Cold Spring Brewery, built in 2016 with old barn wood in an 1804 barn style

Pints and Pedals: A Cyclists Beer Tour of Cape May County

Explore the Shore: A Two-Wheeled Brewery Tour

Looking for a way to sample some of Cape May County's best beers, and get some exercise at the same time? Then grab a friend, your bikes and helmets (take advantage of our Fall Adult Passenger BOGO while you're at it), and check out our recommendations below for short, medium and long-length bike tours centered around a few of the area's best breweries. Once done, treat yourself to a Ferry "I Biked Across theBay," t-shirt, availabe in multiple sizes and three colors online only. 

Cyclist Short Tour 

Distance: 10.3 mile loop

Breweries:

  • Cape May Brewing Co. Address: 1200 Hornet Road, Rio Grande, NJ 08242.
  • Cold Spring Brewery. Address: 733 Seashore Road, Cape May, NJ 08204. 

Details: This loop might be short on distance, but it's big on great beers! Head out from the terminal and make your way to one of New Jersey's premier independent craft breweries, Cape May Brewing Co., located at the Cape May County Airport. Tour the facility and sample a wide range of options from belgians to stouts to their famous IPA's. If you're hungry, take a quick pit stop at the Taco Shop located right next door, or grab a seat at the Flight Deck Diner.

From there, head back towards the terminal and turn back the clock with a visit to Cold Spring Brewery, located in historic Cold Spring Village. The Brewery is located in a fully restored barn built in Cape May County in the early 1800's, and features a number of great beers to choose from. 

When you get back to the terminal, be sure to stop in at On the Rocks for a hard earned meal and a cold beverage! 

Cyclist Medium Tour 

Distance: 7.7 miles one-way, 14.4 mile loop

Breweries: 

  • 7 MIle Brewery. Address: 1200 Hornet Road, Rio Grande, NJ 08242.
  • Cold Spring Brewery. Address: 733 Seashore Road, Cape May, NJ 08204. 

Details: If you're looking to stretch your legs a bit more, this one's for you. From the Ferry, pedal your way along the route (mostly bike path), until you reach 7 Mile Brewery, located in Rio Grande. Having recently celebrated their second anniversary, 7 Mile offers a wide variety of beers, and the largest indoor tasting room in the state. There are several options for food nearby, including a few places that will deliver to you at the brewery! 

From there, head back towards the terminal, taking time for a stop at Cold Spring Brewery (more info above in short tour). 

When you get back to the terminal, be sure to stop in at On the Rocks for a hard earned meal and a cold beverage! 

Cyclist Long Tour

Distance: 12.9 miles one-way, 28 mile loop

Breweries:

  • Bucket Brigade Brewery. Address: 205 N Main Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Details: Up for a challenge? More interested in pedaling than sipping? Then this one's for you. From the terminal, head north nearly 13 miles into Cape May Court House. Once there, head to Bucket Brigade Brewery, a new brewery founded by two firefighter brothers with deep ties to Cape May County. Choose from a variety of beers, and enjoy the firehouse atmosphere. If you're in need of something to eat, there are plenty of restaurants in the area, including the Court House Diner. 

Take the bike path back to the terminal, and if you're up for it you can make a second stop at Cold Spring Brewery on your way back (see short tour for more info on Cold Spring). 

Create Your Own Tour

There are several other craft breweries in Cape May County if you want to stretch your legs and your distance - just remember to leave yourself enough time to make it back! They include:

  • Mudhen Brewing Co., located at 127 W Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260 (9.5 miles from the Terminal)
  • Slack Tide Brewing Company, located at 1072 Route 83, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (21.3 miles from the Terminal)
  • Ludlam Island Brewery, located at 9 Stoney Ct, Ocean View, NJ 08230 (25.2 miles from the Terminal)