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West Cape May Strawberry Festival

Cape May News - admin - May 7, 2019

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The West Cape May Strawberry Festival is being held this year in beautiful Wilbraham Park in West Cape May on Saturday, June 1 from 9-5. The rain date will be June 2nd.

There will be well over 1000 vendors selling everything from beautiful antiques and collectibles, garage finds and more. The park is the perfect location for visitors to stroll through the various vendors looking for delightful treats to eat that celebrate the strawberry as well as other fruits. The food is fantastic with crab cakes and so much more.

Local artisans will be displaying their crafts for sale. Photographers, woodworkers and more.

Live Music all day. So come out and enjoy a beautiful tradition the West Cape May Strawberry Festival

9:00 Bill the Steel Drum Guy

11:00 Blondage

1:00 Five Times Famous

3:15  The Geno White Trio

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Cape May Point State Park

Cape May News - admin - May 1, 2019

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There are three trails at Cape May Point State Park,NJ,the Red Trail(.5 miles),the Blue Trail (2.0 miles) and the Yellow Trail (1.5 miles).The entrance is at the parking lot just by the picnic table pavilion. The main trail(Red) starts out with a well maintained board-walk then meanders throughout wetland marshes and ponds.Intersecting off the Red Trail are the Yellow and Blue Trails. Being that the Red Trail is a boardwalk,it is wheelchair accessible trail and ends at a wooden deck for bird watching then ends. 
The Yellow trail is similar to the Red Trail.The most interesting trail;however is the Blue Trail (my favorite).After it winds through the marshland,the trail’s boardwalk turns onto a dirt trail.Then one will follow the trail through a “Maritime Forest”. 


Generally a New Jersey Maritime Forest is made up of American Holly,Eastern Red Cedar,Black Cherry,Shadbush,and Sassafras.The trail then leads through sand dunes then onto the beach.From their one will go south to the parking lot.

What an amazing little gem. A trail leading straight to the beach with a stop on a foot bridge to gaze over a low land waterway teeming with swan and other fowl. Beautiful flowers and heavy marshland growth throughout. A million dragon flies and a wonderful view of the Cape May Lighthouse which is in the state park right up the street. If you’re in Cape May, treat yourself to this one.

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Tips for Renting a Vacation Home in Cape May.

Cape May News, Vacation Rental News - admin - May 1, 2019

Whats is your Budget?

There are several choices when looking for accommodations in Cape May. Factor in an initial down payment whenever you reserve a rental, plus all household supplies and food you’ll purchase. Will you be eating at restaurants every meal or cooking at your rental? If you’re traveling with a big group, get a consensus from everyone about what household expenses will be shared.

Research.

Research the rental before signing an agreement and paying a down payment. Speak with the owner directly. If possible view the rental onsite. Read all reviews posted online.

Read the rental agreement before you sign.

You will be signing a legally binding contract with the homeowner. Read it thoroughly. What is the refund policy? Are pets allowed? Who’s responsible for housekeeping and trash disposal on the last day? What are the check-in times and out times.

Buy Insurance

Some times things can happen in life and you cannot honor your rental agreement. Buy rental insurance to protect yourself against loss. If you become ill many policies will cover your rental payment.

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Cape May Stage Presents Marissa Mulder with Swinging on a Star

Cape May News - admin - May 1, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Cost: $40.00

Location
Cape May Stage

31 Perry Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-770-8311


This is sure to be a night of beautiful music and good times! Take the night off and come join award-winning songstress Marissa Mulder with her pianist Bill Zeffiro as she puts her stamp on some of Jimy Van Heusen’s most prolific songs as well as some of his lesser known gems. Jimmy Van Heusen was a four-time Oscar winner. He was Frank Sinatra’s best buddy and wrote more songs recorded by Sinatra than any other composer. He started writing songs when he was just a kid growing up in Syracuse, NY.

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West Cape May Borough Yard Sale

Cape May News - admin - May 1, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Cost: Free Admission

Location
Borough of West Cape May
West Cape May
 

Join your neighbors and friends for the 12th Annual Borough Wide Yard Sale in West Cape May. Clean out your closets, attics, garages and sheds and join in the fun.  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, the day promises to be an enjoyable way to welcome Spring and get outside.  The sale is sponsored by the West Cape May Environmental Commission, which means that there are no fees, or permits needed, the sale will be well advertised in local papers and signs will be put up around town.  Sellers are encouraged to put a sign at the end of your street to point the way. Please note, there is no rain date. Please register at Borough Hall or by calling (609) 884-1005 x 100.

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Tips for Renting a Cape May Vacation Rental

Cape May News, Vacation Rental News - admin - April 11, 2019

We are often asked what is the best way to choose a rental for a vacation in Cape May

Below are a few questions to ask yourself to help choose the perfect rental.

  1. What features do you want in a Cape May rental? A/C, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Yard, Pool, Garage, Front Porch, Roof Deck, Hot Tub, Parking on-site or off-site
  2. Where in Cape May do you want to stay? Beachfront, Oceanview, Near Shopping, Secluded or Bayfront.
  3. Can I bring my pet? Cape May has many Pet Friendly rentals available. Many properties have yards for your dog. Many owners have size requirements for pets.
  4. Do owners rent whole homes? Yes. Many Cape May rentals offer whole house rentals for large families. Some homes will accommodate 20 or more guests. Check to see how much parking they provide as parking can be a challenge in Cape May.
  5. What are some of the best locations to rent in Cape May? The number one destination will always be beachfront. However due to the historic nature of Cape May many renters choose to be in the historic district. Jackson Street is the most centrally located street in town. It overs easy access to the beach and Washington Street Mall.

There are many decisions to make when choosing a vacation rental in Cape May. Our best tip is to take your time and speak with the owners and read reviews. Good luck in finding your perfect Cape May Rental.

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Coast Guard Community Festival

Cape May News - admin - April 3, 2019

A celebration of the USCG Training Station’s presence in Cape May County. Featuring events on and off the base. Festival goers will explore the extensive TRACEN base on foot and by trolley, get an inside look at US Coast Guard vessels and view a Coast Guard helicopter up close. The Coast Guard Recruit Band and drill team will give engaging performances and US Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City will conduct thrilling search and rescue demonstrations. There will be tours of Cape May Harbor, children’s activities, interactive displays, vendors, food, beer, live music and cultural and historical exhibits.

Saturday, May 04, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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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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