Instead of another tie, give Dad a day on the water this Father’s Day
Cape May’s Harbor Fest has been extended to include Sunday, June 17th. Whereas Saturday’s event blends the best components of a community wide street festival with the ambiance of a backyard block party, Super Sports Sunday is all about the water! The goals are simple…..have fun on the water, and cause no harm to the environment. The activities being planned include (but are not limited to):
The Anything But A Boat That Floats regatta. Grab Dad, the family, some friends, a pile of cardboard, some duct tape and a plan. Then come down to the harbor and something that floats. A sense of humor is required and attitudes are forbidden. 12:00 noon
Paddle For A Purpose is a popular, long running kayak and canoe regatta that raises awareness and financial support for the Good Neighbor Fund, which in turn, covers the costs of scholarships for Coast Guard dependent children who want to attend Nature Center programming during the summer. 1:00pm
SUP and Sail Kayak Sampler. Ever SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)? This is the perfect opportunity to try it, or to perfect your skills if you have. There can be no better place for Dad to learn how to SUP than Cape May’s benign harbor. Bring him on down and let him work on his “core.” Or try out the latest twist on kayaking with the aid of a sail. Balogh Sail Designs of New York will be on hand to provide free demos throughout the day
Eco Kayak Tours. Load Dad in a two-person kayak and treat him for a tour through Cape May’s diverse eco-systems, back bays and marshes. Or if you prefer, rent one-person kayaks for the whole family and make it an outing.
Father’s Day Fishing Trip aboard one of Cape May’s fish slamming charter or party boats.
If Dad is a land-lubber, then we have something for him too! Take him on the First Resort Bicycle Challenge. Think “scavenger hunt” and take Dad on a bicycle tour through Cape May visiting supporting businesses. Buy him lunch and a beer at one of Cape May’s local pubs.
The regatta, Paddle for a Purpose and Fishing trip all require pre-registration, so please contact the Nature Center to reserve your spot. You can join in the other events just by showing up.
And why not bring along a great picnic to enjoy Cape May’s other side: the Harbor side. Picnic table and restroom facilities will be provided.
For more information, call New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May: 609-898-8848, or better yet, stop by the campus at 1600 Delaware Avenue and visit with us during normal working hours, a.m. to 4:00 P.M.