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Sandy Hook, in Highlands, dominates a major channel into the New York harbor, contains a lighthouse, and a series of forts since the Sixteen- and Seventeen-hundreds. The last of the colonial forts is now the Fort Hancock Museum, and is still largely intact, as are the great gun emplacements that defended the harbor entrance in Monmouth County. The remains of the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, where new U.S. Army weapons were tested from 1874 until 1919, may be seen.

The Atlantic Ocean shore provides swimming and surf fishing on the peninsula. Behind the beach there is a superb resource for exploring history and nature, including a holly forest.

Location: Hwy 36, Highlands New Jersey 07732 Telephone 732-872-5970

(New York City) Battery Park
(New York City) Castle Clinton National Monument
(West Orange) Edison National Historic Site
(Morristown) Fort Nonsense
(Rochester) Mayo Park
(Morristown) Morristown National Historic Park

12/02 Coming to The Highlands area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.