Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, Cape May Court House

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
The Cape May National Wildlife Refuge is a protected area on the Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey. It is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Established in January 1989 with 90 acres (0.36 km2) acquired from the Nature Conservancy, it has since grown to more than 11,000 acres (45 km2) in size, and plans call for its further expansion to more than 21,200 acres (86 km2). It comprises three distinct and non-contiguous units: the Delaware Bay Division (in Middle Township), the Great Cedar Swamp Division (in Dennis Township and Upper Township) and the Two Mile Beach Unit (in Lower Township). Located in the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion, the cape provides habitat for large numbers of migratory birds.

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  • What a great encounter with nature at the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. It is a beautiful sample of an interesting ecosystem and the refuge allows us to enjoy it. Beautiful weather...  more »
  • this is a most amazing spot. In addition to the ocean and lovely town of Cape May, within a few miles you have access to an amazing variety of ecosystems and therefore every bird you could ever...  more »
  • Peaceful and quiet. We couldn't go on the beach because of nesting birds but that's fine, they need their space, too don't they? A couple of paths for nature walks to explore and check things out. A little oasis of calm just minutes from the boisterous Wildwoods. If that's your thing.
  • It looked like it's a nice place but pets (dogs) are not allowed. I checked the website before i headed over there from wildwood but could not find anything stating no pets. Hopefully the website gets updated with at least an FAQ section or policies section. I understand that birds & dogs get along but I feel dogs should at least be alliwed on paved roads that cars travel on. Many people visit the area with pets & it seems there are very few green areas / parks that people can take pets to.

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