Dog Licensing Reminder
All dogs are required to be licensed each year.
This is a reminder, if you have not already done so, please license your dog before May 1st . $5.00 Late Fee due after April 30th
Failure to License your pet could result in $100 fine, plus court cost.
License your dog at Township Hall 2600 Bayshore. Rd., Villas, NJ, between 8:30 -4:30 pm. Please bring current copies and proof of rabies shots.
Escape the Cape Triathlon
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Road Closure & Detour Information for Escape the Cape Triathlon
Community Day/Shred Day
Sat. June 8th
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary
Boating Safety Course
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4th Annual Bay Kayak Rally/Fun Race
Sat. June 29th 1:00 pm Start
Ferry Rd. & Beach Drive, NCM
Free Event - Trophies and T-Shirts
All Paddlers & Spectators Welcome
More info available on Lower Twp KayakClub Facebook Page
Lower Township is located at the southern tip of New Jersey and has the largest year round population in Cape May County; it is home to roughly 23,000 residents. The 32 square mile Township 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, 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 and the Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area. (map of WMA)
Another site that provides over 300 years of Cape May County history would be the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. The church was built in 1823 but the 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.
This is only some of the history that Lower Township has to offer. The best way to experience all of the great things in Lower Township, is to visit the area and see it for yourself!
Special Thanks to the Lower Township Chamber of Commerce and the Cape May County Department of Tourism for providing the historical information.