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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

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Stories

Presidential Vacations

Cape May History Congress Hall

To those who weathered the cold winter months this past year, summertime means one thing: vacation. From little tykes finishing their first year of school, to the President of the United States, everyone is looking forward to a well-deserved break...

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Hail to Kale

Beach Plum Farm Food Cape May

There is a warm breeze passing on the veranda. The rocking chairs face the perfect view of an early summer morning in Cape May. Delicious varieties of freshly squeezed juice are ready to enjoy, with ingredients grown just a mile...

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The Congress Hall March

cape may history congress hall

All the way back in 1882, John Philip Sousa wrote “The Congress Hall March”...

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Sightings of the Snowy Owl

Nature Birding Cape May

Perched on the roof of Congress Hall, a rare sighting of the snowy owl...

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Dishes and Holloware

Blue Pig Tavern Cape May

When Congress Hall was renovated in 2001, an excavation of the foundation produced a true find - a box that dated back to the late 19th century. When the box was dusted off and opened, it was like discovering buried...

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Learning to Look in Cape May

Cape May Beach Birding

Cape May is one of the world’s most famous birding spots. Its’ geographic location, sandwiched between the ocean and the Delaware Bay, funnel southbound migrants to its tip. Added to this is a tremendous diversity of habitat, crammed into a...

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A Chat with Jimmy Burton

Food Cape May

Has cooking always been a part of your life? I grew up watching my grandmother, Helen Dickerson, who cooked at the Chalfonte Hotel’s kitchen for 60 years. Some of my fondest memories are of her showing me how to make...

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Cape May Diamonds

beach cape may history

In the 1880's as Congress Hall enjoyed its return to...

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Cape Resorts' Legendary Mascot, Blue

Blue Pig Tavern Congress Hall Cape May

You’re a very busy pig, Blue...

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