Although Cape May Lighthouse is a major attraction for many visitors to the area, the parks constantly changing shoreline, dunes, freshwater coastal marsh and ponds, forested islands and varied uplands make it a well-known location for viewing the fall bird migration. Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center that houses a classroom for interpretive programs and a museum on the area's natural and historic features.

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1 month ago

Nice easy walk with good bird viewing opportunities.

A little maze of trails here, A nice amount of birds and probably a ton of them in the fall. Saw some muskrats in a couple ponds. Bring your binoculars and watch some birds.

birding
3 months ago

Great trail that's well maintained. I really love the boardwalk they put in through the marshy areas. Very easy walk with plenty of birding opportunities. I'd say it's even worth repeat visits throughout the year.

After coming to Cape May for nearly 50 years, I figured I'd see what was behind this tiny little parking lot with the 3 cars in it. What an amazing little gem! A trail leading straight to the beach with a stop on a foot bridge to gaze over a low land waterway teeming with swan and other fowl. Beautiful flowers and heavy marshland growth throughout. A million dragon flies and a wonderful view of the Cape May Lighthouse which is in the state park right up the street. If you're in Cape May, treat yourself to this one.

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10 months ago

Collado was here couple weeks back.. Awesome sunset by the Light House & the beach to relax...

I really enjoyed this easy trail. we walked both the yellow and red trail. They were peaceful and relaxing surrounded by wildflowers. The red trail is definitely handicap accessible. Not only was it flat and in a boardwalk but there were benches throughout the walk.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Great family walk

on Cape May Point Trail

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

a beautiful quick and easy walk through woods, marsh and beach, birds galore

Monday, May 16, 2016

Seen 2 beavers, it was really nice!

Monday, May 16, 2016

It was a pretty walk, nice and peaceful.
Saw a beaver!

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Nice place to poke around and do something besides swim or lay around on a beach blanket.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

A bad birding day in Cape May is a great birding day anywhere else.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

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.

birding
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 27, 2012

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.

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