Balancing Rock, Long Island

Balancing RockBalancing Rock is a column of tholeiitic basalt, part of the North Mountain Basalt lava flows of Jurassic age, between Tiverton and Central Grove on Long Island.

We stopped on our way back from Brier Island. The hike to Balancing Rock was very wet when we were there. Fortunately I was wearing waterproof sandals this day and didn’t mind the water this hot summer day.

Balancing Rock pathBe prepared for a good hike, as the trek down to the Balancing Rock is quite steep.

Balancing Rock path

The view is quite spectacular once you arrive, and the wooden platform will hold about 20 people at once.

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