Cape May State Park

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Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May State Park - beach
Cape May State Park - Turtle in the museum
Cape May State Park - ramp up to see the beach
Cape May State Park - Jawbone of a baleen whale
Cape May State Park - birdhouse  out front of the museum
Cape May State Park - salt ponds
Cape May State Park - Bird watchers

Cape May State Park Reviews

grandmar grandmar
249 reviews
Park, Beach, Museum and Lighthou Oct 09, 2014
This 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. Although we came to visit the lighthouse, we also went into the museum that is part of the state park, and I took my scooter up the ramp to look at the beach. From there I saw people with binoculars observing birds in what I assume was a salt marsh pond (The Red Trail). From there I also saw the World War II Bunker which was built as part of the Harbor Defense Project of 1942. The park was once a Military base, of which the Bunker was a part. At low tide you can still see the gun turrets at the front of the bunker. The Bunker was once 900 feet inland, surrounded by earth and covered by sod, it once looked as if it were a hill from the sea or air.

The museum and one trail are wheelchair accessible

The Red Trail is .5 miles, and is wheel chair accessible. This trail offers hikers access to both the lighthouse pond west and east. Each pond has a blind or platform at the water's edge to view wading birds, ducks, swans, as well as the occasional osprey, which come to rely on these freshwater ponds for food and habitat for breeding.

The Yellow Trail is 1.5 miles long. This trail offers hikers the opportunity to see different habitats, including wetland marsh, coastal dune and the beach.

The Blue Trail is 2.0 miles long. Just as the yellow trail, this trail offers hikers a myriad of habitats in which to view flora and fauna found here at the park. The blue trail offers a longer hike along the beach and coastal dune. Both the yellow and blue trails allow hikers the opportunity to view shore birds, as well as view other wildlife along the shore.
ramp up to see the beach
Beach with bunker
Bird watchers
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