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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey
October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
One event on October 17, 2021 at 8:00 am
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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey
The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is an annual event that takes place the third weekend of October each year. The challenge is to visit 10 land based lighthouses, 3 lifesaving stations, 1 museum, 1 virtual site and the Lighthouse Society of NJ site over the two day weekend. The challenge route covers the Atlantic Coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May and the Delaware Bay Coast from Cape May to Paulsboro. Take the challenge and learn more about these historic treasurers of New Jersey.
While there is no fee to participate, a small registration fee enables you to collect a souvenir from each site.
Please join us for a fun family weekend!
When is the Lighthouse Challenge?
Saturday, October 16, 2021 and Sunday, October 17, 2021.
Where is the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey?
- For a list of Lighthouses that you can visit, please check the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ website.
Admission fees for the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey
- While there is no fee to participate, a small registration fee enables you to collect a souvenir from each site.
More about the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey
As of now, Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Finns Point Light will have their grounds open, but not the buildings. Both are under the National Park Service and the Park Service has not opened any buildings at their sites. There will be registration/check in tables at both sites, as well as items for sale from their gift shops and Lighthouse Challenge items. Please don’t skip these sites or you won’t get credit for completing the challenge.
Please note that for this year, the Delaware Bay Lights will be at East Point Lighthouse, NOT at Cape May. Be sure that you collect both stickers at East Point. The New Jersey Lighthouse Society will be at Finns Point, so be sure to collect 2 stickers there as well. You should have 16 stickers in all when you are finished, not counting a Night Climb sticker if you get one and the Completion sticker.
There will NOT be a night climb at Absecon Lighthouse this year. Many of you plan on that stop, so please adjust your route so you don’t end up there in the dark.
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