Things to Do in Wildwood, New Jersey

Things to Do in Wildwood, New Jersey
Wildwood, New Jersey, is a well-traveled tourist destination near the southern end of the state's eastern shore. The city is famous for arcade games, amusement rides and other attractions at Morey's Pier along the coastal boardwalk. Families, couples and friends heading to Wildwood find plenty of outdoor activities when venturing away from the boardwalk as well. Wildwood and neighboring communities host parks, fishing spots and campgrounds ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.

King Nummy Trail Campground

King Nummy Trail Campground offers fishing, swimming and boating along the Atlantic coast. Guests enjoy access to two swimming pools in case the Atlantic Ocean proves too choppy or cold for swimming. The campground's one-bedroom cabins come equipped with air conditioning, charcoal grills and bunk beds to accommodate guests of all ages. Every guest can view the Jersey Shore's native birds, plants and animals by walking in the surrounding wildlife refuge. King Nummy features two bathhouses for showering and dressing ahead of excursions to the Wildwood boardwalk, and to clean up, de-sand and wind down when returning from there.

King Nummy Trail Campground
205 Route 47 South
Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210
(609) 465-4242
www.kingnummytrail.com/

Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park features three hiking trails including the half-mile Red Trail, the 1.5-mile Yellow Trail and the two-mile Blue Trail. These trails cut through the 153-acre Natural Area where walkers find dunes, marshes and forested areas with plenty of native animals. Anglers at Cape May Point State Park find striped bass, flounder and bluefish when casting their lines into nearby waters. The park hosts hawk-banding demonstrations each Saturday and Sunday to show how state parks officials track hawks during migration.

Cape May Point State Park
PO Box 107
Cape May Point, New Jersey 08212
(609) 884-2159
www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/capemay.html

Starlight Fleet

Starlight Fleet in Wildwood offers fishing and dolphin-watching trips from spring through early fall. The company offers a pair of four-hour fishing trips aboard the 130-passenger Starlight from May through September. The company's full-day striper fishing trips take place aboard the 150-passenger Twilight from October to early December. Travelers interested in seeing marine life off the Jersey coast enjoy two-hour dolphin-watching cruises through Starlight Fleet from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Starlight Fleet offers rod rentals and fish-cleaning services at additional costs to visitors.

Starlight Fleet
6200 Park Blvd.
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260
(609) 729-7776
www.jjcboats.com/

Lakeview Docks

Travelers interested in fishing, boating and enjoying Sunset Lake can head to Lakeview Docks. Thrill seekers rent the company's Yamaha XL 700 wave runners and crank up the engines in the open water. Lakeview Docks offers a six-horsepower fishing boat with a cutting board, knife and space for five passengers. The 40-horsepower Sundance Skiff allows anglers to hit Sunset Lake at high speeds before settling for an afternoon of fishing. Lakeview Docks offers fishing space, bait and tackle at its fishing and crabbing pier.

Lakeview Docks
7118 Park Blvd.
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260
(609) 522-0471
lakeviewdocks.com/?page=home

Article Written By Nicholas Katers

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.

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