Trail Guides

Off the beaten path refers to the fact that some of the sites along this driving route are less well-known, and offer fairly extensive hiking and biking trail networks. And not only are these destinations off the beaten path; you may find yourself off the beaten path, too, as you explore some of the more remote natural areas. Your first stop is Belleplain State Forest where you can ask the knowledgeable staff about more specific wildlife viewing opportunities in the forest, and along the next two stops. As you continue on this route, you will also enjoy several wonderful wildlife-viewing sites that are very easily accessible.

1::Belleplain State Forest
2::Pickle Factory Pond - a.k.a. West Creek Mill Pond
3::East Creek Pond Trails and Group Cabin Area
4::Beaver Swamp Wildlife Management Area
5::Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
6::Carol Nicoletta Park - Shellbay Avenue Pier
7::Cape May County Park and Zoo
8::Cape May County Park North - Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary
9::Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area