Resort at a Glance: Big Timber Lake RV Resort
At Big Timber Lake RV Resort, visitors can camp without roughing it. Situated in a Jersey Cape pine forest 5 miles from Avalon Beach, this quaint resort has a pastoral setting, yet gives guests access to modern conveniences such as running water, electricity, and onsite dining. Accommodations include full RV hookups complete with WiFi and rustic two-bedroom cabins with air conditioning. The 100-acre property offers all the room you need to spread out and plenty of privacy between sites.
- Take a dip: You’ll have access to two lakeside beaches and a heated outdoor pool.
- Stay and play: Mini golf and playgrounds make Big Timber a popular place for families.
- The Pine Cone Cafe serves hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.
- Quick drive to Cape May: The seaside community is 16 miles away—go shopping or take a stroll to admire the Victorian mansions.
Cape May Court House, New Jersey: Quiet Seat of Cape May County
Cape May Court House is the definition of a sleepy classic American community. This quiet spot of around 5,000 people is the county seat of Cape May County, and holds the distinction of being the home of the only hospital in the area. To keep the kids occupied, head to the always-free Cape May County Zoo, a collection of more than 550 animals set on 220 acres, including a 57-acre African savanna recreation.
If you’re looking for a quick day trip, drive 20 minutes to Cape May. Long billed as America’s oldest seaside resort, Cape May sits at New Jersey’s southernmost tip. The setting is so idyllic that Travel Channel named the town’s coastline 1 of the top 10 beaches in the country. Aside from beachcombing, popular pastimes here include fishing, whale watching, and bird watching. In fact, the New York Times called Cape May “one of North America’s hottest birding spots.” You might see bald eagles, herons, and woodcocks. In the spring, keep your eyes peeled for the latter’s intricate mating dance.