Cape May Point Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cape May, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Great family walk
I walked around the bird refuge. The trail over to the state park hit a dead end due to birds nesting nearby, but the refuge was still enjoyable. The sandy paths can get quite hot, so I would suggest walking this in the morning. Go early and beat the crowd, as it will be much more peaceful and you will see more birds.
a beautiful quick and easy walk through woods, marsh and beach, birds galore
Seen 2 beavers, it was really nice!
It was a pretty walk, nice and peaceful.
Saw a beaver!
Nice place to poke around and do something besides swim or lay around on a beach blanket.
A bad birding day in Cape May is a great birding day anywhere else.
Stellar sunset.....for the east coast!
I know what your thinking.. Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Yes but here the 'cape' of Cape May is shaped like Florida. Therefore it has the appearance of a sunset over the ocean (even though it's just because you can't see all the way across to Delaware). Still pretty cool!
And the trip to the top of the lighthouse is well worth it. Check out the old WW2 bunkers on the beach as well.
There are three trails at Cape May Point State Park,NJ,the Red Trail(.5 miles),the Blue Trail (2.0 miles) and the Yellow Trail (1.5 miles).The entrance is at the parking lot just
by the picnic table pavilion.The main trail(Red) starts out with a well maintained board-walk then meanders throughout wetland marshes and ponds.Intersecting off the Red Trail are the Yellow and Blue Trails.Being that the Red Trail is a boardwalk,it is wheelchair accessible trail and ends at a wooden deck for bird watching then ends.
The Yellow trail is similar to the Red Trail.The most interesting trail;however,is the
Blue Trail (my favorite).After it winds through the marshland,the trail's boardwalk
turns onto a dirt trail.Then one will follow the trail through a "Maritime Forest".
Generally a New Jersey Maritime Forest is made up of American Holly,Eastern Red
Cedar,Black Cherry,Shadbush,and Sassafras.The trail then leads through sand dunes
then onto the beach.From their one will go south to the parking lot.Every time I go
to Cape May I take this trail as it's my favorite.Definitely a must-do.
No dogs allowed. Can't give an accurate rating of the trail since we were never on it but the area is nice.
Update August 2012:
Got back here without the pooch. Initially we were a little disappointed to discover that this is an easy 2 mile nature walk, not a 'hike'. It's primarily flat with wooden walkways over marsh land with markers describing the flora along the way. That said, it was still very enjoyable. Lots of beautiful scenery for minimal effort.