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2019 Lighthouse Challenge of NJ»
The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019. I visited about half of the participating sites, focusing on the ones I didn’t see in 2018.
After climbing to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, I decided to walk some of the surrounding trails in Cape May Point State Park. The park has three trails: Red, Yellow and Blue.
Cape May is a prime birding spot, on the southbound Fall migratory path. The Red Trail is a half-mile boardwalk trail with a few observation platforms. I saw many birds along this trail and frogs and butterflies too.
From the red trail, I took the 1.5 mile yellow trail. This trail starts out as a boardwalk and becomes a dirt path through a maritime forest.
After the path emerged onto the beach, I passed by the remains of a WWII bunker. The area was the Cape May Military Reservation during World Wars I and II, with several gun batteries installed as part of the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware.
2019 Lighthouse Challenge Posts:
- Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
- Finn’s Point Lighthouse
- Supawna Meadows NWR
- East Point Lighthouse
- Maurice River
- Cape May Meadows Osprey Cam
- Cape May Lighthouse
- Cape May Point State Park (Coming Soon)
- Tatham Lifesaving Station (Coming Soon)
- Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary (Coming Soon)
- Lifesaving Station 30 (Coming Soon)
Location: Light House Ave, Cape May Point, NJ 08212
Designation: State Park
Date of my visit: October 19, 2019