Trail Guides

Cape Island’s precise location at the midpoint of the Atlantic Flyway and its varied natural habitats draw birds and butterflies, and the people who watch them. In fact, some call it a “mecca” for bird watching. In the late 1700’s, at the height of the Georgian Era, the downtown area began its transformation into the nation’s first seaside resort town, and it remains a thriving tourism destination today. The sites on this trail are quite close together and can be prolific for wildlife, so take your time and enjoy the wildlife, the beaches and the local character of Cape Island. And a word to the wise, mind the speed limits on Cape Island.

1::New Jersey Audubon - Cape May Bird Observatory, Northwood Center
2::Cape May Point State Park
3::Sunset Beach
4::48th Street Dune Walk
5::Rea Farm, "The Beanery"
6::Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area
7::Cape May Harbor
8::New Jersey Audubon - Nature Center of Cape May