Noteworthy features of Cape May Point State Park include it's constantly changing shoreline, dunes, freshwater coastal marsh and ponds, forested islands and varied uplands make it a well-known location for viewing the fall bird migration. Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center that houses a classroom for interpretive programs and a museum on the area's natural and historic features.
Cape May Lighthouse - The 157-foot-high lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse are rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula. The first known lighthouse at Cape May was built in 1823. By 1847 a new lighthouse was erected on a high bluff, however, due to the encroaching sea and poor building design it was eventually dismantled. Built in 1859, the current lighthouse used the original bricks of the 1847 lighthouse.
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- Cape May Point State Park (and lighthouse) (~0 miles)
- Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge (~1 miles)
- Cape May Seashore Lines (~2 miles)
- Cape May Winery & Vineyard (~3 miles)
- Historic Cold Springs Village (~4 miles)
- Seashore Campsites Inc (~4 miles)
- Lake Laurie Campground / RV Resort (~5 miles)
- Cold Spring Bike Path (~5 miles)
- Salt Marsh Safari, Cape May (~5 miles)
- Holly Shores Camping Resort (~6 miles)
- Beachcomber Camping Resort (~6 miles)
- Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery (~6 miles)
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