Monthly Archives for March 2019

Beachcombing at the Cove in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - March 15, 2019

From MAC…

WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING JUNE 27

The Cove is a wonderful beach area in what used to be a thriving populated South Cape May. Due to a major storm many years ago the area is now completely devoted to nature. Explore one of the area’s ever-changing coastal habitats — the beach, ocean, and dunes of Cape May’s “The Cove” beach.  We’ll search the shallows to see exactly what we’ve been swimming with, comb the shoreline for the sea’s treasures, and walk along the dunes in search of wildlife. Meet a naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May at the 2nd St. pavilion on the promenade on Beach Avenue in Cape May.

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Cape May Beer, Music & Crab Festival – Crafts & Collectibles Show

Cape May News - admin - March 15, 2019

On August 3rd get ready for a great day of fun in Cape May. This will be the eighth annual event on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. This is an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to enjoy down favorite summer foods. Steamed crabs, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and hot dogs and food from regional vendors.

Listen to all-day music on outdoor stage. 

An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the Give & Take Jugglers. 

Crafts and collectibles show.

Craft beers and other spirits.

August 3rd

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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The Cape May Wine Trail

Cape May News - admin - March 7, 2019

Courtesy of MAC

Looking for something special to do on your next visit to the Cape. Spend an afternoon visiting Cape May County’s wineries and tasting the unique flavors of each. Enjoy lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom and travel via trolley to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy tastings and a brief tour. You’ll also travel to Natali Vineyards for tastings there with cheese and crackers and receive a souvenir glass. Part of Spring Celebration presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

2019 DATES

  • Saturday,  Feb. 16: Includes lunch and a brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery,  plus  a wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards. Trolley leaves the Physick  Estate  at 11am and returns approx. 5 pm. $75 per person.
  • Saturday, April 28: Includes lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Physick Estate, a  brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and  a wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards. Trolley leaves the Physick Estate  at 11am and returns approx. 5 pm. $75 per person
  • Saturday, May 4:  Includes lunch and a brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery,  plus  a wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards. Trolley leaves the Physick  Estate  at 11am and returns approx. 5 pm. $75 per person. 
  • Friday, Sept. 13: Includes lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Physick Estate,  a brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, a tasting at Hawk Haven Winery, and  a wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards. Trolley leaves the Physick Estate  at 11am and returns approx. 5:30 pm. $85 per person
  • Friday, Sept. 20: Includes lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Physick Estate,  a brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, a tasting at Hawk Haven Winery, and  a wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards. Trolley leaves the Physick Estate  at 11am and returns approx. 5:30 pm. $85 per person
  • Saturday, Oct. 5: Includes lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Physick Estate,  brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and  a wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards. Trolley leaves the Physick Estate  at 11am and returns approx. 5 pm. $75 per person 
  • Saturday,  Dec. 28: Includes lunch,  brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery  plus  wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards. Trolley leaves the Physick Estate  at 11am and returns approx. 5pm.  $75 per person.
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Cape May Hops Festival

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Crafts & Collectibles Show Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Cape May Hops Festival is a wonderful event where crafts and collectibles are also part of the event. Listen to some great music and have a cold beer while enjoying the sights and sounds of Cape May. The Festival features local breweries and some of the finest food vendors in the area.
Music will include the Corndog Blues Band and James Supra and Sarah Ayers Band.

The Cape May Hops Festival will be held on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. This event helps support the Cape May Music Festival.

There will be activities for the whole family, live musical performances, crafts, collectibles, living history characters, children’s activities and refreshments.

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

This event is FREE to attend. Varying costs for food, beer, and crafts vendors

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Wreck of the SS Atlantus at Cape May Point

Cape May News - admin - March 2, 2019

One of the cool things to do in Cape May is to visit the concrete ship at the Point.

The scarcity of steel during World War I spurred San Francisco businessman William Leslie Comyn to build ships out of a counter-intuitive substitute — concrete. The same stuff that was used to fashion cement overshoes for Mob victims actually floats when it’s shaped like a boat.

The S.S. Atlantus was one of a dozen concrete ships that were built, and it criss-crossed the Atlantic several times, hauling cargo and troops. But when steel again became available, the S.S. Atlantus was mothballed.

Historical Marker and Concrete Ship S.S. Atlantus.

In 1926 she was docked in Cape May when a storm broke her loose and ran her aground, just off of Sunset Beach. She couldn’t be pried off of the bottom because she was made of, well, concrete. For the last 90+ years her slowly crumbling hulk has been a tourist attraction, although not much of her is left above water.

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Diamond Beach in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - March 2, 2019

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Visit Diamond Beach located in the southernmost part of New Jersey, tucked between historic Cape May and the excitement of the Wildwoods.   Picture yourself lounging on the white sands of Diamond Beach’s pristine beaches while enjoying the serenity of a little “me” time.   Uniquely beautiful, Diamond Beach is a top destination for relaxing beach getaways with upscale hotel and vacation rental opportunities that combine with unique dining, shopping and recreation options.


Diamond Beach is home to one of the last undeveloped maritime forest and beach in New Jersey. The site referred to as Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Two Mile Beach Unit has boardwalks, observation platforms and a mile long sand and clamshell trail that leads you through the maritime forest habitat for one the best nature based activity experiences at the Jersey Cape.

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