Dennis Township, NJ was founded as shipbuilding and cedar mining community centuries ago, remains largely rural and is a preferred destination for camping, hiking, bicycling, birding and other outdoor activities. Within it borders is the Belleplain State Forest, consisting of thousands of wooded acres with hundreds of campsites, perfect for hiking, hunting and outdoor activities.
Situated between Upper and Middle, Dennis Township is centrally located to all of many things Cape May County has to offer, making the area's myriad of events, activities, outdoor and scenic attractions easily accessible.
Pristine beaches, vast marshland, cultural and historical sites, amusements, boating, and casinos are all within just short drives from Dennis Township NJ. The Great Cedar Swamp, which runs through Dennis and Upper Townships, is a popular spot for environmental activities.
Along the Delaware Bay, which forms the township's western boundary, fishing, crabbing and boating are activities visitors can enjoy every day during the summer. The Dennis Township Recreational Park, a favorite spot in South Dennis, boasts a playground, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and baseball fields, as well as areas for roller skating and tennis. Open daily this recreational tract is the perfect complement to Dennis Township's bucolic, family-oriented character.
Dennis Township covers sixty five square miles and was created in 1826 out of territory from the southern half of Upper Township. The Township formally organized its government in March 1827.
Dennis Creek was the first town in the county to have its own post office, which opened in 1802, and was the main port for Cape May County for coastal shipping. From 1848 to 1901 at least fifty-six ships were built at Dennis Creek.