Hanging Rock, on grounds of Norman Bird Sanctuary is not where hangings took place but a promontory overlooking Second Beach and a portal to another dimension. Located on land once owned by Abe Lincoln's g.g.g.g.grandfather, over the centuries it was frequented and inspired philosophers, theologians, artists, writers like George Berkeley, Channing, Wm & Henry James, John LaFarge, Wm. t. Richards, John Clarke, Herbert Spencer etc. Enjoy the fauna and flora, and the view. Check out the scheduled nature activities. Wear good hiking boots or shoes. Bring binoculars, camera, walking stick, Celebrex, and your Peterson Guides. Ironically J.W. Booth's brother's home, Boothden, is about a mile away.