Cape May Point State Park is a 244 acre state park located on the southern tip of New Jersey. The park is part of the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail and contains a lighthouse, a WWII Bunker, an environmental center and a museum.
There are several blazed trails where ponds, coastal dunes, marsh and forest with blinds for observing wildlife. The Red Trail is is a boardwalk that goes 0.5 miles to both the lighthouse ponds. Each pond has a blind to view wading birds, ducks, swans and osprey. The Yellow Trail at 1.5 miles long is part boardwalk and part dirt. This trail offers wetland marsh, coastal dune and the beach. The Blue Trail is 2.0 miles long. The blue trail provides a longer hike along the beach and coastal dune.
When to Go
All three trails start and end at the parking lot.The area is popular for viewing the fall bird migration. Hundreds of Hawks are seen in the fall. Many sea/shore birds and songbirds migrate past this area in the spring. Dragonflies and Monarch Butterflies are in the area during the summer. Horseshoe Crabs lay their eggs along the shore of the Delaware Bay.