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Lower Township

Situated at the Southern tip of the Jersey Cape, Lower Township shares a shoreline with the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay.  First settled by whalers more than 300 years ago, the township is made up of many small villages and hamlets.   The fishing industry continues to be a driving economic factor in Lower Township, and the Port of Cape May has become one of the top two fishing ports on the East Coast.   Most of the area is rural with lush forests, acres of wetlands and natural beach areas.  The quiet, peaceful way of life that first attracted people to the area has been maintained throughout the years.   Many descendants of the area's founding families still live in Lower Township.   Farming is also a way of life in the area with many fields covered with corn, lima beans, tomatoes, peppers and other crops.  The Diamond Beach section lies along the ocean and is a very popular beach resort with fine motel accommodations, luxurious condominiums, and excellent restaurants.

Attractions found in the area include Cape May Point State Park, Higbee Wildlife Area, Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Cape May Bird Observatory, and Schellenger's Landing Wharf.   Outdoor activities include fishing, boating, sailing, golfing, and biking.   Excellent camping facilities from tent to full-service RV and fully-equipped cabins can be rented throughout the area.

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