East Point Lighthouse 2014 Schedule
East Point Light is open from 1 til 4 pm
on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
April 20 May 18 June 15 July 20
Aug 17 Sept 21 Oct 19
Sat June 7 12 am to 4 pm
See Bay Day website for details.
Lighthouse Challenge Weekend
11 New Jersey Lighthouses are Open
October 18 & 19
Horseshoe Crabs Mating
Usually hits its peak on the night of the full moon nearest to June 1.
This year there's a full moon on May 14 and again on June 13, 2014.
Monarch Butterfly Migration
Usually September or October
Monarch Butterflies often stop near East Point Lighthouse on their migration from New England and Canada to their wintering spots in Mexico. Sometimes the trees, especially the cedars, are filled with butterflies taking shelter for the night. It's very difficult to predict this event. It can happen anytime from late August to early November, depending on the temperature and wind direction and other unknowable factors. If you happen to be there when there is a major display, please send pictures.
Maurice River Historical Society
PO Box 141, Heislerville, NJ, 08324