Upper Township, NJ located at the northernmost portion of Cape May County and just south of neighboring Atlantic County is a large municipality that encompasses many smaller subsections.
As the first township many visitors encounter as they enter Cape May County via the Garden State Parkway, Upper Township is representative of the many diverse attractions that await visitors throughout the county. Sprawling with thousands of acres of unspoiled, wild lands, Upper Township is a logical choice for camping and other outdoor activities. Within the town's boundaries are portions of the Lester G. MacNamara Fish and Wildlife Management Area, the Belleplain State Forest, and the Marmora Coastal Wetlands Fish and Wildlife Management Area.
Nestled between Ocean City and Sea Isle City is the hamlet of Strathmere, Upper Township NJ's seashore community that boasts a pristine beach, homes, and restaurants. Other communities within include Marmora, Petersburg, Tuckahoe, Seaville, Greenfield, Beesley's Point, Palermo and Steelmantown.
With so much of Upper Township protected from development, this area is perfect for those seeking the solitude of nature while still being close to the nightlife of nearby resorts. Campgrounds abound in this area, as do a multitude of open spaces for hiking, bicycling, fishing and crabbing and observing wildlife. Modern accommodations can be found in area motels along with fine restaurants and shopping facilities.
First settled by whalers and fishermen in the late 1600s, the 65 square miles known as Upper Township NJ contain numerous antique stores, and an abundance of charming, historic homes. Particularly well-suited for families, this rural community offers plenty of space for enjoyment of the outdoors while still convenient to the boardwalks and beaches on the Jersey Cape.