Glen Rock.

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And a pain to circumvent by car. Everybody in this area knows the Rock and is frequently used to give directions. Visit only if you happen to run into it.

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

There's some question about the origin of this rock, technically known as an erratic. Some sources -- they tend to be a bit older -- argue for the Hudson's Bay Area. More recent sources think it originated near Poughkeepsie. In either case, it came a...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 22 June 2016

famous symbol of glen rock. was an indian meeting place, and located on many revolutionary war maps. this was a glacial boulder that the ice moved down from the Hudson river about 20 miles. It was featured in a national geographic article about these kinds...More

Thank tenisax
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This Rock is large, brownish and sturdy. It is nice looking so what else am I supposed to say it is a Rock. It is not like the Rock of Gibraltar. Don't hit it with your car. What? It's a rock, I think I am...More

Thank jbmathusek
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Grew up down the Street. There is nothing like a Big Rock in the neighborhood to figure out how to climb .... which we did.

Thank Ed v
Reviewed 12 October 2015

As far as rocks go, this is a pretty big one. It is easy enough to get to and there was no waiting. Ample parking is availble at the train station near by. Food is available also at a shopping area off Main Street. There...More

1  Thank Traveler850
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Listed as one of the top ten towns to visit in New Jersey, I have a long family history here. It has everything you could want in a small town! The rock, itself, was a tribal meeting place for several Native peoples. It wasn't unusual...More

Thank Jdicarlowagner
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Having been recognized in Natural Geographic this land mark is THE ROCK in Glen Rock! A small warm, safe and friendly town.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We lived in Glen Rock very happily for 24 years and this glacial erratic was omnipresent. Glen Rock was settled around this large boulder in a small valley (glen), from which it gets its name. Glen Rock is named for the 570-ton boulder, believed to...More

Thank robcurtross
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