Cape May Point State Park


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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.


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Location: Light House Ave, Cape May Point, NJ 08212

Designation: State Park

Date of my visit: October 19, 2019


13 thoughts on “Cape May Point State Park

  1. The military fortifications remind me of those on Pt. Loma in San Diego at Cabrillo National Monument. Our national parks are some of the best things in our country.

  2. One of my favorite places in the world. It’s so cool that you were there too. I love those trails. Going there soon and can’t wait!

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