Sandy Hook

Highlands, New Jersey 7732

Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Professional Guide

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"Explore a landmark rich in history at the southernmost edge of New York Harbor. Admire views of Manhattans skyline, take a dip in the Atlantic, and gain an understanding of barrier beach ecology on a fun day trip a relatively short ferry ride away from lower Manhattan."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey (Falcon Guides)
Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr.
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"Starting at a historic Life-Saving Station, now a museum, we explore the thickets, the dunes, and the shore of the Sandy Hook section of Gateway National Recreation Area. Stroll along the Atlantic Ocean and pass a freshwater pond (great for birding) and an old Nike missile base. A little bit of everything!" Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 to 3 hours
Additional Use
Spermaceti Cove
Local Contacts
USGS Sandy Hook, NJ. A black-and-white map of the Old Dune Trail is available at the visitor center.
Local Maps