6 Reasons to Hit the Shore This Spring

What’s a better way to enjoy this beautiful weather than by visiting the Jersey Shore? With treasure hunts, tree adventures and ghost tours, there’s plenty going on before Summer officially arrives.


Have an Adventure

Tree to Tree Adventure Park
707 Route 9, Cape May Court House
Tree to Tree Adventure Park has everything you and the kids need for high-flying excitement: zip lines, nets, Tarzan swings and other fun obstacles. The color-coded courses become progressively more difficult and are designed to challenge your mind and body, all with an awesome view. Reservations are required. Tickets for the adult course, ages 11 and up, cost $50, and tickets for the kid course, ages 7 and up, cost $30. For more information, visit the website.


Celebrate the Turtles

April 15
Turtle Fest
1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor
Calling all turtle lovers. Visit The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor for a day full of education about turtles. Families can enjoy a pancake breakfast before taking part in an egg hunt, arts and crafts and visit with turtles. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Breakfast reservations are recommended. For more information, call 609-368-1211 or visit the website.


Make Something New

Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main Street, Tuckerton
There’s nothing more satisfying than building something with your own two hands. At Tuckerton Seaport, unique craft classes include boat building, jam making, basket weaving and surfboard shaping and sanding. Costs and dates vary per class, so check the website.


Feast on History

May 2
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport
Enjoy signature entrees and desserts from local restaurants in the historical setting of the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Cape May during the Feasting on History event. The annual event hosted by Historic Cold Spring Village starts at 6 pm. Tickets are $85. For more information, call 609-898-2300 or visit the website.


Look for Ghosts

Cape May MAC
1048 Washington Street, Cape May
Plan a visit to historic Cape May where medium Craig McManus leads walking and trolley tours to get a peak of the town’s ghost life. On the “Ghosts of the Lighthouse” evening tour, you’ll have to brave the path to the lighthouse – and all of its 199 steps to the top. Then investigate the paranormal happenings at Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate and Cherry House using EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) recorders and EMF (Electromagnetic Field) meters. Dates, times and locations vary, so call 609-884-5404 or visit the website.


Become a Pirate

May 20
Pirate Day
26th Avenue and the Boardwalk, Wildwood
Don an eye patch and grab your sword before heading to this pirate-themed celebration in Wildwood. The costume parade begins at 11 am on 26th Avenue and the Boardwalk, followed by a treasure hunt at 19th Avenue and the beach for children. To participate in the parade, you must register in advance. This event is free. For more information, or to register, call 609-522-2955 or visit the website.

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