Walking and Hiking Trails

Whether you’re looking for a trail through a natural setting or a paved surface that you can walk or bike, Cape May has lots to offer.

Cape May County Park and Zoo

A free county park and zoo located just a few miles up the Garden State Parkway

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A view of the Cape May lighthouse through the dunes
Cape May Point State Park

An ideal location for birding, picnics, and nature walks

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Cape May Promenade

Cape May’s promenade runs parallel to Beach Avenue and stretches for nearly two miles, taking you on a scenic walk or run past Cape May’s beaches.

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Cold Spring and Middle Township Bike Paths

Combined, Cold Spring Bike Path (2.7 miles) and Middle Township Bike Path (8.9 miles) will take you from Historic Cold Spring Village all the way to the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

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Garrett Family Preserve
Garrett Family Preserve

A 180-acre preserve offering a tranquil setting for walking, picnics, painting, biking, and observing nature.

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A sand path at Higbee Beach
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area

State-managed land featuring dunes, forest, scrub-shrub, and fields to help preserve and protect endangered, threatened, and non-game wildlife

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Mike Shouvlin Water Conservation Garden

A showcase of native species capable of surviving only with what Mother Nature provides.

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Nature Center of Cape May

The Nature Center of Cape May was founded in 1992, with the twin goals of creating a responsible stewardship program for open space surrounding Cape May Harbor and providing environmental education for people of all ages.

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South Cape May Meadows

A 200-acre preserve that serves as a refuge for native and migratory birds, making it a must-see for serious birders visiting Cape May.

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Aerial view of the Sperlak gallery
The Sperlak Gallery & Sculpture Gardens

Where a Field meets the Forest and Marsh on the Crow Creek!

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Wetlands Institute

We provide a fun and interactive educational experience for families, school groups and vacationers of all ages through nature exploration and discovery.

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Wildwoods Boardwalk

The two-mile long Boardwalk holds 4 gigantic piers chock-full of breath-taking rides and amusements, three of the best roller coasters on the east coast, three action-packed waterparks plus hundreds of stores, games and restaurants.

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