Motorcycle Travel Ideas: Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

Motorcycle Travel Ideas: Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

A few years ago during a pit stop at the DeLorme store in Yarmouth, Maine – I picked up a couple maps and travels books. One of the items I brought home was a map featuring Mid-Atlantic lighthouses. Having travel inspiration on the bookshelf at home is always a good thing.

Scanning around the map, reading the names of the lighthouses makes me want to visit them. How could you resist a place called Point No Point? Between you and me, that seems like the name that should be hanging on my office door. Then there is the gelatinous sounding Solomons Lump. Unfortunately that one isn’t accessible by land, which may be just as well. It sounds like it could be infectious.

I don’t know what initially sparked my affinity for lighthouses but they are one of my “go to” stops when looking for things to visit. Maybe it has something to with their implied independence, perseverance and strength against the elements. No matter how small in stature, the mighty lighthouse keeps shining its light when things get nasty.


So far, I’ve only visited a few of the lighthouses in the Mid-Atlantic region. But maybe that will change. Maybe this year I’ll find myself seeking out a few more.

Sandy Hook
85 Mercer Rd
Highlands, NJ 07732

Navesink Twin Lights
Twin Lights Historic Site
Lighthouse Road
Highlands, NJ 07732

Concord Point
700 Concord St
Havre De Grace, MD 21078

 

3 Replies to “Motorcycle Travel Ideas: Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses”

  1. Your Point No Point reminds me of something that FJ Stuart at Tales from the Road has been writing about lately: Loch Lochy. I’ve been tempted to ask him if that simply means Lake Lakey, which–really–is a pretty cool name (kinda like Boaty McBoatface), but I don’t want to come across as the dumbass American that I just might be.

    And, yes, Solomons Lump does sound like it should be biopsied. There are other options, some acceptable (Solomons Hill; Solomons Pile; Solomons Mound) and some maybe not so (Solomons Rise; Solomons Hump). Anywhoo…

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