Check back here for additional information as we get closer to the Challenge. Here are the latest updates:
There will be 3 night climb sites this year, Tuckers Light at Tuckerton Seaport, Cape May Lighthouse and Tinicum Light. There will NOT be a night climb at Absecon Lighthouse this year. Many of you plan on that stop, so please adjust your route so you don't end up there in the dark.
There have been a number of first time Challengers who have asked if there's a map. There isn't a map but the image above will show you where the Challenge sites are located. Once you have an idea of where you're going, you can go to the Websites and Directions tab for more specific directions to each site.
As of now, Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Finns Point Light will have their grounds open, but not the buildings. Sandy Hook is under the National Park Service and Finns is under the National Fish and Wildlife Service. Those services have not opened any buildings at their sites. There will be registration/check in tables at both sites, as well as items for sale from their gift shops and Lighthouse Challenge items. Please don't skip these sites or you won't get credit for completing the challenge.
Please note that for this year, the Delaware Bay Lights will be at East Point Lighthouse, NOT at Cape May. Be sure that you collect both stickers at East Point. The New Jersey Lighthouse Society will be at Finns Point, so be sure to collect 2 stickers there as well. You should have 16 stickers in all when you are finished, not counting a Night Climb sticker if you get one and the Completion sticker.
This year's souvenir is a frameable poster of all the sites on the Challenge. You will get the poster when you register (cost $4). You will then collect a sticker at each site that will go on a corresponding block on the souvenir. When completed, you will have an 11" x 17" poster with water color pictures of all the stops on the Challenge with a place for your completion sticker in the center. It will fit into any 11" x 17" poster frame, available at Michael's or other craft stores.
Don't forget...if you complete the Challenge, you are entered into a drawing for a prize basket worth over $500 of items from all of the sites on the Challenge.
Good luck everyone!
For more information on each site, visit the Challenge Sites page.
For directions, visit the Websites and Directions page.
For suggestions for places to eat along the route or places to spend the night, visit the Eat & Stay page.
Your support and contributions will enable the continued preservation of our Challenge sites. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated. This will show on your billing statement as Lighthouse Keepers of New Jersey.