Cape May Lighthouse
Located in Cape May Point State Park, the Lighthouse was built in 1859. The Oil House at the base contains a Visitors' Center, Museum and Gift Shop. Climb the 199 steps to the top for a spectacular view of the Cape. Open daily in season. Some night events are scheduled by MAC. See the front desk or look into This Week in Cape May Guide Book. A great bike ride from the Angel! (Approximate distance 5 miles round-trip.) Ask about availability of bikes and directions at the front desk.
Cape May Diamonds can be found along Sunset Beach just west of Cape May Point. A great bike ride and a spectacular place to watch the sunset, Sunset Beach has a couple of nifty gift shops and an outdoor grill. (Hours of operation vary.) View the concrete ship (ask Sharon) just off-shore.
South Jersey is one of the most important birding areas in the country. The Cape Bird Observatory is located in Cape May Point just across from Lily Lake, and the Nature Conservancy maintains an extensive wetlands migratory area just off Sunset Boulevard. The Audubon Society conducts birding weekends during spring and fall. For additional information, the Observatory can be reached at 884-2736. The Observatory also maintains a hotline at 884-2626.
Cape May County Zoo
One of the Cape's best kept secrets is fast becoming one of the area's most popular tourist attractions. Located just 11 miles north of town just off the Garden State Parkway, the Zoo is open daily, year round. Ask at the Front Desk for directions.
Cape May Historical Museum
Located across from the zoo on Rt. 9, the museum houses exhibits and artifacts from the county's pre-Revolutionary war history.
Cold Spring Village
An open air living history museum portraying a South Jersey farming village of the 1850s, Cold Spring Village features over 20 restored historic buildings on a 22-acre wooded site. Costumed craftspeople demonstrate the trades and lifestyles of a bygone era. Located on Rt. 9, approximately 3 miles north of Cape, the Village hosts a variety of weekend events throughout the summer.