In the fall, travelers seem conscious that each day is to be savored for last gasps of great weather, colors, and cool breezes before the air turns cold, the roads icy, or the days short. It’s no wonder that many fall travelers favor the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for travel on the Northeast corridor.
Operating 365 days a year, the ferry system connects Lewes, Del., with Cape May, N.J., giving vehicle passengers a welcome relief from the traffic stress common on Interstate 95. The ferry is a special treat for autumn passengers, who are often accompanied on the journey by whales, dolphins, and assorted birds starting their own seasonal migrations. It’s a major route connecting Washington, D.C., and New York City, as well as a fun route for reaching Atlantic City and more northerly points along the coast of New England.
The ferry is a favorite with RVers and motorcyclists who take advantage of annual October and early November camp ground meets or motorcycle shows. It’s not uncommon to find every sized vehicle on board, from two-wheeled bicycles to 18-wheel tractor trailers and large tour buses.
Both sides of the Delaware Bay are known for local vineyards, craft beers, and an increasing variety of local distillery favorites. To celebrate the ever-growing local selections, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry hosts seasonal wine cruises and wine and beer dinners throughout the cooler months that feature New Jersey and Delaware brand favorites.
Many passengers take round-trip day trips on the ferry just for a “break from the ordinary” without ever getting off the boat. Others take self-driving tours to a series of amazing museums, eateries, and family attractions. For day trip ideas, check out the Travel Inspiration section on cmlf.com, the ferry’s website. Reservations are recommended even during fall, and can be made online at cmlf.com, or by calling 800-643-3779 seven days a week.