A new guide to the best walking trails in Cape May. 

Book your cape may vacation at The Queen Victoria.

This spring enjoy the many walking trails of Cape May. Explore several scenic landscapes including marshlands and wetlands, ponds, sand dunes, and more. As you walk, you’re sure to see a lot of wildlife, especially birds, as Cape May is a haven for a number of species. Discover all Cape May walking trails have to offer with these nature paths. 

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Cape May Point State Park 

Cape May Point State Park is a popular place for coastal nature walks. It’s home to many ecosystems including dunes, a freshwater marsh and ponds, beaches, and a wooded area. There’s a lot to explore. Trails in the park include short and medium-length paths, mainly flat, perfect for walking, biking, and birdwatching.   

Duck Pond Trail – a short 0.5-mile boardwalk leading to Lighthouse Pond West and East. This path is great for bird watching, walking meditations, and simply spending time outdoors. 

Monarch Trail – a longer 1.2-mile loop that winds through the center of the park. It leads through multiple habitats where you’re likely to see wildlife. There is also a viewing platform from where to watch for birds.  

Plover Trail – the longest of trails at 1.5-miles, this loop winds around ponds and beach dunes. The trail begins at Duck Pond and splits at Al’s Pond. 


South Cape May Meadows Walking Trails 

The South Cape May Meadows is part of the Nature Conservancy and spans over 200 acres of protected habitat and wetlands. Here, you’ll find two miles of trails, suitable for all levels. Another excellent spot for bird and wildlife watching, come prepared to with binoculars and a camera. 


Garrett Family Preserve 

Garrett Family Preserve is a 180-acre preserve that is also part of the Nature Conservancy. It’s located just two miles from downtown Cape May and features wildflower meadows, open fields, and forested areas. Enjoy four miles of trails during daylight hours. 


Stay at The Queen Victoria 

Visit The Queen Vicotria for convenient access to these Cape May walking trails and so much. At The Queen Victoria, you’ll also enjoy the hustle and bustle of downtown Cape May, plus a stay in Cape May’s premier Victorian Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy delicious homemade breakfast, afternoon tea, stately rooms, and specials events just for guests.  


The Queen Victoria Room of the Month 

The Room of the Month is Covent Garden. Covent Garden is a ground-floor suite in Prince Albert Hall. It boasts two rooms that feature a twin day bed, a romantic brass canopy bed, and a vintage Victorian dresser. Its large bathroom offers a step-in shower, separate water closet, and a beautiful quartz vanity countertop. The room sleeps three and offers a private entrance with rocking chairs. Perfect for enjoying warm summer mornings.  


The Queen Victoria Sweet & Savory Weekend | April 23 

Come one, come all. The Queen Victoria Sweet & Savory Weekend is back on April 23. Our first Sweet & Savory Weekend took place in February and was a huge sucess. Enjoy tasty and complementary foods like sweet fruit, honey, and chocolate paired with savory cheese, crackers, pretzels, and the like. BYOB.