The southernmost part of the path runs parallel to Route 9 and Seashore Roads, through Lower Township and into Rio Grande. From there, the path grows wooded and continues up to Cape May Court House. You’ll pass residential areas, campgrounds, and wineries. The asphalt path is dog and bicycle friendly.
There is a small parking area available at the start of the trail, which begins at Sandman Boulevard just off of Route 9. If you’re starting out in Rio Grande, there is a tiny parking area at the end of Railroad Avenue (behind Walmart) that you can also reach from Route 9 via Satt Boulevard (the road near Winterwood).
Below is a Google Map showing the beginning of the Cold Spring Bike Path.