It seems a recurring theme in the news these days involves staying away from crowds and to be safe while enjoying the outdoors. Outdoor dining, outdoor events, outdoor gatherings…are you enjoying being outdoors? With the seasons changing and the holidays soon upon us, we think your time outdoors would be best spent in the beautiful resort town of Cape May, NJ! The stunning beauty of our town can really help you discover a true passion for nature! So, come on over and enjoy the great outdoors. Keep reading for some facts about the area and things you can do during your stay.
Cape May, a Birding Mecca
The nature in Cape May is something unique. We have miles of beaches and thousands of acres of natural wetlands. The warm summers and mild winters that we experience here allow for a variety of wildlife and an abundance of flora and fauna. No matter the time of year, the landscape is breathtaking and there is always plenty to see and do! It won’t take much searching to find out that our area is a true birding mecca. While late summer and early fall is often the best time to see a wide variety of birds, the winter also offers plenty of opportunities for bird watchers. You may view raptors, shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl to name just a few. Interested in more wildlife? Take the Cape May Whale Watcher out to spot more birds, dolphins and whales. They have the largest and fastest marine mammal watching boats in New Jersey and boast as being the only boats with the “Marine Mammal Sighting” guarantee.\
Exploring Cape May Point State Park
How about seeing some nature on foot? Hiking is a great outdoor activity in Cape May and there are numerous places to check out. Cape May Point State Park is a great place to start. They offer three easy trails for hikers of all ages and abilities. The Duck Pond Trail is an easy half-mile hike that offers views of Lighthouse Pond. The Monarch Trail is a 1.2-mile hike that brings hikers through a variety of different habitats including coastal dunes, the beach and freshwater marsh. Lastly, the Plover Trail is a 1.5-mile hike that is actually only open during the fall and winter. It’s closed in the spring and summer to protect nesting birds. So this is a perfect one to check it out this time of year. The pathways are all clear and you can safely keep a six-foot distance from any other hikers on the trail. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
There is so much to see during your stay here. In addition to exploring the nature in Cape May, we’ve got fantastic shopping and dining, historical sites, attractions, and more. Come for a mid-week stay, weekend, or full week getaway! We are prepared to offer a stay that is relaxing and safe while we follow all necessary protocols. Book your next stay online today or contact us anytime for further information.