A 19th c. open-air living history museum that features 25 restored historic buildings on a 22-acre site.
The spring of sparkling water bubbling out of the ground in a salt marsh was called Cold Spring.
Cold Spring inlet is evidenced on maps of 1690 and 1691.
What's a trip to a vacation spot without sending a postcard to those back home! This is just a glimpse of what awaits you in this Victorian town. It's an easy walk for those who want to tour on foot. A trolley, horse and carriage, bicycle or surrey stand ready to take you around to see the colorful, historic homes.
I love finding a post card in my mailbox--don't you?
Jim Hogan is one of the most informative people I've met in Cape May. He is a volenteer employee who we met at the top of the Lighthouse in Cape May. If you want to learn about Cape May past and present, pay the $5.00, walk up the spiral staircase and take some time to talk to Jim. You wont regret it.
I’d gotten a link from Steve (brdwtchr) one day telling me about the world class birding in Cape May. It was sure news to me, and great too, though everyone thinks me a beer and beach guy, I enjoy birding as well. I made plans to check it out as soon as possible, but as with most plans they didn’t come to pass until nearly the end of summer. I have a bird paradise right in my own backyard, just over the bridge from North Wildwood and I was content to watch breeding ospreys and fishing egrets in abundance. Still, with this world-renowned spot just down the road, I had to make the trek down to see what it was all about. It was easy enough to find the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge and in no time I was on a nice circular nature trail winding through the dunes and ponds in search of some fine-feathered friends. Aside from a large flock of swans, it was disappointing until I happened upon a smaller pond and saw reflected in its mirror like waters, a perfectly still white egret, in regal fishing pose. For a change, I’d put my zoom on before getting on the trail and this seemed like a golden opportunity to get a very good close up shot of the marvelous creature. Creeping up, he noticed my approach easily but it appeared he was in no fear and I readied my camera. Before I knew it, he was up and off. I watched him through the zoom, transfixed by his graceful flight. I’d missed a perfect reflection shot, but here I was missing a fantastic bird in flight, focused and through my zoom, seemingly trigger shy. Didn’t see another bird all morning and tried to remember his nice image without tarnishing it much with my own ineptitude. This crap photo will always serve as a reminder....