A Spring Fling : Things To Do In Cape May in Spring

By Sara Phillips

Before the commotion of a beach filled summer hits, find your way to Cape May to experience one of the greatest seasons our small town has to offer! The parks and gardens are full of blooming flowers, the weather is getting warmer, and the shore towns are open for business. A Spring Fling is the perfect opportunity to see all the things to do in Cape May for Spring!

Take a Scenic Surrey Ride Around Town
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One of the most popular things to do in Cape May in Spring is go for a bike ride. The weather is warm and the days are bright, it’s a great time to rent a bike and go for a cruise around the island. But, a regular bike can be boring. Instead, take your cruise on a Surrey! These four-wheeled bikes seat from 2 to 6 people, have toddler seats on the front with seat belts and a canvas covering to keep you cool from the sun. You can rent your Surrey at Shield’s Bike Rental, Village Bicycle Shop or one of the Cape Island Bikes locations.

Pedal Through Nature on a Rail Bike Journey
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If you would rather spend a little time amidst the nature, Cape May offers another pedaling adventure! On of the newest things to do in Cape May in Spring is rail biking. Revolution Rail offers a brand new experience to our area that lets riders ride a railbike on the unused railroad tracks of Cape May Island. The railbike trail takes you from the center of Cape May on a four mile round trip through the Garrett Family Preserve. This is the perfect opportunity to see all that nature offers around our tiny island. From the songbirds and the wildflowers to the tides of the salt marshes of Cape Island Creek, you will experience something truly unique on this ride!

Enjoy the History of the Emlen Physick Estate
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If your crew is more interested in some historical things to do in Cape May in Spring, you should try a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum combined with a guided tour of Cape May via open air Trolley! The Cape May MAC offers an in-depth hour and a half tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick House and the Victorian streetscapes of Cape May, which is the ONLY National Historic Landmark City in the nation. This immersive and educational adventure is perfect for all ages! There is also a new restaurant on site at the Estate! Vintage is one of the hottest new dining experiences in town for Brunch and Dinner!

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Find Yourself A Sweet Treat at Peace Pie
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After dinner don’t forget to stroll the outdoor Washington Mall where locals and guests alike move from shop to shop searching for something great to take home from Cape May! You’ll need a little dessert as you walk down the cobblestone path. You will find one of the favorite desserts in Cape May is an ice cream sandwich from Peace Pie. Peace Pie now has 4 locations on the East Coast, the flagship store being here in Cape May. With over 30 different flavors available, everyone in your crew will surely find something they love!

Explore Cape May Point State Park

If you are looking get away from downtown, one outing you won’t want to miss is a visit to Cape May Point State Park. This is one of the most popular things to do in Cape May in Spring. In the center of the park is the Cape May Point Lighthouse, where you can climb the 199 spiral steps of our 162 year old lighthouse. Surrounding this giant beauty are a few miles of nature trails that wind around the saltwater wetland marshes, coastal dunes and freshwater ponds. In Spring you can stop at the bird viewing platforms to watch the swans across the water, you can grill with your family at one of the pavilions and catch amazing sunsets right at the beach entrance of the Cape May Point State Park. Also hidden away in Cape May Point is the last remaining restorable World War II tower which is another piece of Cape May history you can tour! 

Immerse Yourself in Cape May Farming
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Right around the corner from Cape May Point is a hidden gem of our little island. Beach Plum Farm is a working farm that allows visitors to explore and immerse themselves in New Jersey farming. It is truly one of the most interesting things to do in Cape May in Spring. Every Thursday through Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Beach Plum Farm has self-guided tours around the 62 acres of grounds where they raise ducks, chickens, and Berkshire Hogs and grow over 100 different kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers. They have a market that sells farm grown fresh produce, products made from local makers and housewares. The farm also has a kitchen that serves breakfast and lunch with a menu you that changes daily depending on the farm fresh ingredients available at the start of the day!

Book Your Spring Stay with Homestead

If you are looking to get away and Spring Fling in Cape May is just what you need, scroll through our Homestead Rentals and make your reservation today!

Sara is our Owner Liaison & Director of Marketing at Homestead. She was born and raised in Cape May, where she now raises her two children. Sara spends her Spring time on the beach, in the garden, coaching softball for Lower Twp. Little League & having the occasional bike ride & ice cream dinner with her kids.