Middle Township’s Bike Path Now Five Miles Long — And Growing

Middle Township's Bike Path Now Five Miles Long -- And Growing

For the thousands who visit Cape May County every summer, the beach and ocean are often their main objectives, along with wonderful restaurants and boardwalks that compare favorably with any in the nation. But for those who love to bicycle, Middle Township has a beautiful bike path through one of the most scenic areas in Cape May County — and it is now five miles long and growing.

Phase 4, which runs from Indian Trail Road to Main Street in Whitesboro, was just completed and a fifth phase will extend the path to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal when completed.

The bike path starts on Dennisville Road, just across the street from the back entrance to the Cape May County Zoo, rated among the best in country — and certainly one of the friendliest. In addition to the animals, including two baby giraffes, a baby bison, five white deer and two lion cubs on the way, there is a large play area for children, picnic tables, a bike path around the perimeter of the zoo and three fresh water ponds for fishing.  Across from the zoo on Route 9 there are public tennis and basketball courts, baseball and softball fields. All of it, including the zoo, is part of the Cape May County Park system. 

Open every day (from 10 am to 4:45 pm in the summer and 10 am to 3:45 pm the rest of the year), it's no wonder the zoo gets more than 400,000 visitors every year. There is something for every member of the family for a complete day's outing. For more information, call 609-465-5271.

If this sounds like a commercial for Cape May County, so be it. It's not only a great place to visit, it's kind of nice living here as well.

Beau Weisman, Editor