Free Activities

Beach Cleanup Stands

Want to prevent debris from reaching the ocean? Grab a bucket from one of these free beach cleanup stands

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Cape May City Library

Cape May City’s library is a quiet, cozy place to escape the sun or rain for a few hours.

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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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Cape May Fireman’s Museum

Our Antique Fire Engine is a 1928 American La France and is housed inside the museum. The museum is open and free to the public.

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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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Cape May Welcome Center

If this is your first time here, be sure to stop into the Cape May Welcome Center

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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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The Colonial House

Steward of The Colonial House Museum, located in the first period Memucan Hughes house, c. 1730. Restored tavern room, common room and Gallery Exhibit Room on first floor.

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Fishermen’s Memorial Park

This statue, dedicated in 1988, faces the Cape May harbor in tribute to the fisherman who have been lost at sea. It sits in a small park at the intersection of Missouri and Baltimore Avenues.

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Bike service station on Beach Avenue
Free bicycle service station

Keep your bike in top shape with this free repair and service station

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Harbor View Park

A public space free to visit year round, offering photo-worthy views of the harbor.

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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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Cape May Kiwanis Park in the fall
Kiwanis Community Park

A city park with a playground, picnic area, and half-court basketball court. Located on Madison Avenue, across from the water tower

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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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Movies on the Beach

Thursdays in July and August, bring a beach chair and a blanket, and enjoy free movies on the beach this summer in Cape May.

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Cape May Rotary Park
Rotary Park

Rotary Park, located just behind the Washington Street Mall, is a year-round destination for concerts and leisure.

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Soldiers and Sailors Park
Soldiers and Sailors Park

At Gurney Street and Columbia Avenues

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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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Spicer’s Creek Boat Access

Public access boat launch

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Wilbraham Park in spring
Wilbraham Park

Nestled between Myrtle Avenue and Perry Street in West Cape May, the triangular-shaped Wilbraham Park is home to festivals throughout the year

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