Cape May Point State Park has a variety of landscapes, from beaches to wooded areas, all of which are open for exploration.
Hiking trails wind through the different ecosystems, like the Red Trail, which traverses the dunes all the while offering views of the beach. The views are spectacular.
The historic 157-foot-tall Cape May Lighthouse is also found within this park. This lighthouse was built in 1859 and was decommissioned in 1946. However, after a restoration process in the late 1980s, it was opened to the public. The Lighthouse is beautifully preserved in its original state.
Visitors can climb the many stairs to the top of the lighthouse and get some of the best views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Lovers of birdwatching are also kept busy; there are over 300 bird species in the area. There are viewing platforms for birdwatchers.
Cape May Point State Park has freshwater meadows, ponds, forests, dunes and beach. Just a short bike ride from historic Cape May, the park is best known for the famous Cape May Lighthouse, a World War II gun battery and fire control tower, world renowned fall bird migration, monarch butterflies and Cape May diamonds. Thousands of visitors annually enjoy beach walking, hiking, birding and fishing.
Light House Ave, Cape May Point, NJ 08212