Cape May Lighthouse
Top things to see in the Philadelphia Area before you die.
This is a staple to all of us grown-ups, growing up in the area. We all have seen this Cape May beauty at one point in our lives. Most Probably when we were kids.
The lighthouse still to this day serves as a focal point for navigating ships even with all of our modern-day technology.
It stands at 157 feet high.
This was the 3rd lighthouse built in the vicinity and has been around since 1859. It was built by the brick that was used as the previously lighthouse. (They were green back then and didn’t know it, haha!)
It contains 199 stairs to reach the top. Offering unobstructed panoramic views of the bay and gorgeous coastline.
If you are a bird watcher, this is an extremely popular location in our area.
It is known as one of the most awesome spots in America to see the migration of hundreds of hawks in the fall.
This location is also a prime area for other migratory species of birds, horseshoe crab mating, the passage of the monarch butterflies and dragonflies.
There are many hiking trails also around the lighthouse bursting with wildlife.
Also, on the premises, a WW2 bunker. At low tide you can see the turrets in the front of it. It aided as protection of any potential incoming attacks during that era. From the air, it looks like a natural hill. Kind of clever to do that, eh? After, Pearl Harbor we definitely beefed up our National Security that’s for sure.
It’s definitely a place I enjoyed as a kid and a place I will take my son, as my parents did before me.
It’s our Philly area tradition.