At The Shore Today: Electric train show and a chance to take a nature hike highlight events At The Shore Today
Electric-Train Heaven in Richland
What It Is: Sure, Christmas is over, but that doesn't mean all electric trains have to roll back into hiding for another year. The Patcong Valley Model Railroad people are just opening up their amazing display for the next three weekends to post-holiday visitors.
What To Expect: This is model-railroad heaven, in HO scale. The Patcong Valley model train train buffs are always expanding and improving their display, which is based in a building remodeled to resemble an old-school train station. So rail buffs of all sizes should find something to fascinate them.
Event Info: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, also Jan. 14 and 15 and Jan. 21 and 22. The station is on Route 40 at Fir Avenue in Richland Village. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more details, visit www.patcongvalley.com.
Wildlife Walk at Cape May Point
What It Is: With more warm weather forecast for today, it could be a great time to get outside. Cape May Point State Park is offering a free family wildlife walk at 1 p.m., followed by craft activities and refreshments.
What To Expect: This is one of the world's great bird-watching spots, so it's always wise to look up when you walk around this 235-acre park - which is also the home of the Cape May Lighthouse. But these walks are guided by a naturalist who also knows how to point out what's been tracking around on the ground, animals that could include everything from foxes to coyotes to deer to otters to raccoons and more.
Event Info: The walk is Free. The group leaves at 1 p.m. from the museum at Cape May Point State Park, 299 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point. For more details, call 609-884-2159.