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The Township of Lower

Lower Township is located at the southern tip of New Jersey and is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay and has the best sunsets in the state along the Delaware Bay. Lower Township community was incorporated in 1798 consists of historic towns including Cold Spring, Erma, Fishing Creek, Villas, Diamond Beach, Shawcrest, Schellenger's Landing, North Cape May and Townbank.

The township is home to the Cape May County Airport and the Cape May - Lewes Ferry. It's rich with historic sites, including The Fishing Creek School, Naval Air Station Wildwood, Historic Cold Spring Village and the Cape May Lighthouse. Other great attractions are The Atlantus, a concrete ship from World War I, which has been a beautiful landmark at Sunset Beach, the Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area, and the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church whose congregation dates all the way back to 1718. Lower Township is the site of two historic African American cemeteries. Union Bethel Civil War Veterans Cemetery contains the graves of black men and women who served in the Civil War. Mount Zion Cemetery is said to have graves of people involved in the Underground Railroad, which has been linked to this area because Harriet Tubman worked for a time at a Cape Island hotel.

Several nature trails lead visitors to various pond, coastal dune, marsh and forest habitats where wildlife can be observed in Cape May Point State Park. The park's constantly changing atmosphere is a great destination to observe the fall bird migration. Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area is another great location for bird watching. The 1035 acre area offers a unique blend of several different habitats, including dune, forest and scrub-shrub.

The best way to experience all of the great things in Lower Township is to enjoy their Parks & Recreation Department's comprehensive park system, recreation programs and special events! Check it out here: Lower Township Recreation Department

Website: www.townshipoflower.org
Phone: 609-886-2005
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WThe Township of Lower
2600 Bayshore Road; Villas, New Jersey