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Cape May

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Additions to the Cape May Lighthouse entry, adding travel facts and figures and more description
*'''Cape May Bird Observatory''' 701 East Lake Drive, tel: (609) 884-2736. Daily 9AM-4:30PM. If birds are your thing, Cape May is the [[Mid-Atlantic]] answer to the [[Everglades National Park|Everglades]]. The wind currents carry migratory birds out over Cape May, so it is one of the best birding spots on this part of the East Coast. Everything from ospreys to herons, to gulls, plover and sand pipers, birding in Cape May is an attraction all by itself. Spring Weekend Festival in May.
*'''[ Cape May Lighthouse]''', Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. The third lighthouse built on this spotCape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park at the southern tip of New Jersey, in Lower Township, is one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States. It has beckoned to navigators from the mouth of the Delaware Bay since 1859, and is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Still an active aid to navigation, the light, itself, is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, while the current lighthouse tower is now owned maintained, interpreted and operated opened to the public by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), and is being one of Cape May's and New Jersey's most popular attractions. Since MAC restored the tower as a historic site and opened it to its former glorythe public in 1988, over 2. 5 million people have climbed the 199 steps will take you to the top of the lighthouse where you can see views tower's Watch Gallery for a glorious view of Cape May , Lower Township, Cape May Point and beyondthe mouth of the Delaware Bay. At 157.5 feet, the current tower is the third such structure to be built on the site. The light from this one hundred fifty-seven flashes every 15 seconds, operates nightly, and a half foot lighthouse can be seen from twenty to twenty five is visible 24 miles out to sea. MAC lighthouse keeper interpreters answer questions from the public on site about lighthouse history, the historic role of the lighthouse keeper and Cape May history.
*'''Cape May Point Flag Ceremony''' -- There is a poignant flag lowering ceremony, daily at sunset, at the Cape May Point (the southern shore of the peninsula) in honor of service men and women.
*'''Cape May County Zoo''' -- actually located 10 miles away from Cape May in the small charming town of Cape May Court House, drive to the zoo and see lions, tigers, bears, giraffe, zebras, and many other animals.
*'''THE BEACH!'''' --- Cape May point beach tags can be purchased, or head to Sunset beach to look for Cape May Diamonds.
*<see name="Birding By Boat on the Osprey" alt="" address="1212 Wilson Dr Cape May NJ 08204" directions="" phone="609-898-3500" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Explore the birds and wildlife of Cape May's coastal Salt Marsh. See nesting Ospreys, migrating shorebirds, and much more on the Cape May Bird Observatory's sponsored Birding By Boat cruise through the back bays.</see>

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