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Oct 05, 2022

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey to Feature Historic Twin Lights

By Lori Draz

The annual Light House Challenge of New Jersey will be held this year on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. This is a big weekend of fresh air, exercise, great views and family fun as you visit New Jersey’s many lighthouses that dot the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. 

The Twin Lights Historical Society is proud that, once again, the Twin Lights Historic Site and National Park Service’s Sandy Hook Lighthouse will be a part of the challenge.

“This year’s theme is ‘The Year of the Keeper,’” according to Jeff Tyler, president of the Twin Lights Historical Society. “We love seeing the excitement and enthusiasm of the challenge participants, young and old, as they pass through on their adventure. Sightseeing, history and the Jersey Coast –what a great way to spend a weekend!”

A visit to Twin Lights State Historic Site includes access to a museum within the former lighthouse keepers’ quarters as well as the outbuildings, all for just $5 per person over 12 or $2 per person under 12. Rugged visitors can choose to climb both towers for a spectacular panoramic view of the coast and the Manhattan skyline.

Guided tours with the State Park Service’s historian are also available for $12 for visitors over 12 and $2 for visitors between 5 and 12 years old.

Participants can begin the Lighthouse Challenge at any of the lighthouses after paying a $4 registration fee. Registered participants will be given a display holder and two collectible postcards from each site they visit. Subsequent visits to each of the sites include additional postcards of those sites, all of which can be displayed in the souvenir display holder.

Those who complete all the stops on the challenge will be entered to win a large basket of gifts totaling more than $500.

For more information on the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey, visit LightHouseChallengeNJ.com. To learn more about the Twin Lights Historical Society, visit TwinLightsLighthouse.org.