Outdoor Cape May
Cape May Highlights
- Commercial campgrounds abound near Cape May—most cater to families. Campground amenities typically include swimming pools, supervised activities for children, movies, and activities such as hoe-downs, teen dances, campfire sing-alongs, and even beauty pageants.
- New Jersey's famous Pine Barrens is located just north of Belleplain State Park and north and inland from Cap May. Covering 1.1 million acres, this heavily forested area is the largest parcel of open space between Boston, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Virginia. It is well worth a day trip for hiking or boating; or stay overnight in one of the area's many public (state park and forest) or private campgrounds.
- The Cape May peninsula hosts one of the world's largest avian migrations each fall as millions of birds stop at the peninsula to seek food, protective cover, and water. The Cape May Bird Observatory offers daily walks, seasonal programs, and workshops where you can learn about everything from field observation techniques to how to identify different waterfowl, raptors, and gulls.
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Day Trips (25 to 150 miles)
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Overnighters & Long Weekends (150 to 300 miles)
Top Parks & Public Lands within 150 to 300 miles
Articles & Advice on Cape May
- Observing the Fall Bird Migration
- East Coast
- Warbler Alert
- Counting Songbirds in a Tribute to Spring
- Top Ten Spots for Spring Birding
- East: Grand Central for Winged Wayfarers: Cape May Peninsula, New Jersey