Looking for Something to Do in Cape May NJ Visit the The Naval Air Aviation Museum NAS, Wildwood in Cape May NJ.

by Ryan Reclaim on 07/31/12

Looking for Something to Do in Cape May NJ   Visit the The Naval Air Aviation Museum NAS, Wildwood in Cape May NJ.

Visiting the Naval Air Station Aviation Museum, Wildwood in Cape May NJ.

We recently visited the Naval Air Station Wildwood with our kids, as we were looking for a day trip to enjoy on a rainy afternoon that was close to Cape May NJ. The Naval Air Station or “NAS” Wildwood is only six miles from the center of Cape May NJ, located off of route 9 in at the Rio Grand Airport. It’s very easy to find and has free parking for cars, vans or campers.

This non profit museum is located in an restored aircraft hanger which served as active duty dive bomber training facility during World War II. This hanger now houses several antique airplanes, aircraft exhibits, interactive displays for kids and you can climb up into a real aircraft field control tower which is great fun for the kids. In total they have over 26 airplanes on display for you to check out.

This is a great venue for younger kids or military historians, they have an abundance of planes and some interactive displays for children . You are visiting a restored hanger and the entire tour is about one hour or two hours depending on how long you stay. The cost was $10 per daily adult and $8 for children . You can also bring small well behaved dogs inside the hanger with you for the tour.. You can also sit in a number of the aircraft cockpits and in one helicopter which a is lots of fun and makes for a great photo opportunity with the children.. Great fun and the have a diner at the field or you can bring lunch and save the money. This was a great day as the kids enjoyed the interactive displays and actually got to sit in the cockpit of a few aircraft as we snapped their photos….don’t miss this non profit museum located only minutes from Cape May, New Jersey.

You can click on the link below to get half price coupon for children’s http://capemayresort.com/Cape-May-Digital-Coupons.html

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Looking for Something to Do in Cape May? Visit a Local Farm Stand or Market

by Ryan Reclaim on 07/31/12
 

Looking for Something to Do in Cape May?

Visit a Local Farm Stand or Market

Cape May Summer Farm Stands – Farm Fresh to Your Table

Shopping at a local farm stand in Cape May is the easiest way to eat Cape May local produce and support our farmers. Within a short drive in Cape May there are many local farm stands located in Cape May ,West Cape May, Cape May Courthouse and Lower Township. You can also plan a shopping market visit by visiting the local farmers market at the Cape May Ferry, West Cape May or Lower Township’s markets.  We recently toured the Beach Plum Farm which is now open to the public to pick up some fresh product for our week end.

 

Here is a brief list o Farm Stands in Cape May County: 

  • Duckies Farm Stand
  • Beach Plum Farms
  • No Frills Farm – 1028 Seashore Road, Cape May
  • Legates Farm Market – 3400 Bayshore Road, Cape May
  • Rea’s Farm Market – 400 Stevens Street, West Cape May
  • Lehner Farms and Nursery – 175 South Route 47, Green Creek
  • Marlboro Farm Market – Route 47 N, Goshen
  • Myers Farms – 425 Route 47 N, Goshen

Cape May Ferry local Farmers Markets 

Beginning June 30, 2012 and continuing through August 25, 2012 the local farmers market will be open every Saturday at the Cape May Ferry weather permitting from 9 AM until 1 PM more than 20 vendors have signed up to participate in the market. Some of the goods and programs available include fresh vegetables and flowers local Cape May berries, farm fresh eggs, grown herbs and homemade breads and baked goods. You can also find crab cakes, salads and oils, as well as local coffee roaster.

 

West Cape May Farmers Market – each Tuesday (3:00-7:30pm), late June through early September. The Market is located in the Backyard Park behind the West Cape May Municipal Complex, 732 Broadway. Featuring not only fresh produce and herbs, but, among others, purveyors of antiques, live art demonstrations, fresh coffee, barbecue, seafood and kettle corn. Limited free parking.

 

Lower Township’s Farmers Market -each Friday (3:00-7:30pm), early July through early September. The Market is located at 2600 Bayshore Road, behind the Lower Twp. Municipal Building.

 

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Looking for Something to Do in Cape May? Take a Boat Ride on the Tiny Cruise Cape May Ferry Line

by Ryan Reclaim on 07/31/12
 

Looking for Something to Do in Cape May?  

Take a Boat Ride on the Tiny Cruise Cape May Ferry Line

We’ve been boating in the Cape May area for over 20 years, and we are pleased to report the launch of a new Harbor Ferry service with point to point shuttle in a small Harbor Cruise boat. You can jump on the small shuttle and check out the local restaurants and bars, not have to worry about parking and call once you need a return pick up. You can also take a tour of the local Cape May harbor scenery.

 

The Tiny Cruise Cape May Ferry launches from South Jersey Marina, and the cruises are offered at 11am, 1:30 and 4:00PM for $20 per passenger. You can enjoy a relaxing cruise through the harbor to see the NJ fishing fleet, wildlife, the US Coast Guard Bases and more. You can also hop on for a ride for restaurant to restaurant for $5.00 per passenger.

The Fantail Launch boat seats 14 passengers comfortably.  This is a special boat that replicates riverboats from the early 1900’s.  New to Cape May, this Tiny Cruise Line takes visitors all around the harbor, to and from restaurants, around the smooth waters and any other shallow spots you’d like to see that those other big tour boats just can’t go!  Don’t worry about sea sickness, we stay in the calm waters and never venture into the open ocean waters.  This is a boat ride fun for all!

Captain Doug Ortlip and his team will entertain you and your friends as they guide you through the waters full of wildlife and fun!  This particular boat is one of only two made in the United States, the other is in Boston.  Captain Doug has decided to bring “Fancy” to Cape May to honor his father’s vision of sharing his love of fishing, story-telling, and making new friends.

Please don’t forget that Water Shuttle Service is available….Just Hop On & Hop Off!  The Tiny Cruise Cape May Ferry can stop and pick you and your crew up at the following locations (or the available dock nearby ) South Jersey Marina

  • The Lobster House
  • Harbor View Restaurant & Deck Bar
  • Two Mile Inn
  • Osprey Landing
  • Harbor Cove
  • Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May

Just call 609-602-1118  Just $5 per person per ride!

Captain Dan O’Niell, Operator  Call 609-602-1118 for more details or pick up during scheduled hours.

 

 

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Cape May County Zoo Rated Selected as Number Three in the Country by Trip Adviser.

by Ryan Reclaim on 07/20/12
 

Cape May County Zoo Rated Selected as Number Three in the Country by Trip Adviser.

COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Freeholder Vice-Director M. Susan Sheppard is proud to announce that The Cape May County Zoo has been selected as the #3 zoo in the country by Trip Advisor. Freeholder Sheppard said, “Trip Advisor has announced the top 10 zoos in America and our zoo is number three on the list! I am so proud of all of our employees who work so hard to make our zoo the outstanding treasure that it is!”

The Cape May County Park and Zoo received the honors, thanks to Trip Advisor’s Popularity Index. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska was number one, followed by the St. Louis Zoo in second place.

TripAdvisor stated, “The Cape May County Zoo situated on the southern Jersey Shore, is a wildlife sanctuary showcasing more than 250 species of animals and over 500 animals. Travelers can acquaint themselves with a bevy of birds, amphibians, reptiles, and furry friends – and, when not gawking at quadrupeds, can wander through one of the lush nature trails, or hop on the train and carousel rides. A TripAdvisor traveler noted, “If you and your family like to see animals treated in a fair and humane way and enjoy a wonderful park setting, the Cape May County Park and Zoo is the place to go.”

Freeholder Sheppard added, “The Freeholders are committed to preserving and improving our free zoo so it remains a popular destination for both our residents and visitors.”

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is located at 707 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House (Exit 11 off of the Garden State Parkway). The free Zoo is open, weather permitting, 364 days a year – closed on Christmas Day. Currently, the zoo is open from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

For more information about the Cape May County Park and Zoo call 465-5271, visit capemaycountygov.net or sign up to be a fan of Cape May County Government on Facebook.

Become a Cape May Zoo Friend, Donate and get tokens.

And don’t forget to Donate, Help build the Pride of Cape May County show your pride and Join..Zoo Friends. Private donations help provide for new attractions, exhibits and projects that improve the zoo for visitors, staff and animals in the Zoo care. Individual donation rate for Zoo Friends are $ 30, for Family $50 and for Business $100.

You Get Benefits for becoming a Cape May County Zoo Friend

Show your Benefit card at the zoo and get: 10% discount on purchases made at the Ark in the Park Gift Shop.  Tokens for the Hummingbird Train or Wildlife Carousel.   Individual Membership – 3 Free tokens Family Membership – 6 Free tokens Business – 9 Free tokens   Present your card at the Train Station Bldg. at the zoo to receive the tokens 

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Looking for Something To Do in Cape May Today?

by Ryan Reclaim on 07/20/12
 

Looking for Something To Do in Cape May Today?

Visit the Cape May County Zoo located on Route 9 only five miles or a 10 minute drive from the center of Cape May, New Jersey. Plan for a day outdoors with some walking for about two hour stay, pack your lunch or eat at the Zoo. The park has many shaded stations to stop and rest , and concession areas. The best part of your trip is that the admission to the Cape May County Zoo is free, and you can make a donation at your own discretion. Usage of the picnic shelters, weeding gazebo and groups visiting by bus or passenger vans are required to pay and make a reservation.

The Cape May County Park & Zoo is located in Cape May Court House, New Jersey and provides Free Year-round admission to a collection of over 550 animals representing 250 species in 85 acres of exhibits. The zoo is located at 707 Route 9 North, in the center of Cape May County’s Central Park, and together the zoo and the park cover about 220 acres. Its principal exhibit areas are a 57-acre African Savanna, a free-flight aviary, and a reptile collection.

Cape May Zoo Hours -The zoo is open every day except for Christmas, weather permitting. The hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 3:45pm in the winter and 10:00am until 4:45pm in the summer. Time changes occur with Daylight Savings

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, picnic shelters, a disc golf course, playgrounds & more.  Located on the East side of Route 9 are tennis courts and a baseball field.

Cape May Zoo Snow Leopards – On May 10, 2010 the Cape May County Zoo welcomed two snow leopard cubs born to parents Himani and Vijay. They are the first snow leopard cubs born at the zoo and the first cubs for mother ‘Himani’. Only eleven snow leopards were born and survived last year in the United States. All four are currently housed in the snow leopard yard, because the snow leopard exhibit was destroyed during snow storms in February 2010. The Cape May County Zoological Society/Zoo Friends plans to raise money to build a new habitat for them.

Things to Do at the Cape May Zoo include:

1.      Visit the reptile House with over 80 species of turtles alligators, snakes and lizards

2.      Visit the new climate controlled Word of Birds Aviary with over 20 species including flamingoes and exotic birds.

3.      Don’t miss the Bald Eagles

4.      Visit the African Savannah including African Antelopes, Grazing Giraffes, Zebras and a Tiger.

5.      Visit the Cat exhibit including Lions, tigers and the new snow leopards

6.      Visit the River Otters and Swift Foxes and local New Jersey animals.

7.      Take a Ride on the Cape May Train and Carasoul rides, tokens are $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00

8.      Feed the Pigs and Goats by hand and take pictures

9.      Have a Picnic with your Family and Friends while at the Zoo.

10.   Don’t forget to check out the Cape May Zoo Snow Leopards

 

 

 

 

Become a Cape May Zoo Friend, Donate and get tokens.And don’t forget to Donate, Help build the Pride of Cape May County show your pride and Join..Zoo Friends. Private donations help provide for new attractions, exhibits and projects that improve the zoo for visitors, staff and animals in the Zoo care. Individual donation rate for Zoo Friends are $ 30, for Family $50 and for Business $100.

You Get Benefits for becoming a Cape May County Zoo Friend

Show your Benefit card at the zoo and get: 10% discount on purchases made at the Ark in the Park Gift Shop.  Tokens for the Hummingbird Train or Wildlife Carousel.   Individual Membership – 3 Free tokens Family Membership – 6 Free tokens Business – 9 Free tokens   Present your card at the Train Station Bldg. at the zoo to receive the tokens