"HIGHLANDS/SANDY HOOK--Million Dollar View!" Top 5 Page for this destination Highlands by VeronicaG
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Twinlights Lighthouse sits in the community of Highlands, New Jersey--from its heights one has a spectacular view of Sandy Hook Peninsula, which is across the bay from New York City.
We always bring our out of town visitors to this site because the view is breathtaking. The panorama stretches many miles from the Jersey Shore to Manhattan--on clear days New York City is clearly visible. Boats zip along the water and beach goers head for Sandy Hook's beaches.
Twinlights is a state historic site located in Highlands, New Jersey. The original lighthouse was built in 1828, but replaced in 1862 by the structure that currently sits atop the hill. A small museum is located at the base of the lighthouse--visitors are welcome to climb the many steps to the top. Stop by to see the original Fresnel Lens located in a building adjacent to the museum.
Hours of operation are daily from 10 am-5 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day. Grounds open from 9 am to sundown. There is no charge.
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