What can I do when I'm not Fishing or Poolside?
CAPE MAY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND CAPE MAY
Canyon Club is located less than a mile away from the historic Victorian city of Cape May. Known as our country’s oldest seashore resort, the town is small, friendly and beautiful. The gingerbread homes and quaint shops will warm your heart while the clean, white-sand beaches will cool you down on the hottest of days. Evenings offer the chance to dine at any number of award winning restaurants that call Cape May home. Enjoy the view from a harbor front, seafood restaurant or the quiet ambiance of a restored 19th century inn in the downtown historic district. No matter what you’re looking for, Cape May is sure to please.
Also known as NAS Wildwood at the Cape May County Airport, this facility was built during WWII and used to train Corsair pilots during the war. The original wood hanger is being restored and they have aircraft from WWII through the Viet Nam conflict including a Grumman TBF from WWII, an F-14 and a soviet era MIG-15.
See www.usnasw.org for information or call 886-8787. Get there by taxi, rental car or MAC tour.
Have we got beaches? Only about three miles of beaches from the Coast Guard Base to the Lighthouse. Public beaches require tags during the season from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M... If you visit during a time when they’re required someone will greet you as you step onto the sand.
Call 884-9522 for information. Get there by bike or rental car.
Cape May is situated directly along one of the busiest fly-ways in the world. From the occasional visit from the rare Snow Owl in the winter to an abundance of raptors in the fall, and threatened shore birds in the summer, there is something for every bird watcher in Cape May.
Call the Cape May Bird Observatory at Lily Lake, 884-2736 for information.
One of the more interesting ways you can see the sights and learn the history of Cape May, especially nice after dark. Carriage Rides depart from Washington & Ocean, adjacent to the Washington Commons.
For information, call 884-4466.
Atlantic City is less than an hour north. Get there by rental car. Enterprise will deliver your rental directly to Canyon Club Resort Marina.
Call 609-886-6460 extension #4.
Cape May is the East Coast’s restaurant capital. From the world famous Lobster House with its five dining venues, just a short walk from the Marina, to the highly acclaimed Washington Inn, less than one mile into town, Cape May has more to offer in one place than virtually any other city. We suggest you call ahead for reservations.
Get there by walking, or rental car. Talk to the Dockmaster for suggestions.
Our sister marina, South Jersey Marina is Sport Fishing Central. For information about charters and party boats visit their Ships Store and see Charlie, or call 884-3800.
Call the marketing department at 884-2400 for information about our tournament schedule.
The Nature Center of Cape May is your point of contact for guided kayak eco-tours, bird watching and a myriad of other outdoor activities for adults and children of all ages. Situated on the south rim of Cape May harbor directly across the harbor from Canyon Club, the Center is the perfect stepping off point for your Cape May eco-adventure.
Call: 609-898-8848 for times and schedules.
Bring your clubs. Located just four miles up the road, Cape May National is the closest course to the Marina. Loaner Clubs are available. For information, call 884-1563, or on the web at www.cmngc.com.
Get there by taxi, courtesy pickup, or Enterprise rental car.
Historic Cold Springs Village
Historic Cold Spring Village is an authentic, recreated 18th Century Village that is complete with living history re-enactors and a busy special event calendar, the Village is a great outing for those interested in Colonial New Jersey history.
See www.hcsv.org or call 884-5404. Get there by bike, taxi, or MAC tour.
Climb the historic Cape May lighthouse located at the Cape May State Park. Call 609-884-2159. MAC runs a “Stairway to the Stars” climb during night time too. Call MAC at 884-5404.
Get there by bike, a long walk, taxi, organized MAC tour.
The City has three main shopping areas, Washington Street Mall, Carpenter’s Square and the Washington Commons, all of which are located in the heart of town, just two miles from the Marina.
Get there by bike, walking, or taxi.
A favorite with our visiting yacht clubs, the Cape May Spa has two locations. 607 Jefferson Street and at Congress Hall. Call ahead for reservations, 898-1003, ask for Barbara.
See www.capemaydayspa.com for list of services and pricing. Get there by bike, walk (a little over a mile), or taxi.
Located on the Physick Estate at 1020 Washington Street, just a one mile from the Marina, the Cape May Tennis Club is open to the public. Call 884-8986 for information. Get there by bike, walking, or taxi.
Maybe the best way to see and learn about Cape May. Guided trolley tours, walking tours, historic and themed tours, MAC has a lot to offer. See their web site for details: www.capemaymac.org, or call 884-5404. Get there (to MAC at the Physick Estate) by bike or walking, roughly one half mile.
Cape May Winery Tours
Hawk Haven and Cape May Winery are our favorites. Available through MAC or do it on your own. Call 884-1164 for information.
Get there by bike, taxi, or tour.
Cape May County’s zoo is a gem. More than just a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats, the zoo is complete with parks, picnic areas, ponds and playgrounds. Call 465-5271 for information, or check the web at www.capemaycountyzoo.com. Get there by taxi, Enterprise rental car.
WALKING: Most of what there is to see and do in Cape May is located within a two mile radius of the Marina. A good map and some local knowledge will help, as well as a backpack to haul your treasures back to the boat.
RENTAL CAR: Canyon Club Marina has a close working relationship with Enterprise Rentals in Rio Grande, and Enterprise will deliver vehicles directly to the marina. Call 609-886-6460.
TAXIS: Will pick you up at the Marina. Ask at the Ships Store or call AARTS CAPE MAY TAXI at 898-RIDE (7433) www.capemaytaxi.com. Cape May Cab can be contacted at 884-2273.
DEDICATED TOUR BUSES from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts can be arranged. Call the Group Sales Manager, 609-884-5404, ext: 139.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES : Aviation Museum | Beach | Bird Watching | Carriage Rides | Casino Trips | Clubbing | Coast Guard Tour (MAC Trolley Tour) | Cold Spring Village | Dining
Fishing | Golf | House Tours | Lighthouse Tour | Nature Center Visits | Physick Estate Tour | Shopping | Spa Visits | Tennis | Winery Tastings and Tours | Zoo