Parks and Recreation
May County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the
Delaware Bay to the west, and the Tuckahoe River to the north.
Half of the county is covered with wetlands and is known for its
diversity of birds. Winter also offers excellent opportunities
to see raptors, seabirds and waterfowl. Cape May County parks
include Beaver Swamp Fish and Wildlife Management Area, Dennis
Creek Fish and Wildlife Management Area and Stone Harbor Bird
May County Park & Zoo
4 Moore Rd.
Cape May Court House NJ, 08210
May County Zoo
Have a wild time as you explore nearly 80 acres of beautifully
maintained exhibits. With almost 200 different species of mammals,
birds, amphibians and reptiles totaling nearly 550 animals, you're
sure to see something new. We are open every day of the year except
Christmas day (weather permitting).
May County Park Central
The Cape May County Park Central is over 200 acres (including
the zoo) with many forested areas maintained in their natural
state. Within the park, you will find picnic areas, walk/bike
paths, fishing ponds, playgrounds and more.
Nature Center of Cape May
Assisted by the N.J. Audubon Society, Clean Ocean Action and Rutgers
Cooperative Extension Service, the Nature Center is an environmental
education facility for all ages. Located in Cape May Harbor, the
Nature Center provides access to beach and marsh habitat and offers
workshops, classes, walking tours and exhibits.
May Migratory Bird Refuge
Cape May Point State Park and the South Cape May Meadows is a
180 - acre wildlife preserve complete with grazing cattle, sand
dunes, ocean waters, a nature museum, historic lighthouse and
bunker, nature trails, programs and restrooms.
May Bird Observatory
The Cape May Bird Observatory is located in Cape May Point and
offers the best year - round bird watching programs, workshops
and tours. Hawks, owls, sandpipers, loons & warblers.
Located across the street from the New Jersey Audubon Society's
Cape May Bird Observatory, this freshwater lake is home to various
fish, reptiles, ducks and geese. In spring and fall, look for
song birds and migrant waterfowl along the shore.
Creek Wildlife Refuge
Part of the County Park system with over 1700 acres of marsh and
wetlands that attracts migratory birds during the spring and fall.
Tree - resting egrets, waterfowl, song birds and Canada geese
can be seen throughout the year.
Nature Trail at Bradner's Run
Bradner's Run Nature Trail at Historic Cold Spring Village follows
a freshwater stream which flows through the swamp forest at the
Village boundary. Various specimens of plants, animals, insect
life and migratory birds may be seen along the trail.
For more information about Cape May County Parks and Recreation,