Philadelphia, PA - Vacationing in the Jersey Shore, especially Cape May County, offers vacationers plenty to do. From visiting historic homes in Cape May to the vibrant boardwalk and beaches of the Wildwoods.
Take A Trip to The Cape May Zoo
Vacationers can also stay or visit Avalon and Stone Harbor or head on over to America's Greatest Family Resort, Ocean City; there certainly is plenty to do on any given day at the Jersey Shore. When the weather is favorable, that is!
Indeed, each town offers decent wet weather alternatives. One such activity is visiting The Cape May County Park and Zoo near Cape May Courthouse, NJ, which is worth exploring Route 9 at Crest Haven Road.
The combined park and zoo offer visitors plenty to see, located on 200+ acres of the county park. The zoo takes up almost 80 acres of exhibits featuring over 200 amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds, totaling nearly 550 animals.
Notable exhibitions include over 20 exotic Amphibian and Reptile House varieties, with iguanas, snakes, skinks, tortoises, and the African Savana with its lemurs and giraffes antelopes.
The park and zoo are perfect on hot summer days, thanks to the ample shading and plenty of places to stop and rest thought the park.
Tired of seeing animals? Take the kids to the nearby playground, or explore the park's bike/hike trail, fishing ponds, picnic areas, and more.
The best part is that admission is free of charge to both the park & zoo as taxes, concessions, and donations entirely fund it. The facility is open daily (except on Christmas), with the zoo closing at 4:45 in the summer. The park remains available for visitors until dusk.
Accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the Cape May County Park and Zoo had to undergo a few new updates over the last few years to expand parking and create separate entrances for park and zoo traffic. Additional changes to enhance the park's appearance are ongoing and should please regular visitors and first-timers alike.
So, when you tire of rides on Morey's Piers or all deep sea fishing you can take, head on over to Cape May Courthouse and the Cape May County Park and Zoo for an enjoyable respite from the beach activities.