Family-friendly, Free Nature Programs at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge


Free Family Nature Walk
Saturday, August 31 at  9 a.m.

Friends of Cape May NWR are continuing their fun, free, family-friendly bird walks all summer long at 2-Mile Beach in Wildwood Crest. Look for the Free Bird walk sign where Pacific Avenue turns into Ocean Drive, on the east side of the street. Meet at the 2-Mile Visitor Center Parking Lot (just north of the gate for the former Coast Guard base).  Explore this hidden gem of undeveloped barrier island ocean beach, and learn about the amazing birds with loaner binoculars and a spotting scope.  Families with children are welcome!       


Full Moon Walk (The Harvest Moon)
Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Once a month, as the full moon glows, it seems safe to venture out into the dark while the moon makes shadows. You can still smell the earth, feel the wind, hear the ocean roar, and sense the wildlife. Friends of Cape May NWR will offer a “Walk by the Light of the Moon” series of interpretive walks during spring and summer. The purpose of these walks is to provide a family-oriented activity that introduces visitors to the natural history of the Refuge. Through this introduction, we hope to foster an understanding and appreciation for these resources that will lead visitors toward stewardship of their public lands in Cape May County. This program is free and open to the public and is especially suitable for families with children. After the program, the public is invited to relax and warm up with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate at the Nature Store at Two Mile.


Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Two Mile Beach Unit
12001 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260