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“Beautiful view”

Cape May Point State Park
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Long Neck, Delaware
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84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

An unbelievable view. A real relaxing atmosphere, a must stop in your visit to the South Jersey shore.

Visited July 2013
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Montville, New Jersey
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625 reviews
475 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 859 helpful votes
“Part of N.J. Lighthouse Challenge +”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Every October for the last ten years there has been a N.J. Lighthouse Challenge. The challenge is to visit 11 land based lighthouse along the N.J. coastline in a weekend. The Cape May Lighthouse is one of the stops. Complete all stops a receive 13 keepsakes. The lighthouse built in 1859 keeps watch over the waters of the Atlantic and Delaware Bay. It's situated in Cape May Point State Park. The lighthouse is about 130' high and has 199 steps along a spiral staircase that has side rails on both sides. You may not want to look down. There are landings with plaques to read history and a window to look out of. At the top are Fresnel lenses both you will not have access to them. The outside balcony is 360 degrees. It's $9 to climb. Aside from the lighthouse there are three hiking trails. Red (.5 miles), Yellow (1.5 miles) and Blue trail (2 miles). All are flat and take you to ponds, tidal marshes, coastal dunes and forest habitats. Some areas have observation platforms. Fall and spring migrations of raptors like hawks is a special time. From (sept.-oct.) from 10 am on Sundays there is Hawk Banding Demonstration. Photographers and bird watchers abound that this time of year. The park also has an environmental and classrooms for interpretative programs. They are pretty cool and nerdy. The museum is open 8-4) and displays historic and natural history items. Nice to complete a day at the park. There is a 1942 World War II bunker that is now offshore and visible at low tide. It used to 900 on land and away from the shoreline. Can you say, "Erosion". Yeah! if you like surf casting from the beach there are blue fish, strippers and flounders to bag. It is too bad you can not swim. Reserving picnic areas and shelters costs but I do not know how much. If you like to visit New Jersey State Parks buy a yearly State Park Pass, it is $50 for residents over 62 years and the disabled.

Visited August 2013
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Mastic Beach, New York
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great views”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

we rode our bikes there from town. It wasn't a long ride, especially since we hit the winery first, and it was beautiful. The lighthouse is very impressive.

Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great For Birding and Photography”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Cape May Point State Park is a terrific place to satisfy the birder and photographer in you. The walking paths are all pretty flat, whether they're paths in the woods or boardwalks. There are a large amount of birds during the time we were there, as well as some butterflies and other insects, turtles and frogs. There's a path that leads to the beach and the Cape May Light is at the entrance to the parking lot. The observation platform is very large and, while there were a lot of people there, we never felt crowded. There is lots of parking and restrooms are available. This won't be our last trip to Cape May Point State Park.

Visited October 2013
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Edison, New Jersey
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253 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Fun & Free”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Loved the level and non stressful walking paths. We were just in time the the Monarch Migration, saw may Monarch Butterfly's as well as other species and Moths and a few Woolly Bear Caterpillars.
When we reached the Beach we had it all to ourselves, what a great Park.

Visited October 2013
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