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Parks and Recreation

Cape 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 Sanctuary.

Cape May County Park & Zoo
4 Moore Rd.
Cape May Court House NJ, 08210
609-465-5271

Cape 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).

Cape 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.

The 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.

Cape 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.

Cape 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.

Lily Lake
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.

Fishing 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.

The 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.

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  This Cape May County website page is for Recreation, Parks, Outdoors, Lakes, Nature, Preserves, Fishing, Boating, Beaches, Swimming, Amusement, Family, Kids, Children, Wildlife, Refuges, Visitors, Weekends, Hiking, Bike Paths, Landmarks, Tourists, Guides and Regional Parks that are local and rated best in Avalon, Cape May Court House, Cape May Point, Corbin City, Del Haven, Dennisville, Goshen, Green Creek, Marmora, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Ocean View, Rio Grande, Sea Isle City, South Dennis, South Seaville, Stone Harbor, Strathmere, Townsends Inlet, Tuckahoe, Villas, West Cape May, West Wildwood, Whitesboro, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Woodbine. Places of interest in Cape May County include Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Park and Zoo, Cape May Coast Guard Training Center, Strathmere Natural Area, Learning's Run Gardens, Morey's Piers and Raging Waters and the Delaware Bay.

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