South Cape May Meadows Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 1.75 miles of trail (but spur requires some backtracking, plus can walk down to the beach at certain times of the year), we did 2.4 miles here. Type – Loop with an out-and-back spur, as well as a spur that connects with Cape May Point State Park. Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – The Nature Conservancy Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Beach and marsh Surface – mostly dirt, sand, and shells
Trailheads: Main entrance from parking lot – 38°56’16.33″N, 74°56’40.97″W Connector trail from Cape May Point State Park (spur off of [...]
Cedar Bonnet Island Environmental Trail – Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Manahawkin, Ocean County, NJDistance – 1.5 miles total if hike every bit of trailType – Loop with some spursDifficulty: 1 of 10
Website – NoneOpen – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – MarshlandsSurface – Crushed gravelTrailheads – 39°39’26.77″N, 74°11’39.19″W
Directions – If driving onto Long Beach Island from the mainland, the parking lot is located on the right side after the first bridge (which takes you onto Cedar Bonnet Island), but before the second bridge (which takes you onto Long Beach [...]
Cape Island Creek Paddle – Cape May Lower Township, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3 3/4 miles total Time – Took us 2 hours total Type – Out-and-back paddle Difficulty: 3 of 10 – low bridges. Potential for tide issues. Total score: 6 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Tidal marshes
Put ins (these are less than a tenth of a mile apart): Spicer’s Creek Boat Ramp – 38 57.046 ` 74 54.593 Miss Chris Marina (if renting from them, which we did) – 38°57’0.56″N, 74°54’38.30″W
Take outs: Same
Corson’s Inlet State Park – Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ Distance – Rail trail – 0.75 total out-and-back. Yellow Trail – 0.25 miles one way. Red Trail – 0.4 miles one way. We did 2.4 miles total covering all three of these and a beach walk back from the Red to Yellow Trail. Can also extend this beach walk around the tip of the island. Type – Series of out-and-back trails that can be looped off with beach walks if you choose. Difficulty: 2 of 10 Total score: 7 of 10
Website – Corsons Inlet State Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – beach and dunes Surface – gravel (rail trail) or sand (Yellow or [...]