For its 150th birthday in 2009, the 1859 Barnegat Lighthouse was illuminated for the first time since 1927. Visitors willing to climb the 217 steps to the top are rewarded with panoramic views of Barnegat Bay, Island Beach, and Long Beach Island.
Others can savor the view from the ground via live video feeds from atop the lighthouse at the Barnegat Lighthouse Interpretive Center, where they will learn the history of the lighthouse and the surrounding natural coastal environment. Other park activities include hiking the self-guided trail through Maritime Forest, picnicking, sunbathing, saltwater fishing, bird watching, and wildlife viewing.
208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ, Phone: 609-494-2016 Photo: Sirena Designs - Fotolia
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