By Andrew DeCredicoJust a short drive from Ocean City, nestled away in Cape May Court House, is one of the county’s most priceless features. The Cape May County Park & Zoo is home to some of the most fearsome animals in the county, as well as some of the most adorable and fun-loving ones. For anyone that would like to take a try at disk golf, the park is also home to 9 holes of the difficult sport. Adding to the list of fun things to do, the park is home to Tree to Tree Cape May, an aerial adventure course and zip line park meant for all ages and abilities.The zoo is an amazing piece of the community, and always puts a smile on visitor’s faces. From the minute you drive through the front gate onto the park’s property, the employees make you feel welcome and genuinely seem to hope that you enjoy your time there. Getting into the zoo could not be simpler. There is no line to wait in to buy your ticket, and in fact, there is no ticket at all. The zoo does not charge admission. Instead, they ask family’s to donate whatever they are able to at the time.With over 30 exhibits, and over 200 different species of animals, the Cape May County Zoo is sure to impress all patrons. Boasting an impressive 550 individual animals, the zoo has different sections separating different types of animals. In the reptile and amphibian room, all sorts of animals can be seen, from small geckos, to a large alligator, even a burmese python.As for birds, many of them can be seen in the World or Birds Aviary, but some can even be seen without cages. Guinea hens, and peacocks can be seen wandering around the park’s property at all hours of the day. As you work your way around the zoo, you will walk by all sorts of mammals, including camels, lions, alpacas, cheetahs, and even buffalo! In the back of the zoo you’ll find the savannah, where they house the zebras as well as the giraffes.Outside of the zoo, Tree to Tree aerial adventure course and zip line park is fun for the whole family. The adventure park is on the zoo’s property and just to the right of the entrance to the zoo itself. Starting with training and finishing with an awesome zip line course, families will have hours of fun climbing through the trees at Tree to Tree adventure park. Tree to Tree has two different groups of courses, and height is the determining factor in which course you’ll explore. Children 7 and over need to be able to reach 4’7” before they are able to explore the kids courses. Adults need to be able to reach 5’11” before they are able to explore the adults courses. After training, a family could spend hours climbing around in the trees. It is definitely a full day’s experience.The disk golf course looks simple to most, but is more challenging than one might think. Folks will need to bring their own disks, but the park holds 9 holes of the tricky sport, wrapping around the zoo’s property from front to back. If disk golf isn’t your thing, the park has many pavilions that can be reserved for a party or picnic, as well as a playground for young children to play on.If you find yourself looking for something to do around Ocean City, what better way to spend a day, than exploring one of the country’s best parks. Only miles away, your day can easily be filled with excitement and exploration of new worlds.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Clyde RicksA Bay Shore man was arrested for stabbing two teenagers following a fight outside Indian Hollow School in Commack on Tuesday night, Suffolk County police said.Fourth Squad detectives responded to a report of a disturbance at the campus on Kings Park Road where they found Guy Derival and Nick Governale, both 19 and from Commack, had been stabbed at 10:40 p.m., police said.Clyde Ricks was apprehended as he tried to flee the scene. The 20-year-old suspect was charged with assault.The victims were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of stab wounds.Ricks will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.Fourth Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this incident to call them at 631-854-8452 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
LONDON, CMC – West Indian batsman Shai Hope’s back-to-back unbeaten hundreds in the recent one-day series against Bangladesh, has catapulted him into the top 10 of the ICC batting rankings.In the latest one-day rankings released on Sunday, the 25-year-old Hope jumped 17 spots and now lies at a career-best eighth place.Indian stroke-maker Virat Kohli continues in number one in an unchanged top five.Hope finished the three-match series against Bangladesh with 297 runs to be adjudged Man-of-the-Series, even though West Indies went down 2-1 in the rubber.He carved out a superb unbeaten 146 in the series-levelling four-wicket win in Dhaka before hitting 108 not out in the decisive third game which the Caribbean side lost by eight wickets in Sylhet.Hope now has four career ODI hundreds with three of them coming inside his last seven innings. He averages an outstanding 47 – one of the highest in world cricket among current players.Shimron Hetmyer is the next best-ranked West Indies player at 40th.The only other bright spots for the Windies were the fast bowling pair of Oshane Thomas and Keemo Paul. While Thomas jumped 28 places to 146th in the bowling rankings, Paul moved up 53 spots to be 179th.Both ended with four wickets in the series.Off-spinner Ashley Nurse, missing the tour of Bangladesh through injury, is the highest-ranked West Indies bowler at 38th, with India fast bowling star Jasprit Bumrah top of the charts.