For hundreds of years, visitors have been drawn to Cape May’s miles of white sandy beaches, its acres of farmland, and expansive space. Autumn in Cape May is the perfect time to celebrate what makes this part of the Jersey Shore so special. The Cape May harvest season brings about bountiful farms, vineyards, and fresh seafood for all to enjoy. Discover how you can celebrate the fall harvest season with these activities below.
An activity that has gained popularity is you-pick farms where visitors can visit local farms and pick their own produce right from the ground. Visit Rea’s Farm Market in West Cape May for pumpkins, farm-fresh vegetables, plus pies and home-made jellies for purchase. Or head out to Stiles Farm and Nursery for some delicious raspberries, apples, and more.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
One of the best ways to enjoy Cape May harvest season is by visiting a local farmer’s market or roadside stand. Many will offer fresh picked corn, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, raspberries, apples and squash. Plus, shop local craft and retail vendors at most farmer’s markets in the area.
Visit a winery or brewery
The Jersey Cape has earned a reputation for some of the best wines east of Napa Valley. With an ideal climate for growing grapes, vineyards are plentiful, and Cape May County is home to six operating wineries, including three local wineries in Cape May.
Or if wine isn’t your thing, then check out Cape May Brewing Company for seasonal brews using local produce and the highest-quality ingredients. Be sure to ask for their seasonal Oktoberfest.
Cape May and Wildwood are some of the top producers of commercial fishing ports in the U.S. During the Cape May harvest season, local oysters such as the Cape May Salts are harvested along the Delaware Bay, and are best enjoyed this time of year. Plus, enjoy dockside dining in Cape May for fresh seafood right off the boats at places like the Lobster House.
Stay at Stockton Inns
While making plans to enjoy Cape May harvest season, complete your experience with a stay at Stockton Inns. Located along Beach Avenue, we offer beachfront accommodations at our Victorian mansion, the Stockton Manor, and our budget-friendly hotel at the Stockton Inn. The Stockton Manor is Cape May’s only oceanfront Victorian Inn with a pool, plus it offers plenty of charm and character for a truly unique experience.
Or if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option for the entire family, book a room at our oceanfront motel. The Stockton Inn offers an ocean-view sundeck, outdoor lounge chairs, and rooms with your basic modern amenities.
Book now through October 10th and receive a special discount on your fall getaway to Cape May!