Do Stone Harbor: Preseason Edition

Stone Harbor is a place of pure joy, special memories, and family traditions. It is full of sandy beaches, a shopping district, top-rated eateries and so much more! Read on to take a peek beyond the normal summer activities that make Stone Harbor so special. Learn to enjoy the town in a new way leading up to the 2021 season.

Get Active

Grab your bicycle, roller blades or sneakers and get active this spring. One of the highlights of the 7-mile island is the bike lane that continues through both towns: Stone Harbor and Avalon. This gives residents and visitors alike the opportunity to exercise and explore town within properly designated, safe bike lanes. Take the activity to the beach as well. Beaches allow well behaved and leashed dogs to accompany their owners on off season walks. Stone Harbor is the perfect place to take advantage of beach walks all year around.

The Wetlands Institute

The Wetlands Institute provides a fun, interactive and educational experience to those of all ages through nature exploration and discovery. Open weekends throughout the Winter for self-guided tours of all the Institute’s facilities. In the Spring and Summer, they offer naturalist-led programs including back bay boat rides, paddle boarding, kayaking, live animal interactions, family entertainment, and guided beach & dune walks. For more information, please visit

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary is a 21.5-acre bird sanctuary and nature preserve in Stone Harbor, Cape May County, New Jersey. Pay a visit to the wildlife in the sanctuary, stay on the trails for a peaceful and respectful visit. The Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary is located at 11400 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. For more information please visit

Shop and Dine 96th Street

Along 96th Street in Stone Harbor lies a quaint shopping district full of charm. This wide array of businesses includes shopping categories like artwork, clothing, home goods and souvenirs, but also specialty stores like an olive oil shop and a cheese shop. On 96th Street, you’ll find many one-of-a-kind eats to pair with your shopping trip. Mask up and support local businesses!

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood book exchanges, usually in the form of a public bookcase. The moto of leave a book, take a book promotes community engagement and education. Head to for more information and to locate Stone Harbor Little Free Libraries.

Sunset on the Bay

Sunset viewing on the bay in Stone Harbor will never cease to amaze, season after season. This is one activity that can be enjoyed all year around. Bundle up, grab a warm drink or stay in the comfort of that way car but do not miss the chance to take in Stone Harbor’s beautiful views at the end of the day.  

Recreation and Playgrounds

This spring take advantage of Stone Harbor’s beautiful facilities. From playgrounds to Bocce Courts and sport fields, there is no shortage of ways to get active in town. Pay a visit with the kids to Chelsea Place Park or play a game of tennis with friends at the 96th street complex. Stone Harbor Recreation Center is located at 8100 2nd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. For more information, please visit

Stone Harbor Library

A visit to a library is a multisensory experience that engages all the best ways we learn throughout life stages. So, break out your library card and make an appointment for curbside pickup at your local library because the entire world is right there on their shelves, waiting to be discovered. For more information visit