The Nature Center of Cape May is teeming with life. Day or evening, parents and kids can choose from a number of educational activities.

BACKGROUND: "Watch the tram car, please," has been the soundtrack to summers in Wildwood since 1949, when the city first began operating tram cars on the Boardwalk. The first five cars were built for the 1939 New York World's Fair, and three more were added in 1963.

BACKGROUND: The Cape May is a hot spot for bird watching. That's because of the geography of Cape May. Birds spend some time in Cape May before crossing the 13 miles of Delaware Bay to continue their migrations. Some birds actually follow the Garden State Parkway on their annual commute to w…

BACKGROUND: Step back in time and find out how southern New Jersey was once a hub of iron working. Batsto is a historic village in Wharton State Forest in the South Central Pinelands that combines nature and history.

BACKGROUND: Visit this unspoiled section of southern New Jersey for hiking or just a day away from the crowds. The refuge, which is actually a collection of several sites along the southern New Jersey coast, is open only during daylight hours .

BACKGROUND: It's amazing what spending a day in an acre of quietly beautiful trees and wildlife can do to soothe a tense body and mind - and this park has 900 acres. Waretown's Wells Mills County Park, the largest park in the Ocean County parks system, offers miles of trails, canoe rentals f…

BACKGROUND: Operational since December 2005, the 380-foot-tall windmills are a source of alternative energy for the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Five towering turbines produce 1.5 megawatts of energy each and omit no pollution. It's estimated the wind farm saves a total of 23,613 bar…