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Our Journal of Stories, Videos & More


Welcome to Around the Cape, our online journal that celebrates the history, culture, imagery and personalities that make our family of seaside properties so remarkable and vibrant. Here, we'll share content that goes beyond the traditional vacation. Readers can expect deep dives into stories, articles, interviews, artwork, photos, videos and much more. From the columns of Congress Hall in Cape May to the lounge of Baron's Cove in Sag Harbor, we have so many stories to tell—and we invite you to share in them with us. ✯






Featured Video

From Montauk Point

BARON'S COVE, NATURE, VIDEO

I stand as on some mighty eagle's beak,
Eastward the sea absorbing, viewing, (nothing but sea and sky,)
The tossing waves, the foam, the ships in the distance,
The wild unrest, the snowy, curling caps—that inbound urge
and urge of waves,
Seeking the shores forever.

~ Walt Whitman

Watch the Video

Stories

The Garden State

Gardening Cape May

On a typical morning in Cape May, vacationers lazily roll out of bed. The smell of bacon fills the air from local restaurants. The beach quickly fills up with brightly colored umbrellas. Just two miles away at Beach Plum Farm,...

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The Gift to Come

Cape May Music History

“Ukuele” translates to become the phrase “The gift to come.” This four-stringed, tiny guitar has become as synonymous with the sound of the Hawaiian Islands...

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A Fowl Tradition

History Thanksgiving Cape May Ebbitt Room Food

In millions of households across America this Thanksgiving, a similar scene will play out. It may be some sort of modern rendition of Norman Rockwell’s Freedom From Want, with a family gathered around the dinner table, waiting for a matriarch...

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A Message to the Future

Congress Hall History cape may

We didn’t always know about Congress Hall’s history. Its hard to imagine now; the walls are filled with old photos dating back to the 1840s. There are books with pages of comprehensive facts, colorful illustrations, and definitive dates that put...

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Yes, Virginia

Cape May Virginia Christmas

There’s nothing like Cape May at Christmas. The gingerbread moulding on historic houses is awakened with tiny white Christmas lights. Visitors stroll along Washington Mall, sipping cocoa as they searching for the perfect, unique gift for loved ones. The Virginia...

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Cape Mayflowers

Cape May History

In the month of November, the walls of nearly every American elementary school are covered with construction paper turkeys, headdresses, and Puritan pilgrim hats. Second graders from California to New York don costumes made from grocery bags and wait anxiously...

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Kings of Cape May

Nature Cape May

Thinking of migrating to the beach this fall? The end of the summer season does not mean the end of fun and excitement in Cape May. As the days get cooler and the foliage gets warmer, America’s First Seaside Resort...

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Farm Fresh Eggs

Beach Plum Farm Cape May

If you are like most Americans, the last subscription you probably bought was to a magazine. With the advent of all sorts of new technological devices that allow you to carry several magazines on one tiny computer in the palm...

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Fly Me to Cape May

Birding Nature Cape May

Not only is Cape May a well-known resting spot for those who travel by land and sea, but it is a welcome respite...

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