Explore Cape May County This Fall


Cape May County Park & Zoo
707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House
609-465-5271; cmczoo.com

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is the perfect place to embrace the brisk autumn weather and enjoy a fun day outdoors with your family! Walk through the Reptile and Amphibian House, make your way up a winding trail, or head to the picnic tables for lunch. The Cape May County Park and Zoo is open year-round and admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated. The winter hours for the zoo are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the park is open from 7 a.m. to dusk.


Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
1048 Washington Street, Cape May
609-884-5404; www.capemaymac.org

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) offers family fun for everyone! Learn all about Cape May’s history during one of MAC’s many walking or trolley tours. Hop aboard the trolley and tour Cape May’s Historic District while hearing entertaining and enlightening stories about the nation’s oldest seaside resort and how it survived. Have an adventure at the Emlen Physick Estate and use a map to guide you through while looking for the answers to a scavenger hunt. With a full calendar of tours, events, and activities for the summer, everyone in your family will surely enjoy their day in Cape May.


Cape May Point State Park
Light House Ave, Cape May Point

The beach, dunes, freshwater wetlands, ponds and forested trails, located at the tip of the Cape May Peninsula, make Cape May Point State Park a wonderfully diverse natural area. The park offers great opportunities to see dolphins and other ocean life, bird migration and monarch butterfly migration. There are beautiful ponds and dunes, a beach and wonderful views of the ocean. Within the park sits the Cape May Lighthouse, which you can climb to admire the Cape May Peninsula from a whole new height. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk; the museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Cape May-Lewes Ferry
1200 Lincoln Blvd, North Cape May
(800) 643-3779: www.cmlf.com

If you are looking to take a day trip, the Ferry offers a great way to explore both coasts of the Delaware Bay! Board the Ferry in North Cape May via foot, bike or car, then journey over to the towns of Lewes and Rehoboth. While crossing the bay, enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds, and possible dolphin sightings! The welcoming, modern terminals are a destination in and of themselves, with enjoyable restaurants and lounges, and well-stocked gift shops.