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Monday, February 24, 2014

The Nature Conservancy - South Cape May Meadows in New Jersey

Back in early September we took a family vacation down to Wildwood, New Jersey and during one evening we drove down to Cape May so that we could hike & walk the trails at The Nature Conservancy in Cape May. The South Cape May Meadows is completely free with free parking. If you want to leave a monetary donation, there is a box at the front gate to do that.

The nature park includes over 200 acres of land where you can find all kinds of shore birds living! In addition to the birds, you will find squirrels, turtles, rabbits and other creatures in their natural habitat. On the particular day we visited we saw Canadian Geese, Swans, Ducks, Turtles, Rabbits and some Herons.
There are trails that go around the entire nature park that we found to be easy walking. Along the way you will find the occasional bench should you need to sit down and rest or just want to sit down to take in all of the natural beauty.

There is a great area that you can walk up on (a lookout point) and sit down. You can see for miles up there and frankly...that is where we got some of the best photos of the sea birds in their natural habitat. It also makes for a great backdrop for family photos.
In the back of the nature park is a protected beach which leads to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. This beach is not for sun bathers at all...but you can walk up on it and sit on one of the benches to take in all of the natural beauty. The beach here is absolutely pristine & beautiful! I love it!

We spent about 90 minutes here and absolutely loved this free family-friendly activity! We took our time and was teaching our 4 1/2 year old grand daughter the names of all of the wildlife that we saw and some facts about them. Of course...it would only take you about 30 minutes to walk the entire circumference of the nature park.

For a FREE family-friendly beach activity...we highly recommend that you visit The Nature Conservancy - South Cape May Meadows in New Jersey. Enjoy! (note: You can click on the photos in this blog post to enlarge them to see all of the beautiful details).

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