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Two people in a blue and white kayak on bright blue open waterFall in Cape May brings weather that has cooled to the perfect, crisp temperatures that usher in an autumn beauty that is beyond idyllic. This jewel along the lake shore offers guests a relaxing experience with postcard-perfect beaches, an adorable main street full of shops and Victorian charm. We invite you to come and enjoy 5 fall activities in Cape May, NJ, a beautiful shore town.

Exploring Cape May, NJ


We know an apple a day keeps the doctor away but what about hiking? It is definitely fuel for the soul to spend some time outdoors and there is fantastic hiking in Cape May. A popular one around here for locals and visitors alike is the Higbee Beach Loop Trail. This trail takes you on a roughly three-mile adventure through the beach, woods, and wildlife preserves. It is appropriate for all skill levels and a great place to catch a sunset!


Second, we want to highlight the newly Christened Harriet Tubman Museum. Many aren’t aware of the connection between Harriet Tubman and Cape May. In the summer of 1852, and possibly other summers, Tubman came to Cape May to work in hotels and with families as a cook. She was raising money to fund her Underground Railroad missions that were bringing enslaved people to freedom. Smithsonian Magazine declared it one of 2020′s most-anticipated museums in the country. In the museum there are artifacts of slavery and abolitionist history, as well as an African art and history collection.

The Water

A top reason our resort town is a vacation destination is the water! Whether you want to just get out on a boat, do some fishing, enjoy whale-watching, or try kayaking, there is plenty of fun to be had. Local boating companies offer all sorts of fishing trips. We highly encourage you consider paddling your own kayak through the beautiful wetlands. Check out rentals from Miss Chris Marina, Aqua Trails, or Cape Kayaks.

Trolley Tours

Next, what about a guided tour around town with MAC Trolley Tours? You’ll see these red trolleys around town and they are a fantastic way to get to know the area. The knowledgeable guides will offer all kinds of historical information, share about our Victorian heritage, maritime history and more.

The Birds

Finally, Cape May is for the birds!  Our beautiful town is world-famous for the thousands of migratory birds that flock here each fall. The Cape May Bird Observatory will give you all of the information you need to know and how you can take part in a weekly bird walk.

So much to see and do and all in a stunning beach-side town. What more can you ask for in a fall getaway? Come and enjoy these 5 fall activities in Cape May, NJ, and more! Book your next Cape May vacation online today and contact us for further information.